Feb 14, 2020
This is the fifth episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating women in food.
Today's guest is Lisa Markwell, food editor at The Sunday Times and editor at CODE Hospitality.
Lisa has been a journalist for more than 30 years, winning awards as editor of The Independent on Sunday and spending eight years as restaurant critic at the same paper – giving herself the job after the previous critic was fired. She took a ‘gap year’ to undertake the chef’s diploma course at Leith’s School of Food and Wine, before returning to journalism as food editor at The Sunday Times.
We talked to Lisa about her experiences of working in the cut-throat world of hard news and how journalism has changed over the last 30 years. It was fascinating to hear how she rose to the top and how she has been able to use her position to change the way women are written about. We loved hearing how Lisa's training at Leith's changed her perspective on the food world and she made a beautiful comparison of running a kitchen with running a newspaper. Lisa also gave great advice for anyone starting out in food journalism... well worth a listen!
Hope you enjoy!
This interview is part of our series Who Run The World? Women in Food. Our final episode will air on 8th March International Women’s Day.
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