Hattie Ellis


What to Eat?


Hattie Ellis' Planet Chicken won the Derek Cooper Award for investigative writing, 2008; her Sweetness & Light: the mysterious history of the honeybee covered the natural and social history of food; the research for Best of British Fish (Winner, Guild of Food Writers' Award) taught her about fishing and marine ecology, and Eating England took her into social history and farming. She has also investigated diets of all sorts for TV, and worked for the Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres, exploring the connections between food and health. She writes for newspapers including the Saturday Telegraph, the Guardian's G2 food pages, the Times magazine, FT Weekend, Time Out, Waitrose Food Illustrated, Kew Gardens magazine and also online for the BBC and others.

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