Lindsey Bareham started to cook seriously when she was asked to edit the restaurant section of Time Out. Over the years she's cooked most cuisines and most styles of food, learning as she went along. She wrote a daily after-work recipe for the London Evening Standard for eight years and currently writes the daily Dinner Tonight and Friday Masterclass for The Times T2. She also writes a monthly column for Saga Magazine. Author of twelve cookery books, her latest is Pasties, an appreciation and exploration of the Cornish pasty.

Lindsey enjoys cooking imaginative, seasonal food with simple but explicit instructions, making real food accessible to the most inexperienced cook. Her speciality is turning ordinary ingredients into something special. Lindsey's style is relaxed and easy, encouraging her readers to get stuck in rather than regard good food as the preserve of chefs and foodies. As an ex-restaurant critic and shopping sleuth, with a greedy interest in food, she is forever trying out new ingredients and combinations of food but a traditional cooking background provides a good balance of classic and experimental.

Lindsey Bareham
Photograph by Chris Terry