Charlotte Pike is a graduate of the Ballymaloe Certificate Course and is a UK based food writer. This summer, Charlotte will publish her fourth cookery book, on fermented food and drink. Her first three cookery books were published simultaneously in August 2013 won best series at the International Gourmand Awards in January 2014. She's contributed to a number of cookery books by writing recipes, ghost-writing, recipe development and food styling. Charlotte's recipes are simple, delicious and really work. Charlotte is on the Committee of the Guild of Food Writers. Always keen to share her knowledge, Charlotte's writing aims to inform and clearly instruct, and she's a lead tutor and Executive Chef at a small number of top UK cookery schools. Charlotte has been writing a weekly blog about food for HELLO! Online for nearly 5 years and writes her own popular food blog, Charlotte's Kitchen Diary. Occasionally, she writes for other publications including the Guardian and broadcasts about food on BBC Radio stations, including BBC Radio 4. Charlotte studied French and Spanish at Exeter University and then went to work in the City of London before turning her love of good food and cooking into her career. As a deeply passionate advocate of good food and excellent ingredients, Charlotte spends much of her time travelling the world learning about and searching for the best food and drink out there.