Fiona Beckett

Fiona Beckett

Fiona Beckett writes Decanter’s regular features on food and wine matching and runs the website matchingfoodandwine.com, which also includes pairings with beer, cocktails and other drinks. An award-winning journalist, Beckett has written regularly for many of the UK’s leading newspapers, including The Times, The Guardian and the Daily Mail. In 2002, she was nominated for The Food Journalist of The Year Award by the UK Guild of Food Writers. Beckett has written 15 books about food and wine, including How to Match Food and Wine, Cooking with Wine and Wine by Style.

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Was it worth the detour? Emphatically yes, from the moment I spotted the open log fire outside the front door. Chef proprietor Gareth Ward, who’d already gained a Michelin star…

Sexy Fish Restaurant Review

Read award-winning food and wine writer Fiona Beckett's review of the notorious Sexy Fish restaurant...

Mulled Wine

Mulled wine Fiona Beckett replies: So long as you’re not mulling one of the finest bottles in your cellar (which I’m sure you’re not), it’s not anathema at all. That…

Raymond Blanc

Chef Raymond Blanc is in pursuit of the perfect wines to match his food, so what’s on his revamped wine list and why has he slashed the selection by half?…

sprouts

Christmas comes once a year, and so do Brussels sprouts. Love them or hate them, what do you really know about them? FIONA BECKETT serves up 12 facts to impress…

Les Papilles Paris

Everyone talks about Paris in the spring but the winter can be just as romantic. With a crisp nip in the air and the Champs Elysées lit up like the…

Nimb Hotel, Copenhagen

In any city except Copenhagen you’d have heard of Herman, but it suffers the misfortune of being eclipsed by the San Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant - Noma.