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Rebecca Seal

Rebecca Seal - Editor

London, United Kingdom

Freelance food and drink writer and editor, author of 4 cookbooks (+1 more on the way). Always ready to eat. Loves making things. London.

Overview

I'm a freelance food and drink writer, editor and presenter, and author of four cookbooks, with 14 years experience in newspapers, magazines and book publishing. I enjoy working with everyone from individuals to brands, niche publications to international publishing houses; I create a tailor-made solution for every project.

My own work is often syndicated around the world and my books are published in America and Australia as well as in Europe and in translation. As well as books under my own name, I also love to work with individuals or companies to create their own books or proposals; I am adept at adopting tone of voice or helping to develop editorial identity. I create bespoke recipe content and I have a shoot space at my home which clients can use.

Services
Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing Travel

Certifications

  • 2006 London College of Communication Professional sub-editing course
  • MA International Peace and Security, Kings College London, 2004
  • BSc Hons International Relations, London School of Economics, 2002

Work experience

Freelance writer, editor and author

Self-employed
April, 2010 – Present (about 8 years)

I am a busy freelance writer and editor, specialising in food, drink and travel, working for clients including newspapers like the Sunday Times, Guardian, Financial Times and Evening Standard as well as magazines like Olive. I also produce food and drink related content for brands such as Soho House and Waitrose. Some of my work involves broadcasting - I'm a regular contributor to a magazine programme called Sunday Brunch on Channel 4; I appear on BBC radio's Kitchen Cafe, too. I have written three cookbooks published by Hardie Grant, Lisbon (out June 2017), Istanbul and Postcards from Greece, and a fourth due to be published by Octopus in Autumn 2017.

Assistand editor/contributing editor

The Observer
March, 2004 – March, 2010 (about 6 years)

I was assistant editor of Observer Food Monthly magazine and a contributing editor on Observer Woman magazine, writing, commissioning, running desk budgets and annual events like the Observer Food Awards, arranging and art directing photography, and editing the Observer Food Monthly cookbook. I also contributed to other sections, including News and Review.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Cook: A year in the kitchen with Britain's favourite chefs

Rebecca Seal

Ever since its launch in 2001, the Observer Food Monthly has been a huge hit with British foodlovers, taking us behind the scenes at famous restaurants, revealing insights into the worlds of our best chefs and, of course, providing delicious recipes that we simply can't wait to try. Now, for the first time, we have collected the best of those recipes - as well as others that are entirely new -... read more

Ever since its launch in 2001, the Observer Food Monthly has been a huge hit with British foodlovers, taking us behind the scenes at famous restaurants, revealing insights into the worlds of our best chefs and, of course, providing delicious recipes that we simply can't wait to try. Now, for the first time, we have collected the best of those recipes - as well as others that are entirely new -... read more

The Greenwich Market Cookbook

Rebecca Seal, Greenwich Market Traders

Postcards from Greece

Rebecca Seal

Delicious recipes that are true to Greek cuisine but easily recreated at home For all those who....

Delicious recipes that are true to Greek cuisine but easily recreated at home For all those who....

Eat, Drink, Nap: Bringing the House Home

Soho House

The quintessential cooking, style and decoration book from Soho House, the world's leading members club. In the 17 years since the first Soho House opened its doors, we've learnt a bit about what works: how to make people feel at home, how to cook food they love, how to make a room stylish but welcoming, how to throw a party, get the lighting right, mix a cocktail, design a bedroom, build an a... read more

The quintessential cooking, style and decoration book from Soho House, the world's leading members club. In the 17 years since the first Soho House opened its doors, we've learnt a bit about what works: how to make people feel at home, how to cook food they love, how to make a room stylish but welcoming, how to throw a party, get the lighting right, mix a cocktail, design a bedroom, build an a... read more

Istanbul: Recipes from the Heart of Turkey

Rebecca Seal

The food of Istanbul is as rich, colourful and multilayered as the ancient culture that created it. Rebecca Seal successfully manages the unimaginable: bringing it to us in its full magnificent glory.' - Yotam Ottolenghi, author of Plenty and JerusalemWalk the streets of Istanbul and you'll see a city of wonderful contradictions: step out of a stylish modern bar and you're likely to turn a cor... read more

The food of Istanbul is as rich, colourful and multilayered as the ancient culture that created it. Rebecca Seal successfully manages the unimaginable: bringing it to us in its full magnificent glory.' - Yotam Ottolenghi, author of Plenty and JerusalemWalk the streets of Istanbul and you'll see a city of wonderful contradictions: step out of a stylish modern bar and you're likely to turn a cor... read more

Lisbon: Recipes from Portugal's Beautiful Southern Region

Rebecca Seal, Steven Joyce

Full of history, great food, and bursting with character, Portugal's capital is one of Europe's most charming cities. In Lisbon, Rebecca Seal shares her favorite recipes, inspired by her travels. Set on seven hills, Lisbon features world-class beaches, city views, and wild forests. And the food is as diverse as the surroundings - there's so much more to it than just cod and custard tarts. Feat... read more

Full of history, great food, and bursting with character, Portugal's capital is one of Europe's most charming cities. In Lisbon, Rebecca Seal shares her favorite recipes, inspired by her travels. Set on seven hills, Lisbon features world-class beaches, city views, and wild forests. And the food is as diverse as the surroundings - there's so much more to it than just cod and custard tarts. Feat... read more

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