For Eat Up!, Charles Campion set out on a culinary tour around Britain to discover just what state our cooking is in. Beginning in Brighton and ending in Grampound, Cornwall, via Otley, Yorkshire and Llanidloes, mid Wales, he toured the country having meals with strangers who willing shared their expertise, food and recipes. As Charles discovered, Britain's reputation as a nation that lacks skill in the kitchen is undeserved, and today's cooks are inventive, hospitable and unfailingly generous; they cook fresh fish to perfection, make splendid cakes, understand butter sauces, enjoy cooking game, make great salads and revel in indulgent puddings. It's time we stood up and paid tribute.
Charles Campion has written about restaurants for London's Evening Standard for over a decade. He also writes for The Times, Independent, Daily Telegraph and BBC Good Food Magazine. He is a regular judge at both the British Cheese Awards and the International Cheese Awards, and has judged food and drink products for various other International awards.