Douglas Blyde

London

Maker of TV for the BBC turned writer, consultant, presenter, sommelier and enthusiastic cook, Douglas Blyde has been described as 'one of the most respected (and well-fed) experts on eating out in the capital' (Evening Standard). He writes about minds behind restaurants and drinks, as well as designers, yacht and jet brokers, artists and art collectors.

Outlets have included: The Arbuturian, Brummell, Canary Wharf, Caterer, Chef, Eat Me, Flavour, Foodepedia, Foodtripper, Fork, glass, Guardian, Harden's, Harpers Wine and Spirit, Livebookings, Matchbox, Prodigal Guide, Spear's, Spectator, Telegraph, Quarterly and Vertu.

Memorable experiences on this journey of tastes have included dining in, then ultimately legitimately escaping from the restaurant at high security prison, HMP Highdown, shooting, being blooded by, then eating grouse for lunch on the Glorious Twelfth of August in the highlands, and beholding effigies float by from the comfort of noma.