Here you will find some examples of my work. If you would like to contact me then please use A media pack is available on request.

Pit magazine

I am co-founder and editor of Pit, an independent magazine about cooking and smoking food over live fire. We celebrate the whole world of barbecue (not just American style) covering stories of interest, techniques, technical geeky stuff, ingredients and recipes. We do not review restaurants although we may profile them. If you have a pitch for Pit, want to advertise, or get in touch about anything barbecue-related, please see our website or contact

Articles in Print

I have bylines in many major food publications including The Guardian; Food & Travel; National Geographic Food; Sainsbury’s Magazine; Baku Magazine; Speciality Food; Great British Food; The Peckham Peculiar; Good Things Magazine and others. I write on a wide range of food, drink and travel topics. This is a small selection of articles.

The Guardian
Helen Graves food writer
Helen Graves food writer

Some Articles Available Online

Recipe Development

I am an experienced recipe developer regularly working with websites, brands and other clients to produce recipes to brief, often within tight deadlines. I have worked with brands including Sarson’s; Peter’s Yard; BRITA; Branston; Big Green Egg; Irish Beef; Diageo; Lidl; Aldi; Lee Kum Kee; Norge Seafood; Organic Trade Board; Tofoo Tofu; Jus-Rol; Tilda; Cirio; Berry Gardens; Spanish Chorizo Consortium; Leisure Range Cookers; Samsung; Alaska Seafood UK and Lurpak. I regularly write recipes for Great British Chefs.

I am currently developing a set of recipes for patients on dialysis. This is a collaborative project with the patients of Bart’s and The London NHS Trust. I worked in the NHS for over 10 years as a health psychology researcher in long-term conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes, and I have just submitted a PhD in psychological medicine. If you would like me to develop recipes for a specific patient group, please get in touch.


I wrote a book which is a collection of the finest sandwich recipes from around the world. It is called 101 Sandwiches and is available from Amazon.

101 Sandwiches