Mark Diacono is lucky enough to spend most of his time eating, growing, writing and talking about food.
He is an award-winning writer and photographer and has written and/or photographed thirteen books, including A Year at Otter Farm (Andre Simon Food Book of the Year 2014), A Taste of the Unexpected (Guild of Food Writers' Food Book of the Year 2011), The New Kitchen (Garden Media Guild Book of the Year 2015), and his most recent book, Sour.
His refreshing approach to growing unusual and forgotten food along with the best of the familiar has done much to inspire a new generation of gardeners and cooks.
As well as his books, Mark has written for all the weekend papers, magazines as diverse as National Geographic, Country Life and Delicious.
Mark was involved with River Cottage in the early days, appearing in the TV series and writing three of the River Cottage Handbook series.