Joe Warwick

His Where Chefs Eat Phaidonbio at The Guardian very accurately describes Joe Warwick as a “restaurant writer”. He does indeed write about restaurants regularly in and around London, where he lives, for Metro and other publications, but he’s best known on this side of the Atlantic for his involvement in the founding of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards, and his new book for Phaidon, Where Chefs Eat. Warwick is also a panelist at Terroir 2013 and in the Google+ Hangout* video below, recorded days before his first visit to Toronto and Montreal, I talk to Warwick about how he became a restaurant writer, the creation and meaning of the awards, and what it was like collaborating with the world’s chefs to write his book.

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*An unedited rough cut of our recorded conversation, which runs about twice this length and includes chit chat about the weather, restaurant chauvinism and Toronto coffee can be found at Google+ and YouTube.

Malcolm Jolley is a founding editor of Good Food Revolution and Executive Director of Good Food Media, the not-for-profit corporation which publishes it. Follow him at