After a four-year stint in London working for Condé Nast Publications, Lizzie Gore-Grimes returned to Ireland in 2002 to spend three months at Darina Allen’s Ballymaloe Cookery School in East Cork, before returning to the publishing world in Dublin. In 2003, she brought together her passion for food and her background in magazines to become Deputy Editor of FOOD&WINE Magazine. In 2005, she went on to become editor of Cara magazine – the in-flight magazine for Aer Lingus. In 2007, Lizzie left Cara to work as a freelance food and lifestyle journalist.
Lizzie has also edited a number of cookbooks to include:
The innovative Truly Tasty Cookbook (www.trulytasty.ie) by Val Twomey (Cork University Press) – a cookbook featuring recipes by Ireland’s top chefs for people with kidney disease.
The Lidl Home Cooking Cookbook, published in Dec 2011, which sold over 10,000 copies.
The Keelings Book of Fruit – a small but beautifully produced collection of fruit-based recipes for all the family.
Paul Flynn’s Family Food – Favourite recipes cooked with Lidl ingredients (2014)
Buon Appetito – The Campo de’ Fiori Cookbook by Marco Roccasalvo (2013)
Other food titles that Lizzie has edited include:
The FOOD&WINE Magazine Eat Out Guide 2010/2011
The K Magazine – a quarterly glossy lifestyle magazine produced for the K Club
Fresh Magazine – a food magazine published for Supervalu
SQ Christmas Magazine – produced for Superquinn
Lizzie also wrote and compiled the Dublin chapter for the Style City Europe coffee table book published by Thames & Hudson.
She also lectures in Journalism at Independent Colleges, Dublin (www.independentcolleges.ie), where she lectures in Magazine Journalism as part of the BA and MA course. She also devised and ran a special 12-week diploma course in Food, Fashion and Travel Writing offered by the college.
Lizzie is former secretary (2009–2012) of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild.