James Steen

London-based journalist, author and food writer who collaborates with well-known chefs. 

James has a deep fascination for the creators as well as the creations.

He is co-author of the autobiographies of Marco Pierre White (The Devil in the Kitchen), Raymond Blanc (A Taste of My Life) and Keith Floyd (Stirred But Not Shaken).

He has collaborated on Ken Hom’s autobiography, and with Raymond Blanc on the definitive book of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. Both will be published in 2016.

James has contributed to many books, including White Heat: 25. He is author of The Foodie: Curiosities, Stories and Expert Tips from the Culinary World (published in hardback as The Kitchen Magpie).

His extensive career in journalism has included various roles on national newspapers and magazines, as well as the editorship of Punch, where he mastered the life-enriching art of long lunches.