After being flung into the culinary limelight as a semi-finalist on Masterchef, Orlando Murrin edited Woman and Home, BBC Good Food and founded Olive magazine; then he switched track to become a chef-hotelier in SW France and Somerset.
He has written six cookbooks and is President of the Guild of Food Writers. An ever-popular guest at food festivals and on TV and radio, he presents the BBC Good Food Podcast with Tom Kerridge.
From his grandfather, a Met detective who rose to become a crack MI5 interrogator, he inherited a fascination with crime and mystery. He lives in domestic bliss in Exeter, Devon. In February 2024, his début crime novel, Knife Skills For Beginners, was published by Transworld, with a sequel arriving in March 2024.