Jimi Famurewa

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Famurewa is a British-Nigerian author, broadcaster and freelance journalist. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, Wired, GQ, Empire and Time Out London. He is the restaurant critic for the Evening Standard, regular guest judge on the BBC One series MasterChef and was also one of the lead judges on Channel 4’s The Great Cookbook Challenge with Jamie Oliver.

He hosted Life on a Plate, the hit food podcast from Waitrose, and has worked with other brands including Virgin Atlantic, Penguin Random House, Apple and Land Rover.

In 2021, he won Restaurant Writer of the Year at both the Fortnum & Mason Awards and the Guild of Food Writers Awards. His first book, Settlers: Journeys Through the Food, Faith and Culture of Black African London, was published by Bloomsbury in October 2022 and was chosen as one of Amazon’s books of Black History Month.

Jimi’s new podcast, Where’s Home Really?, launched in 2023 with Podimo. In each episode Jimi interviews a guest about the plate, person, phrase and place that best represent where home is to them.

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He really did a great job and we thought he nailed the tone for the panel talk and struck the perfect balance between conversational and informative.

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