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Welcome to Food Spark, a brand new service designed to inspire and inform innovation across the food industry.

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Food Spark delivers all the daily inspiration, trends and insight you require to ignite innovation across your business.

A unique one-stop service covering the global food trends that really matter, the most important industry developments and the game-changers of restaurants and retail, Food Spark is the digital destination for those needing to stay ahead of the culinary curve.

A direct response to research into the industry’s key information needs, Food Spark adds value for anyone working within food development and innovation across retail, manufacturing and foodservice to help you stand out in a fast-paced competitive industry.

Food Spark is brought to you by William Reed, home of…

  • The Grocer
  • Food Manufacture
  • Restaurant Magazine
  • MCA Insight
  • The World's 50 Best Restaurants

Content Categories

Trends and People

Trends & People

Real-time interpretation of trends and trailblazers in the culinary world.

Eating Out

Eating Out

Influential restaurant openings and dishes with a difference.

Retail

Retail

Aisle Spy: the game-changers in retail.

Development

Development

Expert analysis of the new food concepts changing the culinary game.

Health & Lifestyle

Health & Lifestyle

A spotlight on fast-moving consumer tastes and lifestyle changes.

Hot Topics

Hot Topics

Expert advice on the big issues and latest legislation facing the industry.

Meet the team

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Tom Lee

Eating his way from London to Shanghai and back again, Tom is obsessed with exploring how traditional tastes are evolving in the modern world. His decade of experience in food-focussed publications has seen him grilling an international cast of culinary characters and stuffing his face with all manner of weird and wonderful ingredients.

Tom.Lee@foodspark.com

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Sarah Sharples

Having grown up in Australia, Sarah has eaten everything from kangaroo to crocodile, and loves the huge influence of Asian cuisine in the country. Her 10-year career as a journalist and editor has helped to fund travels throughout Europe, Africa and America, where she has fed her obsession for new foods and tasty treats.

Sarah.sharples@foodspark.com

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Claire Milham

The front-line of the Food Spark team, Claire looks after all online subscribers and is the woman to speak to for any user queries or issues. She enjoys trying new and exciting foods and dishes, especially ones inspired by her favourite cuisines: Thai, Mexican, Italian and Chinese.

Claire.milham@foodspark.com

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Sparkie

They say he can spot a trend before its metaphorical bubble has even broken the surface. His capacity to sniff out a future opportunity from a pile of fads is legendary. Obsession doesn’t quite cover it. Kitchen tyrant or benevolent genius? We don’t know. But we do know he’s agreed to share his professional lifetime of food expertise exclusively with Food Spark.

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Dr Laura Wyness

Laura is a freelance registered nutritionist with her own nutrition research and communications consultancy. She has a strong background in reviewing scientific evidence and translating the findings into clear messages, having previously worked as a Senior Nutrition Scientist at the British Nutrition Foundation in London and at the Scottish Centre for Food Development and Innovation in Edinburgh.

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Aaron Arizpe

A rapacious eater who lives in restaurants, travels the world to write about them, and calls Manhattan home, Aaron is on the cutting-edge of the NYC food scene. His work has been featured in publications like TIME Magazine, Bon Appétit and Eater. Follow him on Instagram at @pocketfork.

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Michalene Busico

A former New York Times’ food editor and deputy features editor at the Los Angeles Times, there’s little – nay, nothing – that internationally recognised writer and editor Michalene doesn’t know about the West Coast food scene. She lives in Malibu, grows grapes and is an occasional wine maker.

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Sorrel Moseley-Williams

Based in Argentina since 2006, Sorrel is a lover of Latin food, travel and wine. Her handiwork can be found on the pages of Monocle, Condé Nast Traveller, T+L and Decanter, among other publications. While her heart is in Buenos Aires, Sorrel has a major crush on Lima's food scene and equally adores Mendoza wine country. Instagram:@sorrelita

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Betty Richardson

Betty’s passion for Asian food culture developed during her work as the food editor for That’s, China’s highest-circulation English-language magazine. These days, she spends her time searching for elusive street-food vendors and new restaurants, using her Instagram (@bettyshanghai) to hunt down the most exciting food trends, restaurants and chefs in Asia.

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