Food & Drink

The Foodie Bugle

A magic mix of food and wine writing from both professional and aspiring writers.

The Foodie Bugle is dedicated to good food and wine, an online magazine for gourmets the world over. Acting as a co-operative, this refreshing magazine publishes articles from both professional and aspiring writers, bloggers, chefs, cooks and anyone who has a passion for food and the writing skills to demonstrate this.


Silvana de Soissons is the founder of The Foodie Bugle, an Italian by birth now living in the Cotswolds, who lives and breathes food. A cook, who loves to bake and teach at cookery schools and a great supporter of artisan producers, Silvana wanted to create a platform that celebrated food the story of food, from farm to fork. A year in the making, Silvana scoured the web for stories on food, saying, 'I have discovered the everyday stories of everyday strangers growing, sourcing, preparing and enjoying the extraordinary food of their land, their culture, their family.' The result is an elegant website that is free from advertising, where you can catch up on the latest foodie news and enjoy stunning photography.


There is a good cross section of content from reviews on the latest cookbooks, to the joys of finding vintage kitchenware at Brown and White in Tetbury. In events, find out about food festivals, the Food Illustrator Project by David Meldrum or the Clandestine Cake Club, pop up parties at secret venues. Silvana recently organised a bloggers' day out at Daylesford with more planned. Producers have the opportunity to ring their bell and articles include Rupert Parsons on Womersley fruit vinegars and jellies, Stephen Pickup on saving rare breed animals, the story of Abel and Cole, the organic fruit and vegetable box company.


Watch out for the Edible Garden Sunday Lunch Club, organised by Silvana and The Food Bugle, celebrating slow cooked seasonal food at venues that will be revealed on booking. Whet your appetite by reading the menus online.


It's early days for The Foodie Bugle and the omen is looking good. The content is entertaining and Silvana definitely understands the importance of quality photography. Moreover, the magazine gives aspiring writers the opportunity to get their work published alongside established players. For those with an inner Elizabeth David that is leaping to get out, The Foodie Bugle might just be for you.