Tamasin Day-Lewis, food writer and author, shares her favourite websites.

Tamasin Day-Lewis is an inspirational food writer with a wonderfully refreshing style. In her own words, she writes 'for people who appreciate good food, for people of all skills'. Tamasin writes regularly for English and American Vogue, Saveur, Stella (The Telegraph Magazine), Sainsbury's Magazine, the Daily Mail and Waitrose Kitchen, on subjects related anad unrelated to food. She has written a host of successful cookbooks Tamasin has written a host of successful cookbooks and her latest Food You Can't Say No To is published by Quadrille later this week. She has also produced and directed many television documentaries and appeared in two television series entitled Tamasin's Weekends and Great British Dishes.


Appledore Turkeys - Clive Wreathall breeds the best organic and free range Kelly Bronze turkeys in the world, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas and all that. They arrive strewn with rosemary and immaculately plucked and packed on the carrier. I have been to the farm in Kent and can vouch for their happiness.

Teesdale Game - If you want to order a few special birds, they will send everything from grouse to woodcock, again, in mint condition, no torn skin, perfectly hung.

Murrays of Clevedon - My favourite Italian deli/cafe short of Italy run by the lovely Murray family in Clevedon. They are starting an online shopping service for those of you too far away to go on an awayday and buy Amalfi lemons, Tarocco oranges, datari tomatoes flown in from Sicily, burrata and burratini, those explosions of cream-filled mozarella from Puglia, wines from Piedmonte, great pastas and oils and salamis, prosciuttos and speck. Great Italian Gorgonzola dolce and English cheeses like Single Gloucester and Montgomery Cheddar.

Huntsham - Richard Vaughan of Herefordshire rears organic Middle White pigs and Longhorn cattle. Go halves with a friend and buy half a pig and you will never ever buy an industrially reared or bred pig again. The box arrives on the overnight carrier, as does the beef, hung for 33 days, all butchered to your taste.

L'Artisan du Chocolat - The best present you will ever give or receive on the chocolate spectrum. Gerard Colman has raised the craft to an art. Salted caramels, chocs infused with herbs, fruit, teas, tonka beans, spices, peerless and moreish.

Liz Cox - Hand made in Bath, where her shop is, these are not bling bags or vile vast trunks to carry around, they are leather or tapestry, moderately sized, beautifully stitched and shaped and constructed and ORIGINAL.

Read Arabella Dymoke's review of Tamasin's latest book, Food You Can't Say No To.

13 March 2012