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Holly Garrad-Cole

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Holly GC

Holly Garrad-Cole

Holly Garrad-Cole is a Milan-based web editor and food enthusiast, frequently found exploring Piedmont's gastronomic highlights.

Her fascination with food and wine has taken her all over the world, from selling fine wines in London to auditing the capital's largest sandwich factory, wading through organic paddy fields in Vercelli to milking cows in Israel, packing blueberries in Australia and harvesting cacao in Costa Rica. She has also studied artisanal food production in Europe, learning how to identify the best balsamic vinegars or the most floral coppa, and knows what really goes into making food delicious, from the ground up.

With a fine-tuned food knowledge, and a thirst for the stories behind it, her path naturally led her to an editorial role at Fine Dining Lovers headquarters, where she’s always on the lookout for the unsung heroes of the food world, plus the best lasagne.


A basket of potatoes.
The best ways to cook potatoes
The humble potato has a place in many cuisines around the world. Here we call on its versatility in a collection of dishes from cheesecake to chips.
Feta cheese.
How to cook with feta cheese
Have you tried cooking with this delicious white crumbly cheese that forms the heart and soul of the Greek kitchen? See how versatile it is, from salads to bakes.
A selection of traditional Italian Easter dishes.
10 traditional Italian Easter dishes to try
For hearty, family friendly dishes for feasting try a selection of traditional Italian dishes, from fried artichokes to roast lamb and a selection of sweets.
Wild Garlic
Wild garlic: what it is and how to use it
Go foraging for this delicate, nutritious and delicious herb and add another dimension to pesto, salad dressings and more.
Flavoured mayonnaises.
FDL+ Flavoured mayonnaise: 20 recipes
Tired of standard mayonnaise? Try adding some extra spice, zest or colour with these 20 flavourful mix-ins.
A family of five, each crouching with a small dog.
Istria: Where family-run local producers feed fine dining
Generations of family-run producers are nurturing the gastronomic wealth of this picturesque region of Croatia, with a little help from their chef friends. Find out where to stop off for some of the best cheese, olive oil, truffles and more.
a man holding a dog under each arm
Game, Gun Dogs and Goujons: 24-Hours in the Life of a Head Gamekeeper
Scott Patterson is the head gamekeeper at the Forest of Bowland estate, where he manages the wild habitat, land and keepered shoots. Find out what a day in his life looks like.
a pair of tattooed arms tying a red bow on a wrapped book
Browse Our Festive Food Book Round-Up
Take your pick of some of the best food books to put under the Christmas tree this year.
Rodolfo Guzman
Rodolfo Guzmán is Coming to Madrid
We spoke to the Chilean chef/owner of Boragó ahead of a new adventure, popping up for a three-week dinner series in Madrid, from 14 November. Find out more.
Bristol Suspension Bridge and hot air balloons.
The Best Indian Restaurants to Try in Bristol
Bristol offers a wide gamut of Indian restaurants, from old-school locals, to vegetarian, to sophisticated fine-dining, there's a place to suit all appetites
An iconic photo of Budapest.
Michelin Guide Hungary 2022 – The Full List
The inaugural Michelin Guide to Hungary has dropped, highlighting two new two-Michelin-starred restaurants and two new one-star restaurants.
Alberto Farinelli
A Life Lived Through Chocolate: 24 Hours with Alberto Farinelli
The maestro from the Perugina® School of Chocolate shares a day in his life lived through the lens of chocolate. Take a look.