Carol Trewin

Carol Trewin photo

Carol Trewin © Neil Palmer/​Western Morn­ing News

Until her death in 2009, Carol Trewin was Food Editor of the West­ern Morn­ing News. She had been editor of Radio 4’s Farm­ing Today and had worked for BBC Radio 4’s Food Pro­gramme, Woman’s Hour and the BBC World Ser­vice. Other farm­ing, food and envir­on­mental pro­grammes that she pro­duced included On Your Farm, Cost­ing the Earth, Wal­ston Goes Walk­about, and Over the Counter. She was Farm­ing Editor of the West­ern Morn­ing News, and later joined the regional food group Taste of the West, to set up and run a £3 mil­lion food and drink pro­ject in Corn­wall. She wrote on farm­ing, food and the coun­tryside for many pub­lic­a­tions, includ­ing Food Illus­trated, The Field, Brit­ish Farmer and Grower, Inside Corn­wall, food and Devon Today. In 1999 she was elec­ted an Asso­ci­ate of the Royal Agri­cul­tural Societies.

In 1997, under Carol’s edit­or­ship, Farm­ing Today won a sil­ver Sony Award, and the Car­oline Walker Trust award. Carol twice won the Stu­art Seaton Memorial Award for best agri­cul­tural journ­al­ist, and the annual Hydro Agri Awards four times. In 2001 she was short­l­is­ted for the Glen­fid­dich Awards.

Carol is author of Gour­met Corn­wall and Cornish Fish­ing and Sea­food, both illus­trated with pho­to­graphs by Adam Woolfitt, and both win­ners of the Gour­mand World Cook­book Awards (2005 and 2006) for the Best Local Cook­book pub­lished in Eng­lish in the UK. Gour­met Corn­wall was short­l­is­ted by the Guild of Food Writers for their Michael Smith Award for Work on Brit­ish Food in 2006.

See a trib­ute to Carol and full reviews of her books Gour­met Corn­wall and Cornish Fish­ing and Sea­food by Simon Parker.