olive provides expert, insider knowledge to elevate every meal, encouraging curiosity so that you can enjoy the best food experiences at home and beyond. olive comprises 13 inspiring magazines a year – both print and digital editions, the fast-growing olivemagazine.com and our award-winning podcast.

olive is created by the same expert team as market-leading BBC Good Food and our thoroughly tested recipes and recommendations are 100% trustworthy. As well as thousands of recipes, olive offers kitchen inspiration and insider guides to travel, restaurants, health and drinks including wine, cocktails and coffee.

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Meet the team

Christine Hayes, editor in chief

Christine has over 30 years’ experience in content creation and has specialised in food media since 2003.

Lulu Grimes, group managing editor

Lulu has wide experience in food editorial. Read more about Lulu

Lily Barclay, group digital editor

Lily previously held the roles of senior writer, family editor and editor for BBC Good Food. She has written extensively on all areas surrounding family food and children’s health. She was named Editor of the Year at the 2022 PPA Awards for her work on bbcgoodfood.com and olivemagazine.com. Read more about Lily

Alex Crossley, editor, olivemagazine.com

Alex Crossley is olive magazine’s digital editor. She has been at olive since September 2014 after previously working in product development for Marks & Spencer. As well as managing the website, Alex is one of olive’s most prolific travel writers. Alex studied French and Spanish at the University of Bath and has lived and travelled extensively in both countries. During her time at olive, Alex has achieved a distinction in WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Level 2 Awards in Wines and Spirits, was the winner of New Digital Talent of the Year at the PPA Digital Awards 2018 and was named Digital Rising Star at the AOP Awards 2018.

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Janine Ratcliffe, deputy magazines editor

As well as being deputy magazines editor, Janine is the host of the award-winning weekly olive magazine podcast. Read more about Janine

Keith Kendrick, group magazines editor

Keith spent his early career writing for evening newspapers on a diverse range of lifestyle topics, as well as developing his own food blog. Read more about Keith

Cassie Best, food director

Cassie trained as a chef at Leiths School of Food and Wine, where she won a place on an internship scheme run with Good Food. In the time she has been working at Good Food she has created many recipes, with baking being her main passion. Read more about Cassie

Anna Glover, senior food editor

Anna is a recipe writer and food stylist and has worked on food magazines for over seven years. She loves whipping up new creations with well-known ingredients to create easily accessible recipes that everyone can make. Read more about Anna

Hannah Guinness, senior sub-editor and drinks writer

Hannah Guinness is olive’s sub editor and drinks writer. She has been at olive since 2017 and has more than eight years’ experience writing for food and lifestyle magazines (including Crumbs). As well as editing olive’s drinks pages, Hannah regularly writes bar and restaurant reviews, recipes, travel and food features for the magazine and website. She’s particularly passionate about Spanish and Chinese food, having lived and travelled extensively in both countries. She also has a WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits. Originally from the West Country, she’s very partial to a pint of proper cider.

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Helena Busiakiewicz, cookery assistant

Helena manages the Good Food test kitchen where she oversees all the recipe testing for the magazine and website as well writing and developing her own. Before coming to Good Food Helena trained as a chef, worked in restaurants, taught cooking in prisons, and worked as a home economist and food stylist, including backstage at the BBC Good Food show. Read more about Helena.

Tracey Raye, health editor

Tracey oversees all health content across BBC Good Food. Tracey, MSc, is a registered nutritionist, holding a master’s degree in Personalised Nutrition. She is also a member of the Royal Society of Medicine, British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. Read more about Tracey.

Lucy Roxburgh, reviews and e-commerce editor – food, drink and awards

Before joining the team as reviews and e-commerce editor, Lucy trained at Leiths and worked as a private chef and digital editor. She works with our team of expert writers to produce on-test content. She also co-ordinates our Christmas, Easter and Summer Taste Awards. Read more about Lucy

Anya Gilbert, reviews and e-commerce editor – appliances and kit

Anya is reviews editor and oversees equipment and appliance content. Formally Senior Digital Reviews Writer, she’s an experienced product tester, rigorous at putting products through their paces with the mission to bring readers impartial advice on what’s actually worth their money. Read more about Anya.

Helen Salter, digital writer

Before joining the BBC Good Food and olive magazine teams, Helen was a freelance journalist and worked on the editorial team at Leiths school of Food and Wine. Read more about Helen