Bill Knott started his career as a chef, before co-founding the food and drink magazine Eat Soup in 1995. He has since written for a host of magazines and newspapers worldwide, including stints as restaurant critic of the Daily Telegraph and British Airways' High Life magazine and - in his present incarnation - The Gannet in the Financial Times. He has written the monthly Masterclass column in Restaurant magazine for the last five years, featuring a host of top chefs cooking their favourite dishes.
Bill has also featured frequently on television and radio, appearing as a judge on The Great British Menu as well as on Radio 4's The Food Programme and Today. He still cooks from time to time at Black's Club in Soho, and compiles the wine list for The Modern Pantry in Clerkenwell. When not travelling in pursuit of stories for his Gannet column, he lives in west London, surrounded by cookbooks. He never skips lunch.