Bee Wilson is an award-winning author and journalist, who writes for a wide range of publications about food and other things. She suspects that thinking about food may be a way to think about everything else too. Her books include First Bite: How We Learn to Eat, Consider the Fork and Swindled. Her favourite utensil is the potato ricer. She learned how to cook sitting at the kitchen table, reading her mother's cookbooks, starting with The Penguin Cookery Book by Bee Nilson ( as a child, she changed the N to a W).