Media/Work With Me

What I Do

Recipe Development and Testing
I am regularly commissioned to develop recipes for numerous sites and publications, including The Good Food Channel, BBC Good Food, and for brands within features on my own blog. I have also tested recipes for cook books, including Prepped by Vanessa Kimbell and The Hungry Student series by Charlotte Pike. Please contact me for my recipe development rates

Food Writing
I have been a freelance features writer for for two years. I hold a Diploma in Food Journalism with Distinction. I also cook, style and provide my own photography. Please contact me for more details

Food Styling and Food Photography
Please contact me for day rate
Leiths Food Styling Course Diploma

Pop Ups and Catering
I have run two very successful My Polish Kitchen Pop Ups, privately and at Food Blogger Connect serving 150 people. I also cater for small workshops. Please contact me for more details.

I review a limited number of products on my blog and usually feature them within a round up post or within a recipe.

Food Photography and Food Styling Classes
I run a limited number of courses per year on request.

Food E School Blog Mentoring/Coaching
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Where product or payment is received, all brand links will be ‘no-follow’ in keeping with Google’s current guidance.

Featured Work

Online writing and recipe development:
The Huffington Post
UKTV/Good Food Channel
Great British Chefs
The Foodie Bugle
Channel 4 Food

Recipes/features in print:
BBC Good Food Magazine
Woman & Home
Morrisons Magazine
The Independent

Media campaigns/Judging:
Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Polska: Spring into New
The Guild of Food Writers, Award Judge, 2015

Photography work:
Hodder & Stoughton
The Metro, London.

Brand work:
Hotel Chocolat
Waitrose/John Lewis Edition
Le Creuset

Magazine Features

BBC Good Food Magazine / Polish Apple Cake Recipe

BBC Good Food Magazine / Global Kitchen Feature

Delicious Magazine / Bring and Share New Year Feature, January 2013

Morrisons Magazine, July 2013

Delicious Magazine / My Inheritance Recipe Feature, August 2012

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Lovely quotes & mentions

Woman and Home’s Top 100 Food Blogs

“Seasonal, family-friendly food with a local twist, inspired by the hearty food of Ren’s Polish childhood – and the blog is updated all the time.”

Sainsbury’s – Food Blogger Network

“Food, wine and lifestyle luxe, blogger and foodie Ren makes it all look so easy. We watch with awe as she whizzes round her kitchen, mastering everyday dishes, to specialty sweets treats inspired by Polish heritage. The blog is immaculately presented and eloquently written; readers will instantly warm to Ren’s excitement about food and eagerly anticipate her new recipes.”

Britmums Finalist in the Outstanding category 2012

“The bloggers in the Outstanding category stand out with well-written, entertaining, thought-provoking, heartfelt and often highly informative posts. Ren Behan has created an enchanting, beautiful food blog.”

Channel 4 FoodBest Family Food Blogs

“Home cook Ren is a big believer in eating round the table as a family and praising her two children for trying new things. Like many mummy bloggers, her emphasis is on quick and easy recipes and she’s also keen on seasonality – take a look at her simple and in season section.”

Sainsbury’s Money Matters 20 Fantastic Family Food Blogs

“Ren’s blog is home to seasonal recipes that use healthy, locally produced food. Special sections are filled with culinary ideas for kids, and blogging events such as ‘Simple and in Season’, where bloggers from around the world share seasonal recipes.”

Personal accolades

Silvana de Soissons, Editor, The Foodie Bugle

“Her writing style is very warm, engaging and human. She is a mother of Polish heritage with a young family to feed, and it is clear that her aim is to put simple, delicious and thoughtful food on the table. Her blog reflects the care and attention she dedicates to all her work.”

Jo Wiltshire, Author & Course Tutor, CTJT

“Ren Behan’s writing comes alive through her passion for food and her knowledge of all things foodie. She deftly hooks in the reader with an engaging mix of the things that inspire her – seasonal ingredients, her own Polish heritage, and real cooking for real families. She has been a dedicated and imaginative writing student, and is someone I now hold up as an example to those wishing to turn a blog idea into a reality.”

Other Published Work

You can read my reviews for Flavour Magazine, London on The Soho House group of restaurants online from published editions:
Dean Street Townhouse
Electric Brasserie
High Road Brasserie
Pizza East Portobello

I am also a regular contributor to The Foodie Bugle:
The art of artisanal food – Published Article
Pasta Class with Katie Caldesi – Published Article
A Slice of Cherry Pie – A review
Lotte’s Country Kitchen – A review
Stew! – A review
The Italian Cookery Course – A Review
Stewed! Nourish Your Soul – A Review
The Real Food Festival, London 2011 – Published Article
The Free Range Cook by Annabel Langbein – A Review