About Ed Smith

Ed Smith is the author of the acclaimed On the Side (Bloomsbury 2017); the best-selling The Borough Market Cookbook (Hodder and Stoughton 2018); and the award-winning food blog www.RocketandSquash.com. A former City lawyer turned cook and food writer, Ed’s words and recipes have appeared in all major food magazines, supplements and websites, including The Sunday Times, Guardian, Telegraph, The FT Weekend Magazine, Waitrose Weekend, Delicious, Olive, food52.com and eater.com.

Ed and his work have won and been shortlisted on multiple occasions for numerous awards. Most recently, in 2020 he was shortlisted as Best Online Food Writer at the Guild of Food Writers Awards; and in 2019 as Best Cookery Writer alongside Diana Henry at the Fortnum and Mason Food Awards, and Best Food Writer alongside Bee Wilson and Grace Dent at the Guild of Food Writers Awards. @rocketandsquash

A bowl of rice pudding with a spoon and a scoop of halved strawberries and juice

Rice Pudding with Strawberries

Rice pudding is everybody’s idea of a creamy, dreamy dessert. And this one is topped with the most luscious strawberry conserve we’ve ever had.