Karen Barnes – Editor of award-winning food magazine ‘delicious.’





For the past five years Karen Barnes has been at the helm of the award-winning food magazine delicious.  From the moment she was offered this role Karen was determined to ensure the magazine was inclusive; she wanted to encourage as many people as possible to get into the kitchen and cook.  That aim has certainly been achieved.  The magazine has more than 100,000 readers, and in excess of 670,000 visitors access the unique collection of recipes on deliciousmagazine.co.uk each month.  Karen never compromises on the quality of delicious.… Every recipe is rigorously tested in the magazine’s test kitchen to guarantee it will work, and the quality of the food photography is renowned. Her commitment to excellence shines out of the pages and is what makes delicious. so well loved.

When we first met, Karen shared a lovely story with me. As a little girl she would spend hours cutting and pasting from magazines to create her very own publication.  How wonderful that those dreams were realised.

An experienced writer and journalist, Karen spent 13 years as Associate Editor of Good Housekeeping magazine before joining delicious., including six years heading up the Good Housekeeping Institute and editing various spin-off magazines for Good Housekeeping.

Personally I love spending time in Karen’s company.  She has the most warm and charming personality and I can guarantee she will put everyone at ease during our food writing class. We can’t wait to welcome Karen to our home once more.  This will be a weekend full of fun but also an opportunity to learn and achieve a great deal.