River Cottage curing & smoking expert, teacher, Food Tube, Miele GB, Food Rocks and Grand Designs Live presenter, award-winning author, consultant.
Steven Lamb is a linchpin of the whole River Cottage operation and has been for a decade. He teaches on several courses at the Cookery School but specialises in curing and smoking meat. Steven appears in the TV series, regularly presents on the Food Tube channel and has recently written the award winning River Cottage Curing & Smoking Handbook. He works closely with founder Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and head chef Gill Mellor to represent River Cottage both in the UK and abroad.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on Steven
“Steven Lamb and I go back to the early days, when River Cottage HQ was a scrubbed-out cow barn with a second-hand kitchen rammed into a shed next door. Steven’s knowledge is as broad as it is deep and that is why he is in such high demand.”
Beyond River Cottage, Steven’s extensive food knowledge and talent for live hosting has put him at the centre of many of the best food shows and festivals, either leading his own cookery demonstration or compering the live stage for emerging and celebrity chefs. More recently Steven has become the host presenter for Grand Designs Live Show in London and Birmingham.
Always keen to share his knowledge, Steven regularly teaches at other UK and International cookery schools, and also uses his experience to consult on food projects for individuals and large organisations. He writes on an array of subjects for print and online and is working on the next River Cottage Handbook on Cheese & Dairy
The River Cottage Curing & Smoking Handbook was first published in 2014 and is a best seller