Food of Guild Writers

Guild of Food Writers

Theo is now a bonafide member of the Food of Guild Writers. Theo has said he will only speak Thespian to celebrate for the rest of the year.

Link to Theo’s profile

About the Guild

The Guild of Food Writers is the professional association of food writers and broadcasters in the United Kingdom. Established in 1984, it now has around 480 authors, broadcasters, columnists and journalists among its members

Theo’s new business –

FiveDinners Meal Planner

Today marks the launch of – a new weekly meal planning service created by Theo and his wife.

Each week Theo creates five easy family friendly recipes with one complete shopping list for families and couples to download.

In addition to the actual meal planner there is a host of other key features:

  • change serving size on recipes and shopping list automatically updates
  • create your own meal plans with our recipes
  • live texting service – text Theo direct with questions or help on meal plans and cooking!

Main benefits are:

  • reduce stress of choosing what to cook each night
  • cut food spend dramatically + only shop once
  • drop your food waste – five dinners | one shopping list

Kenwood Brand Ambassador

Theo has been appointed as a brand ambassador for Kenwood.

Theo said “I’ve been a fan of Kenwood products for ages and even other brands within the Kenwood group (I’ve got great DeLonghi coffee machine that’s been running for a decade!) so it is with huge honor that I accept the invitation to become part of the Kenwood family.”

Grab a discount on any Kenwood product using the code: THEO10

Theo appears on the Kenwood RealCooks website, and is now hosting a live cookalong with Kenwood Kids Club on their youtube channel here.

LIVE cookalong – #KidsCookWithTheo

Theo started doing LIVE cookalongs at the very start of the UK lockdown to help give kids (and parents!) something to do during the Corona Virus isolation period.

View all previous and upcoming episodes here.

Theo says ‘it’s just me, my kids, in my kitchen making a mess, cooking easy simple dinners and trying to have an hour of normality during these, frankly surreal times. Hopefully the kids watching will have some fun, learn a thing or two and maybe, just maybe, the parents will get dinner at the end! This won’t be pretty…’

#KidsCookWithTheo is live every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4pm (GMT) with the ingredients needed for each session announced the week before.

It is live streamed on Theo’s YouTube channel and his instagram

My new cookbook ‘SHARE’ out today

Share Cookbook by Theo Michaels

I’m so proud to announce that SHARE is now out and available!

Click here to order a signed copy!

The philosophy behind SHARE is all about creating an interactive and exciting dining experience to be ‘shared’ amongst friends and family. SHARE was inspired by the work I do at events where I’ve been creating sharing boards and grazing tables for 10 people to twenty foot long grazing tables for 300 guests.

SHARE is my fourth cookbook, it’s published by Ryland Peters & Small and the extremely talented Mowie Kay did the photography, and my good friend Jean-Cristophe Novelli kindly wrote my foreward.

SHARE is broken down into 10 chapters ranging from Meze, Feast, Ocean, BBQ, Vegan, Sweet and many more; there is literally something for everyone with over 80 recipes and detailed step-by-step guidelines on how to build your own grazing table.

Here’s a few sneaky peaks from the book..

Click here to order a signed copy!

Theo Michaels SHARE cookbook - ocean chapter
Theo Michaels SHARE cookbook – ocean chapter
Theo Michaels SHARE cookbook - brunch chapter
Theo Michaels SHARE cookbook – brunch chapter
Theo Michaels SHARE cookbook - garden chapter
Theo Michaels SHARE cookbook – garden chapter

Click here to order a signed copy!

Check out my other books including last years best seller, ‘Orexi! Feasting at the modern Greek table’

Orexi Theo Michaels
Orexi Theo Michaels – click here to order a signed copy.

#27 Cod Kiev – a new classic!


This beautiful, simple recipe brings new life to the classic dish of chicken kiev, in this instance we’re using a gorgeous piece of cod loin, stuffed with garlic butter, rolled in breadcrumbs and then roasted in the oven.

The secret is to freeze the butter for an hour so it just melts enough to ooze out by the time the fish is cooked. Enjoy at your peril – this will become a favourite!

Full recipe on David Lloyd Blog.

#26 Leftover Turkey Curry


OK, this was developed as a great way to use up all that festive food on Boxing day after gorging yourselves on Turkey over Christmas. However, this is a great quick meal at anytime of the year when you have some leftover chicken or turkey from a roast.. enjoy!

Get the full recipe on the David Lloyd Blog.

#25 Seabass Tray Bake Recipe


This delicious, healthy recipe is a great dish to have in your repertoire; tons of fresh vibrant greens with lashings of wine, olive oil and a touch of butter topped with lean perfectly cooked seabass – all done in one tray!

Visit David Lloyd Blog for the full recipe.

Speaking at National Geographic Food Festival

Theo National Geographic Food Festival

I was honoured to be invited by National Geographic to speak at their first festival in London and finish with a book signing.

I was also lucky enough to be interviewed by the lovely Katrina Ridley, who I’ve met a couple of times, in the National Geographic Speakers Corner – great day and managed to flog a few books as well 🙂

Ahhh… the look of affection. I think…
That’s right, I’ll warm up for Raymond Blanc, it’s just how I roll… 🙂

New recipe video series with Cyprus BBQ

I’ve had a Cyprus BBQ (and every other Greek I know) for as long as I can remember. As such, I am chuffed to have developed a host of new recipes as part of a video series using the exceptional Cyprus BBQ – it’s all about the rotisserie!

Check out our new video series here.

Curried Beefburgers with Indian Mayo – BigK

Indian Burgers BigK Theo Michaels

These delicious homemade beefburgers are flavoured with Indian spices, lots of herbs, chili and taste blooming fantastic. Dressed in a super quick curry mayo this makes a great alternative to your usual BBQ burger.

Cooked on Au Naturale Compressed Applewood briquettes.

Visit BigK website for the full recipe – in the meantime; here’s the video…