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Allan Jenkins

Allan Jenkins is editor of Observer Food Monthly.

Allan was previously editor of the Observer Magazine, food and drink editor on the Independent newspaper and once lived in an experimental eco-community on Anglesey, growing organic food on the edge of the Irish sea. He is now editor of Observer Food Monthly.

Allan recently published Plot 29: A Memoir, a moving account of how his foster carers – who rescued him and his brother from a Plymouth children’s home - taught him to grow food from seed as a young child, which led to a powerful connection to his beloved north London allotment, Plot 29.