Yorkshire born and bred, Paul Robinson is a self-taught cook, forager, hill walker, writer and photographer. Over the years, he’s worked in the video games industry as a graphic designer and as a journalist in the scooter and motorcycle industry. The latter involved a few TV appearances leading scooter rallies and racing bikes up drag strips, at one point gaining the interest of the BBC’s Top Gear. Alas, Paul lost out on the chance to race The Stig, having been pipped to the post on quarter-mile times by another rider.

In his free time, Paul is an avid hill walker and landscape photographer and has hiked throughout the UK as well as the French Alps, sometimes spending nights in bothies or camped at the top of mountains in an attempt to capture the perfect sunrise or sunset. The hunter-gatherer within him, cooking goes hand-in-hand with his outdoor exploits. Food has always been his greatest passion and, as the Yorkshire Gourmet, he’s currently working on his first cookbook as well as teaching, from time to time, at the Malton Cookery School.