Giles Coren was born in 1969 in Paddington, London. A British columnist and restaurant critic for The Times newspaper, Coren has been writing for the newspaper since 1993. In 2005 he was named Food and Drink Writer of the Year at the British Press Awards in 2005, whilst more recently, in 2016, Coren was named the restaurant writer of the year at the Fortnum and Mason Awards.
He has co-starred with Sue Perkins in Edwardian Supersize Me and The Supersizers Go series for the BBC. His first novel, Winkler, was published in 2005.
“I just wanted to have a lasagne like Garfield’s lasagne.”