TV dinners for Lewis-Smith

Evening Standard TV critic Victor Lewis-Smith is to join The Guardian as its new restaurant critic, writes Dominic Ponsford.

He will write a weekly piece in Saturday’s Weekend magazine and replaces existing restaurant writer Matthew Fort, who remains food and drink editor. Fort will also provide a weekly recipe for Weekend.

Lewis-Smith previously spent five years as the restaurant critic for Harpers & Queen magazine.

Editor of Weekend magazine, Katharine Viner, said: “Victor LewisSmith is already well known for his vigour, wit and great writing; what is less well known is that he is also an expert on food.

“Matthew Fort, meanwhile, will apply his generous-spirited, relaxed and expert attitude to how people actually cook, as our new in-house recipe king.”

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