photo by Sophie Davidson

Hello, my name is Rebecca May Johnson, I am a writer and cook and this is my newsletter. Each week I will send out a short piece of writing, a diary entry, recipes, and notes on what I’ve been eating at home and elsewhere. You might like my essay ‘I dream of canteens’, or ‘a partial list of Rome’, or ‘Against Roast Chicken: An Hors D’Oeuvres Theory of Cooking’.

My debut book Small Fires, An Epic in the Kitchen is published 25th August 2022! You can pre-order it here or if you are based in the US or Europe, here.


Rebecca May Johnson
I am a writer based just outside of London, UK.