Freelance Work

Freelance Writing

I write mostly, though not exclusively, about food, drink and travel in Germany and its German-speaking neighbouring countries, however I happily travel on assignment to all destinations I can reach from west-central Germany by train. I am currently available for freelance writing opportunities – please email me at christie [at]

Awards and responsibilities

✭ International Coordinator, Guild of Food Writers (2020-present)
✭ IACP award for Culinary Travel Writing for my National Geographic Traveller UK feature on Germany’s love of white asparagus, 2019
✭ Finalist, YBF Awards “Fresh Voices in Food Writing“, 2016.

Examples of my freelance work include:


✭ Recipe Journal: Game (National Geographic Traveller Food, in print December 2021)
How Berlin is blazing a trail in zero-waste, sustainable food (National Geographic Traveller magazine, Jan/Feb 2022 issue in print December 2021)
European Food Trails: suggestions for Germany and Switzerland (National Geographic Traveller Food, Autumn issue in print September 2021)
Five Inventive Ways to Pair Welsh Food and Drink (National Geographic Traveller supplement on Wales, in print Sept 2021)
✭ Recipe Journal: BBQ dishes, part one and part two (National Geographic Traveller Food, Summer issue in print June 2021)
Gourmet Traveller: Berlin (Food and Travel UK, in print May/June issue, 2021) 
Meet the maker: the Bavarian baker who elevates the art of traditional Easter treats (, April 2021)
The layover guide to Frankfurt (Scott’s Cheap Flights, March 2021)
Share a Sunday morning snack with Hamburg’s clubbers (part of the National Geographic Traveller Food “breakfasts” cover story, in print March 2021)
✭ Recipe Journal: Shellfish (in print, part one only published online, National Geographic Traveller Food, in print March 2021)


Multiple features – see individual bylines – in SalzburgerLand Special supplement (Food and Travel UK, in print November 2020)
Recipe Journal: Eight Inspiring Chocolate Creations from Restaurants Around the World (National Geographic Traveller Food UK, in print November 2020)
Recipe Journal: Four Chocolate Desserts from Around the World to Try This Christmas (National Geographic Traveller Food UK, in print November 2020)
Frankfurt City Guide (Canada Air’s in-flight magazine and entertainment system, enRoute)
Zurich: A Dazzling Tribute to All Things Chocolate (branded content for Visit Zürich in National Geographic Traveller Food UK, in print July 2020)
Meet the Maker: Katharina Koch, the German Butcher Championing Air-Dried Sausages (National Geographic Traveller Food UK, in print July 2020)
Recipe Journal: Five Salads From Around the World, Perfect for Summer (National Geographic Traveller Food UK, in print July 2020)
We’ve Been Eating Pretzels All Wrong (The Spruce Eats, January 2020)
✭  Lindley Lindenberg hotel, Frankfurt (Singapore Airlines’ in-flight magazine SilverKris, January 2020, link to issue on


Slow Burners: 23 complex classics from around the world (National Geographic Traveller UK, December 2019, contributed two pieces)
Made in Düsseldorf: five of the city’s hottest independent addresses (Link to .pdf) (Singapore Airlines’ in-flight magazine SilverKris, in print November 2019)
Why Germany’s laid-back city of Freiburg has become a magnet for culinary aficionados (National Geographic Traveller UK, in print November 2019)
Eritrean Beef and Bubble Waffles: Discovering Berlin’s Street Food Scene at Markthalle Neun (one of two pieces for National Geographic Traveller UK‘s Berlin cover story, both in print October 2019)
Pioneer: Interview with Ricky Saward, Head Chef at Michelin-Starred SEVEN SWANS (National Geographic Traveller UK, in print October 2019)
✭ Tasting New Mexico Chiles in Santa Fe (National Geographic Traveller UK, online only, August 2019)
How to spend 48 hours in Berlin as a Vegan (National Geographic Traveller Food UK, Issue 5, May/June 2019)
Germany’s Love for Asparagus (National Geographic Traveler India, in print April 2019)
Calling all foodies: Germany’s ‘white gold’ season is in full swing (National Geographic Traveler US, in print April/May 2019)
✭ Reviews of 10 German bakeries, Europe’s Best Bakeries (September Publishing, 2019)
Going Dutch: Breaking Bread with the Hendrikx Family in The Hague (National Geographic Traveller Food UK, February 2019, original in print)
✭ On the Trail: Fairytale Castles of Germany (Postcards, APL’s Travel Leaders Network magazine, 2019)
✭ Chapter 10: The Pfalz and Rhine Terrace, Chapter 11: The Rhineland, Fodor’s Essential Germany (2019)


Winter Warmers (National Geographic Traveller Food UK, December 2018, original in print)
EAT Frankfurt (National Geographic Traveller UK, November 2018, original in print)
For the Love of White Gold (National Geographic Traveller Food UK, September 2018, original in print)
Made in Frankfurt (Singapore Airlines’ in-flight SilverKris Magazine, August 2018)
The 5 Best Day Trips from Frankfurt (Time Out, April 2018)
The Radish King of Schifferstadt (EATEN Magazine, Spring/Summer 2018)
48 Hours in Frankfurt (Time Out, February 2018)
How to Eat Like a Local in Frankfurt (Time Out, February 2018)
Travel tips every first time Frankfurt visitor needs to know (Time Out, February 2018)

2017 and earlier

Flammkuchen: Quick and easy rustic German fare (The Cook’s Cook, November 2017)
✭ Chapter 10: Pfalz and Rhine Terrace, Fodor’s Germany Travel Guide (2016)
White Gold: Germany’s love affair with pale asparagus (The Guardian Online, June 2016)
Frankfurt Green Sauce recipe (The Guardian Reader Recipes, April 2016)
Local Food: A Field Report (Sister Mag, April 2015)