When we launched Fire & Knives more than three years ago, we never dared imagine it would have the astonishingly good run it has. Back then, there was nobody else in the UK really doing anything around our own particular nerdy intersection of food and writing. In the years since, many more excellent magazines have launched, including our own little sister, Gin & It.
We’re proud that we’ve found some brilliant writers and that many of them have gone on to great things, but it has become increasingly difficult to justify a quarterly magazine via a subscription funding model.
So after much thought, and not a few delays, we’ve decided to take a slightly different direction. We still want to bring you the very best writing about food and drink, so we are going to merge Fire & Knives and Gin & It into a single bumper hardback of entirely new pieces which we will publish as an annual.
If you have a current subscription to either magazine, you’ll receive a copy of this excellent compendium without further charge. It will also be available at reputable bookshops or directly via the magazine websites www.fireandknives.com and www.ginandit.co.uk.
We hope to have the first copies in our hands, and thereafter directly in yours, at the beginning of November, making it an ideal Christmas gift for food-loving friends.
We hope you’ll enjoy reading our new improved iteration as much as we’re enjoying putting it together. Farewell four times a year, hello glossy epitome of all things epicurean.
Tim Hayward and Kate Hawkings