ALISON WALKER is the Food and Drink Editor of Country Living magazine and loves cooking comfort food using seasonal ingredients. After a career in editorial magazine and publishing, she retrained as a professional chef at Leith's School of Food and Wine in London and graduated as Student of the Year in 2002. After leaving Leith's, she worked as a food stylist on various movie sets and television programs, such as the James Bond film Die Another Day andVanity Fair. Since then, she has worked as food editor on various glossy women's magazines in London. Immediately before joining Country Living, she was Head of Cookery at Good Housekeeping (UK edition).