Dan Saladino is a food journalist and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme. He honed his journalistic skills on Radio 4’s investigative series Face the Facts before specialising in food and farming stories more than a decade ago. Dan is listed in the ‘Progress 1000: The Evening Standard’s Most Influential People in Food and Drink’, The Telegraph’s Food Power List and he is the recipient of a James Beard Awards (America’s most high-profile award for food journalism).
He has won multiple awards for his radio work, including his efforts to document the loss of biodiversity around the world, in which he has travelled through Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas recording the world’s most endangered foods and the disappearance of traditional and indigenous food cultures.
His first book, Eating to Extinction: The World’s Most Endangered Foods and Why We Need to Save Them an epic journey into the history, culture and future of food, published by Jonathan Cape, has won multiple awards: The Jane Grigson Trust prize for a debut food book, Special Commendation by the Andre Simon Awards, The Fortnum & Mason Book of the Year, Guild of Food Writers, Food Book Award and First Book Award, and Corriere Della Serra’s Book of the Year. It has also been shortlisted by the James Cropper Wainwright Prize for Conservation and Nature and in the Stanford Travel Writing Awards.