I'm a British freelance journalist and author now based in Mexico City. I have written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Conde Nast Traveller UK, GQ, Glamour, The New Statesman, The Spectator, VICE.COM, Decanter Magazine, The Huffington Post and YOU Magazine. 

I now primarily write about food and wine with a strong focus on small producers, sustainability, landrace corn varietals, farm-to-table and the Slowfood movement. I'm a natural wine nerd but also love mezcal, pulque and beer. When I'm not writing, drinking or eating, I'm usually cooking, or hunting down Mexico's very best ingredients. And when I'm not writing, drinking, eating or cooking, I can usually be found weightlifting to enable me to eat and drink more. Not so long ago, I weighed 86 kilos (at 5 ft 9'', making me borderline obese) and having fought my way back to 62 kilos, I'm keen to maintain it - there's a section on the blog if you're interested in my unconventional fitness journey, and how I can now lift nearly three times my own bodyweight with my glutes alone (mainly useful if I need to jump to reach a particularly delicious looking mango, or for extra stability when fishing). 

If you'd like to get in touch with me, please send me a message here through my website, or you can reach me via my Instagram @venetiathompson or Twitter @venetiathompson