Researching MT's feature on the Greene King brewery proved 'a tough assignment' for Purvis, who makes a living demystifying the world's cuisines for the travel pages of the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph. 'People kept forcing me to drink beer when all I was interested in was balance sheets.'
EMMA DE VITA
MT's senior section editor took on two very different assignments - caravan manufacture in Hull and Italian brands in Britain. 'For glamour, Italy won hands down,' she admits, 'yet the world of caravanning is oddly compelling.' Of Italian extraction herself, De Vita recreates la dolce vita in south London.