Paul Hayes is a writer based in Melbourne, Australia.
"Melbourne is one of the world's great food destinations – and one of it's best kept secrets," Paul says. "It is a city that truly loves its food.
"The quality of produce here is spectacular, so the standard, even at an ordinary neighbourhood cafe, is very high. It's no surprise that Melbourne produces so many world-class chefs, or that chefs move here from around the world to open great restaurants.
"For the home cook, access to perfect ingredients and endless inspiration is sheer heaven."
The idea behind Paul's book, 'A Table for One', is simple. "It's the food I cook for myself," he explains.
"I think our view of food is either too focused on trying to make restaurant food at home or being competitive or impressive. Real food, whether for one person or more, should be great but without fuss."
Paul's writing has appeared in Vogue, GQ, The Australian Financial Review, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.