It may be considered a cheap and unsophisticated chocolate bar by some, but fearless war reporter Clarissa Ward says there’s one element she can’t enter a conflict zone without: a Snickers bar. .
CNN’s multi-award-winning chief international correspondent also advises aspiring war journalists: “If you’re a picky eater, go home, because you’re not going to last.”
Speaking on the latest episode of the food and drink podcast Biting Talk, Ward celebrates the release of his book, On all fronts: educating a journalist. Having filed reports from Iraq to Syria and Afghanistan to Egypt, she reflects on the food that has sustained her during her extraordinary career.
“You have to be prepared to literally eat whatever is put in front of you,” she said, adding that “it is partly for survival and partly for politeness.”
Ward says she was “an activist” for wrapping certain food items, such as granola bars and her beloved Snickers who, she says, “make a great breakfast with Arabic coffee.”
Listen to the full Biting Talk interview with Life Kitchens, presented by William Sitwell, by clicking on the audio player above. This week’s guests include pie lover Calum Franklin, Welsh lamb farmer Freddie Archdale, Hampshire winemaker Zam Baring and Biting Talk mixologist Farhad Heydari.
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This notice was published: 2020-10-16 08:12:02