Ollie Horne

Editor and writer based in London. Deputy editor at ROADBOOK, and formerly assistant editor at CEREAL. Nominee for the 2021 and 2023 Créateurs Design Awards for excellence in creative journalism. Below are a selection of my stories. 

Dunes, lagoons, and seafood: a soulful stay at Caravan Dakhla, Western Sahara

Unless you’re a kitesurfer, chances are you haven’t heard of Dakhla. The small peninsula sits on the edge of the Sahara, jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, and sheltering a vast sandy lagoon against the West African coast. The particular geography makes it a kitesurfing paradise: shallow waters, consistent northerly winds, warm weather, and sun year round, surrounded by otherworldly desert landscapes.

Chef Michael Adé Elégbèdé brings a fine dining sensibility to Nigerian cuisine

Chef Michael Adé Elégbèdé grew up in his family’s kitchens in Lagos, but it wasn’t until he was living in Chicago and studying science at college that he discovered his true love of cooking. A move to Napa Valley to study at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone led him to realise how under-appreciated Nigerian cuisine is on the world stage. He moved back home in 2016 and travelled across the country to learn how local people cook and preserve their regional traditions.
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