Justine Drake has been working in the food-media industry for more than 17 years. She worked at Fair Lady magazine from 1989 to 1997, during which time she created the hugely popular Busy Cook column. The column was consolidated into a cookbook that which enjoyed great success both here and in the UK. In 1997 she joined SA’s first male magazine, Men’s Health as food editor and produced the Men’s Health cookbook , eat, in 2000. Today she is food editor for Shape, with whom she has produced her latest cookbook, flavour and Discovery magazines both of which focus on the importance of a balanced diet as part of a healthy lifestyle. She was food editor for Men's Health for eight years (resigning at the end of 2006), during which time she produced the Men's Health cookbook, eat.