Edinburgh Food Tour
Charlotte Maberly is a lecturer and co-creator of the UK’s first MSc in Gastronomy. Her love of food has led her around the world, exploring food cultures and the complexities of our global food system. She has lived in Istanbul and the North West US, where she taught urban agriculture and worked with the country’s only organic farmland trust. Experiencing the startling contrast between the bleak industrial food system of the US and the powerful food movement, moved her to pursue a masters in Food Culture and Communications at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy. She has now returned home to Scotland to teach, is involved with Slow Food and supports Scotland’s burgeoning sustainable food movement in any way she can.
Born in Alloa, central Scotland, Gavin has always had a passion for food and drink reflected in his recently completed M.Sc. in Gastronomy at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. He is particularly interested in the social history of food and drink especially in Scotland, his Master’s dissertation being on the history of oyster fishing and consumption in Edinburgh. From his first degree in Geography, French and German, Gavin has had a lifelong passion for sharing knowledge. First as a secondary school teacher then as a qualified Blue Badge Tourist guide, always keen to promote the food and drink his home country offers. As an advocate for British, particularly Scottish food culture, Gavin is keen to dispel myths about the quality of our food encountered either when he lived in France or when travelling in Europe and North America. Gavin believes the past, present and future of food culture is a fascinating subject and can form a universal bond between people. To have the opportunity to place it in context whilst sampling delicious food and drink is always an informative, yet, fun thing to do, so: Bon Appétit!
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