Anna Colquhoun, the Culinary Anthropologist, is a cooking teacher, food consultant and writer based in London. Something of a food nerd, she has travelled far to research and write about her subject.
Anna is author of Eat Slow Britain, consultant on BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet and preserving guru for Riverford Organic.She offers cooking classes in London, including popular bread-making and preserving workshops among others. Her supper club, the Secret Kitchen, is a convivial dinner at which people sit together for a surprise seasonal menu. She is currently working on several cookbooks.
Anna trained as a chef in San Francisco and at Alice Waters' legendary restaurant Chez Panisse in Berkeley. She is working on a PhD in anthropology at the Food Studies Centre within the School of Oriental and African Studies, the topic of which is the construction of a regional cuisine in Istria, Croatia.
"Food is not just feed. The stories behind our food can be as fascinating as it is fun to prepare and delicious to eat.”