Culinary Anthropologist


Anna Colquhoun, the Culinary Anthropologist, is a cooking teacher, food consultant and writer with a fascination for the anthropology of food. Something of a food nerd, she has travelled far to research and write about her subject.

Anna 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. Check the website for upcoming events.

Anna supports organic and high-welfare farming, small producers and local suppliers. Her menus make the most of produce at its seasonal peak.

Anna is author of 'Eat Slow Britain', consultant on BBC Radio 4's 'The Kitchen Cabinet' and preserving guru for Riverford Organic. She trained as a chef in San Francisco and at Alice Waters' legendary restaurant Chez Panisse in Berkeley. She continues her anthropological studies and research at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

Her next venture will be a culinary eco-tourism business in Istria, Croatia, based in a carefully renovated stone farmhouse...

"Food is not feed. The stories behind our food can be as fascinating as it is fun to prepare and delicious to eat.”


Tel: +44 (0) 7951 041 886


London, Islington N5
United Kingdom

Key Words

Cooking classes, preserving, real bread, catering, food writing, consultancy, research

Memberships & Accreditations

Trained chef; working towards a Masters in anthropology;

Creation Date: 
Thursday, 17 July, 2014 - 10:53
Last Updated: 
Thursday, 17 July, 2014 - 10:53

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