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Gastronomy Symposium Aims to Shape Scotland’s Food Landscape  

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Gastronomy Symposium Aims to Shape Scotland’s Food Landscape  

Gastronomy Symposium Aims to Shape Scotland’s Food Landscape   
February 18
13:35 2016

A new event aimed at celebrating food culture in Scotland is to take place in Edinburgh this April. The symposium, entitled Scotland’s FoodScape, is being staged by the MSc Gastronomy team at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (QMU) and the University of Gastronomic Sciences (UniSG) in Italy.

The two-day programme will offer a comprehensive exploration of the significance of food to Scotland, including lectures, presentations, workshops,  tastings, creative performances and food demos.

Charlotte Maberly, Programme Leader on the MSc Gastronomy at QMU, explained: ‘In Scotland, food has been a cause for both celebration and concern – an economic success story and symbol of our environment. However, it can also be the source of cultural stereotypes and the cause of worries about our public health.

‘This event allows us to explore our relationship with food, and by talking and thinking about it – as well as making and eating it – we’ll be able to consider its significance in Scotland.’

Confirmed guests include restaurateur Shirley Spear, BBC Radio 4’s Sheila Dillon and Geoff Tansey of the Food Ethics Council.

QMU runs the only Masters in Gastronomy in the UK and the team will partner with the University of Gastronomic Sciences to stage the event. Scotland’s Foodscape will take place on 26th and 27th April at Summerhall, Edinburgh.

Visit for more information and to book your place.



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