Food for Thought

‘Food for Thought’ brings together a panel of experts to explore food in a very contemporary context.

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne standing in front of a Genius Foods banner
Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne FRSE

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne FRSE, founder of Genius Foods, shares how she developed a ground breaking gluten-free bread at her kitchen table for her son and launched it across the UK in 2009. Hear from Lucinda on the highs and lows, challenges and learning that she and the Genius team have experienced as their innovative business grew from a few people in an office in Edinburgh to a 300-strong manufacturing business based in Midlothian.

Professor Wendy Russell standing behind trays of food.
Professor Wendy Russell

With the growing numbers of vegans and vegetarians across the UK making diet choices for both health and sustainability, Professor Wendy Russell from The Rowett Institute considers recent research on plant proteins and how they can contribute more to the human diet in terms of nutritional value. Professor Russell’s research is focused on understanding the complexity of the human diet and Harvesting for Health, working across the food supply chain with food growers and producers, agriculture and environmental scientists, the food industry, health professionals and policymakers.

Kate Young holding a book and smiling at the camera.
Kate Young

The Guild of Food Writers ‘Blogger of the Year 2017’ Kate Young’s recipes are inspired by her reading. Having mastered the treacle tart from Harry Potter she began blogging about her creations, following up with delights such as Paddington’s marmalade and afternoon tea at Manderley. The Little Library Cookbook captures the magic and wonders of the meals enjoyed by some of our favourite fictional characters and she will share her discoveries and inspirations with the panel and audience.

The event featured a Q&A session for delegates to pose questions to our food experts.

This event was part of a two-day ‘Food for Thought’ programme involving a series of talks and activities for local school pupils.

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Thursday February 21st, 2019 19:00-20:45


Inverness Royal Academy