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Off The Beaten Track With Ghillie

Introducing Ghillie Basan who is a writer, broadcaster, and food anthropologist with fingers in several pies!

After spending her childhood in East Africa and teenage years in Scotland, followed by a Cordon Bleu Diploma in London and a degree in Social Anthropology from Edinburgh University, then going onto work and travel across Europe, Turkey, the Middle East, North America, India, Southeast Asia, and vast chunks of Africa as an English teacher, journalist, and food and travel writer, she returned to the Scottish Highlands.

Ghillie has written over 40 Books on different culinary cultures and some of these have been nominated for the Glenfiddich Award, Guild of Food Writers Award, and the Cordon Bleu World Food Media Award, as well as appearing regularly in the ‘Best of the Best’ and Top 50’ lists. Her food and travel articles have appeared in numerous publications including the Sunday Herald, Scotland on Sunday, The Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Tribune, Press & Journal, BBC Good Food Magazine. As a broadcaster I have many BBC Radio credits presenting and contributing to a variety of food programmes in the UK and abroad.

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