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Laura Mason was raised on a farm in Upper Wharfedale, Yorkshire. A highly respected food historian, her books include ‘Sugar-Plums and Sherbet: The Prehistory of Sweets’, ‘Food and the Rites of Passage’ and ‘Farmhouse Cookery’. She is also a British co-ordinator of the Slow Food movement.

Freelance food writer Catherine Brown grew up in a Glasgow tenement and her first catering job was in a Clydeside docker’s canteen. She worked as a professional chef before becoming a food writer and critic. She writes for The Herald and has won 3 Glenfiddich Food Writing Awards, and in 2001 was named the Guild of Food Writers Food Journalist of the Year.