I am Rebecca, a food geographer
Geography stems from the Greek ‘geographia’, literally meaning ‘writing the world’. As a food geographer, I research into and communicate the stories behind our food. No foodstuff is the same. There is no ‘one size fits all’ route to learning about our foods; they are embedded in a particular context. This context includes the terroir, ecology, cultures, values and people – and how they all intertwine to create a complex food system. Because of this, I work in various environments to find the most creative route to catalyse meaningful and effective communication. This includes research, policy consultancy, journalism, workshops and ‘taste education’ events, food doodles and art, cooking and growing food with others.