Johanna Maciver, Editor
Johanna Maciver has been cooking since she was a little girl, it all started with cooking dinner after school for pocket money and has led to a crazy food obsession that goes beyond just cooking meals for friends and family. She has an addiction to buying cookbooks and is currently harbouring an undisclosed number of said books in her attic. She watches endless episodes of Come Dine With Me, Master Chef, the Great British Bake-off and any other food related programme on TV, no matter how many times she’s seen them. Johanna has most recently caught the baking bug where her love of making cupcakes has taken her into a whole new world of cookie, cake and pie baking. If she’s not talking about food, she’s making it, and if she’s not making it, she’s reading about it…and then sending her newest favourite recipe to a friend who she’ll secretly be trying to convert into a ‘foodie’ too!
Stuart Duncan, Contributor
Stuart has been passionate about cooking from an early age when his mum taught him the basics, nowadays he is proud to say that he is the one teaching her a thing or two. Stuart set up Taste of Glasgow as he wanted to share his passion for good honest food with others in the area and also to learn a thing or two from other like minded foodies.
Stuart Gibson, Contributor
Stuart’s first job out of school was a junior cook – since then he has developed his cooking skills, mainly with the help of the late, great, Keith Floyd – 4 years spent guiltily watching Floyd on the telly when he should have been studying! He loves messing around in the kitchen with global cuisines, and can be found trawling Asian supermarkets with the fervour deserving of a lunatic. Stuart is keen to demonstrate that his city has more to offer the the culinary world than deep fried Pizza and Chips.
Katie Dickerson, Contributor
Katie Dickerson is a vegetarian who loves farmers markets, spicy food and cheese of all kinds. She moved to Glasgow from New York in 2006 and loves discovering new places to eat and buy food in her adopted city.
Brendan Murphy, Contributer
Brendan Murphy started cooking from an early age at the apron strings of his grandmother. This experience has led him to be passionate about creating recipes that really work and that can be used again and again. He particularly enjoys cooking Asian food and baking traditional Scottish sweet treats. Since 1996, Brendan has worked in IT and Marketing for a large commercial catering organisation and takes every opportunity to be involved with food tasting and he regularly gets into the kitchen to pick up tips from professional chefs. Brendan is also an avid food photographer and loves to visit restaurants around Glasgow and further afield with friends and family.
Jack Broussine, Contributor
When Jack moved to Glasgow 7 years ago he was pleasantly surprised by its food scene; all the great cafes, restaurants and food suppliers which reside in the little nooks and crannies of the city. He is still discovering them and as the rest of our contributors, he is excited about the opportunity to share and enhance his knowledge and experiences of what Glasgow has to offer.
Jack is obsessed with buying quality produce and creating something different with them in his own kitchen; he loves to eat and create exciting, fresh food.
Emma Laughlin, Contributor
25-year-old Glaswegian Emma Laughlin enjoys good food. Local farmers’ markets and delis provide fodder for all sorts of home-cooked creativity, while the wide variety of restaurants in Glasgow and beyond give her more than enough reason to put down the frying pan and eat out every so often. Having lived abroad, Emma likes to experiment in the kitchen with recipes from all over the world, but at the same time, appreciates simple and traditional home cooking. She is passionate about food and loves sharing this passion with as many people as possible.
Anabel Marsh, Contributor
Anabel Marsh has been eating out in Glasgow’s wide range of restaurants since 1986. Her particular preference is for Asian cuisines, but she is always interested in trying new places of any kind. Anabel also enjoys cooking vegetarian food at home and is keen on wine, beer, whisky and tea.
Alexis Gueco, Contributor
Alexis Gueco is a 20-something bon vivant always in pursuit of wordly delights. Born in the year of the rat, she was raised in America’s Grand Canyon state by loving parents who enjoy cooking and eating well. As a result, she grew up ever epicurious and a culinary ingénue. After a 3-year stint working for the World’s leading brewer in America’s Gateway City, she relocated to sunny Glasgow. Well-travelled (17 countries and counting!), she is an urban explorer discovering all things cool and delicious. Alexis has a penchant for farmers markets, local/seasonal/organic foods, cooking, baking, hosting events & dinner parties, and new experiences.