Paula Beaton

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Food History, Food Culture, World Cuisine
  • Paula once met British TV chefs The Hairy Bikers (and made them a sandwich!) while working at an Italian deli in Edinburgh.
  • Paula is on a mission to eat at every ramen restaurant in Edinburgh at least twice. Maybe three times, just to be sure.
  • In 2022, Paula finally learned to bake her own bread, mastered making gyoza from scratch, ramped up her ramen skills, and perfected her Pad Thai recipe. On the menu to learn next: homemade Baklava.


Paula has been a professional writer and editor for over a decade. Starting out in travel, she has written widely across a range of topics, from lifestyle to food, and technology to fashion. She has worked as a freelance writer and editor for Skyscanner, wrote travel copy for brands such as Thomas Cook and Hurtigruten, and contributed to various sites as a tech writer, including Digital Trends, Android Authority, and Android Central. Paula is a foodie who can often be found trying out the newest restaurants, whipping up elaborate recipes, and shopping at local pop-ups and farmer's markets. When she's not doing these things, she's reading or writing about food: history, culture, etiquette, and more. She particularly enjoys exploring cuisine from far-flung corners of the globe.
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