Sophie Pither

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Stirling, Scotland
University Of Bristol, University Of Cardiff
European, Scottish, & British Food, Home Cooking, Culinary Travel & Restaurants
  • Sophie's first editorial job was at the launch of the gorgeous, glossy Food and Travel magazine in the UK in 1997.
  • She spent a few years working with Scottish chef Nick Nairn — the youngest chef in the UK to gain a Michelin star — assisting with recipe writing and editing instructions for his cook school classes.
  • During a fascinating 10-day food-focused press trip in China, Sophie tried fried scorpions and yak's penis. Her verdict: Once was probably enough.


Sophie has been a freelance writer and editor specializing in food and travel for over 20 years. She is also a keen cook and loves to entertain friends at home. Based by a loch in rural Scotland, she has expert knowledge of the Scottish and UK restaurant and food scene. She travels frequently, always making a beeline for interesting local restaurants and vibrant food markets. Sophie honed her craft at magazines in London after qualifying as a journalist, spending a few years at Condé Nast Traveller before going it alone. She has written for UK newspapers, magazines, websites, and many commercial organizations. Her byline has appeared in The Times and Sunday Times (London), The Guardian, i newspaper, and Olive Magazine, among many others.


Sophie earned a B.A. (Hons) in music from the University of Bristol and went on to gain a postgraduate NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) diploma in journalism at the University of Cardiff.
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