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Inver's Pam Brunton on Between Two Waters

Tuesday 10th September

Topping & Company Booksellers of Bath, York Street, Bath, Somerset BA1 1NG
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Pam Brunton is the acclaimed chef behind Inver restaurant on Loch Fyne, which celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2025.

Inver has won countless awards and is a recipient of the Green Michelin Star praising sustainability alongside world-class food. Prior to opening Inver, she worked at some of the best restaurants around the world. Pam holds an MSc in Food Policy from City University and spent four years working with food campaign groups Sustain, the alliance for better food and farming, and the Soil Association.

Now, Pam joins us to talk on Between Two Waters: a story of heritage, landscape and the modern cook.

When world-class chef Pam first opened Inver, her restaurant on the shores of Loch Fyne, she set out to discover what makes 'modern Scottish food' - or if it even existed.

This book traces Pam's journey to answer that question and in doing so reveals what we can all gather from our culinary heritage. Part memoir, part manifesto on the future of feeding the world and a feminist critique of the food business, it documents the difficult early days of her now multiple award-winning restaurant, reflecting on how the immersive experience of 'destination restaurants' can both help and hinder our understanding of wider land and food culture.

From the soil to the kitchen, Between Two Waters interrogates the influences on what we eat: capitalism, colonialism and gender, as well as our own personal and cultural histories. Yet it also captures with real heart all that the dinner table has to offer us: sustenance, both physical and imaginative, challenges and adventure and, most importantly, communion with others.

More than anything, it is a blisteringly original work from one of the world's most exciting thinkers about food, sustainability and landscape.