Zoe Neilson

Zoe Neilson is a Scottish writer and editor, currently living and working in Amsterdam. Born into a family of foodies, she has lived in Strasbourg, Edinburgh, London, Sydney, and Leeds, before settling in the Netherlands. This nomadic life left her with a deep interest in food cultures and the cross-cultural differences between them. A lifelong urbanite, she is committed to improving our capacity to live and eat sustainably in cities.

Tackling London’s Homeless Problem one Meal at a Time

Though the problem of homelessness, addiction and destitution is acute and particularly confronting on the Strand, the atmosphere at the SWAT van is one of hope. I’m welcomed warmly and hospitably offered huge portions of food while the team chat with the people they come to serve.

December 22, 2017


The Right to Food

The group’s message is that “fresh, nutritious food and a positive environment in which to eat it, is a basic right which all of us should enjoy,” a right that should be legally underpinned, formalising the government’s responsibility to ensure the nation is adequately fed – and potentially leaving it vulnerable to legal challenges if it fails.

April 12, 2017


Dining out with the Millenials

The global recession has been especially cruel on the young.

August 7, 2015


Supermarkets: Is it the End of Empire?

News that the ‘Big Four’ major British supermarkets are experiencing massive losses has become so ubiquitous in recent months it hardly seems newsworthy anymore.

June 9, 2015


Eating Skint

If you’re young and hard up, eating a varied, delicious and high quality diet can seem a starry-eyed dream, never mind trying to eat consciously or sustainably. But with a little time and thought, it need not be so.

March 17, 2015


What Makes a Market?

The Netherlands is not known for its food culture but it’s now keen to play catch up with its European counterparts.

December 5, 2014

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