Foraging used to be all we knew; we were self-reliant, adaptive creatures in a dynamic natural world. Those instincts have gone to sleep in bland days of convenience and blasé consumption.
Welcome to an invigorated spirit of enquiry, a sharpening of the eyes, where any general environment can become personal if we engage with it. Any landscape can become a foodscape.
Our explorations of flavour on the wild Scottish island of Islay led to us to create The Botanist. Along the way we’ve found friends across the globe – like-minded souls who share the same curiosity and passion for flavour. The guiding principle is that there is always more we can learn.