about us

“One of the delights of life is eating with friends; second to that is talking about eating. And, for an unsurpassed double whammy, there is talking about eating while you are eating with friends. People who like to cook like to talk about food.” (Laurie Colwin, Home Cooking, 1988)

This quote sums up our friendship perfectly. We met through mutual friends, however our friendship developed over the exchange of a much sought after scone recipe.  We talk constantly about food, boring everyone within earshot!

Our love of food has led to many adventures, both before we met and since.  We get “lost” in conversations about food and in some cases physically “lost” trying to find a hidden foodie gem.  Hence the name “Lost in Food”, a name we came up with whilst actually lost on back roads in Aberdeenshire looking for the perfect lunch spot!

Lesley (foodie; cook; spice loving; gardener; city breaker) born and brought up in the North East of Scotland and has settled there with her family. She has worked across the globe including: China; India; and Singapore, fuelling her love of cooking and all things spicy. Lesley seeks out good food wherever she goes and is rarely seen without her notebook.

Michelle (foodie; baker; cocktail loving; socialiser) originally from Nova Scotia, Canada and has been living in Scotland with her family “for a few years now”. She has undertaken many local cooking classes including: Indian; Chinese; chocolate and bread making.  Michelle’s love of baking is what she concentrates on most at home, this is where her real creativity lies.


Lesley & Michelle enjoying a rather tasty G&T in Rye & Soda, Aberdeen