Born in Pennsylvania, Ben Mervis came to Glasgow to study mediaeval history, but left university with an appetite for food. After relocating to Copenhagen to work at Noma as Rene Redzepi’s personal assistant, he returned to Glasgow where he set up Fare, a bi-annual journal that dedicates whole issues to exploring a single city’s dining culture. In addition to being Fare’s editor-in-chief, Mervis is lead researcher for Netflix documentary series, Chef’s Table. His book "The British Cookbook" was recently published by Phaidon and offers a comprehensive take on traditional British cooking in 585 recipes. In short, when it comes to food, Mervis knows a thing or two, including the best places to eat in the city he calls home.