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 natural environment can become personal if we engage with it. Any landscape can become a foodscape. Our explorations with flavour on the wild Scottish Isle 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 spirit of enquiry and passion for flavour.
“The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” PROUST