About

kristinaluppKristina is currently residing in Tallinn, Estonia where she works as an independent writer and translator. In her spare time she runs the Tallinn Supper Club, where she organises secret dinners in Tallinn. Find out more here.

After having worked as a cook in Toronto and Florence, Kristina changed careers to see the other side of the food world, outside of the kitchen.  Combining her passion for travel, food, and writing, Kristina completed a Master of Arts in Gastronomy at the University of Adelaide in 2011. Her dissertation (Food and Everyday Life in Estonia 1918-1989) explored the effects of the Soviet period on Estonian eating habits.

In 2008, she attended a two-week intensive gastronomy course in France.  Spending time in both Paris and Reims, Kristina learned about everything from molecular cuisine to the psychology of taste.

Kristina is a Toronto native with an Estonian background.  She has had the good fortune of living abroad in many countries including South Africa, Australia and Italy.

Kristina speaks four languages: English, French, Italian and Estonian.

Places traveled: NewFoundland; Southern Ireland; London; France: Paris, Tours, Reims; Estonia, Sweden, Spain, Morocco, Singapore, New Zealand, Tasmania, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Malta, Shanghai, Georgia, St. Petersburg, Finland, and Iceland.

Publications:

Regular contributor for BQ Business Quarter Baltics

Editor of The Baltic Guide in English

“Estonian Food Reinvented” LENNUK Journal of the British Estonian Association. Click here for pdf link.

“Swaziland” in Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia. Ken Albala, editor. ABC-Clio/ Greenwood 2011

Articles, radio interviews, and TV appearances:

Oma Maitse: http://toidutare.ee/oma_maitse_rubriik/persoon/E0E7/ (in Estonian)

Postimees: http://www.postimees.ee/mobile/?id=1065146 (in Estonian)

Vikerraadio: http://vikerraadio.err.ee/saade/huvitaja/4617 (in Estonian)

Päevaleht: http://www.epl.ee/news/arvamus/kristina-lupp-eestlased-soovad-kiirustades.d?id=66219054 (in Estonian)

“Fish & Chips”, as part of British Food Week http://retseptid.err.ee/Praed/f7bfe0cf-f777-437e-b3c3-4ecd2e88fed7 (in Estonian)

ETV: Tour of Spice Market in Istanbul http://etv.err.ee/index.php?05593817&video=11968#.U7EitxY7fVJ (in Estonian)

 

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