Paula Beaton

Photo of Paula Beaton
Food History, Food Culture, World Cuisine
  • Paula once met British TV chefs The Hairy Bikers (and made them a sandwich!) while working at an Italian deli in Edinburgh.
  • Paula is on a mission to eat at every ramen restaurant in Edinburgh at least twice. Maybe three times, just to be sure.
  • In 2022, Paula finally learned to bake her own bread, mastered making gyoza from scratch, ramped up her ramen skills, and perfected her Pad Thai recipe. On the menu to learn next: homemade Baklava.


Paula has been a professional writer and editor for over a decade. Starting out in travel, she has written widely across a range of topics, from lifestyle to food, and technology to fashion. She has worked as a freelance writer and editor for Skyscanner, wrote travel copy for brands such as Thomas Cook and Hurtigruten, and contributed to various sites as a tech writer, including Digital Trends, Android Authority, and Android Central. Paula is a foodie who can often be found trying out the newest restaurants, whipping up elaborate recipes, and shopping at local pop-ups and farmer's markets. When she's not doing these things, she's reading or writing about food: history, culture, etiquette, and more. She particularly enjoys exploring cuisine from far-flung corners of the globe.
Today Meal Editorial Policies

Today Meal’s content comes from an authoritative editorial staff that is dedicated to current and comprehensive coverage. With an aim to provide only informative and engaging content, our writers, editors, and experts take care to craft clear and concise copy on all things food-related, from news in the food service industry to in-depth explainers about what’s found in readers’ refrigerators, original recipes from experienced chefs, and more.

Our team also regularly reviews and updates articles as necessary to ensure they are accurate. For more information on our editorial process, view our full policies page.

Stories By Paula Beaton