Roberta Muir (MA Gastronomy)
Food – Wine – Travel Writer


Roberta Muir has managed Sydney Seafood School, Australia’s largest recreational cooking school, since 1997. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Gastronomy from the University of Adelaide and is a qualified sherry educator and cheese judge. She is the author of the Sydney Seafood School Cookbook (Penguin/Lantern, 2012) and 500 Cheeses (Quintet, 2010) and co-author of A Lombardian Cookbook with chef Alessandro Pavoni (Penguin/Lantern, 2015), A Sardinian Cookbook with chef Giovanni Pilu (Penguin/Lantern, 2012) and Wild Weed Pie (Penguin/Lantern, 2006) with chef Janni Kyritsis. Her passion for food, wine and foreign cultures has led her on adventures in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, North America, Scandinavia and South East and Central Asia. In her spare time, she reviews restaurants, writes freelance food, wine and travel articles, is a keen cook and an enthusiastic diner. She lives in Sydney with her husband, photographer and fellow foodlover, Franz Scheurer.


Roberta has reviewed/judged for:
~ Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide
~ The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide
~ Sydney Eats (previously Cheap Eats)
~ Restaurant & Catering Awards (NSW & National)
~ Australian Food Awards (Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria)
~ Fine Food Awards (Royal Agricultural Society of NSW)
~ Seafood Excellence Awards (Sydney Fish Market)


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