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Food for the Future – Kew’s Science Festival at Wakehurst Place

I was asked to design a menu of food for the future recipes to tie in with Kew’s Science Festival at Wakehurst Place. It got me thinking about some of the big issues we are facing as a planet and species. As the climate changes and the earth’s population rises, as natural resources and arable land dwindles, how […]

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Southsea Food Festival 2017

It’s that time of year again when we start gearing up for cookery demonstrations on the kitchen theatre stage at the Southsea Food Festival. As well as hosting some of Portsmouth’s most talented chefs, bakers and food producers, we’ll be demonstrating our favourite street food dishes from around the world including: Tapalapa, a West African baguette […]

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Christopsomo – Greek Christmas bread

Greek Christmas Bread,  a delicious festive bread with depth of flavour and intention . . . The dough is enriched with butter, milk, sugar, eggs and mixed peel. Some people add wine or ouzo to the dough for an even more flavoursome loaf. The traditional practice when making this bread is to knead all of […]

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Apple Day Recipes 2016

As usual, this autumn, we’ll be getting all pomological and cooking some delicious fruit based food at community apple days across the south east, starting with Apple Day @ Stanmer Park in Brighton on Sunday 2 October. Then we’ll be in Slindon for the National Trusts Apple Day on Saturday 8 October The Arundel Community Apple […]

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Cookery Masterclasses

Feast and Food School – 17 September 2016 Enjoy the iconic riverside venue of Harvey’s Brewery for a day of exceptional street food and drink paired with a series of masterclasses hosted by Community Chef and featuring local chefs and experts. I’ll be demystifying sourdough bread making and sharing two simple everyday sourdough breads plus […]

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Why community food activities are more important than ever

I set up Community Chef in order to help people to cook and eat good food, to feel well, empowered and to be more connected with others.  Recently I was asked if I thought there was still a need for community food activities. The answer is without doubt, more than ever, yes! Here are a few […]

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