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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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Cookery Demonstrations in Portsmouth at The Southsea Food Festival

On the 16 & 17 July 2016 we’ll be at the Southsea Food Festival hosting the kitchen theater stage. In keeping with the international flavour of the festival, we’ll be demonstrating, cooking, baking and serving delicious and unusual dishes from around the world, On Saturday we’ll make Uttapam, a South Indian rice pancake served with spiced okra […]

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Our next Bread Club Training: 20 – 22 September 2016

Professional bread baking training for people who want to make real bread with and for their communities This training is hands on and covers the following modules: How bread works Everyday yeasted breads, rolls and buns Enriched and laminated dough Sourdough Doughcraft, timing and production systems Equipment and ingredients This training will help you to: Plan […]

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