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FOOD FOR THOUGHT HASTINGS, 27 April 17

Join us for a community food networking and skill sharing day Food for We are delighted to be co-hosting  this symposium together with colleagues from Hastings Voluntary Action and Education Futures Trust. The aim is to get people with an interest in food and community activities together, to share ideas on reducing food waste, feeding the masses, cooking […]

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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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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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Fabulous Ferments – recipes from Seedy Sunday 2016

Our theme for our demonstrations at this year’s Seedy Sunday Brighton is Fabulous Ferments. Here are a selection of recipes from our menu including: Uttapam – fermented rice and lentil pancakes from South India served with coconut chutney Blini – sourdough buckwheat drop scones topped with aubergine caviar Pau de Queijo – Brazilian cheese balls […]

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Food for Thought – Community Food Symposium

Friday 5 February, Leaf Hall Community Arts Center, Eastbourne An opportunity for community food workers, cookery leaders,health promoters, food producers & growers to come together for a day of networking, inspiring talks, workshops, fabulous food, visioning and support. Workshops include: Real Junk Food Café’s– a practical solution for tackling food waste, food poverty and social […]

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Festive Recipes 2015

People tell me that preparing a Christmas meal is the most stressful meal they make all year. Statistics show that Britons waste over 65 million pounds of  perfectly edible food over the Festive period It doesn’t have to be like that! Here are recipes for some of the delicious alternatives to a traditional Christmas meal that I’ll […]

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Pan Indian Cookery Tour -Recipes

Here are some recipes from our culinary journey across India. Our exploration starts with the most popular South Indian breakfast of Idli Sambar, a rice flour dumpling with peppery lentil soup and coconut chutney. Moving up the East coast snack on Bhel Puri, Mumbai’s favourite street food, puffed rice salad with tamarind dressing. Crossing inland to the […]

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Gujarati Thali – Feeding body and soul

Last week I had a great time creating a Gujarati feast with a large group of students. While I love most Indian food, it is the cuisine of this incredible region which most nourishes me. This is why: On the winding path of self discovery, meandering down a busy street in Delhi, I met an old friend […]

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Cooking Up Change

Cooking Up Change – In August, I received an interesting proposal from Charlene Collison from Forum for the Future, an independent non-profit organisation which works globally with business, government and other organisations to solve complex sustainability challenges. www.forumforthefuture.org Forum had for some time been working on a toolkit based on the lessons learnt from collaborative […]

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What are Bread Clubs?

What are Bread Clubs? – Bread Clubs are generally a social activity where enthusiasts meet to bake bread together while sharing resources, experience, skills and knowledge Bread clubs can also function as micro-businesses where members pool resources, bulk bake and sell or share out the bread to extended members or subscribers. Some Bread Clubs are home […]

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Cookery Workshops in Lewes – OctoberFeast

This September and October we will be running a series of cookery and bakery workshops as part of the Lewes’s 6th October Feast food festival. We will also be hosting the masterclasses at the Feast and Food School on 17 September at the iconic riverside venue of Harvey’s Brewery.  Expect a day of exceptional street food and drink paired […]

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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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