Plants vs. Meat, Where Do You Stand?

Flowers in a field

Here are my links, quotes and notes for Borough Talks: The Meat Debate on Wednesday 16th June. Please excuse any typos. Join the conversation on Instagram @cheftomhunt. Podcast version coming soon.    1617 words. About a 5 min read.   In the late nineties my first chef and mentor Ben Hodges stood me at the […]

The best (plant based) carrot cake I’ve had

Carrot cake

Last September, the Spanish-Welsh artist Rafael Pérez Evans dumped about 29 tonnes of carrots on the doorstep of Goldsmiths university as an art piece called Grounding. The installation kickstarted local conversations about waste, including a protest that involved cooking with the carrots and, seeing as the university is just down the road from me, I […]

Sustainability Spotlight Asparagus

Asparagus ferns

Did you know? The ancient Egyptians loved asparagus and called it a “food of the gods”   Asparagus – April to June   Ready, set, go…. when the asparagus season starts be the first to the shop as you’ve only got six weeks to enjoy this tender and flavoursome aphrodisiac. Steam, boil, stir fry, barbecue, […]

Fairtrade: Growing Women in Coffee

I’M SITTING IN a wooden meeting room at Kabnge’tuny coffee cooperative. It’s in the Kipkelion Hills, in Kericho County, due west of the Rift Valley in Kenya, and Zeddy Chepkemoi – a mother, coffee farmer and teacher – is describing her day. Dressed in a bright red and black polka-dot dress, Zeddy explains to us […]

Climate Change

Porcini mushrooms climate change

‘Climate change‘ A change in climatic patterns, specifically referring to the great acceleration. A proposed new era called the Anthropocene, where humankind’s impact on the environment and Earth’s ecosystems is the most dominant due to increased levels of human activity.  Collectively we are in an incredible position in which we can help mitigate climate change. […]