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 […]

Waste Not… Chocolate

Waste Not Chocolate

Over the last ten years all my work in food, writing, cooking and teaching has had a clear environmental focus. This passion for climate-friendly cuisine began as a teenager, when I lived and worked on a variety of intensive and agroecological farms. It then became my core focus in 2011 when I created my first […]

Waste Not… Potato Peelings

Waste Not Potato Peelings

It’s not surprising that the many people are up in arms about how much food we waste, and potatoes are part of the problem: about half of all potatoes bought by UK households are thrown away. That’s nearly 6m spuds a day, at a yearly cost of £230m. My mum always made the best chips: […]

Waste Not… How To Make Your Beetroot Leaves Into a Delicious Dip

How To Make Your Beetroot Leaves Into a Delicious Dip

I’ve written this piece in partnership with Victorinox who have supplied me with the walnut handled knife and the chopping board (pictured) below. As a kid I always kept a Swiss Army Knife in my pocket, now as an adult and professional I use their chef-knives in my home and professional kitchens. Beetroot grows with […]