Sprig-A Vegan-Friendly Vegetarian Pop Up

sprig-platform1Sprig is a vegan friendly vegetarian pop up created by ex Dinner at Heston and Chiltern Firehouse chef Peter Pickering.

Soundbites was lucky enough to catch up with Peter during his latest event at the Brockley Mess, sample some dishes and also help out in the kitchen.

Peter’s cooking is light, respectful, informed and delicious. Vegetables are treated with the respect and care normally associated with fancy cuts of meat and fish, attention to detail and a passion for flavour are apparent in every mouthful.

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Click Here to listen to the #soundbites interview with Peter. Also available onitunes, Android, Soundcloud

To find out more visit the Sprig website  or get tickets for his next pop up Click here

Pass The Crickets

Bug-718x523People in many countries have very restricted access to protein in their daily diets, some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life and many more are undernourished .(WFP Hunger statistics).  Governments in many underdeveloped countries are turning to the farming of insects to help fill this gap. One of the companies pioneering this in the UK is Mophagy and I was fortunate to meet Harry Harrison, one of the co-founders, earlier this year.

He gave me a real insight into this relatively new food industry and some samples to try too.

Click on this link to listen to Pass The Crickets

Mophagy also do great work with a children’s charity in the Congo Farms for Orphans

 

 

Soul Food Guru “On Air”

microphoneThe Chef Foundation and Food for the Soul is about to launch a series of online podcasts, snapshots of food that are all around us. What to eat, new talent, trending street food, swanky dining, feeding the homeless, best (and worst) supermarket deals, Fairtrade, school meals, imports, nutrition and anything else that needs shouting about.

These will be live interviews, chat forums, music events, fly on the wall documentaries, workshops, soapboxing, etc.  Available on internet radio, the website and social media. Topics already lined up are cooking for the homeless, creating a successful street food stall, financing a restaurant by Crowdfunding and living on bugs (as a source of protein).

 

Our first production is in the studio being cut to pieces right now.

 

 

Fundraising Charity Pop Up- Battersea Canteen

Winter BanquetFood for the Soul is very proud to have been invited to cook for the first fundraising supper club restaurant pop-up night for Battersea Canteen on Tuesday 17th Novemeber.

 

Pioneered by Kemi Akinola  Kemi Akinolaof  “Be-enriched” and The Brixton Peoples Kitchen , The Battersea Canteen project aims to reduce food waste and increase healthy eating through delivering nutritious free hot meals throughout the year.

LCP Kitchen

Hosted by the wonderful London Cooking Project, this event is to raise funds for the cause and will include 3 course vegetarian menu made entirely from waste food sourced from local markets and neighbourhood shops. It is a BYO night. For more information and to get tickets please click on this Grub Club link.