I was recently asked to give a cookery demonstration at the launch of The St Giles Pantry – a new initiative in south Kensington which gives vulnerable residents access to groceries for a nominal fee.
The food is actually surplus food from supermarkets – good quality and in-date – that would otherwise be wasted, and is redistributed through charity FareShare. The UK food industry wastes a shocking 1.9 billion tonnes of food a year, so it’s fantastic that this not only helps combat food waste, but also food poverty as well.
Few people realise that food poverty exists in such an affluent area, and this new project has the potential to improve many lives.
I decided to make spicy carrot fritters, a quick and healthy (not to mention rather delicious!) store cupboard recipe with just five ingredients. It was my first live demonstration and despite a technical hitch (the pans didn’t quite get to temperature so not as much sizzle as I’d have liked!) it all went well.
The video was shot by Toni at SugarSweetVideo productions.
Find out more about FareShare.