‘Ferment, Pickle, Dry: Ancient Methods, Modern Meals’ just got published. A complete book full with really original and incredibly tasty recipes using these old techniques. Authors Simon Poffley and Gaba Smolinska-Poffley, published by Francis Lincoln Publishers, gorgeous photography by Kim Lightbody.
For this book I was hired to do all the prop- and foodstyling, as well as the recipe-writing of six of the dishes.
Drynachan Lodge is located in the Scottish Highlands and owned by Lord Cawdor. Private cheffing at Drynachan means a wealth of local Scottish produce, fresh fish and game to work with and the woods, river and hills to forage. A chef’s dream.
Summer Seaweed is an article Kim Lightbody (photography) and I wrote, styled and shot for Chickpea Magazine’s 8th edition (summer 2013). The article included 8 recipes using different types of seaweeds.
Streatham Common Community Garden (South London) invited me to run an outdoor cooking demonstration and workshop in which I would show growers and visitors of all ages a few recipes and tricks what to do with the wealth of produce they had grown.
Since I grab any opportunity I can to cook on wood-fires or a charcoal BBQ (I absolutely love it), I proposed a veggie based workshop working with everything the season and the garden had to offer (think of fresh peas, rainbow chard, broad beans, potatoes, fresh herbs and strawberries, but also calendula flowers, nasturtium leaves and flowers, angelica root and flowers and vine leaves). The day turned out to be a wonderful gathering and feast.