Leek and potato soup with watercress pesto Ingredients: For the soup: (serves 4) 2 large potatoes (cubed) 4 large leeks (thinly sliced) 1 large white onion (chopped) 10 fl Oz milk vegetable stock butter For the pesto: watercress pine nuts olive oil garlic salt pepper parmesan (optional) Instructions: Put the potatoes, leeks and onion in [...]Continue Reading →
So it has been quite a whirlwind, but a good one! There is just LOADS to take in and a tiny bit of pressure to ‘get on’ considering I only officially have 2 months to complete my pop-up restaurant project: there’s no honeymoon/ induction period here! Everyone is really nice and welcoming, which is a [...]Continue Reading →
So we kicked off our Chef Campaign and celebrated FoodCycle Bristol’s 1st birthday with a great night! Two brilliant chefs cooked for us on the night, from Jamie’s Italian on the Triangle and Zazu’s kitchen on Jamaica Street. Leek and potato soup with watercress pesto was followed by a vegetable stew of carrot, jerusalem artichoke [...]Continue Reading →
The dinner was a cheerful, gastronomic feast. Yesterday, Whole Foods Market created a wonderful atmosphere in “The Room with a View”, their exclusive dining room, overlooking High Street Kensington. The music was perfect and the selected wines were even better (also provided by Whole Foods). Tom arrived directly from his restaurant and got straight to work [...]Continue Reading →
A programme aired on BBC last year has played a massive role in drawing my interest towards the specific problem of food waste as a socio-environmental issue. A play on the more well-known Great British Menu, whereby talented chefs have to design and cook different courses to be judged to be included on the menu at [...]Continue Reading →
Hello! I’m Louise, the new Chief Operations Officer here at FoodCycle. I’m pretty obsessed with food and Chinese food in particular, as you can see from the photo! I’ve been working in the charity sector for youth volunteering and environmental charities for the past 5 years and I’m really excited to be joining the [...]Continue Reading →
Having left the family home for university four years ago, I have become much more aware of the amount of “stuff” I use on a day-to-day basis (because [...]Continue Reading →
So it is nearly the morning of my first day at FoodCycle, the charity I am donating myself to through Vodafone’s ‘World of Difference’ initiative. It is therefore probably about time I told you all a bit more about what exactly I am doing! Better late than never… Firstly FoodCycle. As is probably quite obvious [...]Continue Reading →
Guest post from Fairtrade society who hosted a fortnight ago…. Hello there! Fairtrade Society were delighted to host Student Restaurant on the 2nd of March, the first Wednesday in Fairtrade Fortnight; we hope they enjoyed having us! Fairtrade is principally about Justice, trying to restore dignity, hope and quality of life to producers, who have [...]Continue Reading →
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