Danilo Cortellini’s Gnochetti with baked cherry tomatoes and Ricotta

Danilo Cortellini’s Gnochetti with baked cherry tomatoes and Ricotta The name Gnocchetti (small gnocchi) could be quite generic in Italian culinary culture. We have potatoes gnocchi, pumpkin gnocchi, bread gnocchi and pasta dough gnocchi like in our case here.   In Sardinia the locals call them ‘Malloreddus’ and if you move to southern Italy they are likely to be called Cavatelli, […]

Cook and collect – getting back in the kitchen

Everyone involved with FoodCycle knows how passionate we are about community dining and creating amazing meals out of surplus food.  Over the past few months, we haven’t been able to hold our Community meals and in order to continue to provide food for our guests, we have been running a food parcel delivery service.  The delivery service was set up as an emergency response, but it […]

Check-in and chat in Loneliness Awareness Week

We’re a month on from the launch of our new check-in and chat service, where volunteers call the recipients of our food parcels to check the process ran smoothly and to see how they are, helping to combat feelings of loneliness and social isolation. In that month, we have signed up over 100 new check-in […]

Cook with Cyrus Todiwala

For our next FoodCycle cooking session, we will be joined by renowned chef and TV personality, Cyrus Todiwala. On Tuesday 7th July at 6pm, Cyrus will show you in real-time, how to cook ‘Uppma’, (South-Indian-style porridge) a recipe from his new book, Simple Spice Vegetarian. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask him for his […]

How long can you eat food items after their Best Before date?

WRAP (The Waste and Resources Action Programme) has recently released new guidance highlighting that food past its Best Before date remains safe and perfectly good to eat for days, weeks, months or even years after the date – depending on the type of food, and if it has been stored correctly. This week is the […]

Crepes filled with chard, tomatoes & cheese, topped with pecorino

Sarah’s Recipe Sarah is a volunteer at FoodCycle in Durham. This is actually a recreation of what we made at FoodCycle a couple of months ago before the whole apocalypse started. It was the day after pancake day and we had an abundance of rainbow chard and tomatoes very generously donated by Robinsons Greengrocers, so […]

Cook with Danilo Cortellini

FoodCycle Patron and Head Chef at the Italian Embassy, Danilo Cortellini is hosting a special live cook-along to raise money for FoodCycle. Danilo will show you in real-time, how to cook a delicious homemade gnocchetti with baked cherry tomatoes and ricotta. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask him for his top culinary tips. Don’t […]

Creating content for FoodCycle

You are FoodCycle’s biggest asset and we want to hear from you.  Here are some tips if you want to share either pictures or videos with us. We always keep an eye on what our projects upload to social media or what you tag us in, but if you’d like to send us content directly […]

Pao de Queijo with Chilli

Kar Yee’s Recipe Kar Yee is a FoodCycle Bow Road volunteer. Typically Pao de Queijo remains an unadulterated Brazilian speciality but a little experimentation is no bad thing, though you can omit the chilli for a more traditional version. Unlike regular bread, these are wheat-free and have an unusual but morish texture. Think of chewy, […]

Butternut Squash Loaf

Kimberly’s Recipe You can have this ready in 45mins and it will do for your tea break for the rest of the week. Ingredients 100g Butternut Squash mashed 90g almond flour 10g corn starch 20g desiccated coconut + walnut bits 0.5 tsp baking soda 1.5 tsp baking powder 1tsp turmeric 1 tsp cinnamon 1tsp nutmeg […]

New check-in and chat service

Our charitable vision is a society where no one is hungry or lonely. The current situation has meant that our Community Meals, where guests and volunteers come together to eat and socialize, cannot go ahead.  We have transformed ourselves into a food parcel delivery service and this week, we are launching our new check-in and […]

Our First Volunteer Hangout

On Wednesday evening we hosted our first virtual, volunteer hangout with Fooditude. Matt Byne, Food Director at Fooditude cooked in real time, showcasing seasonal produce with handy tips on how to use surplus food, upscaling and how to limit food waste. Our volunteers tuned in on Zoom to come together and get their weekly FoodCycle cooking […]