Spa Terminus Saturday Market

Hidden away in Bermondsey is a collection of food producers who principally sell wholesale. However, on a Saturday morning, if you know where to find the railway arches they are located in, they open the doors to the public, and you can get a taste of heaven. Every couple of months if I wake up […]

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Food Matters

This week I went along to the Food Matters live event. The tagline is “Many Voices, Making Food Matter”. Food is medicine. And I am always interested in sustainable, foods of the future. My focus at this event was to find examples of controlled environment agriculture, algae, seaweed and insects. I was not disappointed, and […]

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Vertical Farming and Farm Business Innovation

Farm Business Innovation Show Last week I attended the Farm Business Innovation Show in Birmingham. I participated as an exhibitor, as a volunteer with the Association for Vertical Farming (AVF). It was a valuable learning experience and led me to question where vertical farming in the UK can flourish. Alongside us on the AVF stand were AVF […]

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Bandstand Beds – Community Growing on Clapham Common

This is the latest post in a series that I am writing about community growing spaces in urban settings. Bandstand Beds is a community growing project situated on Clapham Common, in south London. Bandstand Beds provides, ‘…an area for the local community to discover the joys and benefits of growing and cooking their own food, […]

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Brussels Community Garden – A regenerative food system

When I travel, I am looking for evidence of connections that can help regenerate our food system. At the end of June, I boarded an early Eurostar departure from London and arrived mid-morning in Brussels. I spent the rest of the morning looking around the Botanique Gardens.  In the afternoon, after checking into my hotel, […]

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Food Tour in Ho Chi Minh City

In February, I visited Ho Chi Minh City. I arrived on the train at 4 am, after a two and a half day trip from Hanoi. I spent the day walking to and through Ben Thanh Market and then visited the Fine Arts Museum. By late afternoon, I was ready to check into my hotel […]

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Oolong tea – History and Teasers

In my previous post, I described my first tea tasting session with Andrew Perryman of Tea & Glory in Camden. In this post, I will share some interesting tidbits that Andrew shared about the history and the production process of Oolong tea. A little bit of History In around 1658 when the British started importing […]

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Oolong Tea Tasting

Tea Time It was coming up to 4pm, and I was walking down Chalk Farm Road on my way to Tea & Glory. I was going to meet up with Andrew Perryman, a certified tea sommelier, who was going to guide me through my first tea tasting. The first tea that Andrew will introduce me too […]

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