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WIN 1 of 2 Plant Based Cookbooks By Chef Tom Hunt

Are you, like most of us in quarantine, spending more time in the kitchen than usual? Then this competition may be of interest!

We’re giving away two copies of Eating for Pleasure, People & Planet by Tom Hunt published by Kyle Books (19 March 2020, £26 hardback (octopusbooks.co.uk) Photography by Jenny Zarins.

This beautiful book features food that’s easy on the planet, while never sacrificing pleasure, taste and nutrition.

In case you don’t yet know, Tom Hunt is an award-winning chef, columnist and climate change campaigner. His approach to cooking is rooted in food’s connection to climate change, championing a way of eating that prioritises the environment without sacrificing pleasure, taste and nutrition. This holistic diet joins the dots between consumers, food and nature, giving us the skills and knowledge to shop, eat and cook sustainably that leads to eating healthier, better tasting food for no extra cost.

Hunt has 20 years of experience in food and agriculture plus 10 years in food sustainability with chefs, farmers, academics, charities and nutritionists. His Bristol restaurant, Poco Tapas Bar, opened in 2004 and has won numerous awards including Best Ethical Restaurant at the Observer Food Monthly Awards.

Tom’s manifesto, ‘Root to Fruit’ demonstrates how we can all become part of the solution to the climate emergency by supporting a delicious, biodiverse and regenerative food system, giving us the skills and knowledge to shop, eat and cook sustainably, whilst eating healthier, better tasting food for no extra cost. ​

Beautifully illustrated and easy to follow, Eating for Pleasure, People & Planet delves into the question of our times, ‘what is a sustainable diet?’ and gives us a manifesto to help achieve this, with practical information and inspirational recipes for everyday cooking that consider how we farm, trade, eat and dispose of food. Tom’s recipes are vibrant and celebratory, yet simple, nourishing and affordable and are all born out of extensive research and in line with the most up-to-date food sourcing guidelines.

Regarding the book, chef Tom himself comments, “I’ve spent the last ten years developing my Root to Fruit sustainability manifesto, which has culminated in this book. A project I hope will inspire and empower you to take action, giving you the tools to take the quality of your food to a whole new level. I also hope it will continue to mobilise not only existing real food advocates, but facilitate a new wave of them, helping to bring about positive change through influencing the system and eating the best food we can. The first principle of Root to Fruit is to Eat for Pleasure. This is an approach to food that, with integrity, will lead to not only a sustainable diet but a delicious and nourishing one too.”

Hunt works closely with various charities including Slow Food, Fairtrade, The Soil Association and is a signatory and podcast host for the Chef’s Manifesto – a United Nations initiative linked to the Global Goals, that calls on chefs around the world to champion climate-friendly cuisine in their kitchens for a more diverse, sustainable and delicious future. Following his BA (Hons) Fine Art degree, Hunt began working in food under Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall as a course leader, cook and food stylist at River Cottage and on the TV series. More recently, Mr Hunt has worked alongside many of his heroes at events including chefs Dan Barber, Francis Mallmann and René Redzepi – where he did a short internship at Noma, Copenhagen.

Hunt’s vocation has made him an expert in his field with a deep understanding about how food can benefit culture, support biodiversity and reverse climate change, culminating in a sustainability manifesto called Root to Fruit. He also has a regular Waste Not column in the Guardian newspaper and Vegetarian Living.

For your chance to win one of two copies of this awesome book, just fill in your details below.

Winners were Elaine Charles and Sarah Hollenback. Congrats!

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    Theresa Cooke
    May 3, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    the photos are stunning as well.

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