Customers curious as to MasterChef winner Julie Friend’s secret ingredient this weekend will be in for a surprise; it’s waste. Indeed food surplus and fine dining, a pairing rarely seen on the same menu, form the focal point of FoodCycle’s pop up restaurant taking place on April 29 at the Brunel Museum.
Three delicious courses with a difference will be served in the quaint venue which stands testament to the engineering feats of Marc and Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Today food poverty and malnutrition, both prevalent in the Victorian era remain at large; every year 4 million people are affected, placing an additional strain of £13 billion on the NHS. Supply overstock means that millions of tonnes of edible food are thrown away annually, but an estimated 400,000 tonnes can be reclaimed. FoodCycle collect surplus food from shops and supermarkets every week and use it to cook nutritious healthy meals for people who attend a local mental health support centre.
Tickets for the event are on sale now at £25 for a scrumptious three course vegetarian meal, with every penny supporting FoodCycle’s work to tackle food waste and poverty in the UK. Didi Mae Hand
For info and tickets see, justgiving.com