Waste not, want not. At least, that’s the philosphy behind the Forgotten Feast. This movement, led by eco-chef Tom Hunt, aims to stop unwanted ingredients from ending up in the bin, and turn them into a restaurant-worthy meals instead. This summer, they’ve teamed up with UK charity FoodCycle (who use surplus food to create nutritious meals for the less fortunate), for a special three-course charity banquet. Taking place at the Fleet River Bakery near Holborn, the menu will be created almost entirely from donated ingredients: some surplus, some simply wonky. The exact menu depends on the day’s donations, but the expect the likes of beetroot hummus with ‘mis-fit’ crudites; foraged salad with broad beans and sourdough croutons; rolled pig’s head porchetta with wild horseradish; and chocolate tort with a raspberry and mint granita.
Tickets cost £35 and can be booked via foodcycleforgottenfeast-eorg.eventbrite.com.