From Michelin to Mission

Is the restaurant sector sustainable? What can the recent pandemic teach us? And how are restauranteurs adapting? All too often, discussions about the importance and performance of the economy centre around interest rates, growth prospects, new products and services - as if these were the primary values that define the health of the economy. But … Continue reading From Michelin to Mission

In the Guardian today!

New Nordic Food is one of the best examples of Nordic cooperation in action. Check out my interview in this Guardian long read! The first major sign of political interest in supporting Nordic food culture and identity came after a group of 12 chefs signed the New Nordic Kitchen Manifesto in 2004. Support for bottom-up … Continue reading In the Guardian today!

The Future of New Nordic Food (Part 2)

Here comes Part 2 of the Future of New Nordic Food series that I have been writing for the New Nordic Food Programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers. Did you miss Part 1? You can read the first four stories by clicking here. Raising the status of gender equality and diversity in the food … Continue reading The Future of New Nordic Food (Part 2)

Roast Beef Rebellion @ European Food Summit

On 18 March 2019, I was invited to speak at the European Food Summit in Ljubljana, Slovenia. My talk was entitled The Roast Beef Rebellion. It was 2001. I was 11 years old. And I decided to become a vegetarian. It wasn’t because I came from a family of hippies. I did it because I … Continue reading Roast Beef Rebellion @ European Food Summit

Solutionism: using tried and tested approaches to confront global challenges

Solutionism: The belief that all difficulties have solutions Solutionist: A solver of problems Wherever I go, I hear people asking for solutions to transforming our food system into a more sustainable one. While there are no silver bullets, I believe that it is important to look at the approaches that are working and understand how … Continue reading Solutionism: using tried and tested approaches to confront global challenges

New Nordic diet on par with the Mediterranean diet in terms of health and sustainability

A new WHO report Health Evidence Network Synthesis Report analyzes which country policies and interventions have been inspired by the basic principles of the Mediterranean and Nordic diets. The report also examines whether there is evidence of effectiveness in reducing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Unhealthy diet is one of the leading cause of ill health globally … Continue reading New Nordic diet on par with the Mediterranean diet in terms of health and sustainability

BBC Food Programme

If you haven't already tuned in to the BBC Food Programme, you are missing out. Every Sunday and Monday, Dan Saladino (Series Producer) and Shelia Dillon (Presenter) investigate every aspect of the food that we eat. From the humble origins of porridge to hunting with the Hazda in Tanzania this show is perfect for anyone … Continue reading BBC Food Programme