This is the first book of its kind to present sustainable eating with a failsafe 30-way recipe plan for readers to follow and cook from. Based on the simple principle that local ingredients equal the lowest possible carbon footprint, Ollie Hunter endeavours to eat sustainable, desirable and delicious food.
Organised into four main chapters: Zero Waste, Organic and Seasonal, 50% of Produce within 30 MilesandWhat is Sustainability?the straightforward meal plan covers breakfast, lunch and dinner. From fresh soda bread and perfectly prepared scrambled eggs to zingy tomato and raspberry salad and a homemade paprika bean stew, you'll discover that maximum sustainability equals maximum flavour. The plan is packed with inspiration from international cuisines without the environmentally damaging air miles. And Ollie encourages you to stock your own store cupboard of homegrown/made ingredients like ripe tomatoes, paprika, ketchup, vinegars and oils.
With an introduction outlining the globally endorsed guidelines, infographic breakdowns giving advice on how to make the most of seasonal produce, and savvy solutions for leftovers and offcuts it couldn't be easier to eat tasty, healthy, reasonably priced meals. With Ollie's clever, ethical approach you can care for the environment and make sustainable eating a pleasure.
Ollie Hunter was a MasterChef semi-finalist in 2013 and since then he and his wife, Lauren, have taken over The Wheatsheaf pub in Chilton Foliat. Working in collaboration with his parents' nearby farm, it has been voted the UK's most sustainable pub (Sustainable Restaurant Association), as well as the best organic, local and seasonal pub (Sawday's). Ollie has written for the Sustainable Restaurant Association in the Telegraph and the Guardian.
Ollie is now continuing his mission and creating a movement called 30 Food. Picking up the baton for generations to come, 30 Food will offer new ways of cooking, meaning everyone can afford organic food, aim to have zero food waste, and celebrate their local area by eating 50% within thirty miles.