Getting British pulses on the menu
Online at the Better Hospitality Conference 2-3pm 21st April 2021
About the speakers
Josiah Meldrum is co-founder of Hodmedod, Britain’s pulse and grain pioneers and winners of the 2017 BBC Food and Farming Award for Best Producer. Hodmedod grew out of a community project in Norwich that asked what a more sustainable, resilient food system might look like and now works with farmers across the UK to source and produce a diverse range of foods – from fava beans and quinoa to lentils and chickpeas – from Britain’s arable fields.
Tom Hunt is an award-winning chef, food educator, writer, climate change activist and author of the new book Eating for Pleasure, People & Planet.
Hunt prioritises people and the environment within his work and believes in a world with a fair global food system where our actions benefit other people and nature. He works to protect biodiversity and promote equality by raising awareness about the issues affecting our food system whilst empowering people and businesses to act responsibly through his workshops, consultancy, food writing, presenting and events.
In response to the global food waste scandal, Tom has developed an holistic approach to food called Root to Fruit Eating that educates and enables everyone from home cooks to industry chefs to tackle climate change through the food they cook and eat.
Ruth West – chair
Ruth has followed a varied career from community worker in London’s east end to supporting indigenous women set up a traditional medicine pharmacy in the Peruvian Andes, and acting as a consultant to the WHO and UNEP, to more recently running her local farmers’ market and co-founding the Oxford Real Farming Conference.