Having started my career as a designer, I see food as an important design tool which can help us solve problems, educate and empower. I ran educational micro bakery The Bread Companion for several years and have recently launched edible food museum, The Edible Archive. 

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The Edible Archive
Food museum
(Current)


The Edible Archive is interactive, edible food museum. The aim of my project is to educate through food and to explore the idea of thinking through eating by running educational, accessible and fun supper clubs and events, as well as publishing food-related content and research.  It is a space for my previous food research projects such as 'How to eat alone' and 'How to eat your Christmas tree' to live as well as many more food-research endeavours.  

Visit the museum.

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How to eat alone
Podcast and Recipe Blog
(Current)

'How to eat alone' is a cookery podcast and recipe blog that explores issues surrounding loneliness, solitude, isolation and independence and offers recipes for meals designed to be eaten alone. Recipes will be published before each podcast episode, so listeners can cook along and eat whilst listening - think of this podcast as a dining companion. 

Listen to the podcast here

 

Christmas tree ice cream and pine nut brittle
Christmas tree ice cream and pine nut brittle

Image by Lizzie Mayson

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Front Cover
Front Cover

Illustration by Jessica Harte

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Christmas tree pickled eggs
Christmas tree pickled eggs

Image by Lizzie Mayson

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How to eat your Christmas tree
Cookbook and Supper Club
(Every Christmas since 2015)

'How to eat your Christmas tree,' is half a cookbook and half a research document that explores how we can deal with one of the most joyful, but wasteful times of year in the face of a climate crisis. The project started life as a supper club in 2015, where 5 delicious courses were served to diners using leftover Christmas trees, as a way of encouraging people to rethink waste at Christmas time. The supper club runs every December/January and the cookbook was published by Hardie Grant in 2020. 

You can buy the book here

Dough!
Dough!

Image by Lizzie Mayson

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The Bread Oven
The Bread Oven

Nomadic, wood fired oven on a trailer

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Teaching bread making
Teaching bread making

Image by A Sociedade

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The Bread Companion 

Nomadic Teaching Bakery

(2014 - 2021)

 

The Bread Companion was a moving micro bakery and an online platform for 'breaducation.' After 6 years of being on the road, teaching hundreds of people how to bake their own bread and baking/consulting for a number of clients, the physical bakery was put to bed in 2021 and the trailer donated to a small bakery in London.

The project aimed to inspire people to make their own bread and take control of their food.  

 

Visit the The Bread Companion's website to find out more about the project and learn about bread 

 

Swedish pancake
Swedish pancake

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Camp Site Wood Oven
Camp Site Wood Oven

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Outdoor dining area
Outdoor dining area

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Designers on Holiday Kitchen 

Summertime Kitchen Residency

(Every summer since 2015)

I run the outdoor kitchen at the Designers on Holiday Project in Gotland, Sweden each summer for two weeks. Feeding roughly 20 campers every day, three times a day for the duration of the holiday, the kitchen aims to be a collaborative making and eating space, with a zero-waste policy that harnesses the beautiful ritual of outdoor cooking. 

Follow the DOH Kitchen Instagram page, for more 

food adventures.