A little alchemy at Knowsley Third Sector Network

13th Dec 18 by Lucy Antal

Knowsley CVS gathers for a civil society get together, nourished by a breakfast created from surplus food.

Experimenting with new (and some very old!) ideas for how to use up surplus food, or transform it into other delicious dishes, is a core principle for The Alchemic Kitchen, Feedback’s new social enterprise project based in Liverpool.

On Monday 17 December we’ll be cooking up a business breakfast for the Knowsley Third Sector network meeting being held at the Knowsley Youth Mutual Centre – an opportunity to promote the circular food economy while nourishing local cooperation. We’ll be providing porridge with a hot fruit compote made from rescued fruit collected from the Banana Bunch greengrocers in Old Swan on Saturday afternoon and a strata (savoury eggy bread pudding) made using “ricotta” created from short date fresh milk, stale bread, short date eggs and ready prepared but not saleable vegetables, sourced from Tesco and Fareshare. I’ll be introducing myself to the local sector and explain what our Regional Food Economy project, and our exciting Alchemic Kitchen is all about through a classic show and tell model demonstration in the kitchen.

More events are coming soon in 2019 – from training workshops with local groups, to more work identifying sources of surplus and doing a little alchemy to create new products, as well as setting up and outfitting our very own experimental kitchen. Find out more about the Regional Food Economy North West project, and stay tuned for further updates…

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