Find out what’s cooking in your area! 


Give "The Gift of Waste" this Christmas

Monday 23rd November 

Central Street Cooking School, St. Luke's Community Centre, Islington  

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about preserving food!

Professional chef India from 'Not Wasted' will show you how to pickle your own Christmas treats, use salt and sugar for preserving food, and teach you how to master the skill of fermenting food to make a tasty Gift of Waste. 

Feed your curiosity with India’s presentation of some lesser known food waste concepts such as how to turn fruit juice into ‘leather’ and how to use coconut shells to grow plants. 

Bring a jar and leave with a gift. 

£5. Book Session: 11am - 2pm  


Craft your own Chutney 

Tuesday 24th November 

The Skip Garden: Kings Cross, Camden

Learn how to craft your very own chutney with the help of expert cooks from Global Generation and This is Rubbish at the beautiful Skip Garden in King's Cross.

Bring a jar and leave with a gift. 

£5. Book session 6pm - 8pm. 


Haringey makes Harissa (and preserves lemons)

Wednesday 25th November 

The Lordship Hub, Tottenham, Haringey 

Renee will show you how to preserve your own lemons and make authentic tasting Haringey Harissa from just 5 ingredients. 

Bring a jar and leave with a gift. 

FREE, booking required. Book Session 1: 3.30 - 5pm | Book Session 2: 6 - 8pm. 


Made in Hackney loves Fermenting Food 

Thursday 26th November

Made in Hackney, Stoke Newington, Hackney  

The process of fermenting foods is as old as humanity. Fermenting preserves food and makes it more digestible and nutritious. Valued for its complex tastes, fermented foods are a powerful aid to digestion and a protection against disease. During this session Asa Linéa Simonsson from Linéa Nutrition will teach you all you need to know to make digestion supporting Sauerkraut and Kimchi at home.

Bring a jar and leave with a gift. 

£5. Book Session 1: 10am - 12pm SOLD OUT! | Book Session 2: 6 - 8pm SOLD OUT!


Ferment your Favourite 

Saturday 28th November 

The Fermentarium Black Horse Road, Waltham Forest

During this session fermented food experts will teach you how to get stuck in a pickle, the delicious way. The process of fermenting foods is as old as humanity. Fermenting preserves food and makes it more digestible and nutritious. Valued for its complex tastes, fermented foods are a powerful aid to digestion and a protection against disease.

During this session fermented food expert Simon will teach you a selection of fermenting and pickling techniques including kimchi, preserved lemon, pickled peppers as well as ideas of how to incorporate them in brunches, lunches and other meals.

Bring a jar and leave with a gift. 

£5. Book Session: Saturday 28th November 2pm - 4pm 


Bake a "Gift of Waste" this Christmas 

Sunday 29th November & Tuesday 1st December

The Kids Kitchen, Whetstone, Barnet 

In this session Nicole from The Kids Kitchen will reveal the secret behind her signatur red onion marmelade, before showing you how to bake delicious clementine cake and cheese pastry - the perfect preparation for those post-Christmas days when your house is filled with leftover cheese and clementines. Delight your friends with a thoughtful and tasty gift this Christmas - and reduce food waste while you're at it.

Bring a jar and leave with a gift. 

£5. Book Session 1: Sunday 29th November 10.30am - 12.30pm | Book Session 2: Tuesday 1st December 8pm - 10pm


3 ways to preserve your food 

Tuesday 1st December 

Library Cafe, Enfield Town, Enfield 

During this session Urvashi Roe, former Great British Bake Off contestant, will show you three different ways of preserving food to make beautiful gifts. After completing this session you will master the skill of preserving limes, making harissa paste from scratch and creating fruit "leather" from dried fruit.

Bring a jar and leave with a gift. 

£5. Book session: 5.30pm - 7.30pm 






These events are brought to you by North London Waste Authority in partnership with Hubbub. For tips and advice about ways to waste less and save more, visit: wiseuptowaste.org.uk

For more information about the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) like EWWR’s Facebook page and follow on Twitter @2EWWR.

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