On 21st March 2017 we hosted TEDxLondonSalon: Feeding the City at Kings Place which explored the relationships between our urban lives and our eating habits. Speakers included chef and Masterchef winner Tim Anderson, Martin Caraher, Professor of Food and Health Policy at the University of London, Claire Hubbard from GrowUp Urban Farms in the heart of London, founder of KERB food market Petra Barran and the team behind Hot Dinners, Catherine and Gavin Hanly.
All the talks from this event will be available online soon.
Professor Martin Caraher
Martin is Professor of food and health policy at the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London. He originally trained as an environmental health officer in Dublin before moving into public health and health promotion work. His MSc and PhD focussed on health related issues.
He was a founder member of the London Food Board and was the public health representative on the London 2012 Olympic Food Advisory Board. He has advised the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) advisory board on preventing coronary vascular disease and is a member of a number of European scientific committees. In 2012 and 2013 he was the ‘Thinker in Residence’ at Deakin University, Melbourne and was the Australian Healthway’s fellow for 2008 and again in 2016.
Martin has a long-standing interest in food poverty and the right of people to an adequate food supply. Recent work has focussed on global food poverty [see http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319238586 ] and food banks as responses to the crisis facing many in our communities [see http://europe.newsweek.com/food-waste-food-surplus-food-banks-poverty-charities-government-551222?rm=eu ].
Petra began in the mobile food business in 2005 when she hit the streets with Choc Star, Britain’s first dedicated chocolate van. She fell in love with being on the road and with the go-getting community of fellow traders who she met at markets and festivals all over the country.
Petra was named ‘One of the Ten People Who Changed the World’ by the Independent in 2011, in 2014 The Sunday Times wrote ‘Barran has changed the face of British cuisine’ and in 2016 was named in Big Hospitality’s Power List 100 No.6 of the ‘disruptors’.
Catherine and Gavin Hanly
Catherine and Gavin Hanly set up Hot Dinners in 2009. They took inspiration from US websites like Chowhound and Infatuation, bringing a new way of looking at the London restaurant scene, covering everything from pop-ups to new openings.Catherine and Gavin were first listed
Tim Anderson is a freelance chef, food writer, and consultant based in London. Tim’s cooking is primarily informed by his American heritage and his love for regional Japanese food, but it also draws on a personal history of worldwide culinary tourism and a keen interest in food science and modernist cuisine. Tim won BBC1’s Masterchef in 2011.
Claire works at GrowUp Urban Farms, the UK’s first commercial aquaponic vertical farm. GrowUp aims to reduce the environmental impact of agriculture and employ local people so cities can be more self-sustaining – something that will become increasingly important as our climate changes and our cities expand.
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