Welcome to Food Tribe - a podcast all about the people doing great things in the world of food.
I’m your host Georgie Creaven and each week I sit down with chefs, farmers, producers, cookbook authors, and restaurateurs to talk about their food journeys, the highs and lows of working in this industry, and what food means to them.
So join me as I take a closer look at the stories behind the tribe of trailblazers making their mark on our food industry.
Ep 65: Chef and co-founder of Koya - Shuko Oda
Koya opened in 2010, specialising in Udon which they handmake fresh every day and pair with beautiful broths and toppings. Restaurants in London come and go, but Koya is still as loved, as popular, and as good today as it was 11 yrs ago. Their simple dishes, high-quality ingredients, thoughtful cooking, & exceptional flavours are a recipe for success.
Shuko and I chat about Koya, the dishes that so many of us Londoners have come to love, and what led her from Japan to London, and into the kitchen.
Ep 64: Filipino Chef Budgie Montoya
My guest today is a chef on a mission, championing Filipino cuisine in London. While working at other restaurants, Budgie started Sarap as a supper club, as a way to connect to his heritage, learn about Filipino food, and champion this underrepresented cuisine.
I absolutely love Budgie’s food - it takes you on a trip, it’s made from the heart, it’s lip-smacking good, and it's so fun to eat.
We chat about his food, life as a chef, Filipino food culture and ingredients, and what led Budgie to open Sa
Ep 63: Chef, grower, and 1/3 of SSAW Collective - Lulu Cox
Lulu has been cooking professionally since she was 18. Last year she left the kitchen to work on farms and learn more about regenerative growing which led to her co-founding SSAW Collective. They grow the most beautiful flowers and host pop-ups & food events that champion local, seasonal ingredients. Lulu is so lovely, she’s a fantastic cook, and she cares about the connection between food, farming, and our environment. She’s one to watch on the UK food and farming scene...
Ep 62: Cook, author, philosopher and activist Ollie Hunter
Ollie recently published his second book, Join the Greener Revolution: 30 easy ways to live and eat sustainably. He believes that sustainability is the only way forward, and that it has to be at the centre of everything - whether it be food, our communities, economics, energy, education, or simply making a loaf of bread...
We chat about Ollie's ideas, his new book, how he found his way into food, hospitality and sustainability and what exactly joining the greener revolution means.
Ep 61: Cook, author, photographer and stylist Uyen Luu
Uyen has recently published her book called Vietnamese, and it’s a beauty!
As it so often is with beautiful food made from the heart, there’s a bigger story behind why it’s there and what it means to its maker. For Uyen, coming over to the UK as an immigrant, food was a bridge to home, a daily link to what was left behind, something real that can be touched and shared.
We chat about her book, Vietnamese food culture, her and her family’s journey of moving over to London, and her career in f
Ep 60: Plant-based chef and author Bettina Campolucci Bordi
Bettina's on a mission to share the beauty and power of plant-based foods, get more people cooking wholesome dishes from scratch, and caring about where our food comes from. Her 3rd book, Celebrate, is out later this summer and it’s filled with crowd-pleaser dishes for feasts and parties - don’t we know we need a few of those in our lives! Bettina and I chat about her career in food, her new book, and how food plays such a critical role, especially for women, in balancing our hormones and helping us thr
John Gregory Smith’s Episode
I’m sold on going to Lebanon! Bring on the Hummus and Pomegranate Molasses!
Loving these episodes! So so great!
Appreciation from a fellow foodie
Thoroughly entertaining and insightful podcast. Definitely putting all of these restaurants on my to do list when next in London. Love it!