What’s on: workshops and appearances

Dear friends,

I run an online cookery classes, which now has 50+ cookery videos and recorded Zoom workshops, including two on fermentation. To sign up, please go to my The Food That Makes Us: Online Cookery School

The Zoom Classes (available through my Patreon subscription £35 for live, and £10 or £2 for the recording) will be held on:

Cookery School & Writing Club

Tuesday July 16th, 19:30 UK time

I will be joined by author, chef and food writer, Letitia Clark.  Letitia is the author of two amazing books, La Vita e Dolce, and Bitter Honey

Tuesday July 23rd, 19:30 UK time

Our last live cookery class before the summer holidays.


In person workshops at my home in East London

These are a part workshop and part feast, where I serve you a beautiful lunch or dinner, with lots of ferments and salads.  Organic Ukrainian wine is on offer too. You will receive a pack of recipes and will also be able to take some food home. I provide Kilner jars for all the ferments, so you will be going home with the ferments that you’ve made and extra little bits.  For the dumplings, we always advise to bring a container as there is always plenty left over.

Classes will resume in October.

Forthcoming Appearances

Friday 12th July – Saturday 13th July 

I will be doing a 2 day pop up at Joyau in East London.  There will be lots of ferments to accompany a South Ukrainian feast, served with Ukrainian wines.  


Friday 19th July – Charleston Festival of the Garden

I will be in conversation with writer and forager Charlie Gilmour, and Richard Mabey, who wrote the classic book ‘Food for Free’, talking about wild food and how our relationship with the land takes on a new meaning in the face of war or environmental collapse.

Tickets available here.


Saturday 20th July 

I will be doing a demonstration at the National Geographic Traveller (UK) Food Festival followed by a book signing.  Tickets can be purchased here.


BBC World Service Radio, The Conversation

BBC Radio 4 Inside Health appearance, on fermentation in Ukraine

Patreon Online Fermentation Classes and Videos

An Interview with Pysanka Master Pavlo Luniw aka Father Paul

BBC World Service Radio, The Conversation, Soil in the City