Over the past year of working with restaurants and hospitality businesses (as part of my day job) I have witnessed first-hand the emotional rollercoaster that these often small, family-owned businesses have had to ride for the last year.
It has been utterly relentless, and it isn’t over yet; not by a long way.
If you’re heading out to enjoy your favourite local eatery this week, here are a few things that the staff at your local independent restaurant would want you to know.
In this episode, Matt Appleby and I speak to the founders of Cardiff’s latest burger venture, Ansh. We ask what it was like to commit to a bricks & mortar restaurant at the height of a global pandemic, when most similar businesses had been forced to close.
Were these people just stark raving mad!?
It’s easy to fall into the habit of buying out of season produce from the supermarket all year round – but it’s worth remembering that eating seasonally is healthier, fresher, tastier, and kinder to the planet, too.
To help you shop more sustainably, here’s my latest seasonal veg guide (complete with a few delicious recipe ideas) to help you choose the best of British fruit and vegetables this May.
This year, EarthDay.Org asks us all to make our own pledge for the planet. From taking action on plastic pollution and committing to reusables, to standing up for green spaces, and becoming a ‘citizen scientist’ – there are lots to choose from.
Once you’ve made your pledge, reward yourself with the help of one of these planet-friendly boozy bevs.