Category Archives: Interviews

January 17

The Famous (and Allergy-Friendly) Hummus Bros!

From humble beginnings touring London markets with their creations, to being consulted by MP’s on EU regulations relating to food allergens, Cambridge graduates Christian Mouysset and Ronen Givon have had quite the journey over the past 10 years. With their creative allergy friendly menu, low prices and relaxed atmosphere, it’s easy to understand the success […]

January 10

Interview with Thomasina Miers, Celebrity Chef and co-founder of Wahaca

Fresh from giving birth to her second child, former Masterchef Winner and co-founder of the excellent Wahaca chain Thomasina Miers kindly agreed to give us an interview on gluten-free eating.  Clearly passionate about food in general, throughout the interview the depth of Tommi’s interest in the rise of Coeliac and gluten-intolerant cases and the causes behind them became […]

December 12

Interview with Sarah Sleet, Chief Executive of Coeliac UK

“Like any charity, our aim is to put ourselves out of business!” Coeliac UK Chief Executive Sarah Sleet has had her work cut out for her since joining the charity eight years ago. Having left her role at the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman in 2005, Sarah has seen the membership of Coeliac reach 60,000, […]

September 19

Free From Fridays – Maize Blaze, Gluten-Free Colombian Empanadas!

In our new Free-From Fridays series features we will be revealing the faces behind London’s gluten-free revolution, telling you their stories and where to find them! We begin with Ruth Christianson and her Colombian street food vendor, Maize Blaze. We first experienced the excellent gluten-free Maize Blaze last month during Camden Lock’s first Gluten-Free festival. […]

Put That (Allergen-Free) Jerky in Your Mouth!

“I don’t believe in needless additives or preservatives and that’s what makes my jerky unique” Shortly after he delivered probably Dragon’s Den’s greatest ever pitch and had many of us singing his jingle Put That Jerky In Your Mouth I was lucky enough to sit down with Texas Joe in the Grafton Arms in his […]

Free From Awards Founder, Michelle Berriedale-Johnson

On a wet and windy evening in late January, the legendary Michelle Berriedale-Johnson kindly invited me into her lovely Hampstead home to discuss her website, Foods Matter and her very successful annual Free-from Awards.  Fresh from a day’s judging in anticipation of 2014’s awards, Michelle’s passion for food and insight of all things free-from shone […]

Interview with Mellissa Morgan of Ms Cupcake

“Everybody deserves great cake. It is our job to create indulgent and decadent cakes for you regardless of what you can, and cannot eat.“ Melissa Morgan is an interesting character.  Having moved to London from Toronto through her work in theatre during the 90’s, Melissa identified a shortfall of cake options available for those with […]