From Brent to Bowl: Community Cookbook

Brent residents and budding chefs have showcased their commitment to tackling climate change through their love of food, by sharing tantalising recipes for a community cookbook, which promotes using up leftovers and reducing food waste.

The cookbook is called ‘From Brent to Bowl’, and includes recipes from around the world via Brent, celebrating the borough’s rich diversity and heritage, with cultural stories of reducing food waste that have been passed down through generations.

The book brings together 20 uniquely curated, climate-friendly recipes with a special recipe donated from winner of The Great British Bakeoff, Nadiya Hussain. It also features a heartfelt foreword celebrating Brent’s diversity and cultural richness, from owner of Covent Garden’s Darjeeling Express restaurant and host of Netflix’s Chef’s Table, Asma Khan.

‘From Brent to Bowl’ also includes food waste reduction and recycling tips, a seasonal fruit and vegetable calendar, advice on using leftovers, and information on the importance of sustainable food systems.

The book was a partnership between Brent Council and our waste and recycling contractor, Veolia, sharing the common goal of reaching zero carbon emissions in Brent by 2030.