mytaste with Thomasina Miers

mytaste with Thomasina Miers

Bibendum partnered up with Jazz FM to launch a monthly series of conversations with restaurateurs and chefs. The latest guest  is Thomasina Miers, Masterchef champion in 2005 and founder of the Wahaca chain of Mexican street food restaurants.

Thomasina Miers is a cook, food writer, television presenter, entrepreneur and the co-founder and Thomasina MiersExecutive Chef of Wahaca Restaurants - cooking fresh food inspired by the food markets of Mexico. In addition to the day-to-day running of the restaurants, Thomasina writes a weekly recipe column in the Guardian magazine. She is a passionate supporter of slow, seasonal food, and local markets. She wholeheartedly and vocally supports the Fish Fight campaign and recently cooked insects in Oxford for the Grand Banquet of Rainforest Insects amidst the Ghost Forest trees with experts in the field of food security.

In 2013 Thomasina and Tristram Stuart launched a new campaign The Pig Idea which aims to reverse the ban on feeding catering waste to pigs. As part of the campaign, the Feeding the 5000 team in partnership with Wahaca Mexican Restaurants reared 8 pigs in London's very own Stepney City Farm.

At the end of this trial period The Pig Idea hosted The Pig Feast in Trafalgar Square where they provided a free meal to thousands of people as a way to raise awareness of the campaign and the issues.

Other notable industry figures featured in the series are: Will Beckett, owner of Hawksmoor; Xavier Rousset, owner of Texture and 28-50 and Sam and Eddie Hart, owners of Fino, Barrafina and Quo Vadis.

16th January 2015

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