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Pam, the feeder

City Harvest’s longest-serving volunteer is our beloved Pam. City Harvest’s Acton HQ kitchen is named after Pam for her service to City Harvest, and for the delicious food she cooks for staff, volunteers, and her local community who can’t afford to eat or cook for themselves. 

“I started cooking for the local community long before the lockdown. Through my church, I have been supporting the community since 2009. Around that time, I got surplus food from the earliest City Harvest team in Acton. When the lockdown started, I started assembling food packs from home. Additionally, when I used to come and volunteer at the City Harvest depot, I’d often take excess surplus food, if there was any, and drive to my local estate to redistribute to those without good food.” – Pam

Pam's Spicy Sauce Recipe - City Harvest surplus food charity

“I always refer to her as a veteran. Pam has been with us since we were a grassroots project and epitomises what it means to be part of the City Harvest family. Her generosity is why we created Pam’s Kitchen, she works hard to nourish everyone around her.” – Kathryn Marshall, Volunteer Engagement Manager

Pam’s Spicy Sauce Recipe

Ingredients (for 1 jar)
  • 1 Scotch bonnet chilli, chopped very fine

  • 1 handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped

  • 3 tbsps white vinegar

  • 1 handful coriander, chopped

  • 3 large sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only

  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves only, chopped

  1. In a sterilised jar with a tight-fitting lid, mix all ingredients and shake well. Shake before every use. 
  2. For a smoother sauce, you can always liquidise the ingredients in a food processor. 
Serving Suggestions:

This sauce is great for marinading chicken wings, but equally lovely for tofu, roasted vegetables and salad. It packs a punch, so be warned! This can last up to a month if not contaminated and kept in a sealed container. 

A Taste of City Harvest: journeys of surplus food across a hungry London

Pam’s Spicy Sauce recipe is one of the many featured in ‘A Taste of City Harvest’ cookbook, written by award-winning cookery writer, Kristen Frederickson.

A Taste of City Harvest is available now for £20 with 100% of the proceeds supporting our charity.

For more delicious recipes from our City Harvest family, including our London charity partners, buy your copy here and support City Harvest in the process.

A taste of city harvest cookbook by city harvest surplus food charity

A Taste of City Harvest

A collection of recipes from the tables of City Harvest’s community of London charity partners, feeding those most in need.

100% of the proceeds go to City Harvest to further its work rescuing food, people, and the planet.