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Food connects us all!

Many of our recipes have been created by some of the world’s finest chefs, our food donors, and our London charity partners. Take a look at them below or use the search function in the menu bar to search for something specific. Alternatively, use the category buttons below to filter all our blog posts.

A Taste of City Harvest

Buy our cookbook (available via Amazon), written by award-winning cookery writer, Kristen Frederickson and filled with recipes from our community. 

Quick Pickled Radish Recipe

What are the health benefits of radishes?Nature's jewels: radishes, are part of the Brassica family and are known for their peppery (sometimes...

City Harvest Cooking: Valentine Warner’s Sea Bream Ceviche

Valentine Warner's Sea Bream Ceviche RecipeWelcome to City Harvest Cooking City Harvest Cooking is a series where guest chefs and cooks join City...

City Harvest Cooking: Valentine Warner’s Chicken Curry

Valentine Warner's Chicken Wing Curry RecipeWelcome to City Harvest Cooking City Harvest Cooking is a series where guest chefs and cooks join City...

Chinese New Year Food: Niangao Cake

Celebrating Chinese New Year: The Year of the DragonChinese or Lunar New Year 2024 begins on February 10 and welcomes in the Year of the Dragon....

Tarka Dahl Recipe

Women's Inclusive Team: uniting the Somali community through food This tarka dahl recipe was created by Chef Zahra at Women's Inclusive Team....

Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

SpagBol, but make it vegan! We asked the general public what their go-to budget meal was, and the winning response was the humble and hearty...

Leek and Potato Soup Recipe

Leek and Potato Soup RecipeAs we face sub-zero temperatures in the UK this January, it is most definitely soup season. Try this classic, hearty and...

Parkfield Primary: Surplus Vegetable Soup Recipe

Parkfield Primary School: feeding families in need During the first COVID lockdown in 2020, Parkfield Primary School in Hendon began to receive a...

Sprouts Recipe: seasonal sprout slaw

By Word of Mouth Director of Marketing shares seasonal sprouts recipeUse up your surplus Christmas vegetables in this delicious, tangy slaw! "It is...

Ultimate Roast Potatoes by Chantelle Nicholson

Michelin star chef, Chantelle Nicholson, shares her roast potatoes recipeA member of the City Harvest Food Council, Chantelle is passionate about...
Thanksgiving Recipe: Spiced Apple Cake

Thanksgiving Recipe: Spiced Apple Cake

This seriously cinnamon spiced apple cake is from City Harvest’s Cookbook, A Taste of City Harvest and makes a fantastic Thanksgiving recipe. It’s sweet, spiced and in season, using British apples like Bramley and Braeburn. A Taste of City Harvest is available to buy on Amazon.

Pam’s Spicy Sauce Recipe

Pam’s Spicy Sauce Recipe

Long-term City Harvest volunteer, Pam, after whom we named our HQ kitchen, serves up her spicy sauce recipe. Pam has been cooking Caribbean delights for City Harvest staff and volunteers since the charity’s inception, and her love of food is infectious. Try out her seriously spicy sauce recipe for a marinade or extra hit of spice to add to any meal.

Courgette Recipes

Courgette Recipes

City Harvest food charity receives gluts of seasonal fruit and vegetables throughout the year, destined for our 375+ charity partners. With courgettes now flying in and out of our depot doors, here is some inspiration for healthy and delicious courgette recipes this summer.

A Taste of City Harvest: the cookbook

A Taste of City Harvest: the cookbook

Food connects us all. A Taste of City Harvest is a volume of recipes from the food charity’s grassroots recipients who use quality surplus to feed Londoners in need. City Harvest provides over 1.2 million meals a month to charities feeding their communities.

Apple and Ginger Kimchi

Apple and Ginger Kimchi

As it's Food Waste Action Week, what better way to elongate the shelf life of fresh ingredients than fermenting them? Gut health is incredibly important, and this apple and ginger kimchi, using...

Omnifoods: Korean Bibimbap

Omnifoods: Korean Bibimbap

A vegan rendition of the Korean classic by City Harvest food donor, OmniFoods Get this delicious vegan recipe by City Harvest food donor, OmniFoods, using its plant-based mince product, OmniMince....