Eco-chef, Tom Hunt works on projects all around the country such as Forgotten Feast and Feed the 5,000 to help save food from being wasted unnecessarily. Tom and his team believe that bringing value to your food helps you waste less.
With this idea in mind Tom has been busily working away on ‘Cleo’, his sourdough ‘starter’ or yeast mix that you feed over the course of three days by mixing flour and water, then adding more flour and water on a feeding cycle to keep the natural fermentation fresh and flavourful. There are millions of wild yeasts in the air and on the flour itself. By keeping them in a jar and feeding them you can increase the growth of the yeast to make bread.
The idea is to make enough Cleo to then pass on to your friends, family and neighbours so that they can then follow the same process and pass it on to their friend’s families and neighbours!
Toms says, ‘Cleo has been passed between hundreds of friends in the UK and Europe already and she makes a very tasty loaf of bread indeed. If you would like to make Cleo, keep your ears open, and subscribe to www.tomsfeast.com for recipes and blogs. I give little pots of Cleo away at all my events so I’m sure it won’t be long before a friend passes one onto you.’
Click here to watch Tom’s step by step video on how to make cleo the friendship bread.
We’d love to see some Big Lunchers getting baking…