Mediterranean environmental NGOs like WWF are promoting small sustainable food producers offering an alternative to fast food consumption. Exciting Mediterranean chefs, such as Chef Najat Kanaache, winner of World’s Best Moroccan Restaurant for the last three years in a row, want to see more locally-produced sustainable food and less waste in kitchens whether at home or in restaurants. “We need the planet, nature and food to survive and we need to start asking ourselves questions about where our food is coming from,” says Najat. Athina Kavaleri, a producer who grows a fresh supply of organic food at her mandra to sell in a small shop on the Greek Island of Lemnos, says “My dream is to be able to produce my own tahini, to professionally package my legumes and to combine it with utilising my paddock in Krinida as a tourist attraction”. Browse recipes inspired by sustainable ingredients of our Mediterranean Food Heroes, and read about Athina and other producers on the Rooted Everyday website. Discover how what you put on your plate can help change the world.
Finally, join food lovers from across the globe cooking up sustainable ingredients into delicious Mediterranean meals and share your photos, cooking tips and love of good food during the parties on Share A Dish Night. By joining, you’ll be showing your support for shopping and eating sustainably because the small choices we make in our day-to-day lives can have a positive impact on the environment and people.