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Thomasina Miers

the pig idea

Thomasina Miers is a cook, food writer and television presenter, an entrepreneur and the co-founder and Executive Chef of Wahaca Restaurants - cooking fresh food inspired by the food markets of Mexico, using free-range meat, sustainable fish and recycling everything down to its food waste. She is the author of five books, including Wahaca. In addition to the day-to-day running of the restaurants, Tommi 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. Tommi 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.