Food writer, blogger and editor Malou Herkes is on a mission to cook, eat and enjoy good food in a more planet-friendly, waste-free way. She spent the best part of 2016 travelling through Europe and the Middle East exploring local food, working on farms and cooking with grandmothers – as well as a stint at Slow Food in Italy – to learn from the people who already do all of this and more. Previously, Malou worked as a deputy editor for Jamie Oliver for five years, writing material for his global campaigns, working on his newspaper columns and developing his recipes. Working closely with Jamie taught Malou why food and the choices we make around food are so immensely important to our health and the planet. Malou is a freelance recipe editor and writes for various food and travel magazines as well as her own blog,, and is working on her first book.