Wicked Leeks In Conversation with Melissa Hemsley

Wicked Leeks In Conversation with Melissa Hemsley

Join us for an evening of conversation with best-selling author, Melissa Hemsley, as part of a new live interview series from Riverford’s magazine, Wicked Leeks.

Melissa’s down-to-earth approach to joyful eating encourages us to cook healthy, seasonal food from scratch while being mindful of life’s pressures and time constraints.  The evening will be a celebration of Melissa’s new book ‘Feel Good’ as well hearing about her personal journey and career through food and sustainability, and how to inspire positive change.

Nina Pullman, editor of Wicked Leeks, will be chatting to Melissa about the inspiration behind her latest book and how what you eat can impact on everything from your relationships and sleep to your productivity and happiness.  All within the beautiful backdrop of The Riverford Field Kitchen and served alongside a delicious and 100 per cent organic feast of tasty recipes from Feel Good.

“Feel-good cooking is not just what we eat, it’s the mindset around it – a relaxed, flexible approach that encourages you to tune in to what you feel you need – what suits your mood, your time constraints, and what you happen to have in the fridge”.

We will have copies of Feel Good for sale on the evening and Melissa will happily sign them for you.

When: Wednesday 25th May

Time: 7pm

Price: £50pp including dinner

Please note, this event is open for both inside and outside dining.  If you are not seated near where the conversation with Melissa will take place, we will ask you to move so you can hear.

The booking button will take you to our website, where you will need to choose the number of guests and the date Wednesday 25th May and it will then show availability.  We require full payment when booking for this event.

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About Melissa

Melissa began her food career as a private chef for international actors and bands, including Take That, and has written and co-written four bestselling books published internationally: The Art of Eating Well: Good + Simple: Eat Happy and Eat Green.

Melissa is a proud supporter of the food waste charity The Felix Project, and volunteers with them regularly to rescue surplus food and to cook for children and the vulnerable. She is an ambassador for Mental Health Mates, the Fairtrade Foundation and Women Supporting Women (The Princes Trust), among others.

She hosts three of her own event series: The Sustainability Sessions with speakers including Fearne Cotton, Matt Haig, and June Sarpong MBE, Cook Together Cook Alongs and The FeelGood Sessions. The FeelGood Sessions ran for 15 Monday nights in the 2020 lockdown and hosted a huge array of guests including Anita Rani, Dr Rupy, Bryony Gordon, Candice Brathwaite, and Victoria Pendleton. The #FeelGoodSessions were a way of celebrating all that was good in the world, community, and comforting things with real stories of connection, and inspired Melissa to write her latest book.