My name is Sofia Larrinua-Craxton. I have a BSc in Food Science, a BA in Humanities and Hispanic Studies and currently studying for an MA in Anthropology of food, I cook and like growing my own food. I am interested on food issues like food poverty, sustainability and the relationship between humans and how we produce and eat our food.
I work on a freelance basis doing consultancy work, cookery lessons, cooking and writing. My speciality is Mexico and some of my past clients have included the Mexican Embassy, Tequila Cuervo, the BBC, the Royal Academy of Arts, Discovery Foods, Cool Chile Co., Leatherhead Food International, Greencore, Riverford Organics and the Chelsea Arts Club. I have also had stalls at well-known London street markets such as Borough Market. I enjoy taking my food, to many different types of people and seeing it appreciated in vastly differing locations. I also love to teach cookery; so demonstrations, workshops and courses are now part of my working life, mainly at Books for Cooks, Divertimenti Cookery School, The Hampstead Garden Suburb Institute, The Cookery School at Little Portland Street, Petit Gourmet and Mexico Gallery in London; Stack House Kitchen in Kent; The Bertinet Kitchen in Bath; Alambique in Madrid and Arte Culinaria in Italy. Teaching is so important for me that I have completed a PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Sector) certificate.
This blog is about growing, cooking and thinking food. Whilst we have fun growing and learning to value our own produce and consuming it in really nice ways, it is also important to think and act on relevant issues like sustainability, food poverty and government policies. This blog aims to bring fun to the thinking mind, to enjoy and to challenge our views of food.
If you think that my work and past experience might be of help to your work please get in touch: