Mama Jacq's win 'From Brent to Bowl' competition

— 22 Nov 2021, 12:00 by Tashia Cameron

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Well done to our BOXPARK Wembley trader Mama Jacq’s who has had one of their famous leftover recipes featured in the ‘From Brent to Bowl’ Cookbook after winning a competition in partnership with Brent Council! 

The cookbook entitled ‘From Brent to Bowl’ includes recipes from around the world via Brent, celebrating the borough’s rich diversity and heritage, with cultural stories of reducing food waste that have been passed down through generations.

Mama Jacq’s leftover recipe was their signature Caribbean Stew Baked Chicken containing bell peppers, herbs, curry powder, and any leftover baked chicken.

The 20 winning recipes were chosen from 40 entrants following a community competition by environmental group Veolia and Brent Council. Judges looked for dishes that benefit the environment through their use of leftovers, by producing zero waste or by being plant-based.

Mother of four Jacqueline Cain, entered Mama Jacqs Caribbean Stew Baked Chicken. "The recipe is just something you can do with food leftovers. I give it to my kids so I know kids love it so I decided to share it."

‘From Brent to Bowl’ also includes food waste reduction and recycling tips, a seasonal fruit and vegetable calendar, advice on using leftovers, and information on the importance of sustainable food systems.

The book was a partnership between Brent Council and waste and recycling contractor, Veolia, sharing the common goal of reaching zero carbon emissions in Brent by 2030.


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