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A BIRD UPDATE
This just in... Before we go live (September 16th) we will be giving you, our wonderful Birdfeed community the chance to become Bird Pioneers.
On a top-secret date, through this very newsletter, we will be releasing the first 50 pieces of our FIRST ever batch. 50 garments for 50 Bird Pioneers.
Each Pioneer will be guaranteed a specially numbered garment, a lifetime of free shipping, and will be given a direct line to Bird HQ for all things feedback, ideas, and fun.
Watch this space for more details.
THIS WEEK'S TREASURES
1. The #MeToo movement has spread to London's restaurants and the larger hospitality sector. See what's being done to combat sexual harassment in kitchens across the UK.
2. Fashion designer and sculptor turned baker. Alison Dunlop creates edible masterpieces. Makes us wonder if we could actually eat these pieces of art.
3. So many chefs and cooks are also entrepreneurs. We stumbled across this master-course that helps women go from idea to action.
4. As an art school graduate and former disciple of chef Yotam Ottolenghi, Rosie Healey is part of a quiet revolution currently afoot in restaurant culture which challenges the way professional kitchens are being run. Her full Women In Food Interview is live on Food Notes now.
5. Welsh company Chuckling Goat is making massive shifts in gut health. In a partnership with with Aberystwyth University they've developed a new, powerful goat's milk kefir 21-day course that contributes to the maintenance of normal skin, vision, bones, muscles, immune system, energy yielding metabolism, digestive enzymes and psychological function. This course is a sure way to let your own gut ecosystem know that you love it.
6. Every summer we find ourselves going back to this article from one of our favourite women-led companies, Thinx. Period Friendly Foods For Summer. The ginger-almond crusted salmon is calling our name.
7. Check out this collection of artisan and maker profiles from Welsh Otter. We're inspired!
8. The Cook's Cook. A Guardian weekly feature that asks various chefs and cooks tell us who their food heroes are. To start, Anna Jone's lovely piece on Laurie Colwin.
9. Grand Dishes. A cookbook of time-perfected recipes and stories from wise and witty grandmothers across the globe. You can help to make this beautiful project come to life.
10. We are hooked on the new Netflix docu-series Street Food. The first episode is a treat profiling 73 year old Supinya Junsuta, also known as Jay Fai, the Bangkok based Michelin Star chef and street food queen.