Samu, a word from Buddism, refers to the practise of mindfulness in everyday activity, such as cooking or gardening. This is not only a way to cope with the adversities of life, but also to create a spirit of generosity in the community. This fits in with the aspirations of Samu Kitchen as we hope to share with others a kinder and more sustainable way of eating. Leftover food from events will be donated to homeless shelters in the local area.
Working in the catering industry for almost 20 years, I loved everything to do with food. I was passionate about nutrition and the powerful effect food had on the body and mind. It was the point of balance between super healthy food with amazing taste.
At Samu we are really excited about food provenance, reducing miles and more sustainable ways of growing, cooking and eating. We want to show that people can create beautiful meals with cheap seasonal food from scratch and without using any processed foods.
And this is where Samu began. My mission from then on was to celebrate exciting life-giving food that would be good for the body as well creating a community driving towards food security, health and to help everyone access healthy food.