We met Lucy - a passionate vegetarian chef from London
Lucy met House Of Chay - a well-known kitchen within the vegetarian community in Vietnam
Now we are friends ...
One of a magical moment will be happening soon at House Of Chay: The launch of a special menu on 3rd Sep: Lucy Menu. It is magical because this collaboration signifies how tight-knit the world, moreover the Vegan Community has become. Yes, we named it “Lucy Menu” because she will be the guest chef at HOC kitchen, cooking the best of her meals especially and only for you.
the next week.

Her story? I know you all are curious about this talented lady!
Once upon a time ... 

“I have always had a keen interest in cooking, which was mainly fuelled by my mom’s amazing food and cookery skills. I was also lucky enough to eat in some pretty fancy restaurants, thanks to the chef boyfriend I dated when I was 16. As the results of these inspirations, I’m forever dreaming about lavish food ... between fantasies of stuffing my face with burgers and chips of course!

It never occurred to me to take cooking more seriously. I just loved food; simple as that. I ummed and ahhed about photography for a few years before settling on politics as a subject I would study at university. Very little serious cooking went on during those 3 years; over than at 4 pm in my student's hall when I would fry gnocchi and dip them in ketchup ... not ashamed in the slightest.


It wasn’t until the third year of my Politics Bachelors that I took animals right seriously, but once I read a few books on it, I couldn’t get enough. My eyes were opened and I was fully astonished – how could have never been aware of the grim atrocities that were going on in front of me all this time?! I turned vegetarian and then vegan pretty quickly after that. 


My introduction to veganism led me to this new, crazy world of cooking wizarddry. I was excitied by the innovations in the edible use of plants, legumes, flowers, fruits, grains, vegetables, etc...I guess thi signited as passion; a fevour that I had unintentionally ignored for many years. So I started volunteering in a food waste kitchen during my Master degree and food ethics soon overtook my interest in academia. I’ve since worked in various kitchens: some vegan – some not – some community – based – some professional – some finer dining and some junk food. It had been a truly amazing experience. I have especially love holding super clubs over the last year, in London and Berlin. My love for feeding people in intimate settings and at much larger scales has grown and grown throughout this time.


This brings us to the present day ... with over 2 years of kitchen experience under my belt, I am ready to let my creative juices flow in Vietnam. I have spent the last few months eating tasty the local foods and experimenting with new recipes. And the new journey has begun for my cooking”...

Yes, that was Lucy’s story and everything that inspires her to come to Vietnam and realize her dream of making a difference as a vegetarian chef.
Would you like to be part of her journey? Sign up for the one and only Lucy Menu week 3-7 September.

 Follow Lucy from now on 
@ FB: https://www.facebook.com/LucyAmeliaJ
@ Blog: http://www.edibleethics.com/

REGISTER FOR MENU LUCY HERE: https://goo.gl/oxJ8eL

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