Words Posy Gentles Photographs Wasted Kitchen
Self-isolating last week, my son William and I ordered a takeaway Wasted Kitchen ‘Friday Feast’ with the intention of writing it up for Faversham Life. A noted mixologist in these parts, William suggested a preprandial Martini. The effects of that, combined with our excitement as we unpacked the box which had been delivered to our doorstep, revealing increasingly delicious dishes meant that, to our dismay, it was only after we had eaten it all that we remembered we had intended to take photographs.
Fortunately, Katy Cox of Wasted Kitchen was able to supply photographs, and was sympathetic: ‘I quite often have to stop people eating to get photos,’ she said.
Friday Feasts change each week and there are three courses. There is curry this Friday, and Italian meatballs with tiramisu the following. Wasted Kitchen also does a ‘FridgeFiller’ Meal Box, which is delivered on Tuesdays and is designed to keep you fed for several days, and there are always ferments and salads available. All meals are available in meat, vegetarian or vegan options.
Wasted Kitchen has just introduced a weekly specials selection. Katy says: ‘This is where we put any small batched or “Eat The Seasons” and passion projects!’ These have included Raj Nimbu Lime Curd with the last of the Christmas cocktail limes, and Monkshill Honey Marmalade. This week it will be Pickled Brogdale Bambino Pears, made in September, with Ashmore Cheese.
Meals can be delivered to Faversham, Whitstable, Canterbury and Herne Bay, or collected from Wasted Kitchen at Monkshill Farm.
Our experience was that Wasted Kitchen’s takeaway was easy to order, arrived on time, the instructions were good, and the packaging guilt-free in being recyclable, reusable, compostable or returnable. The food was healthy and delectable. We were particularly excited to discover that the ribs of the outer leaves of cauliflower, which we have hitherto discarded, taste almost as delicate as asparagus.
Order through Wasted Kitchen’s website which is a delight in itself, including recipes, an explanation of the ethos behind the company, and future feasts.
Wasted Kitchen website
Text: Posy. Photographs: Wasted Kitchen