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Organic Foodie Stars Chat Show, Dinner Party and Big Night In!

May 25, 2020 in Arts & Entertainment

Organic Heroes EH Virtual Chat Show, Dinner Party and Giveaway!

Greek Organic Christmas Feast
Guests Enjoying a sumptuous Christmas Feast Made from Organic Leftover Food Ingredients by Oliveology at Borough Market

Breaking news Ethical Hedonists. We have successfully run our first live zoom interview event with HANX talking sex education, eco-chic wellness and female empowerment. Read the story and watch the video interview here. HANX Chat Show. There more good news! You can also watch a recorded chat show interview with composer and nature champion Sarah Class here and the Sir George Martin short here. When Sarah met George.

Join Our Chat Show and Global Dinner Party!

Now, AJ is ready to host the first of our crowdfunded virtual nights of organic foodie stars! First up a chat show evening with award-winning organic chef Nina Matsunaga of the Black Bull Inn Sedbergh and the Queen of Chocolate, Chantal Coady, who will talk about her exciting new ventures – The Chocolate Detective and Letterbox, Isolation Chocolate.

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Nina will be giving away a one night stay at her Boutique Inn to one very lucky Ethical Hedonist chat show guest. The giveaway includes the following – a one night stay at the Black Bull Inn Sedbergh, with a three-course meal and B&B accommodation for the winner and one guest. The editor’s decision is final and there is no cash alternative. Travel to and from the Inn is not includes and the stay must be booked and taken within six months from the date of the winner being announced.

Journalist Alison Jane Reid Reporting on Sustainable Wine at Campo Viejo in Rioja.
Organic Food Stars Chat Show – Alison Jane Reid Reporting on Sustainable Wine at the Campo Viejo Winery

So, what’s it all about? The aim is to create an unforgettable night of organic culinary inspiration storytelling, fun and escapism for our magazine community.

Support Our Good News Journalism

By taking part, you will be helping to support our social and environmental impact journalism and provide urgent funding during the pandemic and beyond for our organic magazine and help fund our editorial production costs and Gwynnie’s internship. Once the lockdown is over our goal is to take the EH Chat Show on the road. Help us make it happen.

The Black Bull – East Meets West Fusion Organic Food

Fifty Top Gastro Pubs
A vibrant starter of spring vegetables and egg at the award-winning Black Bull Inn Sedbergh

On the virtual sofa with AJ, our organic girl reporter will be Nina Matsunaga the multi-award-winning chef-patron of the Black Bull Inn Sedbergh, nestled amid the cathedral splendors of the Yorkshire Dales, on the edge of the Lake District. 

Olive Magazine Food Awards Winner

Chocolate Pave
An odyssey in chocolate! Chocolate pave, pistachio ice cream, cacao.

Nina jointly won the innovation award in the Olive Magazine food awards 2019. She was praised for her vibrant, inventive dishes which fuse her Asian heritage with British and European culinary traditions with flair, originality and love for organic, wild and sustainable food of the highest quality. The Black Bull is included in the coveted 50 Top Gastro Pubs in Britain.

A Serious Foodie Destination

Nina Matsunaga
Organic Food Stars Chat Show – Nina at work in the kitchen at the Black Bull Sedbergh

Sainbury’s Magazine describes Nina’s cooking and the Black Bull Inn as. “ Serious foodie territory” and typical east meets west dishes include Howgill Hereford beef Fillet, Birch Syrup, Salsify, Dukkah & Bone Marrow, Salt Baked Celeriac, Sweet Cicely & Alexanders and Rice Pudding, Winter Truffle, Garsdale Honey & Chocolate. Nina is a big fan of foraging as well as showcasing local, organic and artisan food producers.

A Passion for Sustainable Food

James Ratcliffe and Chef Nina Matsunaga
James Ratcliffe and Nina Matsunaga in the bar area, Black Bull Sedbergh

Nina is very clear about her passion for using the best organic, local and foraged ingredients in her refined, colour pop dishes. She says.

“We believe that meat that is slow-grown tastes best, traditional breeds from this area should be championed at source and that seasonal ingredients yield the very best meals.”

Foraged and Organic Gourmet Food

Foraged Gourmet
Organic Food Stars Chat Show – A dish of beetroot mousse, woodruff, sweet cicely

 Joining Nina will be joined on the Ethical Hedonist virtual sofa by Chantal Coady, the legendary chocolatier and founder of Rococo. Chantal started the organic, artisan and fairtrade luxury chocolate movement in the late eighties.

Chantal Coady, punk chocolate pioneer and founder of Rococo Chocolates will be talking at the Perfume and Chocolate evening Picture, courtesy of The Sunday Times

Chantal left Rococo last summer and she will be talking about her timely new venture – The Chocolate Detective and Letterbox Chocolates. Interviewing Chantal is like taking an odyssey around the world in chocolate! There isn’t much she doesn’t know about the fine art of the chocolatier and she will be talking about the health benefits of eating the very best organic dark chocolate and how to support sustainable chocolate farming. Her love of rare and exquisite ingredients in fine chocolate making was ignited by a childhood growing up in Tehran. Chantal vividly remembers the intense aromas of spices and rose oils in the bustling local markets.

Together, during our interview, we will take you on a chocolate odyssey adventure, as we discuss her love for Arabia and exotic lands in search of rare, organic and fair ingredients. Sometimes, the most precious treats come in small brown paper boxes.

Yorkshire Fells
Dine and stay at the award-winning Black Bull in Sedbergh and walk the Yorkshire Fells.

As part of this crowdfunded special evening, you will receive a three-course organic menu card to create at home and enjoy before or during the show.  This is entirely optional.  The idea is to create the idea of our community coming together for a night of inspiration, deliciously organic food, wine and conviviality. The menu will be created by our organic food star guests together with AJ. Of course, you can always save your menu for another occasion at home and share your pictures with us!

Let’s Make this Magazine Together

Alison Jane Reid
Our founding Editor lets her hair down at her favourite local cafe and diner, Flat Planet on Great Marlborough Street, a hop and skip from Liberty!

The price of the evening is £20 per person plus card transaction fees to include the chat show experience, the dinner menu sent to your inbox , the giveaway from chef Nina and Q&A. Please comment, tweet and tell the world you are coming. Please note, for speed and simplicity and our sanity, we have now decided to run this event using our Eventbrite rather than add to our stress in such challenging times for businesses and run a bigger crowdfunding campaign at the same time. Instead, our goal is to focus on the journalism and chat show and migrate the magazine to a more intuitive and updated platform.

Tell us You are Coming!

British White Beef
British white beef, cured heart, jersey royals

Email us if you have any questions. The menu will include options for everyone, including meat, fish and vegetarian and vegan options, with the focus on healthy, seasonal organic produce.


More Good Life Journalism

Tomato Stall
May I interest you in the finest tomatoes in the land? Our editor AJ takes a turn on the Tomato Stall at Rosewood, London Market.

You will be the first to know when our campaign goes live to grab your place and help us to reach the world with our fab good life journalism for you and our beautiful planet.

Our Chat Show Team

Our chat show magazine team includes AJ, Gwynnie, our journalist intern and. Christian a talented filmmaker. Christian has filmed AJ’s best real interviews and he edits the virtual ones. Let’s give him more to do!

Journalist Alison Jane Reid
AJ at work. Illustration by Gwynnie Duesbery, 2019.

For more information read about more about our goals for the Chat Show and the kind of interview guests we will feature and our crowdfunding mission statement.

Buy Foodie Chat Show Tickets

We would also love to hear from you about the live magazine events you would like us to create and spread the word about our magazine and exciting magazine and broadcast journalism.

The Black Bull Inn Sedbergh
The Black Bull Inn Sedbergh has been voted one of the top fifty gastropubs in the UK


about the author

Alison Jane Reid

Alison Jane Reid - Journalist, Editor & Emerald Princess of Slow, Sustainable Luxury Living - 18 year track record interviewing real icons for: The Times, The Lady, You, The Mirror and Country Life. Now leading her alluring fairtrade, emerald revolution - Don’t Miss Out - Have you joined The Ethical Hedonist set?

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