My guest this week on Desert Island Dishes is Max La Manna
Max is a champion of the low waste and sustainable lifestyle. He’s a chef, presenter and award-winning author and has been described as a bona fide millennial heartthrob. His recipe content and food shows have been seen by over 1 billion people
He’s been plant-based since 2011 and says his biggest ambition has always been making sure his recipes are accessible to everyone without being at all preachy about being vegan. Through his viral recipe videos and work with BBC Earth and beyond, Max has inspired hundreds of thousands of people across the world to rethink their approach to food consumption and made it his mission to breathe new life into leftovers that are typically destined for the bin.
The son of a French chef father and a mother of Italian heritage, food was very important to them as a family when he was growing up. In the early days of his career, he supported himself by cooking everywhere from pizzerias to Michelin-starred restaurants and it was this ultimately that led him to challenge his own values.
Max has said:
“I’M NOT REINVENTING THE WHEEL HERE; THIS IS STUFF OUR GRANDPARENTS WERE TAUGHT AS CHILDREN. IT’S IMPORTANT TO BRING IT BACK, PEOPLE ARE ON BOARD, THEY JUST NEED THOSE LESSONS”
Thank you to our sponsor Lloyds Bank for supporting us this season and thank you to this week’s episode sponsor, St Pierre Bakery, for helping us to bring the show to you this week
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