Ellen Lun­ney

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Ellen was born and raised in Dublin but now lives in Lon­don. She be­gan her food blog (www.el­len­lun­ney.com) ve years ago as a way to cel­e­brate her coun­try’s cui­sine, as she has “long be­lieved that Irish food is up there with the world’s best”. Whether she is cook­ing at home or away, Ellen’s food phi­los­o­phy is about cook­ing with lo­cally-sourced in­gre­di­ents – be that from in­de­pen­dent gro­cers, grow­ing her own or for­ag­ing lo­cal food.

“If I’ve grown some­thing in my pots on the win­dowsill, or even just put the ef­fort into lug­ging fresh pro­duce home from the farmer’s mar­ket, I’m al­ways very care­ful to use up every last scrap,” she says. “Lately, I’ve found this way of think­ing per­vad­ing my reg­u­lar week­night cook­ing too – mean­ing plenty of car­rot-top pestos and back-of-the-fridge herb-stem sal­sas!

As well as be­ing de­li­cious, Ellen be­lieves that good food should also have “a his­tory and a con­text and an oc­ca­sion”.

“It should stay in your head,” she adds.

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