Rachel de Thample

Rachel de Thample is an award-winning author who has worked in food, health and sustainability for more than 20 years. She teaches fermentation and seasonal nutrition courses at River Cottage in Devon, as well as Petersham Nurseries and the Plant Academy in London. She served as Course Director of the College of Naturopathic Medicine’s Natural Chef diploma course, was the Head of Food for the organic retailer Abel & Cole and Commissioning Editor of Waitrose Food Illustrated. She’s written six books including Tonics & Teas and the River Cottage Fermentation Handbook, which won a Guild of Food Writer’s Award. She’s also studied sustainable food systems at University College London and was instrumental in setting up the award-winning Crystal Palace Food Market.