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Podcast: Olive Magazine

This week we have a special podcast recorded by editor Laura at Wilderness Festival, in Oxfordshire where she catches up with two of the chefs hosting feasts at the festival. We hear from Andrew Clarke of St Leonard’s in Shoreditch about the joys of live fire cooking, his own battles with mental health and why cooking and being a chef saved his life. Then Laura talks to Yossi Elad co-founder of The Palomar in London about Israeli cooking, his incredible 40-year career and why he can’t quite retire yet.

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    Our stories

  • Andrew Clarke

    Andrew’s story began with a post to Instagram Little did he know at the time that his story would inspire hundreds of people feeling very similarly and lead to a news article in the Guardian and the foundation of Pilot Light. Read More

  • Doug Sanham

    I had a head chef, who, after I first tried to kill myself really stepped up to help me. He was really supportive. Really drove me. But still I could not speak. I just always said I’m okay. And there are times where I still say ‘I’m okay’... Read More

  • Selin Kiazim

    I come from a culture that does not see depression as a ‘thing’ - legitimate, common, or otherwise. Read More

  • Jamie Lumsden

    On my 18th birthday, I travelled to London from my home town, Colchester. I worked for free in a French bistro in Soho until I was given a paid position. Read More

  • Ben Davy

    For me it was culmination of 5 or 6 years of a particularly hard slog. Taking on more, stretching myself too thinly, never learning to say 'no'. Read More

  • Jamie Tandoh

    Our day begins at 5am. We open the doors early and wave goodbye to the last customers nearly 10 hours later. Read More

  • James Douglas

    Before my entire world began to collapse around me, I thought I had everything under control.  I thought I had it all together and from the outside, to those looking in, I did. Read More

  • Jonny Rothfield

    I had a mental breakdown in June 2015. I apparently left home around 5am on a Monday morning and was declared a missing person for 4 days. I was found over 100 miles away from home. From what I’ve been told I walked there, but I was also seen with... Read More

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