We interviewed entrepreneur Nick Barnard, co-founder of the much loved and inspirational Rude Health brand. Nick bounced into my RUDE radar at the begining of the year. Not only is he the author of the new ‘Eat Right‘ cookbook showcasing traditional food wisdom in a contemporary world but he also runs a range of incredible events and workshops across Europe, teaching health conscious fanatics simple and enjoyable skills and techniques such as fermentation, ghee making and sprouting. See upcoming events HERE
Where are you and what are you going to be doing today?
I’m in my kitchen making rhubarb and ginger water kefir
What is your earliest memory of food?
Freshly churned vanilla ice cream from a family ice cream parlour in Derby, when I was 4, in 1964
Eat Right is your first book with RUDE Health. Which would you recommend as your top 3 lifesavers?
– Make and use good fats, particularly ghee because we all need more highly quality fats
– Have a go at making simple fermented foods such as sauerkraut, your microbiome will love you for it
– Truly nourishing foods and drinks are full of flavour and because they’re so nourishing you’ll eat less, what a perfect combo
RUDE Health have been expanding worldwide. Can you tell us about your plans for the year ahead?
We have made our first children’s food “Honey Spelt Puffs” cereal for the very same reason that we started Rude Health 10 years ago….to make cereal that we would want and be happy for our own children to eat.
Which word would you use to describe food?
What’s your favourite hangout in London/Worldwide?
Barrafina (any of them)
What do you do to get away from everything?
What was the last thing that really made you stop and stare?
Our new Honey Spelt Puffs packet (see below)