I’m David Porter, a freelance photographer living in South East London, and I have pretty firm views about things like local food, and seasonality. Happily I travel around the country a bit, and always try to find the time to visit farmers markets and farm shops wherever I go, and sometimes local growers and farmers. My rule of thumb is “eat less, if necessary, to eat well”. I can see no point in buying plums from South Africa, green beans from Kenya, apples from New Zealand, and so on, when we grow better produce in this country. This means of course that I rarely visit a supermarket.
I’ve called this blog ‘Deptford Pudding‘ because wherever you are in Britain there are local recipes, now mostly ignored or lost like the Deptford Pudding and the Deptford Cheesecake, all deserving to be cooked.
The co-author of this blog is Clarissa, a great cook and a stylist, and (she’d like me to add) a great artist! For all of our working lives we’ve both been involved in magazines, and Clarissa worked with Keith Floyd for 6 years.