ABOUT US

Eating is one thing that all of us love and the same goes with contributing. Food is a basic necessity that must be available for all, but it is a luxury for a lot of people out there even today. We are trying to change this situation. We thought why not make cooking an act of charity and that is why we came up with Beyond Food Foundation.

FRESHLIFE PROGRAMME

Freshlife programme was initiated to fund the people who are suffering at the brim of poverty. You can join on board if you are interested. Your smallest contributions matter a lot here.

There are a lot of programmes available here for all age-groups. Join us and have fun.

Apart from cooking and the act of charity that we carry out we also have apprenticeship programmes that help people with great culinary skills to turn their dreams into reality. 

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What is a Cooking Torch?

Today, a lot of people are cooking, with varying results! It is clear that the many cooking programs and other contests are forcing everyone to cook themselves. Fortunately, some accessories were invented to facilitate gourmet talents.

Within the most modern culinary products, the kitchen torch has a place of its own. For exams, it is not at all from the field of the kitchen (it is still primarily used in the boiler making), on the other hand, it calls for some experience before mastering it. A torch really is only used for those special occasions regular cooking that Charlotte personal trainers might give won’t involve a torch so don’t fret.

The main asset of the cooking torch is its powerful flame and its portable side that allows its contact to brown the food. Before the launch of this product with a non-professional audience, the cooks used real boiler torches of ironmonger which obviously has such a clutter that the kitchen of Mr. Everyone could not welcome him.

That is why ingenious brands have launched the modern gas torch, of a very small size (inferior to a cartridge of Chantilly) and which has a system of ignition and flame management in accordance with a culinary use.

With a gas torch, most people mainly think about cooking crème brûlées, there are countless possible alternatives to cooking with this equipment. For example, the gas torch excels is the decoration of desserts or salted appetizers. A flame of gas torch on cheese or caramel allows you to invent deserts or appetizers for the unusual look that will delight your guests.

One way to use less known is to use the torch to refine the preparation of your chickens and poultry. Often there are a few feathers left in your poultry and your guests may not like to have them in their dishes. Under these conditions, a small burst of flame around the poultry will eliminate any existing fluff or feather.

Top 5 Health Problems of Homeless People

 

Homelessness is one of the biggest problems that the world faces today. Many people are thrown out of their houses due to various reasons as in old age, gender problems, physical disabilities and many other problems. Such people who are left abandoned on the streets are found everywhere on a regular basis. Little do we have time to stand and think about their life and health issues that they might go through. So, here we are going to discuss the major health issues that these homeless people face.

Lack of nutrition:

This is one of the basic health issues that almost all homeless people have to go through. People who live on the streets do not get enough food and facility to lead a decent living, and they beg and live on the streets. They will have to be thankful if someone is kind enough to give them a meal a day. There are many days where they will have to hit the bed with an empty stomach. So it quite obvious that they suffer from lack of nutrition and that naturally cause a lot of health issues.

Unintentional injuries:

People who are left on the streets have nobody to take care of them. They live, eat and sleep as they please. This way they will meet unexpected accidents or might hurt themselves unintentionally. However, if they are lucky enough to get quick treatment, it will be better. But in most cases, they don’t. They let the wound be and later that develops into a serious injury killing the person eventually. This way even unintentional injuries can take a toll on their life.

Skin and foot issues:

Quite similar to the previous condition, people who live on the streets are forced to live in half-built shelters and torn clothes. This way they are always keeping themselves to extremes climatic conditions. If not immediately on a gradual basis they might develop skin and foot disease. Added to this other conditions like insufficient medical care and lack of proper food can aggravate the condition.

Mental issues:

It is not easy for people to live in the streets. They can be exposed to various social evils, and that is the reason why most people on the streets are affected with mental problems. A study states that about 75% of the women who are abandoned face these issues, and they are mentally affected. People are harsh with them, and few go the extent of even sexually harassing them, and this can worsen their state.

Infectious diseases:

People who live an abandoned life usually live in groups to keep themselves protected. Since all of them live in unsafe and unhygienic conditions, they are prone to a lot of infectious diseases. Even if one person is affected the others in and around the place are easily affected, and they are unaware of the surroundings and also because they have nowhere else to go. This is the reason why contagious diseases spread fast in the streets.

How big is the Homelessness Problem in Britain?

Homelessness is quite a big issue across the globe. There is not one country that you can point your finger at and say that this country doesn’t have a homeless person. Almost every street that we ever know in the world has at least one homeless person measuring the street. This is the reason as to why we consider homelessness as one of the biggest societal issues. But it quite shocking to note that a country that is as developed as Britain is facing this issue on a large scale. So here we are going to dig a little deeper and figure out the facts with regard to Britain’s homelessness!

Britain and its homelessness:

It is quite unbelievable to digest the fact that Britain is a country with such a vulnerable issue. The first thing that our mind tries to figure out is the reason for homelessness in Britain, but before that, we must see the most basic thing. If we have Britain take the lead in this issue, then there is no doubt that we will have the other western countries standing behind Britain in the same line of guilt. So we strongly have a feeling that the rising need for secluded living and the western style of independent can carefree living has caused this pathetic state. There is no cultural or societal obligation for children to take care of their parents. It is more like an act of kindness in the western world, and that is why the homelessness issue has grown out of proportion.

Reasons for the issue:

  • In case if we have to numerically split the reason and mark them on a scale of 100, then the following would be the reasons as to why Britain is facing homelessness issue.

  • About 37% of the people who are homeless in Britain are due to the heartlessness of their family members. This means that they are no longer ready to accommodate their aged parents.

  • The next reason is about 20% of them are on streets due to lack of a private space to live, and about 19% of them are left on streets, because of the issues that they have with their partners. These people do not have anybody to support and are incapacitated to start a new living.

  • About 7% of the people live on streets due to financial constraints, and they have lost their houses to debt and other similar troubles. 18% of the remaining homeless people do not have a specific reason, or they simply do not fall in any of these categories.

Is there a remedy?

Of course, we have a lot of homes to take care of these people, but the truth is that this problem still persists and there is no perfect and permanent remedy to this problem. All we can do is to tell people the hazards of letting family members on streets and helping them understand that a little bit of kindness to elders can teach their children a better life lesson.

Simon Boyle

Chef Founder

Since 2004, Simon has worked tirelessly to help homeless people across London to rebuild their lives, using food as a catalyst, imparting his passion, skills and knowledge of cooking and food onto them and encouraging them to move their lives forward.When not at work, Simon can be found walking his dog Bernie or training for the London marathon 2014!

Rachel Lock

CEO

Rachel is the CEO at beyond food foundation. Working with BFF since brigade opened in 2011, Rachel’s role involves making sure that the charity is run efficiently, remains financially viable and achieves its charitable objectives. A people lover, and challenge seeker Rachel loves her role and each day looks forward to seeing what the day will bring!

Jan Seymour

Support & Progress

Jan is the support and progression manager for BFF and has been with the Foundation since 2006. Jan believes that the transition from long term unemployment back in to full time sustainable employment is not just about the skills but that it’s as much about mind set and overcoming personal issues and barriers.

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