Connecting Community and Food

We're thinking locally! We've begun connecting three new varieties of British URBEANS with local people who are as excited as we are about preparing healthy, tasty food from ingredients grown close to home.  URBEANS are varieties of common dry bean bred to be healthy grown in British sunshine.


Launching on World Pulse Day 2022. . .

URBEAN EATING will be our portal for telling stories as they unfold from community events and projects that are using home-grown URBEANS in closing-the-loop between food preparers and our local and regional food producers.  These are steps towards changing the future of our food culture and our food environment from the ground up.  


Local chefs, schools, community cafes, students... we want to tell the stories of the people who are are part of making the planetary diet come to life!

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Food Festival Unlocked  Sept 2021

Chefs attending the Universal Cookery Food Festival on Mudwalls farm (Warwickshire) were introduced to Capulet, Godiva and Olivia urbeans in the hosts market stall.  

Local chefs shared recipes featuring Godiva urbeans in an online food tasting event organised by 'Tales from Coventry Tables' to share in Coventry's celebration as UK City of Culture.   Guests at home booked for the online event with many choosing to collect a food Taster Box to eat-a-long with the Zoom show. The box contained four taster pots of recipes cooked by the chefs featuring beans grown at the University of Warwick research farm.  Recipes included a simple ‘Almost Naked’ bean dish; a fusion Ugandan / Gujarati curry; Libyan beans with couscous; and a sweet bean bread with bean butter.

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