Max La Manna
Max La Manna1Max La Manna. Webpage. Available: https://www.maxlamanna.com/. [Accessed 23 October 2023]. is a acclaimed vegan author, environmentally conscious chef, advocate, and digital content creator that has cultivated a dedicated following of more than 1.3 million individuals across his various social media platforms. His culinary philosophy is rooted in the reduction of waste, and he channels his online presence to educate others on preparing simple, budget-friendly meals that maximize the use of every ingredient.
La Manna imparts his expertise through not only his digital content2Instagram. Profile: Max La Manna. Available: https://www.instagram.com/maxlamanna/. [Accessed 23 October 2023]. but also his two published cookbooks. His debut work, “More Plants Less Waste”3Amazon. Author Profile: Max La Manna. Available: https://www.amazon.co.uk/stores/Max-La-Manna/author/B07QXG91JM. [Accessed 23 October 2023]. snapped the title of “Most Sustainable Cookbook” at the 2020 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards4Cookbook Fair. Gourmand Awards 2020. Available: https://www.cookbookfair.com/index.php/gourmand-awards/25th-gourmand-awards-gg/best-in-the-world-food-a-drink-culture-gourmand-awards-2020. [Accessed 23 October 2023].. His influence extends beyond the pages of his books as he has graced the pages of prestigious publications like Vogue, Vice, and The Guardian.
Additionally, he hosted the BBC Earth series “Regeneration Food”5BBC Earth. Regeneration: Food with Max La Manna. Available: https://www.bbcearth.com/regeneration-food. [Accessed 23 October 2023]., frequently makes live appearances on BBC Saturday Kitchen, and has been featured as a guest on BBC Breakfast, where he shared insights on reducing food waste in homes.
Max’s accolades also include the Digital Creator of the Year award at the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards in May 20226Fortnum & Mason. Food & Drink Awards: Previous Winners. Available: https://www.fortnumandmason.com/food-and-drink-awards-previous-winners. [Accessed 23 October 2023].. Furthermore, he has earned recognition as one of VegNews’ “Top 30 Chefs Changing the Future of Food.”
“[the] majority of spices—are already plant-based. I know it’s such a small thing, but it’s kind of like reshaping and informing them to rethink and reassess, ‘Oh wait, maybe I already am doing this.’ And I think that can lead down a path of incorporating more plants into their dish.”7Brightly. Max La Manna Interview. Available: https://brightly.eco/blog/max-la-manna-interview. [Accessed 23 October 2023].