Love Canned Food Festival – it’s in the can! Love Canned Food

Love Canned Food Festival – it’s in the can!

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The first-ever Love Canned Food Festival took place in August 2020, with a host of top chefs, well-known foodies and wellness experts teaming up to talk all things canned.

From our very own ambassador Phil Vickery talking with Oli Mannion about their love of canned food to Lily Soutter and Mira Manek sharing amazing tips around how canned food can be eaten as part of a balanced diet and MOB Kitchen making quick, and irresistible, Baked Bean Tacos – the festival was THE place for can-spiration.

But it doesn’t stop there. We’re delighted to share a host of amazing, brand new recipes created exclusively for the Love Canned Food Festival by our top chefs and ambassadors. Check out the recipes below and let us know what you think.

Phil Vickery’s 5 Can Stew

Phil took canned lentils, chickpeas, cannellini beans, borlotti beans and kidney beans to make a delicious stew that can be made in just 15 minutes. It’s definitely worth checking out the Spiced 5 Can Stew, as it’s perfect for dinner or a leftover lunch! If you want to cook-along with Phil, you can watch it on IGTV.

Miguel Barclay’s Apple and Cinnamon Turnovers

Five ingredients. Less than 60p per person. What’s not to love. Miguel took five simple ingredients and made a set of delicious Apple and Cinnamon turnovers that all the family will love!

Gizzi Erskine’s Marrowfat Pea and Smoked Fishcake

Gizzi helped hero marrowfat peas in the most delicious way, with this Marrowfat and Smoked Fishcake. It’s a re-invention of a classic chippy tea. There’s no way you can’t like this.

MOB Kitchen’s Baked Bean Tacos

If you’re looking for a quick, mid-week meal that’s a bit different then these Baked Bean Tacos are for you. They take the humble baked bean and elevate it to this delicious twist on a Mexican classic, even topping it with a fried egg and quick, homemade pickled onions.

Emily Leary’s Lunchbox Pinwheels

With the kids going back-to-school, Emily Leary, provides great lunchbox inspiration with her Lunchbox Pinwheels. They’re a great way of getting the kids to eat canned tuna and chickpeas. Plus, they’re ready in under 10 mins so they’re quick and will be a hit with the little ones. You can follow Emily’s full recipe on IGTV.

At Dad’s Table’s Homemade Kid-Friendly Loaded Nachos

With his energetic son on the way home from school, Adam whipped up a delicious, homemade loaded nachos recipe. The recipe takes homemade tortilla chips and tops them with a stunning chilli, made with canned kidney beans and tomatoes, and then finishes it all off with bubbling melted mozzarella and fresh avocado salsa. Fancy making it for the adults? Throw in a little extra chilli for heat. You can follow Adam’s full recipe on IGTV.


The Love Canned Food Festival was organised to help raise money for food distribution charity FareShare, who provide meals to those who go hungry. If you’re able to, please donate to FareShare.