At the table with: Ronni Kahn

Ronni Kahn is the founder and CEO behind Australian food rescue organisation OzHarvest, which has delivered and donated more than 32 million meals to over 500 charities. The organisation has also saved 10,000 tonnes worth of unused food.

Kahn was also behind the creation of the Nutrition, Education, and Sustenance Training (NEST) program that aims to teach disadvantaged Australians about healthy eating and nutrition.

In recognition for Kahn’s efforts, she was named Australia’s Local Hero of the Year in 2010.

At the table with: Ronni Kahn

Who is your inspiration?
Dr Selma Browde, an activist, changemaker, and phenomenal human being from South Africa.

What’s currently in your pantry?
Pasta, olive oil, cocoa, almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, chickpeas, tomato passata, apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, mirin, rice vinegar, sweet chilli sauce, brown rice, oats, barley, and a lovely range of herbs and spices, although I do like to each fresh herbs.

What’s in your fridge?
Water, kale, berries, butter, parmesean, haloumi, almond milk, organic milk, organic eggs, olives, Meredith Dairy goats cheese, and leftovers.

Best thing to come out of the microwave
I don’t own one.

What did you last eat?
Takeaway duck noodle soup.

Where do you like to go for a feed?
I love to eat at Sean’s Panorama. I also love eating Middle Eastern food. In fact we’ve just opened up our own pop-up, Baraka. I also love Movida.

When I’m not running Oz Harvest, I’m…
A friend and a mum. I also like to swim and go for a walk on the beach.

Butter, margarine, a mix or neither?
Butter and olive oil. I don’t use marg.

Kitchen tools I can’t live without
My stick mixer.

Cookbooks I always return to
Stephanie Alexander’s The Cook’s Companion

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