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Who is The Fresh Ginger?

The Fresh Ginger is redheaded Anglo-Antipodean food stylist, nutrition blogger, presenter and writer Josie Taylor.

The greatest thing I think I learned in my studies at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition was how to give myself and other people the energy and clarity of mind they need through food.

Prior to that, I’d skip breakfast and wonder why I felt like the world was ending at 11am. Or I’d get mysterious ‘foggy brain’ all the time and get pissed off with myself for not being sharp enough.

I was an actress for 9 years. You might remember me from such celluloid gems as Tamara Drewe, Midsomer Murders, Dr. Who and Hollyoaks Later.

Between you and me, I never felt like I was much cut out for the whole actress thing, being kind of an introvert in many ways (although I still do cartoon voiceovers – which I love).

As a little girl, I always told people that I was going to be a chef when I grew up.

Well, I haven’t grown up yet, but that career in food did come riding back into my life a few years ago on a majestic steed called ‘nutrition.’

From cooking to catering, styling to writing and activism, my curiosity for food has always been infinite. I’m so excited about where the world of food is going. The way in which we can use the quality of our food and our relationship with it to create better thoughts ideas and feelings. And how more conscious choices can create a more sustainable future.

Let’s savour all of the choices we make – conscious choices, even the so-called ‘naughty’ ones – with all the adult relish of an orgasmic woman in a chocolate advert.

I’m not here to tell you what you should exclude from your diet. I don’t think eating should ever feel like a prison. Instead, let’s add good things in and enjoy food that gives us more life, instead of taking it away. Let’s savour all of the choices we make – conscious choices, even the so-called ‘naughty’ ones – with all the adult relish of an orgasmic woman in a chocolate advert. You ready? I hope we can shake things up together, you and me. Let’s get fresh.

Josie x

Josie Taylor, The Fresh Ginger is represented by Novel Beings - Conscious Creative Talent AgencyIf you’d like work Josie please contact the lovely people at Novel Beings (www.novelbeings.com)