James Strawbridge

Award winning development chef, sustainable living expert and author


James is a passionate chef, self-sufficiency and sustainable living expert.


He lives in Cornwall with his wife Holly and their young children. In 2013 James and Holly founded the Posh Pasty Company, producing award-winning gourmet pasties using the finest Cornish ingredients. They travelled the south west in their vintage VW Food Truck - attending street festivals and supplying Selfridges Food Hall.

James is a keen environmental activist who wants to equip people for the climate crisis by sharing essential skills in an inspirational way.

James is currently working on his new book, for Dorling Kindersley – The Artisan Kitchen.


Hungry Sailors S22013, (ITV) [30x60]

Saturday Farm2013, (ITV) 

Alan Titchmarsh Show2012, (ITV)

Saturday Cookbook, 2012, (ITV)

Hungry Sailors S12011, (ITV)  [20x60]

It’s Not Easy Being Green S3, 2009, (BBC2) [8x30]

It’s Not Easy Being Green S2, 2009, (BBC2) [8x30]

It’s Not Easy Being Green S1, 2009, (BBC2) [7x30]

Regular Columns:

Cornwall Life Magazine 

The Edible Garden 

Countryfile Magazine



Smoked Food: A Manual for Home Smoking, 2019

Made at Home Series2012

Practical Self Sufficiency: The Complete Guide to Sustainable Living2010


Ambassador & Charity Work: 

Love Food Hate WasteEco Chef

Final StrawAnti Plastic Straw Charity