Just 26 years old, Alex is a rising star of the UK food scene. Her company, 26 Grains, puts grains in the map. She does many different grain dishes but it was porridge that she first put on the map; not porridge as most of us know it, but sweet nd savoury porridge with a range of interesting and delicious flavours. Her key influence is a year spent working in Copenhagen where she was inspired by the grains and spices in Nordic cooking, particularly how they come together in warming bowlfood which embodies the concept of Hygge. Alex's delicious grain-based dishes can be found at her cafe in Neal's Yard, London, online @26Grains, at various pop-ups. This is her first book.