Working in a community cookery school has its perks - not least delicious lunches from our students. I am very lucky. I should cook from scratch and shop ethically - after all I have the skills and know lots of great local producers and independent retailers. BUT working long days/evenings/weekends means I don't always manage it. During the Bristol Food Connections Festival I pledge to only shop at independent food shops/stalls/markets. Perhaps this is madness, after all its the busiest 11 days of the Square Food Foundations calendar - but then again there will be loads of amazing food available in Knowle West and wider Bristol.... if not now, then when?