Vilma Bharatan is an author and artist who is inspired by the natural world

The forthcoming book Meet Us and Eat Us is a creative exploration of food plants through poetry, prose, and photography, inviting readers to thoughtfully engage with their food choices. Co-authored with Liz Kendall.

After our successful Kickstarter campaign we are working towards publication in autumn 2024. You can see an exclusive preview of images, poetry and prose on the Kickstarter page.


We’re committed to the 2024 publication of Meet Us and Eat Us and we’d love you to join us in this adventure as our book travels into your hands. Through our newsletter we’ll share exclusive samples and stories, and invitations to events.

The newsletter will be an ongoing community where you can ask questions and contribute your ideas.

We’ll share our background research to provide insights to enrich your everyday experience of the food plants that help us thrive; making life more fun, beautiful, and delicious. You’ll be the first to receive news of the publication date. The only data of yours that we keep is your name and email address, and we will never sell or share your details.

From the blog

  • Irish Soda Bread

    Irish Soda Bread

    With Noel’s permission, here is the recipe that he and Mary take turns to make. 10 minutes to mix and half an hour to bake. Perfect!

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  • Cacao – exotic, fussy and downright picky

    My first public talk on chocolate was back in 2003 at the Natural History Museum. I was based there as a PhD student, researching and analysing the recorded data of the 800 or so medicinal plants used in homeopathy. Those were great years and I shared the botany students room together with 2 other PhD…

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