Max La Manna

Max La Manna

See Max cooking live on the Summer Kitchen on Friday 14 June at the BBC Good Food Show Summer.ย 

Max La Manna is a multi-award-winning author, low-waste chef and campaigner whose casual approach to cooking has captivated an audience of over 1.5 million followers across his social media accounts.


Inspired by his own life experience, Max creates simple, affordable dishes that use as much of each ingredient as possible. His viral, easy-to-follow recipe videos have racked up over 1 billion views across socials.

His debut cookbook More Plants Less Waste was named Most Sustainable Cookbook at the 2020 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. He has also been featured in publications including Vogue, Vice and The Guardian, hosted the 5-part BBC Earth series Regeneration Food, regularly cooks live on BBC Saturday Kitchen, featured as a guest on BBC Breakfast talking about reducing food waste in the home, won Digital Creator of the Year at the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards in May 2022, VegNews’ Top 30 Chef Changing the Future of Food and recently won World’s Best Vegan Cookbook 2023 by Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

His highly anticipated second cookbook You Can Cook This! is out now and has been published in 7 languages.