Eat Your City!

Eat Your City – 16 July 2013
A pop up supper club at Brixton Cornercopia

4 courses – £30 tickets through Food Safari

Eat Your City is an interactive dining experience created by celebrated food writer, cook and gardener Rachel de Thample that celebrates urban food growing. The meals are inspired and constructed using food grown within walking distance of the venue. It brings a whole new meaning to the idea of local food. There’s also a hands-on element to each meal which includes harvesting, cooking and sowing. Beyond an eye-opening and delicious meal, the dinner is taste of what is possible when neglected urban land is turned over to food production, or the taste possibilities already on offer on our streets and in our parks.

Brixton’s award-winning Cornercopia couldn’t be a better place to launch Eat Your City. It’s an edible showcase for the urban food revolution, its shelves packed with jars of pickled Brixton fruit, it’s menu peppered with delicious herbs and salads grown on local housing estates.

The dinner on the 16th July takes theme of local further featuring food from Brixton’s back gardens, Brockwell Bake loaves made with heritage wheat from Rosendale Allotment, Lambeth Poly greens, Ground to Ground coffee mushrooms, exotic ingredients gathered from Brockwell Park’s community greenhouses, foraged finds from Ceri Buck of Invisible Food, and more.

* The meal will also feature a short film looking at how the ingredients got the table, elements of hands-on cooking, edible table decorations and plants to take home.

Provisional menu:

  • Brixton Windmill loaves from Brockwell Bake with raw, organic marigold cheese
  • Westow Park pea shoot and early blue potato salad with labneh, wild pansies and griddled lemon dressing and toasted fennel seeds
  • Underground coffee mushroom ravioli with Vietnamese coriander butter
  •  Rose honey semi-freddo served with Pick-your-own strawberries

ABOUT THE COOK

Rachel de Thample has worked in the kitchens of Marco Pierre White, Heston Blumenthal and Peter Gordon. She has been writing on food issues for over a decade: she was Commissioning Editor of Waitrose Food Illustrated for five years and contributed to two Borough Market Cookbooks: Meat and Fish and is the author of the highly acclaimed Less Meat, More Veg (Kyle Books).

She’s been featured in The Guardian, The Evening Standard, BBC London, BBC Breakfast and more commenting on food issues.

Rachel is currently the Food Editor for the organic box scheme Abel & Cole, where she writes weekly seasonal recipes. She also writes for Jellied Eel magazine.

She lives in South London where she’s helped set up various food & growing projects, including an award-winning Edible Garden in her local park, Tipsy Garden in her local pub (where hops, apples and grapes are grown for local brews), and popular ‘Jam Sessions’ which nurture the art of preserving.

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About anne fairbrother

Anne set up and runs Brixton Cornercopia with chef Ian Riley
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