Eat Your Way Around London This Weekend

Discussion in 'Europe' started by NileGuide, May 5, 2011.  |  Print Topic

  1. Now that the wedding of the century is old news, we must return to what regularly fuels the soul … food. Thankfully there are plenty of food festivals this weekend around London that should certainly keep your hearts and stomachs full.
    Meet over 400 of Britian’s finest local producers at the Real Food Festival at Earl’s Court May 5-8. Scrap the middle man and banish food miles by buying sustainable and ethical products directly from the source. Festival highlights include learning trade secrets at the Butchery Demo Theatre, following a tea trail in a working tea garden, watching live sheep shearings, and sampling celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s new food line. Purchase discounted tickets online. Catch the Real Food Market at the Southbank Centre Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the rest of May.
    Inspired by fine English cooking and the first underground market in San Fransisco, blogger, author, photographer, and supper club aficionado MsMarmiteLover is hosting an Underground Night Market in her flat and garden in Kilburn from 6pm – 10pm on May 6. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
    Taste, learn and chat about our favorite hot beverages at the Tea & Coffee Festival at the Southbank Centre May 6-8. Enjoy a full program of roasting demos, tea ceremonies and lessons in scone and cake making to accompany your next cuppa.
    Always a favorite for locals is the Brick Lane Curry Festival, now in its 11th year. Sample traditional Indian and Bangladeshi curries from 40 participating restaurants. Brick Lane is now officially designated as the “Olympic Curry Village” for the 2012 Olympics in London. The family friendly street party kicks off at on May 8 from noon to 8pm with parades, performers and musicians.
    Brick Lane Curry Festival
    flickr image: Gary Knight
    We would have our spatulas revoked if we did not to mention London’s weekly gourmet food market Borough Market, open Thursday – Sunday. Rich in British and international produce, the market is set under the railway and is a maze of culinary delights.

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