London Food & Drink News: 25 January

Whole Foods, Kensington

On Monday 28 January, Fortnum & Mason launches a pop-up British Bakery. It runs until April, and on the launch day chef Mark Hix, who’ll be contributing his own lovingly made comestibles to the pop-up (he’s conveniently just released a book about baking) will give a class at 1pm.

Convivial food and drink events-maker Tweat Up (tag line: “So far no deaths or arrests”) hosts a stock-clearing event this Saturday evening, at the Old Street end of City Road.

Students may not have the best reputation for culinary capability but fear not: The Stu is running a food and drink festival this weekend with chefs on hand to show flummoxed freshers what to do. Like many a dormitory larder, details are skimpy, but we do know that it’s at UCL on Saturday 26 January.

At 8am on Monday, 28 January, Michel Roux Jr will be hosting a cookery demonstration and Q&A session at the monolithic Whole Foods store in Kensington. £25 gets you breakfast and the rare chance of firing a few probing questions at the Masterchef presenter.

As of this week, the KERB street food market has rocked up in the City — beside the Gherkin on Thursdays, and at CityPoint, near Moorgate, on Fridays. Six traders will be at each site.

Finally, speaking of markets: will Brixton Village survive gentrification? The Standard investigates.

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  • Matt

    The Shed was a huge disappointment. A rich kids play toy to patronise their ignorant friends. The food all tasted good but the ridiculous portions make cheese samples on a stick at the supermarket look like generous platefuls. £5 for a single potato, £10 for a few 1inch almost transparently thin wafers of venison. £30 a head and still in need of an actual dinner. Madness.

  • http://www.tastescatering.co.uk/ London-Caterer

    Heard this Fortnum, has a first-floor shop-within-a-shop that provides the opportunity for foodies to stock up on everything from the best baking ingredients to kitchen utensils and cookbooks..I’ll definitely going to check this out.