The foodie focus shifts back onto fabulous local produce later this month, as Urban Food Fortnight returns for a second year. The collective efforts of Ethical Eats, Capital Growth, Slow Food London and Grub Club culminate in a schedule bursting with exciting things do make and do – from educational events, to established eateries serving up some urban food specialities – with over 60 restaurants, growers, urban food businesses and organisations taking part.
Here are some of our faves:
Drink: Midnight Apothecary at the Brunel Museum Gardens serves cocktails laced with fruit and herbs from their potager garden every Saturday/Sunday throughout the festival.
Eat: Crayfish Bob Pop-Up in Battersea, on 18, 19, 25 and 26 September, dishes up British potted crayfish, Louisiana crawfish and some delectable Chelsea lavender sorbet.
Eat More: Michaelmas Feast rounds off the revelry at The Pickle Factory in Hackney with a Sunday lunch, courtesy of the renowned Ginger Pig. A five-course meal features potted goose, braised hearts, wings and neck, washed down with Dalston cola and sweetened with summer puds and chutneys.
Grow: One Pot Wonders is a herb-growing workshop where participants observe an informative cookery demo, create their own ‘mini themed herb container’ to take away, and partake in tastings.
Learn: Budding honey-hoarder? OrganicLea hosts a two-day sustainable bee-keeping course on 21-22 September. Just try not to get stung.
The Urban Food Fortnight is 14- 29 September 2013, check out the full line up for more information. Please note that the Sipsmith Distillery Tour with a Twist is already sold out.