WE can't wait for the forthcoming issue of Remedy Quarterly dedicated to theme of SHARE. As you can see from the description below, my essay on 18 Reasons is included in the line-up. You can pre-order your copy here.
SHARE: ISSUE NO. 19
Caroline Cassard recalls her time working on a farm in Maryland, plus she includes a perfect morning pick-me-up, Sweet Potato and Fresh Ginger Muffins. Chef Orianne Cosentino reflects on time spent cooking with her young daughter and how it has transformed them both. She shares one of their favorite recipes, Ham and Artichoke Pizza with Ricotta and Basil. Writer Fiona Symington-Mitchell introduces us to 18 Reasons, a non-profit community kitchen in San Francisco that’s working to build community through food. These recipes and so many more are waiting to be enjoyed and shared with your favorite people.
WE all have our favourite streets in London and one of our all time favourites is Farringdon Road. It’s the history (it was one of the first great Victorian engineering road works), the heritage of its Italian delis, the design studios and general nonchalant coolness that we find just out-and-out inspiring. It’s hard to know where to begin but we like to walk up towards Exmouth Market with an eye to dropping into the Quality Chop House Shop and of course fourth generation Gazzano’s Italian Deli. Exmouth Market is of course just a stone’s throw away (we’re not kidding). Known for its independent shops and eateries, you can't do better than Cafe Kick, Caravan and don’t forget Borough Wine. That’s the thing about Farringdon Road it's a thoroughfare to some of the best hidden spots in Clerkenwell. For some of the city's best coffee, take a detour to Leather Lane for Purfrock Coffee, and the Department of Coffee and Social Affairs. There’s Clerkenwell Road for its line-up of Terroni of Clerkenwell, Magma Book Store and Forest London (a great place to find vintage Danish furniture). There’s Hatton Garden for London’s jewellery traders and then down to Smithfield Market, where you can buy some of the best meat in London, if you can wake up early enough (from 02.00 - 07.00 weekdays). And for some solitude, you can’t go past St James Church Garden.
A-Z REFERENCE: MAP 8/ A1-5C
Other F’s we like are: biodynamic farmers Fern Verron.
FOR YOUR ADDRESS BOOK
Borough Wine, 3 Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QL. Tel. 020 7837 1076
Cafe Kick, 43 Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QL. Tel. 020 7837 8077
Caravan, 11-13 Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QD. Tel. 020 7833 8115
Department of Coffee and Social Affairs, 14-16 Leather Lane, EC1N 7SU. Tel. 020 7419 6906
Forest London, 115 Clerkenwell Rd, EC1R 5BY. Tel. 07535 637731
Gazzano’s Italian Deli, 167-169 Farringdon Rd, EC1R 3AL. Tel. 020 7837 1586
Magma Book Store, 117-119 Clerkenwell Rd, EC1R 5BY. Tel. 020 7242 9503
Purfrock Coffee, 23-25 Leather Ln, EC1N 7TE. Tel. 020 7242 0467
Quality Chop Food Shop 88-94 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3EA
Smithfield Market, Buyers Walk E Market, London EC1A 9PQ
St James, Clerkenwell Cl, London EC1R 0EA.
Terroni of Clerkenwell, 138 -140 Clerkenwell Rd, EC1R 5DL. Tel, 020 7837 1712
IN a town that is more often than not about the latest food trends, celebrating London’s enduring restaurants and cafes is no bad thing. One such one is Sweetings on Queen Victoria Street. Located in the City’s Square Mile, this is an old school restaurant. First opened by its namesake J.Sweetings in 1889, it has been in its current location for over 100 years. Specialising in seafood and oysters, it has a classic and enduring charm. Champagne awaits chilled in silver buckets, waiting staff gather in anticipation, and the white marble counters beam from decades of use. The lunch time crowd line the benches drapped in whites, ordering from a menu of dressed crab, prawn cocktail, west mersea oysters, smoked haddock and poached eggs, and chef’s fish pie. There are no reservations and it only opens for lunch. Sweetings has always been a family business: one that survived two world wars, financial crises and too many food trends to remember, to remain a firm and enduring favourite.
39 Queen Victoria Street, EC4N 45A
Monday - Friday : 11.00 - 15.00
WE are absolutely thrilled to be included in the forthcoming coming publication by Gestalten: Mind the Map.
To celebrate our inclusion in this publication, we are offering our first give way. A copy of this book that we will send to anywhere in the world. Details of this publications are listed below. We are running this competition until the end of September when the publication will be released.
TO be really honest, we are a little embarrassed that we haven't promoted Persepolis before this. But truth be told, we only recently discovered this wonderful store ourselves. London is a little like that. To live here is to be a true locavore, where it is rare that you ever meander off your beaten track, so big is the city. But enough excuses, once you know about this wonderful store, Persepolis will forever be on your london essentials list.
A corner store in Peckham, this taste of Persian offers everything from za’atar and sumac (aromatic spices) to chickpeas and turmeric pickle. There's a cafe where you can order Persian food from a truly healthy meze plate to a date and cardamon latte. Run by Sally Butcher and her husband Jamshid, this grocery store and cafe is a celebration of the riches of Persian food. Sally has even several cookbooks that you can buy in the store as well on online.
Persepolis, 28-30 Peckham High Street, SE15 5DT