Have you wondered how the red cherry like fruit that houses the coffee bean is transformed into the black liquid in your cup? Curious about the people and processes that make it happen? Like to know the difference between natural, washed and honey processing or what it means? Maybe you want to enjoy your coffee more whilst making a more ethical choice? Join Stuart Ritson of widely acclaimed,Clerkenwell based, speciality coffee roaster Workshop Coffee Company, as he expertly guides us through the process of coffee growing, harvesting and processing through to the import and roasting process.
Stuart and I first met when he used to pop in to my Cambridge cafe, for his espresso fix as a student. He has since gone on to eclipse any coffee knowledge I have and I am happy that he has agreed to now not only supply me with great and ethically sourced coffee but give up his evening to enlighten us all a little more on something we all take maybe a little too much for granted. This will be a fun and informative evening with a charming and very knowledgable coffee professional so book early to avoid missing out.
Marianna has been running her amazing Artisan Greek food stand at Borough Market since 2009. I first met her a few years ago and the quality of all her products, the charm with which she goes about promoting them and her vast knowledge left a lasting impression on me. I am very happy to have her host the first of our meet the supplier evenings which with the lead up to Christmas I am sure will present you will lots of unique gift ideas. Marianna will have with her an array of Greek foodie delights for you to sample as she talks you through the intricacies of small scale artisan food farming of, I am sure, some of the best Greek food you will ever taste. Amongst the delights will be her olive oils, amazing olives, honey, walnuts and much much more. This is a FREE event, there will be lots to taste and learn about and we will have a small amount of her items for sale on the night as well as stocked on our small retail section in time for Christmas. Do not miss this truly special event. Book Now. Find out more about Marianna at her website http://oliveology.co.uk/
Fancy making mincemeat for your very own mince pies in time for Christmas? How about Stollen Cake? Join Sara of Hen Corner who will demonstrate how to make both. Sara pursued her dream of setting up an urban small holding from her back garden in West London and has acheived national acclaim, featuring in national press and TV. Sara will go through her unique recipes step by step and tell you the best ingredients to buy. Later she will tell you a little more about the ups and downs of establishing and running a smallholding in London and maybe inspire you to create your very own. Sara will be available to answer your questions on the recipes and her interesting life as a small holder whilst you enjoy a small piece of the stollen you have just learnt to make. We are very lucky to have Sara at a very busy time of year for her and we are sure you will get lots out of this, the first of our Saturday Kitchens. Full recipe will be given to take away with you with plenty of time to perfect it for Christmas.