We’re slap bang in the middle of British Food Fortnight and there are still loads of promotions and events around town celebrating homegrown dishes, restaurants and producers.
My earliest encounter with standard British nosh isn’t exactly a happy memory: after being raised on Nigerian flavours, the stodgy shepherd’s pie at school literally made me hurl.
Thankfully Brit cuisine (and school dinner!) has come a long way over the last couple of decades and local food is a vital part of the culture and the economy.
From checking out farmer’s markets to tucking into a Sunday Roast this weekend, there are many ways to show your support for this hearty cause.
Here in Islington, we’re spoilt for choice with gastro-pubs like The Albion, the Draper’s Arms and the Crown serving up tasty, traditional meals with a gourmet twist all year round.
St. Pancras station’s getting in on the BFF act with its Food and Drink Festival (until Oct 1) offering set menus at St. Pancras Grand, the Betjeman Arms and Gilbert Scott Restaurant along with promotional offers at the Sourced Market and tea tasting at Rituals. Very posh.
Visit www.lovebritishfood.co.uk for details of British Food Fortnight activities