MARCH: It’s going to be a busy month with Mothering Sunday (Sunday 6th March), St Patrick’s Day (Thursday 17th March), Easter (Friday 25th – Monday 28th March), and The Boat Race (Sunday 27th March) all coming up!
So I’ve listed a few healthy food-related events below too that can hopefully tempt you away from all those Easter eggs and pints of Guinness…
When: Thursday 3rd March 19.00 – 21.00
What: Italy: ‘From Seed to Plate’ with Paolo Arrigo of Franchi Seeds
Where: Pritchard + Ure Café at Camden Garden Centre, 2 Barker Drive, Camden NW1 0JW
Have you ever thought about growing your own organic herbs, fruit and vegetables from scratch? Get some inspiration here and learn about many different varieties of seeds, how to grow them optimally and then how best to cook and eat the produce once it’s grown.
The event will be held in Pritchard + Ure overlooking the gardens, which house one of the largest displays of plants, roses, culinary and medicinal herbs and herbaceous plants in London.
When: Friday 4th March & Saturday 5th March 19.00
What: L’Atypique & Olia Hercules present ‘Fermented and Wild’
Where: Apiary Studios, 458 Hackney Road, E2 9EG
Price: £49 for dinner, wine and welcome drink
Curious about fermented food? It was one of the most popular health trends of 2015 due to its natural probiotic qualities.
Olia Hercules, author of Ukrainian cookbook ‘Mamushka’, and natural wild-yeast fermented wine producer L’Atypique will be celebrating all that is fermented, pickled and wild with a three course feast. All the ingredients are sourced from small-scale sustainable growers and include treats such as chicken borsch with ginger, chillies and fermented tomatoes and Somegrelo beef shin kharcho with salt-baked beets.
When: Saturday 5th March 12.00 – 0.00
What: Urban Food Fest
Where: Euro Car Parks, 162-167 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6HU
Pick up some gourmet global street food from 15 independent trucks and stalls whilst sipping on a craft beer!
When: Tuesday 8th March 18.30 – 19.30
What: Peruvian Superfood Masterclass
Where: Andina, 1 Redchurch Street, E2 7DJ
Do you know your superfoods? Explore the key exports from Peru that have become staples of every fitness foodie’s diet, from quinoa to chia, maca to lúcuma. Learn about their nutritional value, ways you can use them at home and try samples with Head Chef Vitelio Reyes, before making your own ‘ultimate superfood salad’ to enjoy with a smoothie or pisco sour.
I hope you all have a great weekend!