I’ve always loved food – reading about it, shopping for it, cooking it and, naturally, eating it. So the chance of leading foodie walks for London Walks was just too good to resist.
What’s a foodie walk? It’s two hours devoted entirely to hearing about food – what people ate in the past, famous meals, famous recipes, interesting foodie shops – and entertaining foodie anecdotes.
This weekend my From Pie Crust to Upper Crust foodie walk joins the repertoire.
While the upper crust were tucking into glamorous 12 course dinners at the Savoy, the pie crust end of society were eating gruel in the workhouse kitchen. I love to try out the recipes I come across while researching, but I did draw the line at gruel. However, if you want to make the scrambled eggs that Sarah Bernhardt described as the best in the world, come along on Saturday and I’ll let you into the secret.
While English food became a bit of a joke over the centuries it was generally agreed that we excelled in two areas – roast beef, and tea. With luck you’ll be making yourself a cup of tea on Saturday morning – and I’ll be sharing with you the musical side of roast beef. How can you resist? Join me this Saturday at 10.45 am at Embankment tube.
A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.