Friday, 28 March 2014

Food. Glorious? Absolutely.

Here's David Tuck-in, er, sorry, Tucker "Mapping" Ann's Foodies' London walk this Saturday.

The Recipe

What it says on the tin. Except there's no tinned food on this walk, that's for sure. It's food for the palate and food for thought. Ann is London Walks' food specialist. Well, that's understating it. 

She's one of London's food specialists. 

Knows everything there is to know about food - especially in relation to this town. 

Its history. Where the best of it is. What to look for. How to buy it. All the seasonal factors. How to prepare it. How to enjoy it. And - into the bargain - how you can feast away and keep your figure! As she's done. 

There''s a little film trailer of this walk on (and below) - but if you'd rather read the recipe, the essentials are: 

1) this was the first of Ann's Foodies' London Walks. 

2)  It starts at Monument Tube, the Fish Street Hill exit. It ends very near London Bridge station.

3) Starts with - and is seasoned throughout with - fascinating, succulent (and, in some cases, shocking, appalling, not-so-succulent) morsels of London's food history; 

4) Makes its way to London's best food market - draws a bead on it, does some serious appraising, let alone recommending (yes, that's right, apres walk tastings are on the menu - compliments of Ann's non pareil recommendation); 

5) And the appetite whetted, and, yes, maintained, sharpened even (thanks to the walking, the exercise and all the olfactory, taste-buds and visual stimulation) it ends with some "further happy-making gustatory tips and recommendations". 

What's not to like? No, make that What's not to love?

A London Walk costs £9 – £7 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

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