BETTI’S FOOD TOURS
Exploring the local food scene, followed by cookery class and dinner.
Saturdays from 1pm to 8pm
Starting from October 2018
(watch this space for dates)
London with all its communities is so interesting when it comes to food.
And the local shops with their unsual ingredients have always being a massive attraction to me. I get very excited when I find an ingredient that I haven’t used before or one that I won’t find in supermarkets. To me it’s like finding treasure. I feel very lucky to be living close to Green Lanes and Turnpike Lane with all its Turkish, Polish, Italian and Indian little shops. For years now I have been playing with their ingredients in my kitchen and I’m keen to share the results.
This Tour aims to explore a different kind of shopping and to make you more confident when it comes to buying food that you are not familiar with. We’ll discover the softest feta cheeses, the very little salted olives, unusual pulses and grains and seasonal vegetables, from artichokes to aubergines, to chards and the most incredible and colourful tomatoes. We will learn, among other things, how to spot a good watermelon and to recognize the unusual fruits and vegetables that you won’t find on the supermarket shelves.
We will meet in my kitchen in Crouch End and will walk to Green Lanes where we’ll visit a few shops. It’s a 15minutes walk. We’ll come back to my kitchen and we’ll cook with the ingredients that we have found. We will then sit down and have dinner with wine and prosecco.
1 pm : Meeting in Betti’s Kitchen, Crouch End N8
1 pm – 3 pm : Tour of Local Shops
3 pm – 6 pm: Cooking in Betti’s kitchen
6 pm – 8 pm : Dinner with prosecco and wine
Here is a taste of
what you could have:
STARTERS Stuffed red peppers with the softest feta cheese, parsley and capers on a bed of mung beans Or Whole wheat Salad with oven Ratatouille, olives and preserved lemons
MAIN Parmigiana di melanzane, the classic Italian dish with the most gorgeous aubergine Or Homemade Tagliatelle with a mushroom and saffron sauce
DESSERT Watermelon, mint and Halloumi Salad Or Crostata with seasonal fruits, the classic Italian tart with homemade jam and fresh fruit
Ingredients, wine and prosecco are included in the price