City Connect supports Taste of London and its award winning chefs raising money for great causes. Our editors look forward to attending, in the meantime here is a press release from Taste of London.
Wareingâ€™s Pork Pie with a Taste of London set to raise over Â£20,000 for Action Against Hunger
The pieâ€™s the limit at this yearâ€™s Taste of London restaurant festival as award winning chef, Marcus Wareing puts his culinary skills to the test and creates a classic pork pie, made of only the finest ingredients London has to offer, in a bid to raise over Â£20,000 for humanitarian organisation Action Against Hunger.
The London pie will be sold at the Taste of London restaurant festival on Friday 17 June at the Action Against Hunger pop up restaurant, in aid of the organisationâ€™s Love Food Give Food appeal. Sales from the exclusive pie will help Action Against Hunger to save the lives of malnourished children and their families in the worldâ€™s poorest countries. Guest chefs set to join Wareing at the pop up across the four days include Theo Randall (Thursday), Cyrus Todiwala (Saturday) and Jun Tanaka & Mark Jankel (Sunday).
Wareing, who has recently opened The Gilbert Scott within the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel is looking forward to the challenge. â€œBritish classics are making a comeback at the moment and weâ€™re very proud to be at the forefront of this. The Gilbert Scott pork pie with piccalilli will be our icon dish at Taste, something to really remind us all of the fantastic produce that is available locally and within the UK as a whole. Weâ€™re hoping to raise a lot of funds for Action Against Hunger to continue their valuable work.â€
A regular at Taste of London, Mayor Boris Johnson, said: ‘London is a wonderfully diverse and vibrant place not only in its population, but also in its food. Taste of London is a great showcase for these gastronomic delights. We are fortunate to have access to local supplies of a cornucopia of world-class, mouth-wateringÂ locally sourced produce. This pork pie is classic British cuisine at its best, made even better withÂ London ingredients and with proceeds going to an excellent causeÂ to boot.’
Taste of London will mark the launch of Action Against Hungerâ€™s Love Food Give Food appeal which seeks to unite food lovers across the world in turning their passion for food into Action Against Hunger. Culinary fans can support the appeal by hosting their own dinner party this summer. People can sign up online and download materials to help with their dinner party, including invitations, place cards and recipes from some of Britainâ€™s most loved chefs.
Visit www.lovefoodgivefood.org to find out more and for the chance to win a giant London pork pie exclusively cooked by Marcus Wareing for your own Love Food Give Food dinner party.
Taste of London will return to Regentâ€™s Park from 16 to 19 June. For more information visit www.tastefestivals.com/london
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