East London Food

I picked up a book this morning in the Broadway Bookshop about East London Food.   In effect it’s a sociology of East London gastronomy, tracing the ways in which the food culture has evolved from a small number of old fashioned pie and mash shops like G. Kelly in the Bethnal Green Road and F. Cooke in Broadway Market through the era of pioneers like Fergus Henderson at St. John Bread and Wine (established 2003) and David Waddington and Pablo Flack at Bistrotheque in Wadeson Street (2006) to the current astonishing diversity of activity, including poachers on Hackney Marshes, an Australian jam maker in Clapton, The Towpath Café and the man who makes beef jerky in Hackney Wick.   Food for more blogs.

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