BY KATIE - MYGREENPOD, 05 September '15

London’s food-lovers prepare for a fortnight of feasting

London’s local food businesses, growers and producers are preparing for the annual celebration of the fantastic food being grown, produced and cooked right on our doorstep.

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Behind the scenes in London

 

Pride of London

During the fourth Urban Food Fortnight (11-27 September), the city will be host to over 100 events and special menus using London produce.

The fortnight, run by London Food Link, highlights the hidden delights of London’s food scene and gives Londoners the chance to buy and eat ultra-local food, while celebrating the difference it makes for people involved in food growing and production in the city.

The story behind the produce

Eateries across the capital are gearing up for the event by creating dishes, cocktails or entire menus to showcase the best of London’s local larder.

Whether it’s herbs and salads from urban farms, honey harvested from community beehives, small-batch beers, artisanal cheeses or Real Bread made by social enterprises, every bite has a Londoner’s story behind it.

Many are taking it a step further by running special events, dinners in gardens and parties in polytunnels.

Highlights for 2015

Highlights include exclusive menus at top restaurants including Hawksmoor and Mews of Mayfair, Capital Growth’s city-wide Edible Gardens Open Day and Pop-up Pickle at the Table Café in Southwark, pop-up dinners at Global Generation’s Kings Cross skip garden and Wildes Cheese’s ‘Night at the Dairy’ in Tottenham.

The winners of the second Urban Food Awards will also be announced during the fortnight at the Urban Food Feast hosted by the Mayor of London’s Food Team at Borough Market, with categories ranging from ‘London Leaves’ to ‘Best Banger’.

Events are still being added every day with everyone invited to throw open their doors to feed Londoners with ultra-local produce.

Click here to find out more about Urban Food Fortnight and how to get involved.