Supper club menu

Supper Club Menu Served at A Weed by Any Other Name…, held on the 4th May 2024, in collaboration with Come Together. (Soundbite: menu/intro) Bramble Tangle Crunchy buckwheat nest on an umami bean dip, topped w/ a preserved blackberry dressing & fermented rowan & wild garlic buds (sesame). New Shoots Foraged Hackney salad w/ fermented wild garlic dressing, fermented knotweed, & toasted seeds (sesame). Served w/ … Read More

The ASBO Weed

The ASBO Weed (Soundbite: fermenting Knotweed) Sat on the counter in an innocuous ziplock bag, is a most noxious thing. Malignly bent, miscreant by intent; its cold would-be cadaver primed to undermine the very foundations of civilisation. I can almost hear it jittering in its antihuman resolve, creaking to be released from between the polythene sheets.  Curious, then, that when … Read More

The Philosopher’s Salad

The Philosopher’s Salad (Soundbite: A Weed by/Philosopher’s Salad) The selection of foraged leaves before you has been curated to nourish both body and mind. Most are considered weeds; a line-up of everything from the usual suspects to the country’s most wanted. Those that aren’t weeds hold their own importance, adding to this story with their unique tale. These leaves are … Read More

Supper club menu

Supper Club Menu Served at A Weed by Any Other Name…, held on the 4th May 2024, in collaboration with Come Together. (Soundbite: menu/intro) Bramble Tangle Crunchy buckwheat nest on an umami bean dip, topped w/ a preserved blackberry dressing & fermented rowan & wild garlic buds (sesame). New Shoots Foraged Hackney salad w/ fermented wild garlic dressing, fermented knotweed, & toasted seeds (sesame). Served w/ … Read More

The ASBO Weed

The ASBO Weed (Soundbite: fermenting Knotweed) Sat on the counter in an innocuous ziplock bag, is a most noxious thing. Malignly bent, miscreant by intent; its cold would-be cadaver primed to undermine the very foundations of civilisation. I can almost hear it jittering in its antihuman resolve, creaking to be released from between the polythene sheets.  Curious, then, that when … Read More

The Philosopher’s Salad

The Philosopher’s Salad (Soundbite: A Weed by/Philosopher’s Salad) The selection of foraged leaves before you has been curated to nourish both body and mind. Most are considered weeds; a line-up of everything from the usual suspects to the country’s most wanted. Those that aren’t weeds hold their own importance, adding to this story with their unique tale. These leaves are … Read More

A Weed by Any Other Name…

A Weed by Any Other Name… (Soundbite: fermenting Knotweed) What’s in a name? That which we call a weed by any other name would taste as sweet.  This project for Tenderfoot is the preparatory research for my supper club A Weed by Any Other Name…, hosted by Come Together on the 4th of May 2024. It contributes to a larger … Read More

Introduction

Introduction (Soundbite of menu/intro)  What’s in a name? That which we call a weed by any other name would taste as sweet. What is a weed? Dictionaries tell us it’s a plant in the wrong place, without beauty, or use. Yet who defines right from wrong, and by which aesthetics or practicality are they judged? Weeds are biology’s most dubious … Read More

Tuscan BREAD

Tuscan BREAD Artisan Bread Course Tuscany 11–16 February 2024 I joined a course in Tuscany run by Sapori & Saperi to explore artisan Tuscan bread, learning about processes, techniques, recipes and traditions. From sourdough bread with potato to using the cotte or testi, steel/ iron griddles which heat up to cook tortilla type flat bread. The location of the bakeries … Read More

CHEESE

CHEESE Italian Cheese Course 13th – 18th April, 2023 I joined a course in Tuscany and Emilia Romagna run by Sapori & Saperi, to explore and challenge my relationship with the materials of cheese. Erica Jarman runs unique non-touristy courses aimed at cheese makers who want to learn the skills and theory of cheese making. I’m not their usual type … Read More