FoodSt market – Sunday 28 April

Guest blog by Richard Johnson

Chiswick High Road will soon be bursting into song as Food St market gets set for a real family fun day out on April 28 11am-4pm. Apart from the fantastic food trucks selling everything from Australian Parmas to Japanese ice cream and New England lobster rolls – the Old Market Place will be treated to songs (and dances) from the shows as well as a visit from The Ice Queen herself.

The songs – and dances – from Matilda and Frozen will come from Chiswick Theatre Arts students aged 9-17. And the Ice Queen herself – from Little Dreamers Entertainment – has even promised to pop down and pose for some photographs. If she isn’t in a TERRIFYINGLY bad mood.

Kicking off proceedings will be Scott McMahon, Food St’s favourite busking balladeer. And a whole raft of new talent joining the amazing market of Brazilian barbecue, Egyptian falafel, Turkish goleme and the THIRTY other world cuisines.

This will be the first market for smokery giants Wood and Leg, plus our Ethiopian trader Delina – another exciting product of the collaboration between Food St and Shepherd’s Bush market.

“One of our signature dishes is Beyaynetu which is a simple combination of legumes, vegetables, spices and herbs” says Nazareth from Delina.

“This is always served on gluten-free fermented flatbread called Injera which is a superfood grain. Many of our ingredients we use are authentic from Ethiopia. Even if you are a meat lover, this dish changes your perception of naturally vegan food; how tasty it can be.”

Wood And Leg are excited to be joining our fresh produce section – there’s vegan and gluten-free treats from Sprouting Pea, fresh pasta from Pasta di Julia, artisan cheeses from Dispensamor, olives from The Olive Bar, Japanese patisserie from Kichiya, baked pies and quiches from Hush Hush and Portuguese tarts from Almada Bakery.

A producer of smoked meat, sausage, poultry, cheese, fish and more, Gintaras Kurtinaitis of Wood and Leg boasts that he is “the only London-based producer that specialises in such a wide variety of smoked products with recipes from all round the world.”

“My signature product is Lithuanian air dried sausage smoked over juniper. In the world of charcuterie makers it is known as Salame Lituano. The customers love its special flavour. It’s definitely rare to find authentic products that were invented in the 16th century.”

Lucky Chiswick.

Richard Johnson is the organiser of the FoodSt market which takes place on the last Sunday of the month at Old Market Place on Chiswick High Rd, oppostite Waterstones.

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