Is it just me who loves staring at food?
A couple of weeks ago, I attended Food Blogger Connect in Chiswick.
My favourite session was also the first one when I got there on a chilly Friday morning: a Food Photography and Styling workshop with William Reavell and Tara Sura. For a couple of hours, we learnt how to create appetising photos of food. It was hands-on and fascinating to hear the train of thought of a professional food photographer as he is creating the perfect image. The focus was on taking photographs (good ones at that) and I am now desperate to attend one of their courses in London.
What do you think of my first shot?
Not only did I get to catch up with talented food bloggers like Vicki (‘The Freefrom Fairy’), Ceri (‘Natural Kitchen Adventures’), Sarah (‘Taming Twins’), Julie (‘Julie’s Family Kitchen’), Lucy (‘supergloden bakes’) and Emily (‘A Mummy Too’) but I also met a lot of people who shared my love of food, and I highly recommend you visit Hélène’s blog (‘Croque Maman’) as well as Susan’s (‘Mess in the Ness’).
Enough of my ramblings! I gorged myself with food that weekend, determined to try absolutely everything that was available. I thought it would be rude not to share my top ten London Street Street Kitchens so in no particular order, here they are:
My first taste of food at FBC was a vegan curry by Rupert’s Street. Oh my goodness, the chutney on top of the cashew curry was quite simply sublime!
My favourite pop up kitchen of them all was Colombian Street Kitchen. Their patacones con todo (photo below) were scrumptious, so were their beef and onion empanadas. The beauty about their food was that it was all free from wheat, egg and nuts, which makes it safe for my little Jumpy!
During FBC, I got addicted to their mini-desserts inspired by Colombian salpicón and natilla. These vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free beauties are addictive! Vicki and I kept going back for more!
The guys from Crazy for Pasta were shaping their pasta in front of us before cooking it and adding a creamy sauce. They can be found in Camden Lock Market.
Mamasitas also gave us a great taste of Mexican Street food.
I have a sweet tooth, so I enjoyed the churros by Churros Garcia.
I loved Quirky Bars. Their vintage bicycle pop-up bar was rather unique and beautiful. More to the point, their Bloody Mary was spiced to perfection!
The bread-lover in me was relieved to spot The Slow Bread Company. All their breads are made with flour, water and salt, nothing else.
Coconut Chilli served exquisite Indian food. I would highly recommend their microwaveable meals.
I also tried (and loved) delicious and healthy Bol.
Last but not least, I loved my Vietnamese spring roll by Rollnrock. Just thinking about it is making me hungry!
On the Saturday evening, Vicki and I headed to Leon for a feast with our friend Reneé (Mummy Tries).
We had some great ‘free from’ fast food!
Coffee and cake, anyone?