LIFESTYLE

FIVE FAVOURITE FINDS #4

30 AUGUST 2021
You may or may not have gathered but we're pretty obsessed about all things edible - and a few more things too! As we regularly stumble upon some great finds, food or no, and we thought we'd share our favourites with you!

1. PIADINA: OUR NEW FAVOURITE FLATBREAD

To our delight, we recently discovered yet another type of flatbread: piadina. Flatbreads really seem to be universal, from Indian naan bread to Mexican corn tortillas or pitta bread from the Levant, every corner of the world seems to have its version. And apparently, so does Italy!

Piadinas, also called piadas are absolutely delicious thin flatbreads that stem from the Romagna region in northern Italy. In fact, the unleavened flatbreads go back all the way to the Middle Ages.
Today they are still a popular Italian street food that can be filled with anything from vegetables to fish or parma ham and cheese.

We have yet to have a go at making them from scratch as we have found these tasty ready-made ones. They are really great for an easy and quick lunch that is also versatile. You can find our speedy recipe here for a piadina filled with grilled courgette, burrata and a little mint pesto for a Summery vegetarian lunch.

2. THE PAINTED DOG BAKEHOUSE: AN IRRESISTIBLE BABKA

Sam and I popped into Islington’s Superette deli the other week and spotted a lovely selection of babkas on the counter from the Painted Dog Bakehouse. We immediately glanced at each other and couldn’t resist taking home a small tahini, halva and walnut babka. The babka was incredibly soft and buttery with wonderful layers throughout and was the perfect level of sweetness and nuttiness. The loaf we picked was absolutely spot on sizewise for 2 people and we certainly had to impose a little self-control so as not to finish it all in one day!

I had the pleasure to meet Talia the founder of the bakery around 2019 (at a baking club no less!) and have observed with delight her business take off and continuously grow. You can now find her babkas in several delis and shops across London, including Melrose & Morgan, Provisions, and Superette, amongst others. Don’t worry though, if you too are a babka fiend and simply cannot wait to try one, you can get one delivered to your home. Happy days!

3. SESSIONS ARTS CLUB: LONDON'S charming new OPENING

Set in the stunning old's judges' dining room in Clerkenwell London, Sessions Arts Club is one of London's latest openings, and what a great addition it is!

The food by head chef Florence Knight is simply delicious and seasonally led. Our choices from our visit last week included crab croquettes, custardy panisse with salt and rosemary, amazing sea bream in a fig leaf and sorrel sauce, a delightful eel and potato fondant-type dish, and a wonderful bowl of clams in a riesling sauce. And the puds, panna cotta with greengages and chocolate tart are not to be missed! Definitely a visit you won't regret.

4. WAX ATELIER: STYLISH AND SUSTAINABLE BEE'S WAX WRAPPERS

Photography by Wax Atelier
Whilst perusing the high street of Bruton a while ago, we nipped into a lovely interior store and noticed some waxed linen food wraps by Wax Atelier. Not only are they naturally coloured and made in small batches using traditional techniques, but they also happen to be made in East London, no less!

I instantly loved their uniform colours, which in my mind look nicer than the busy floral food wraps. The perfect new sustainable addition to our kitchen

5. off menu podcast: tune in for bob Mortimer's  hilarious dream menu

Off Menu, photography by Paul Gilbey
Have you ever heard of the Off Menu podcast? Essentially, two British comedians Ed Gamble and James Acaster invite guests who can create their dream menu consisting of their favourite starter, main course, side dish, dessert and drink. Each episode features one well-known guest, ranging from big names in the British food scenes to artists and comedians.

The latest episode with Bob Mortimer as a guest is possibly one of our new favourites and is definitely worth a listen. Bob Mortimer is a popular British comedian who always has a host of incredible stories and anecdotes. However, let’s put it this way, he is definitely NOT a foodie! Without giving it too much away, his dream menu is possibly one of the show’s least appealing, but also the most glorious episode. You can expect to hear about pocket meat, crisp mash and Odeon hot dogs no less. You’re certainly in for a good laugh!

How About You?

What have been your discoveries and these last few weeks? Let us know as we always enjoy hearing what you stumbled upon as we get to discover lots of new things!

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