The Common Cooks: London Food Month

IMG_5292On 17th June, howell and harte teamed up with Cactus Kitchens and Bandstand Beds on Clapham Common to present a unique event for London Food Month, cooking some delicious recipes made from ultra-locally sourced ingredients with barely minutes from plot-to-pan. It has been a privilege to be involved in the inaugural series of month long food events run by The Evening Standard which foodies from the capital and beyond hope will become an annual occurrence.


As long term volunteers involved in the building of the Bandstand Beds kitchen it was a delight to launch the kitchen container and share a sunny day with Clapham-based cookery school and home of Saturday Kitchen Live, Cactus Kitchen who joined us on the day to teach all attendees some valuable knife skills, helping chop some of the ingredients which we diligently cooked, serving up a hearty lunch of salad, Butternut Squash and Cavolo Nero Daal and Risotto Verde. As ever, recipes below including the incredibly versatile topping of tobacco onions – handy for adding an crunchy and sinful extra dimension to all your meals from curries to juices steaks.

If you like our recipes (or even just the pictures) we will also be running our first supper club on the 5th August which you can book tickets for via Eventbrite – all donations will go towards the funding of disabled access for Bandstand Beds. Delicious food and a very worthy cause – could their be a better way to spend a Saturday night?



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