Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage is to take a leave of absence from its West Country home in September and head to London to deliver a season of cookery courses, free talks and events at Borough Market
The partnership, set to emphasise the parallels between Borough Market and River Cottage’s hands-on, ethical food ethos – using flavours fresh from the field and shore – means you’ll be seeing lots of familiar River Cottage faces around the market throughout the month.
Award-winning food writer, chef and founder team member Gill Meller will be inviting guests into the world of wild cooking and nose-to-tail eating. The River Cottage foraging guru and home-brew raconteur John Wright will extol the virtues and laws of wild food, while River Cottage Head Gardener Will Livingstone joins the group with his comprehensive guide to the art of urban veg gardening.
Nutritionist and author of River Cottage Gluten Free, Naomi Devlin, will be inspiring market-goers to look after their gut, and Rachel de Thample, who has been a big hit at River Cottage with her seasonal preserving courses, will continue to entice visitors by preserving the flavours of autumn.
River Cottage Head Chef Gelf Alderson will also be there, bringing a fresh breath of Devonshire air and encouraging guests to master a range of new culinary skills, while Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall hosts a vegetable feast to celebrate the launch of the latest River Cottage book, Much More Veg. Profits from the dinner will go to the Borough Market Trader’s Relief Fund, which was set up by the Borough Market Charity to support traders affected by the closure of the market after the June terror attacks.
Borough Market represents so much that we believe in at River Cottage, from supporting ethical and sustainable food producers, to their award-winning efforts in reducing food waste
There also will be a programme of free talks and demos delivered in the Market Hall as part of Borough Market’s Demo Kitchen, and visitors will be able to tuck into a taste of the west country at the River Cottage stall, located in the Market Hall throughout September with a bounty of sustainable fare from regional, artisan producers.
‘We are hugely excited to be heading to Borough Market this September to show solidarity with this culinary heartland of the capital and all its excellent traders,’ says Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
‘Borough Market represents so much that we believe in at River Cottage, from supporting ethical and sustainable food producers, to their award-winning efforts in reducing food waste. The market has always had a special place in my heart and I’m thoroughly looking forward to visiting Borough again to enjoy the top quality produce that is always on offer, and also to bring a taste of River Cottage to the city.’
Find out more at rivercottage.net/boroughmarket