Plate explores the social role of communal dining as a tool for breaking boundaries and initiating new conversations. It seeks to facilitate “Commensality”, a word which describes the practice of eating together, and use this space as an accessible discussion platform for interesting topics.
Plate is collaborating with Spitalfields Market to explore the vast multitude of food styles and stories in the unique setting of the market space. For the first event in the series, we will be exploring the theme of Food + Home, with talks from the founders of the Grand Dishes cookbook, and Royal College of Art graduate project, Gutface. A delicious two course supper will be provided by one of the kitchens at Spitalfields, giving insight into their culinary talents.
The ticket includes:
Talks from two speakers
A two course meal
Drinks provided throughout the evening
Full location will be revealed with ticket purchase - we look forward to seeing you there!
Grand Dishes is a cookbook of time-perfected recipes and stories from wise and witty grandmothers across the globe. It is not a book about being old, it’s a book about what it’s like to have lived. It’s a cookbook that preserves; an interaction between generations, a sharing of stories most powerfully told through the recipes that have seasoned these grandmothers’ lives. The project is a collaboration between friends Anastasia Miari and Iska Lupton.
Gutface is a collective of RCA graduates who have produced the Brinery; a home fermentation vessel designed to kickstart interest in the "forgotten" process of preserving vegetables. The tool is intended to encourage users to pickle their leftover food – everything from unused carrots to watermelon skin – rather than throw it away.
Lahpet is one of London's only restaurants to specialise in authentic Burmese cooking. Aiming to shine a light on this relatively untapped cuisine, Lahpet has been popularising the flavours of Myanmar by presenting its guests with regional specialities and Burmese staple dishes with a hint of refinement and contemporary flare. Founders Dan and head chef Zae, both have Burmese heritage and are the driving forces behind the concept which has cultivated and received critical acclaim at its Hackney Warehouse site. Lahpet are now a permanent feature of Nuno Mendes’ project, The Kitchens in Old Spitalfields Market.