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, the Brinery. A delicious two course supper will be provided by Sood Family, one of the kitchens at Spitalfields, giving insight into their culinary talents.
The ticket includes:
A welcome drink
Talks from two speakers
A two course meal
Full location will be revealed with ticket purchase - we look forward to seeing you there!
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With thanks to our collaborators:
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.
The Brinery is a home fermentation vessel designed by a team of Royal College of Art students 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.
Sood Family started in September 2016 with a pop-up in Broadway Market selling Octopus Ragu and Stracciatella sandwiches. Soon, they developed a series of supperclubs at Well Street Kitchen and other Hackney locations, selling fresh pasta and and the famous Panzerotti, small deep fried calzone. Sood are now a permanent feature of Nuno Mendes’ project, The Kitchens in Old Spitalfields Market.