Now Then: Florence (extract)
An extract from Jessie Lawson’s podcast series, Now Then, that shares the stories of people who are over 70 years old. This is Florence’s story. Hear the full episode and more here
Studio interview with Steve Wilson from Make Kit
Steve Wilson co-founder of Hackney based vegan and vegetarian recipe kit company Make Kit explains why this way of cooking is proving so popular.
Meet Magnus Reid from Legs Hackney
Australian chef and entrepreneur Magnus Reid talks about what makes him tick while he prepares for the evening service at Legs in Morning Lane Hackney.
The super enigmatic sisters from Hackney Jo and Jess have set up a crowdfunding campaign to create a vibrant Nigerian/British fusion food stall and restaurant called the Garden Of Edun..
Support their campaign HERE
Interview with the founders of Save The Date Cafe
James and Ruth have built the Dalston based waste food cafe Save The Date as part of the Real Junk Food Project, with a mission to use supermarket and restaurant surplus.
Sunday 3rd May, all day
Truman Brewery, Brick Lane
Tickets from £11.50
Banging beans, great food and live music
Whether you drink coffee out of love or necessity, there’s no getting away from it: beans rule our life. Not all grinds are created equal though. Treat your taste buds to a cup of the superior stuff at London Coffee Festival. With over 250 artisan coffee and food stalls plus bands and DJs, you’ll be buzzing with excitement (never mind the caffeine). Get inside and smell the coffee.
VIP tickets include: – access to the VIP Hospitality Suite – complimentary cocktail – premium tote bag – London Coffee Guide 2015 – full day access – fast track entry – and more
Children under 10 go free.
Like coffee? Listen to our interview with Hackney based Climpsons & Sons Coffee
Every Saturday and Sunday
Tickets from £12
London Fields Brewery are hugely passionate about their beer and want to share what they do with as many people as possible, so they are holding brewery tours every Saturday at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, Sundays at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm and now on weekday evenings. They are a great opportunity to give you an insight into what they get up to under those East London railway arches.
During your tour of London Fields Brewery, they will be talking you through the equipment and explaining the beer making process. From why they use certain hops and what difference the choice of grains make, to how they package is all integral to the finished product. You will see parts of the brewery that general public normally do not have access to.
The tour takes approximately 30 minutes and includes a full tour of our East London brewery, followed by a tutored beer tasting in the Tap Room, joining the dots between the process and the glass.
Groups are welcome but they can’t take any more than 20 people at any one session. London Brewery Tours are available to over 18s only and please book in advance via the ticketing system below as spaces are limited.
More details at londonfieldsbrewery.co.uk
Back in 2013 we interviewed John, a Tower Hamlets resident who benefits from The Casserole Club. This online service links up elderly people with their neighbours, encouraging people to cook up an extra portion of dinner and take it over to a neighbour – providing food and much needed company.
We were therefore really pleased to see that The Casserole Club had been listed among The Independent’s top 100 pieces of technology that make the world a better place.
Here John tells EastCast’s Nia Charpentier about how the service has enriched his life, but how it also works both ways for both diner and cook.
Details at casseroleclub.com