A couple of weeks ago the Covent Garden Farmers’ Market participated in Books2Eat, a really incredibly good fundraiser for the London Public Library. Each team (usually a restaurant or bakery) picked a book, and then made food according to the theme of the book. We chose Hansel and Gretel.
Nicole Di Pinto, who has a wonderful stand at the farmers’ market called ‘Tiramisu’, made a gingerbread house and tons of beautiful little vanilla bean cookies decorated like little fruit or vegetables or small animals like squirrels and bunnies that you might find in the forest, lavender macarons and maple syrup macarons (French meringue cookies), caramel pinwheels, and more! Dee Biggar , also a farmers’ market vendor, made luscious lemon squares, and I made tiny little flower cupcakes. We also had a whole “eat local’ picnic basket theme going on with bison salami (the surprising ‘hit’ of the night) from Blanbrook Bison farm, local cheeses from Smith Cheese, artisan bread from International Bakery, and a crazy crudite garden pathway. Wow, what a great evening! OK, we didn’t win the crown, but we met so many fabulous people and had such a fun time we felt like winners!
Here’s a picture!