The residents of West Norwood have never had it so good. After a handful of West Norwood ‘Feasts’ (food festivals) last year, the surroundings of St Luke’s church will once again be filled by some of the best aromas in south London for the Slow Food Festival on Saturday March 31 (10am-6pm). Running the show are the slow food enthusiasts behind local shop Beamish & McGlue. According to Beamish this event is about promoting fresh food cooked from start to finish, with no packets in sight. In addition to tasting sessions, workshops and cook-offs, there will be an inviting selection of talks. Visitors can hear what Rosie Lovell, the cook behind Brixton’s popular Rosie’s Deli Café, has to say about her approach to cooking (talk at 1pm). Spanish food importer Brindisa will be showcasing their native cooking (talk at 2pm) with an emphasis on ham and cheese, while Jason White, of the Great British Bake Off, will be judging a friendly competition in which families bake and cook together (5pm). There’s also a coffee roasting workshop with the people from Volcano (costing £20), a pizza-making class led by Bosco & Bee (£4) as well as an apple pressing with Glad Apple. And, prepare to sweat for a bike-powered smoothie which takes the idea of a health juice to a whole new level.
For info, see westnorwoodslowfoodfestival.