Ah, London and its familiar smells. That tantalising, fatty waft of fish and chips. That grey electric dust that gets up your nose in the Tube.
But what we love best about London is the food culture. Fresh ingredients are plentiful in the fruit and veg stalls on the street, the multicultural stores, the market districts, and the new “gastro pub” movement is adding another dimension to the culinary scene.
After our transatlantic flight from Toronto we “dossed” with Lenny’s brother Cam for a few days while we found somewhere to live. We did our research and ended up moving into the first place we saw.
The good news is our new kitchen is EXCELLENT! Good lighting, plenty of bench space and, best of all, a gas stove.
That stove is really something to behold. Three normal burners, one for a wok, and a big long one up the middle for a cast iron hotplate. The oven is huge … two turkeys wouldn’t be a problem.
We took a few days to get the measure of our new Crash Test Kitchen before launching into our first show. It had to be something with a local flavour. And here it is: a steak and ale pie with a Yorkshire pud crust.
Let us know what you think of the new digs.