The former London 2012 Oylmpics athlete village has collaborated with Natalie Coleman, winner of Masterchef 2013, to create a menu that celebrates the array of great independent food retailers and suppliers in East London.
Natalie’s East London menu and collaboration with East Village is the first of a series of events called ‘East Village Presents…’. a mix of events, talks, experiences and workshops held in the Village, to celebrate all the amazing things that come out of, happen in and are inspired by East London.
Natalie took inspiration from her neighborhood to create these dishes, using local produce to inspire people to shop locally when cooking.
Her starter features salmon sourced from H Forman & Sons in the Olympic Park cured with gin from the East London Liquor Company. This was perfectly accompanied by sour dough bread from baking legends, the E5 Bakehouse. For her mouth-watering main dish of slow roast pork, Natalie recommends a visit to Hill & Szork butchers in Broadway Market who serve up the finest cuts in East London. The menu also includes a delicious vanilla pannacotta pudding and for those partial to a tipple, a Bramble Cocktail, again using produce from London’s newest distillery, the East London Liquor Company.
Derek Gorman, chief executive of Get Living London said, “What better way to celebrate the fantastic culinary produce that East London has to offer than getting a real East End girl along to the village to cook it. Natalie has created a delicious yet simple menu which can be simply recreated by our residents at home.”
Natalie’s recipes are easy to make so that they can be replicated and enjoyed by the busy families and young sharers that live in East Village and surrounding areas. With her tips for where to source the best ingredients and a step-by-step guide to the recipes, Natalie aims to inspire the people of East London to master the art of cooking and celebrate all that the East End has to offer.
If you’d like to try to make Natalie’s recipes then you can watch these Youtube videos to create your own versions: