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Rosie Birkett X Wringer + Mangle Pop Up

Last night launched the first of eight weeks of specially curated supper clubs at London Fields, Wringer + Mangle.

Kicking things off was the lovely Rosie Birkett who we avidly follow on Instagram! It was a great opportunity to hear the Hackney based food stylist/food writer/chef talk about her gorgeous new book, East London Food, and dig into some of the area’s very best produce. We live in Hackney ourselves and try to eat/shop/cook locally, so it felt even more special that everything we were enjoying had either been sourced or was produced in East London.


Firstly, we must mention the talented Lamplighter London who had beautifully illustrated the bespoke menu and added to the overall spring like table theme. A welcome cocktail made with London vodka & seasonal soda specialist’s, Square Root’s Rhubarb Soda was a true celebration of spring.

We began with our absolute favourite bread – you just can’t beat the E5 Bakehouse Hackney Wild with salted whipped butter & radishes. It’s the ultimate in simple pleasures.


Smoked Eel (because who really wants jellied?!) was served with beautiful edible flowers, foraged from the Downs by none other than Jon the Poacher.


A homage to Broadway Market’s pie & mash stalwarts, F Cooke, was Hill & Szrok’s beef shin & ale pie. Complete with bone marrow and served with the creamiest mash potato, seasonal asparagus and parsley & wild garlic ‘liquor’, we think F Cooke would be honoured.

Despite being full to bursting we couldn’t resist Rosie’s infamous Popcorn Cheesecake. We’d been desperate to try it since spying the recipe on The Pool and it more than lived up to the hype.



After that you can still enjoy Uyen Luu East London Vietnamese offering, sisters Soli and Sanaz Zardosht Persian take on the East End and finally mega babe John Gregory-Smith’s Turkish tribute to the area.

We’ve never been more in love with our ‘hood.


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