The Stories of the Rowdy Rye: in celebration of the under appreciated wonder of rye

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Tuesday, 10 May, 7pm @ Queen's Wood Cafe

with Laura Valli (Estonia/USA)
food anthropologist, baker, rye-searcher

Rye is the soul food for many of us, people from the ‘New East’. Whenever we migrate, we go in search of this dark, moist, delicious loaf.

But there’s so much to rye than bread. Cakes, drinks, pasta, rye is surprisingly versatile. Also, low in gluten, rich in fibre, climate resilient and delicious, rye is set to become the crop of the future (the UN have even proposed 2025 to be the International Year of Rye!).

Join us for a dinner full of rye delights and stories with Laura Valli, a food anthropologist and a passionate feeder.

Originally from Estonia, Laura is now researching rye at the legendary Bread Lab at the Washington State Uni. A catering pro, a winner of the coffee roastery award, the girl knows how to cook - and tell a good story.

The menu:

To wet the appetite:

Rye vodka sparkle cocktail

Trealy Farm (Wales) charcuterie on Karaway rye crackers and pickles 

To kick off:

Open rye tarts with cheese and allotement herbs, served with salad from the garden 

The main event:

Rye noodles with creamy asparagus

To cleanse that palate:

Estonian sweet rhubarb soup with rye short-breads

The dessert:

Moist rye cake with home-made ice-cream with Karaway's Borodinsky toffee crumble

Tea:

Ivan Chai (wild Estonian fermented tea)

 About Laura Valli: 

Originally from Estonia, Laura is now researching rye at the legendary Bread Lab at the Washington State Uni. A catering pro, a winner of the coffee roastery award, the girl knows how to cook - and tell a good story.

Dietary requirements?

A lot of the meal will be vegan friendly, but we will have some lovely, artisanal meat or fish ingredients.

Because of the sharing nature of the dinner, we do not cater for individual dietary needs, but please do get in touch if you have any - we will advise which dishes you should avoid.

What to expect during the evening:

An informal and communal vibe

Start with a little cocktail in your hand, maybe walk around our wild allotment garden 

Sit yourself down: be as (a)social as you wish! You might share a table

Enjoy a family style, sharing dinner of many plates

Listen to Laura's stories, whilst enjoying the meal

Breath, relax and smile... 

Where:

Queen's Wood Cafe Lodge
42 Muswell Hill Road
London, N10 3JP
Nearest tube - Highgate.