Short read: Culinary Destinations – Afoot, Fooding & Feasting in The Strand & Covent Garden.
Long read: Take a walk along the Strand. 140 years ago the lower classes bought ham sandwiches in the street here, while the upper classes were eating the magnificent delights prepared for them at the Savoy Hotel by the king of chefs and chef of kings, Auguste Escoffier. You’ve eaten the peach Melba he created – Ann will give you some more of his glamorous peach recipes to run up at home.
Julia Child version: “People who love to eat are always the best people.”
PIE CRUST TO UPPER CRUST – THE PRACTICALS
The Pie Crust to Upper Crust Foodies walk takes place at 10.45 am on the following Saturdays: April 11, July 11 and October 10. The meeting point is just outside the Villiers Street exit of Embankment Tube.
N.B. the walk takes about two hours and ends at Twinings, the legendary old tea dealer’s across the street from the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand (and a three-minute walk from TempleTube). See our dedicated Foodies’ London page for all of the Foodies’ London Walks Ann does (four completely different, regularly scheduled, public walks and a Chocoholics’ London Walk that can be booked privately).
LONDON WALKS HORS D’OEUVRE
“Definition of ‘muffin worry’ – an old ladies’ tea party.”