We’ve been working with Jack Graham to develop the curriculum for our School Breakfast Programme. His programme, Year Here, gets young grads to work in frontline jobs - homelessness shelters, care homes - and design solutions to social issues. This year they’re living and working in Poplar, one of London’s most deprived areas – and they invited us to cook up a kick-off dinner in Poplar’s brutalist Balfron tower.
We made roasted Jerusalem artichoke soup, Scottish coley roasted in the bag with Za’atar, fennel, olives and tomatoes – served up with Persian rice, and roasted whole cauliflower with tahini. After that English Apple and pear crumble, with homemade vanilla custard.
The view up there was something special.