Demo Kitchen August residency: Migration of Taste

Running every Thursday in the Market Hall, Borough Market’s Demonstration Kitchen residencies focus on a particular theme each month. This month: Migration of Taste

Each week in August, a different chef will join us in the Demo Kitchen and explore their culinary heritage, looking at how it has influenced the cooking they do today.

While some may have adopted methods and ingredients both from the country they were born in and the country they have ended up living in, others may have decided to turn their backs on ‘fusion’ cooking, preferring instead to keep traditional recipes alive.

For more details on the chefs, dates and menus, see below. Demo kitchens are free to attend with tasters, cooking tips and recipe cards to take home; so come and join us!

Thursday 2nd August - 1-2.30pm
Ursula Ferrigno: Italy

Acclaimed food writer and chef Ursula Ferrigno has taught at leading cookery schools in both Italy and the UK. Ursula learned to cook as a child by assisting her grandmother preparing the traditional Italian family dishes and returns regularly to Italy, to visit family and to teach cookery. She embodies the Italian and Mediterranean passion for good food made from the freshest natural ingredients. Join her for:

- Pesci serra di fiori di zucca (fish wrapped in courgette flowers)
- Pasta alla cartoccio (pasta baked in parchment paper, fresh tomatoes, olives, capers, garlic and basil)
- Crescenta di mozzarella (crisp pastry topped with roasted peppers and herby oil)
- Apple, rosemary and lemon cake

Thursday 9th August - 1-2.30pm 
Norman Musa: Malaysia 

Born in Penang, Malaysia, Norman Musa moved to the United Kingdom in 1994. He opened up his first restaurant in Manchester in 2006 and is currently active teaching Malaysian cuisine at top cookery schools in UK, whilst collaborating with established restaurants in European cities. Norman will be showcasing a range of Malaysian dishes including: 

-Nyonya Kapitan Chicken Curry
-Prawn Penang Noodles (Char Kuey Teow)
-Haddock wrapped in banana leaves
-Mango Salad
-Roti Canai

Thursday 16th August - 1-2.30pm
Dhruv Baker: Mexico

Masterchef winner Dhruv Baker will be exploring influences from his Mexican food heritage. Dhruv’s jetset early life began in Mexico, where he lived for five years before moving to India for 10 years, then East Africa and Spain before moving back to Mexico. By merging the culinary techniques and heritage of European cuisine with the exciting flavours of Central America he hopes to inspire Borough Market shoppers to experiment. His menu will include:

- Fish tacos with tomatillo, coriander, lime and chilli on corn tortillas
- Roasted sweetcorn and skirt steak with ancho chile dressing
- Mexican prawn cocktail (coctel de camarones)
- Pork pibil, pickled red onions, chipotle mayonnaise in brioche buns

Thursday 23rd August - 1-2.30pm 
Philip Juma: Iraq

As an English-Irish-Iraqi, Philip Juma has been influenced by both Middle Eastern and modern European cuisine throughout his upbringing and this is reflected throughout his style of cooking today. Philip has taken his experiences from London’s contemporary restaurant scene to translate traditional dishes using modern cooking techniques and Michelin flair, while always staying true to the food’s Iraqi heritage. On the menu is:

- Lahm Bi Ajeen with fresh chilli and pomegranate molasses
- Spinach Fatayer
- Cheese bourek with star anise and honey
- Kubba Haleb with mango pickle

Thursday 23rd August - 1-2.30pm 
Luke Mackay

Our Demo Kitchen host takes centre stage to conclude our Migration of Taste residency - looking at how his Scottish and Welsh ancestry, combined with several childhood years abroad in Ireland, have influenced his cooking. His ode to the British Isles includes:

- Champ and bacon croquetas (Northern Ireland)
- Arbroath smokie, crispy potato skins, oyster and malt vinegar emulsion (Scotland)
- Chicken tikka, kachumber salad and chapatis (England)
- Rack of welsh lamb, cockles, sea veg and smoked sea salt (Wales)