Italian Food Parade

A showcase of the country’s cuisine from Italian guest traders

To mark the fourth World Week of Italian Cuisine, this Thursday Borough Market will be hosting an Italian Food Parade. Guest traders will be showcasing everything from meats and cheeses to coffee and cake, with the aim of showing how deeply ingrained food is in Italian culture. The event will also host producers from Amatrice, a town in central Italy that was devastated in 2016 by an earthquake. Small businesses will be ready with samples of their locally produced cured meat, sausages, cheese and sweets, highlighting the importance of food in the regeneration of the area.

We’ll be joined in the Demo Kitchen by London-based Italian chefs Francesco Mazzei, Danilo Cortellini and Emilia Strazzanti, who’ll be cooking up a range of dishes from across Italy, presented by food blogger, writer and cook Paola Maggiulli.

The event is held in collaboration with the Italian Embassy and to honour their commitment to protecting the environment—and, indeed, the Market’s—it will be entirely plastic-free.

Italian Food Parade traders:
—Ardiciocca: a gluten-free Italian trattoria
—Carnevale: pasta, cured meats and dairy products from Italian importers, brothers Carmine and Giovanni Carnevale
—Etna Coffee: Sicilian deli serving savoury arancini, plus ricotta and chocolate cannoli
—Macellaio RC: Italian meats specialist
—Polara: producers of high-quality artisanal soft drinks
—Terra di Amatrice: a group of small Amatrician businesses offering locally produced cured meat and sausages, cheeses and sweets
—Tosi Gorgonzola: producers of one of Italy’s finest gorgonzola

Join us for free tips, recipes and tastings Thursday 21st November, 5-9pm