World street food festival: Jubilee weekend

Piadina at the World Street Food Festival, Southbank. Credit: Andre Dang

SEE the pic above? It’s not some sort of taco. It’s not a burrito. It’s a delicious Italian wrap known as a piadina (or piada, depending on where you are in Italy) filled with smoked prosciutto and gorgonzola cheese that has been made especially for the World Street Food Festival this weekend.

If you are not bored of hearing me bang on about it, I’ll give you a quick update now. I’m about to go and make, fill, grill and eat a load of piadinas at the festival as part of a challenge that I’m doing for the London Evening Standard about what it’s like running a street food stall in London.

Until 5th June, 60-odd traders including the Arancini Brothers, Kimchi Cult, Big Apple Hot Dogs, Churros Garcia, and Horn OK Please! will be selling their wares outside the Southbank Centre (directions below). From 5-9pm tonight and again on Saturday from 11am-3pm, I will be joining them with Andre Dang to help Gastronomica deli run a little stall. It should be fun…

Do come if you’re hungry and haven’t already made plans as we’d love any feedback you have: There will be four fillings and will cost around a fiver:

– Stracchino & Rucola (The original. Very young cow’s milk cheese toasted with fresh Italian rocket)

– Speck & Gorgonzola (Smoked proscuitto from the Alto Adige region with gorgonzola blue cheese)

– Porchetta & Fontina (Roast pork stuffed with garlic, rosemary and fennel, toasted with fontina, a cow’s milk cheese from the Aosta valley, located high in the Alps)
– Grilled Veg & Goat’s cheese (Sliced courgettes and aubergines grilled and seasoned with olive oil, toasted with a mild goat’s cheese)
See you there.
Directions, timings etc here
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