It’s our Burns Night Hootenanny THIS WEEKEND! Before you soak up the street food, meet the people behind the haggis.
Two KERBanists, one ex-KERBanist, plus two guest traders… here’s the backstories on the guys who’ll be delving up the flavour.
- Dish: The MacBeth Toastie (Time Out’s best sandwiches in London)
- Story: Carol introduced haggis to cheese toasties when she left her Mum’s cafe in Scotland for life in London. It’s become a staple on the streets at Broadway Market, with a permanent home in Leyton.
- Trivia: National champion of Highland Dance and member of a ceilidh band at school… watch out for Carol on the dance floor this Friday.
2) Mac and Wild
- Dish: The ‘veni-moo’ slider (voted London’s best burger in 2016).
- Story: Andy Waugh migrated to London back in 2010 to take a stab at selling his family’s Ardgay Game on the streets; he won Young British Foodie of the Year in 2012; traded with us at Southbank and KERB Gherkin in 2015; and launched Mac & Wild havens in Fitztrovia and Devonshire Square last year.
- Trivia: Andy’s planning a Mac & Wild school up in the Highlands, offering out the whole “hill to plate” experience for food fans.
3) Oyster Boy
- Dish: Fresh Crumbrae Rock oysters with Tabasco whisky dressing: “meaty, briny, these butch bivalves are soft in flesh but full in flavour”.
- Story: One drunken night, after bumping into a South African man hoisting a load of fresh oysters to a party, and persuading Conor to keep a few tubs to sell at his Dad’s stall… Oyster Boy began.
- Trivia: Conor will be debuting ‘The Dame’s Hangover Hotel’ with us this Friday. Look out for the Penicillin shots.
- Dish: Neep & tattie fries loaded with smoked mayo, whisky BBQ sauce, Mull of Kintyre cheese and haggis crackles
- Story: Glaswegian born and bred, Marissa Capaldi went from hospitality, to fashion, then on to cheesy bagels, to launch her first street food company with brother Phil back in 2015. ‘Ghetto Grillz’ now trades at KERB Camden Market.
- Trivia: Marissa’s cousin is DOCTOR WHO! Aka Peter Capaldi. Their Grandfathers were famous for making ice-cream popular in Scotland, with the ‘Capaldi Ices’ company.
- Dish: Pear & whisky caramel sundae with shortbread crunch & fior di latte. (Get the recipe here).
- Story: Italian / British fusion gelato, created by Sophia, inspired by La Nonna, and churned up and batched by hand in the family run Highbury kitchen.
- Trivia: 86 year old Nonna’s favourite fruit is pear, and she has a naughty habit of eating jams and honey straight out the jar.