Not Just a Flash in the Pan: July 2019

2 August, 2019

A selection of dishes to remember, inspire and incentivise from the past few weeks of Instagram interestingness: From nods to nostalgia to more future facing fare, and appropriately for this month, plenty of refreshing, summer plates.


Burrata with, bull’s heart tomato and apricot vinegar at Peg, London.
From @peg.london


Prosciutto, cantaloupe melon and mozzarella.
From @palatinolondon


Globe artichoke, broadbeans, stracciatella and Scottish girolles at @trinityclapham.
From @lalatteriauk


Vegan skordalia, made with wood-fired Fioretto cauliflower and charred leeks at Mildreds Restaurant.
From @mildredsrestaurants


Hake alla Palermitana, with capers and ricotta salata. This popular Sicilian dish is usually made with swordfish, but here is made with British hake.
From @bocca_di_lupo


Tomato water jelly, sweet tomatoes and basil by @chefrorylovie.
From @thestaffcanteen


Pea, lettuce & mint soup – good either warm or cold. With added cooling mint for the warm weather.
From @gill.meller


Cold cucumber, yoghurt and potato soup – based on an old Ottolenghi family recipe.
From @ottolenghi


Black bean and chipotle soup with a salty sweet garnish of feta and watermelon.
From @nikisegnit


Smoked pig cheek and pickled watermelon.
From @blackaxemangal


Sardine Menu – the monthly Grande Bouffe diner
From @sardine.london


A plateful of gilda @qualitywinesfarringdon. This salty and spicy snack is made with pickled pepper, salted anchovy and olives and is probably the most common pixtos to be found in San Sebastian. It’s said to be named after the Rita Hayworth movie Gilda – as the fact that it is a little bit green, a little bit picante and a little bit salty was seen to have slightly sexual connotations and Rita Hayworth as Gilda was the sex symbol of the day.
From @nick_bramham


Watermelon salad with fresh tomatoes, ricotta salata, chilli and fresh mint.
From @palatinolondon


Avocado toast made with avocado squash – a variety of squash that has a buttery flesh very similar to that of an actual avocado.
From @chefdanbarber


The PLT – Grilled pancetta, iceberg, thick cut tomato and aioli in a homemade olive oil and rosemary bun @qualitywinesfarringdon.
From @nick_bramham


Summer breakfast bowls at Caravan, London:
Apple and pear overnight oats, almond milk, stem ginger, strawberries & toasted almonds.
From @caravanrestaurants


Sweet and juicy French blood nectarine – bloody delicious in fact. At £0.95 each, expensive, but worth the price.
From @rocketandsquash


Rich pickings from the 24 hour honour system farm box from Mickey Murch at Bolinas, California which includes tiny Nantes carrots, deep purple and green little gems, and an amazing variety of herbs such as dill, flowering coriander and little basil.
From @alicelouisewaters


Arepas stuffed with feta, mozzarella, coriander and cascabel butter. These South American cornmeal pancakes are a great flavour vehicle for all manner of toppings.
From @ottolenghi


Chickpea pancake, peas, lemon, crispy capers and Grimbister butter.
From @thestaffcanteen


Pickled baby beets tostada with goats cheese, toasted almonds and jalapeños.
From @breddostacos


Cooling Hamachi tartare at Mission Chinese, Manhattan.
From @missionchinesefood


Pan fried pork buns – sheng jian bao at Shanghai No. 1, San Gabriel, Los Angeles.
From @labowlfood


Poke-Don is launching at Bone Daddies – it’s a hybrid between a traditional donburi and the ever-popular poke.
From @bonedaddies


Chongqing ‘small noodles’ with minced pork, chickpeas and spicy and numbing Sichuanese seasonings @liu_xiaomian, the resident Chinese street food pop-up at The Jakealope and soon to also be found doing the food at The Holborn Whippet as well.
From @fuchsiadunlop


Silky-slippery handmade Xi’an biang biang noodles with slow-cooked pork and scrambled eggs and tomatoes at Master Wei, Bloomsbury.
From @fuchsiadunlop


Tomato quiche with slow roast tomatoes, triple cream with a crisp rye pastry from @violetcakeslondon.
From @obsfood


Short rib rending party pies from @freaksceneldn.
From @scotthallsworth


Beef cheek rending croquette.
From @oishinboy


Pissaladiere @qualitywinesfarringdon.
From @nick_bramham


Pizza rustica aka Italian homestyle cheese and ham pie.
From @nigellalawson


Mushroom and Idiazabal cheese empanada with watercress and padron peppers @wifeofbathwye.
From @marksargey10


Featherblade and hand cut truffle and Parmesan chips.
From @sticky_walnut


Charred red onions, braised in chicken stock.
From @sticky_walnut


Japanese cotton sponge cake.
From @helen_goh_bakes