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2011
Delicious Magazine Recipe Feature Recipes published in Princes Trust Charity 'Trusty' Cookbook Guest panellist on UKTV Food's 'Market Kitchen' Recipes published in 'Come Dine With Me Special Occasions' book Blog named as a "Media Must-Have" in Jan & Feb issue of Olive Magazine

2010
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2009
Winner of Channel 4's 'Come Dine With Me' (West London) 'Bronze' winner in professionally judged 'AA Home Cooking Competition 2009' Appointed resident cookery columnist for Foodepedia

Japanese Rice Risotto with Miso, Lemongrass and Scallops

Japanese Rice Risotto with Miso, Lemongrass and Scallops

Seasonal Penne Mediterraneo

Seasonal Penne Mediterraneo

Persian Split Pea, Dried Lime and Lamb Stew

Persian Split Pea, Dried Lime and Lamb Stew

Sunday, 26 June 2011

LONDON STREET FOOD: The Pitt Cue Co.

On the tourist-clad riverbank adjacent to the London Eye, beneath the Embankment pedestrian bridge hides a gleaming silver trailer with a black pig logo on it. The Pitt Cue Co. has attracted quite a bit of attention in foodie circles and is starting to amass a rather loyal fan-base dedicated to the delights of the BBQ'd goodness dolled out from the trailer.I must say, I'm no BBQ expert but I do like to think that I know good food and finding proper BBQ in London is virtually impossible. Bodean's used to be half-decent but my last few visits saw a noticeable decline in not only the food but the service. I find the whole concept a bit tacky these days and prefer simple, straight-forward BBQ food with no fuss or frills... this is exactly what you will find at The Pitt Cue Co.

The menu is really very basic consisting of but a few dishes each day, including pulled pork (a traditional Southern vinegar and spice seasoned shredded pork meat), beef brisket (again, more shredded meat) and ribs... Oh how I love ribs. Sides are either pork-infused black beans or a rather delicious red cabbage coleslaw, unlike the rather disgusting stuff we call coleslaw here. Quality of produce is really top-notch here so expect no less than restaurant quality, despite the novel trailer.The pulled pork is absolutely delicious, moist, slightly fatty in a really good way and perfectly seasoned with just a little relish on top. The ribs are absolutely delicious and really meaty although my one complaint would be that for £7 I really did expect more than just 2 ribs.. In fact I was actually digging around the box thinking that surely there must be at least one more! The beef brisket was my least favourite of the 3 dishes. It was a bit chewy and not as flavoursome as the ribs and pulled pork. Lesson learned that when the trailer has a pig on it, you should only come for the pig!Pitt Cue Co. also BBQ vegetables, such as marrows (?!?!) bizarrely, but I'm a carnivore and if I want BBQ, I want meat and shall accept no substitutes! Overall, a fantastic new addition to the increasingly popular London street-food scene... My only gripe being that at £7 per portion, it doesn't offer the same value that perhaps some of the other street-food stands in town do but I'm the kind of girl who is happy to pay any price to curb a craving... so long live Pitt Cue Co. - a most welcome newcomer to the Southbank scene.

The Pitt Cue Co.
Bankside, SE1
(A silver trailer, underneath Embankment footbridge)

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