Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Buffalo Mozzarella
 To a large extent the pictures tell the story of my night out last week at Westminster Kingsway College, tasting the very first selection of products brought to London by a start up business, The Sauce Two men, Niels and Florian, have made it their mission to introduce truly extraordinary food to the UK, so that more may sample 'the best food you've never tried in London'.

Quite an ambition! But, on the basis of the tasting the other night, one that they are achieving with ease.

Amalfi lemons - spot the odd one out!
Tasting these  Sfuasato lemons was indeed a first for me, they are HUGE things and gentler on the tastebuds than their sour little cousins. Shavings of the peel with a dollop of ricotta was a really lovely mouthful, clean and delicate, a real delight.

Palely beautiful buffalo butter

 I adore all things salami and these were no exception, pancetta longha - the one that looks like bacon - was a particular favourite. Without need of grilling or eggs or accompaniment of any sort it is best simply thinly sliced and eaten immediately.

Students tuck into treats
 The students loved it too!

Niels and Florian - passionate about seriously great food

Tuna in jars

The food I loved the most out of such a wonderful array was the tuna - there was roe preserved as bottarga which, thinly sliced is an intensely salty umami rich mouthful and thoroughly moreish. I tried tuna heart, which was a little chewier and stronger in flavour, the liver which was very strong, not quite to my taste really, and lastly there was Ventresca. Cured tuna belly, preserved in olive oil, it was the best I have ever tried. Utterly gorgeous.

Loveliest fig I've ever eaten
To finish the tasting there were white figs - fichi bianchi - which I really enjoyed, and I'm not even a fan of figs!
Students clearing the kitchen
This is a great way to sample new and interesting foods of the highest quality. Check out The Sauce and sign up for more information and possibly to buy a box of treats. With this kind of quality you'll be delighted!

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