Party Fodder - Keeping it simple, easy and English
All things Jubilee this week. Although l have to say l'm flabbergasted at how many Americans have no idea what it is. "Jubilee...what's that"!
Anyhoo, l perused over some Brit sites over the weekend to try gather some food inspiration for my party.
l have to say l came up a bit stumped. l think the fact most Jubilee parties are during the day back home kinda changed the food direction of things. Then l realized, what the heck....make what l miss, make what reminds me of home, what speaks 30+ years previous in my pack lunch on a school trip day (those days my Mum always popped something special in my pack-up, not to mention a can of Bass Shandy...crickey).
Stumped, l think not.
* Jam and Lemon Tarts
* Pork Pies and Branston
* Sausage Rolls
* Pimm's Jelly Shots (alas these were not in my pack-up).
A small bonfire is on the cards, so aim to toast some gooey marshmallows.
Tomorrow night " the offical Jubilee date" l have been invited to a private party at Soho House in the city. The boys from Silkstone, the Fat Radish, and Ruschmeyers will be throwing an old-school British street party! They are transforming the Roof to the 1950s with a dress-up box, English party tunes, and a few surprises along the way.
Oh - You can always visit "Myers of Keswick" if you need some on the spot goodies, not to mention your Jubilee mugs for keepers. http://www.myersofkeswick.com/