The Kolkata Street Food Experience

There is some really cool shiz going on around Brixtonish way this Sunday. Angus Denoon is bringing the sights, sounds, smells and most importantly, tastes of Kolkata to the mean streets of Sarf Londinium.

The event is taking place at an incredible location: The Whirled Cinema, which looks like one of those places you can’t believe you didn’t know about. Angus will be showing his award-winning documentary, which winds through the whirlwind streets of Kolkata. It promises to be raw, unconventional and inspiring.

“The film is of the mighty city of Kolkata as seen from dawn to dusk through the constant kitchens of the pavements that provide fuel for millions on the move. An extreme and intense situation that spawns some of the most delicious, nutritious and cheapest food anywhere.”

You can try the street food for yourself. Stalls will include jhal muri, pulchas, ghugni, channa masala, mango lassi and Bengali chai, which as Angus says is, “food you generally can’t get over here.” My friend Petra, describes the jhal muri as, “a kind of wet Bombay mix – puffed rice, tamarind, dried chickpeas, mustard oil, lime, coriander, toms, cucumbers, ginger, coconut, onion, garlic…sorts you right out!”

Sounds flippin brilliant, I think you’ll agree. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than immersing yourself in this 3D sensory blowout. There will also be a bar and smoking deck for you rebellious types.

Street Food Kolkata at The Whirled Cinema, 259 Hardess St, Brixtonish, SE24 0HN.
2.30 – 6.30 on Sunday and 7.30 – 10.30 on Monday evening “same deal but more of a Monday feel”.

Cost is a measly £15 for everything except drinks at the bar. Cancel your plans.
For more information and a taster, here’s the website.
Facebook page, here.

Angus is also a member of Eat.St – driving British street food forward.

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10 Responses to “The Kolkata Street Food Experience”

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  2. Paul

    Firstly congratulations on a great blog about food. I am visiting London soon and wondered if I need tickets for the above food exhibition or not?

    Many Thanks

  3. Jess

    That jhal muri really is the bees knees. They were out at the Towpath fest a few weeks ago – I went both days so I could get my chops round everything. Petra is right, it’s an awesome hangover cure n all. And cute, served out of a paper cone too, made from pages of Vogue when I dropped by. Sounds good H.

  4. gastrogeek

    I love jhal muri – my mum’s is pretty tasty. This definitley looks like my kind of thing, am so there!

  5. Tales from the Tiny Kitchen

    Angus is an almighty dude – I have been privileged to bump into him at various festivals and parties over the years, and he cooks like a demon. See what he got up to at a festival in Norfolk earlier this year…his wondrous food kept me smiling all weekend!

    http://tinykitchentales.blogspot.com/2010/07/angus-and-his-indian-snacks.html

    The Brixton event sounds cool – will try and check it out…

  6. Tales from the Tiny Kitchen

    Hey Helen, did you manage to get down there? I was all set ready to, and then a hangover removed all the strength from my body. Shame…

  7. Helen

    Paul – Sorry not to have answered your question earlier. Did you get down there?

    Tales from a tiny kitchen – I didn’t, sadly. I had a lot on that weekend. Hopefully Angus will do something similar soon as I was gutted to miss out.

  8. Tales from the Tiny Kitchen

    Ah…never enough hours in a weekend, I find. Life too manic!

  9. Simon and Pippa Barkley

    Hey Angus
    Im hoping you are the same Angus that i remember from “Bantham” i still have most of your CD collection from “Pig Finka”. We used to surf from “Whiddons” accross the road from you, must have been 15 – 20 years ago we shared a drink and great music.
    All the very best buddy we will be at Whiddons again on 30th sept

  10. Rachel Wild

    Oh wow! You know my lovely friend Angus! How wonderful!


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