Gourmandizing London is a public art project – a group of people who make murals inspired by the recipes of South East London. A while back they e-mailed asking me if they could use my brown stew chicken recipe and I said yeah, sure, go ahead, without really clicking at the time as to exactly what they were going to do with it.
They then went and produced this freakin’ awesome mural, which has been down by Father’s Barber shop in New Cross for yonks! Apparently though, when Gourmandizing went to the barbers to propose they painted the mural on the side, they found themselves with a situation…
“Just after the holidays we walked into Father’s, showed him our Brown Stew Chicken sketch and asked what he thought. He looked it over and said “Bruv it’s great, your [sic] the artist, but I don’t eat chicken.” For a man who got Muhammad Ali to sit down for a hair cut, twice, you figure out how to remix a recipe.”
So brown stew chicken became brown stew fish. Pretty darn cool. If you want to know how to cook it, get down and have a look, the recipe is painted on the wall. Or er, you could just make my original brown stew chicken recipe instead.
Check out their website here, where they’ve also done some cool stuff with Persepolis and Brickhouse Bakery.