What kinds of memories do the words 'bubble and squeak' stir up
in you? Do you remember your mother or grandmother refrying
Sunday's leftovers on a Monday morning? Or perhaps you recall your
childhood Boxing Days, always filled with leftovers from Christmas
Whatever flashbacks the words conjure, it's safe to say that
bubble and squeak is one of the most traditional dishes found in
British cuisine. Usually comprised of leftover vegetables from a
roast dinner (such as potatoes, cabbage, brussel sprouts), its
popularity become widespread in WWII due to rationing.
Today you will find, dear friends, that bubble and squeak has
been elevated to - wait for it - a fine food!
Local event caterer Bubble& has taken this
much-loved dish and created an entire concept based around it. Mind
you, their unique culinary creations don't use leftovers by any
means, but only the finest local produce.
All of their dishes revolve around a bubble and squeak
centrepiece: potato, cabbage and leek, shaped into a pretty 'cake'
and pan-fried to perfection. These are then served with a range of
creative and seasonal toppings and accompaniments. Everything they
serve is gluten-free.
Would you like to be tempted even further?
Bubble& will be dishing up their culinary delights at this
year's award-winning Chilli
Fiesta where you can join Mr Bubble& for his live cooking
demonstration in the Cookery Theatre on Friday, 5th August at
4:15pm. He'll be teaching you how to poach the perfect egg and how
to make a hollandaise and béarnaise sauce with a hint of chilli
spice. See you there!