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Street food of the week: Butcher & Brine

Written by
Ashleigh Arnott

So, what are we eating?

Suckling piglet belly, homemade gnocchi, sweet potato purée and chorizo fricassé. £7.


You betcha! Butcher & Brine's thing is bringing restaurant food to the streets.

But surely I could just go to a restaurant?

Well, yes, but it would set you back more than £7. And take longer than a lunchbreak. And it might not even taste this good; James Sharman and Kevin McCrae are doing the cooking and have trained with food pros such as Tom Aikens and Rene Redzepi.

Okay, but what if I don't like pork?

What's on offer changes according to what's good at the market. At the beginning of each week they'll sit down and plan a menu, so you're not likely to see the same dish twice.

But they promise it'll be tasty?

If this pot of porky joy is anything to go by then you're sure of an excellent meal. The piglet belly was soft underneath and crazy crispy on top, the gnocchi wonderfully fluffy. Impressive stuff even without taking into account that their kitchen is under a gazebo.

Where can I get it?

Kerb King's Cross and Kerb West India Quay for the moment, and Berwick Street Market in the near future.
Follow Butcher & Brine on Twitter for news and latest locations.

Still hungry? Check out last week's selection, Allihopa.

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