Getting a real taste of London
If you’re around central London tomorrow get over to Trafalgar Square for the chance to take a bite out of some the city’s most famous landmarks in the Eat London event. Lift (London International Festival of Theatre) along with 14 community groups and artists Barbara Ortiz and Alicia Rios have spent the past three months planning, devising and selecting food to make an edible London.
The results of their efforts will be displayed from 12.30pm in 14 sections to form the Eat London map under a main canopy at the bottom of the steps in front of the National Gallery. At 1.30pm the different map sections will be seperated by chefs and taken to 14 serving tents positioned around Trafalgar Square.
Eat London is free, food is served on a first come first served basis and the event runs until 4.30pm. Here are some of the buildings you’ll be able to have a slice of and what they’ll be made out of.
Marble Arch columns and arches of white coconut burfi blocks and liquorice gates.
Planetarium a solid spheric cast of the Indian desert green halva.
Selfridges built with savoury Indian handva surrounded by spring roll columns.
BT Tower a tower of bagels with cucumber tiles, topped with olive, gerkin and cherry tomato satellites.
British Museum Irish brack cake and ginger cake covered with white rolled icing, white chocolate finger pillars encased in icing and covered with a sugar cube dome.
Royal Opera House chocolate brownie bricks with a lemon jelly dome and brandy snap gates.
Covent Garden Market built with Indian spicy sweet bread and thousand and one nights’ sweets.
St. Paul’s Cathedral bakhlava foundations, with walls of vine leaves and other Turkish and Kurdish specialities, topped with a melon dome.
Barbican Centre towers of Turkish delight and halva.
Tower 42 cucumber frame with windows of cheese and silverskinned onions.
The Gherkin windows of black and white grapes layered over an emmenthal base.
Lloyds of London rye bagel levels with glistening smoked salmon and cream cheese separated with black olives.
Harrods a rich English fruit cake.
Wellington Arch sculpted Danish marzipan.
Buckingham Palace built with blocks of Indian sweets called misti with a jellabis balcony.
Westminster Abbey ornate chapatti and bindi (okra in batter) architecture and a circular onion ring window.
Nelson’s Column a tower of aloo chop (potato cakes), topped with jelly.
Houses of Parliament wholemeal toasted cucumber sandwiches with pinnacles of breadsticks, grapes and pitted olives.
London Eye constructed from pizza bases with red pepper capsules held in position with cheese.
Tate Modern sticky flapjack bricks with icing on top.
The Globe Theatre coleslaw and cheese sandwiches in brown bread, cemented with cheese spread, with a crusty roof topped with dates.
Tower Bridge built with stacked samosas and ornate cauliflower and onion pakoras.
Tower of London built with blocks of three kinds of coloured burfi.
City Hall constructed from a very spicy Idli, a South Indian pancake made of rice and lentils.
Victoria Station orange juice cartons and waffle brickwork, surrounded by red liquorice buses.
Royal Court Theatre columns of toffee apples with red icing letters.
Tate Britain traditional Christmas fruit cake sculpted in white marzipan.
Westminster Cathedral chocolate cake bricks, cemented with icing and layered with caramel windows and three molded white chocolate domes.
Lambeth Palace roast duck stones with prawn crackers to sculpt the white bits.
MI6 Building sesame balls and New Years- Vietnamese sweets.
Imperial War Museum Vietnamese spring and summer rolls with spinach and a lime dome.
Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre a chocolate fudge cake castle filled with buttercream with white chocolate square windows and pink icing elephants.