Sunday, 23 October 2016

#Halloween #London Walk of the Week: Foodies' London with Ann

Every Sunday we’ll pluck just one walk from the vast London Walks repertoire and put it centre stage.

You can check out the full schedule at

But if you only take one walking tour this week, why not make it…

"When shall we three meet again?" Well, if you’re free this Saturday 29th October, Ann's doing a Foodie London Walk. 

It's called Epicurean, Gourmets', Foodies' London. It goes at 10 am from Monument Tube, the Fish Street Hill exit.

Over to Ann

“It’s Halloween on Saturday, October 31st, the scariest night of the year. Witches and ghosts are abroad, not to mention small children trick or treating. A more ancient tradition is bobbing for apples – lean over a bowl of water and try to catch an apple with your teeth. Once you’ve caught your apple, sit in front of the mirror eating it by candlelight, and a vision of your future husband will appear over your shoulder… maybe.

Halloween also means pumpkins. When you’ve succeeded in hollowing out your pumpkin lantern, what are you going to do with the middle? Here are a few suggestions.

Boil or steam, mash, then use to stuff ravioli. Make a pumpkin risotto. Bake with tomatoes and cooked cannellini beans, or with cream and sage, or with sausages. Pumpkin soup. Candied pumpkin. Roast pumpkin with garlic and ginger, or with Indian spices. And you can always make pumpkin pie, and pretend it’s Thanksgiving.

I’m expecting that there will be pumpkins for sale at Borough Market on Saturday, October 29th, so you can buy one at the end of my Foodies' Walk. Meet me at 10 am, Monument tube – Fish St. Hill exit. There'll be no evil spirits abroad at 10 am - but you will hear some more foodie titbits."

About Your Guide…


Ann – quondam BBC journalist and current star Blue Badge Guide – knows everything there is to know about food: its history, where to buy it, how to cook it, how to enjoy it and, into the bargain, how to keep your figure! Of which she's an exemplar!!

Here's Ann in action…

A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at

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