The world of food is a world of experience waiting to be discovered. We are always encouraging our students to explore as much of London and, by extension, the world as possible. We don’t just want Inglans to learn about gerunds and infinitives, but also about the rich intertwined cultures of London. In short, we don’t want them to be passive; we want them to be active.
Our students, over the past six months have had a chance to taste flavours from around the globe without having to take more than a short bus ride from home.
We were greeted with smiles and a friendly hello and started our evening with a stiff shot of vodka to open our appetite. That was followed by several helping of pierogis with different fillings and cooked in different ways.
With this in mind, we’ve been organizing a supper club for our students for the past two terms to take in and experience some of the best international cuisine available in North London. Some highlights have included exotic Malaysian food at Penang, delicious Indian curry at Jashan (both on Turnpike Lane, a stone’s throw from Ingla), authentic Neapolitan pizza at Rossopomodoro in Camden, and, of course, a traditional Sunday roast at the Westbury Pub in N22.
Our latest edition of the Ingla Supper Club took us, again, not far from Turnpike Lane to Autograf Restaurant on West Green Road for a hearty helping of Polish home cooking and hospitality. A half dozen students and teachers made their way to this cosy gem of a restaurant to try one of Europe’s most underrated cuisines.
After that, forks and knives at the ready, we dug into a variety of Polish specialities including a breaded pork cutlet the size of a dinner plate (known by some as schnitzel) and stuffed cabbage leaves in either tomato or mushroom sauce. No one left hungry, it would have been impossible to, and another edition of our supper club ended merrily having discovered how good life could taste.