February 10, 2012
It was no easy task. I chose this gluteny, milky, eggy classic dessert to rid of allergens one, because I love a custard tartlet..or well, really I love a custard anything...except trifle. Two, I wanted to demonstrate how even the most unattainable is attainable despite our allergic ‘I can’t eat that’, ‘I can’t have that’ mentality. But also how much work we food allergy-free folk put in to take part in life’s simple pleasures - like custard tarts!
So, my Vegan and Allergen Free Custard & Raspberry Tartlets will be made for some of the ongoing ‘Feeding Times’ which are happening upstairs in the Science Gallery at set times during the exhibition and the recipe is on page 56-57 of the catalogue...and here is another picture of the finished thing!
‘Edible’s’ launch party was last night and it was great fun! I’ll post some pictures below of all the goings-on. The highlight for me was watching the ‘feeders’ eat the Vegan Ortolan (an animal free version of the cruelest - and now thankfully illegal, recipe) where diners had to eat the mock bird in the traditional fashion: ‘with a large napkin covering the head and the face - to keep the flavours in, and to hide one’s shame from God.’ which makes you think about humanity, doesn’t it?
....And the lowlight was when I slipped climbing out of the giant inflatable digestive tract and seem to have broken my toe! ... it’s all purple and VERY sore... but at least it was done in the most silly of situations!
‘Edible’ will be open to the public until April 6th, 2012 and I highly recommend popping in and checking it out AND definitely try to sign up for one or more of the ‘Feeding Times’ taking place upstairs - and not to worry, all the ingredients and recipes are listed in the catalogue and there is also a large board with allergens by the table and maybe with some luck you will get to taste my tartlets!