The Feature Kitchen is a weekend takeaway delivery service, working each month with different chefs and an exciting variety of cuisines, serving Lewes and the surrounding areas, and Brighton.
Over three weekends in May (15, 22 & 29) we welcome a menu by Alex Von Riebech, head chef & owner of Limetree Kitchen. While Limetree Kitchen is rightly celebrated for it’s superb small plates & fine dining, for The Feature Kitchen, Alex draws on the foods of his Anglo-Indian heritage, and particularly the dishes of one of his motivations to begin cooking professionally, his grandmother. The menu includes classic Anglo-Indian dishes, like chicken mulligatawny, and features dishes inspired by his childhood and various family members; the menu pays homage to grandma, the vegetable curry is an uncle Noel classic.
This month’s menu includes (for £12.50): coconut rice with dahl, kachumbar and hot sauce with either uncle noel's veg curry or chicken muligatawny. Optional sides include koftes, brinjal or aloo bharta. Explore the menu here.
Each Friday, over each weekends, food is freshly prepared in a the Lewes Community Kitchen, packaged in containers. Then, it is delivered evenings (between 6pm-8pm) to houses around Brighton, Lewes and the surrounding areas, ready for simple reheating - on the stove or using a microwave. The menu consists of specially selected dishes (with meat & vegetarian/vegan options). See the menu here.
The feature kitchen was set-up by Jacob Fodio Todd, of The Groundnut, after an inspiring meeting with Genet & Abeba, who were looking to expand their Ethiopian food business, and Jane Lancashire , who helped organise their Lewes pop-up event. The feature kitchen has three main aims:
1) to boost the variety of weekend takeaway options in the local areas of operation by each month inviting different people to cook fresh dishes for home delivery.
2) to share the wealth of culinary knowledge - from all parts of the world - that exists in the local area
3) to act as a platform and springboard for talented cooks - especially to support those navigating the UK food industry or need help developing their business. The feature kitchen's aim is to invite different cooks from a variety of backgrounds to contribute their culinary skills to the kitchen project, so that Lewes and the surrounding areas have ever changing, and interesting, food options readily available.