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 December (Fridays & Saturdays 4, 11 & 18 December) Alex Von Riebech (former head chef of Limetree Kitchen) & Jacob Fodio Todd (The Feature Kitchen) collaborate on a menu with dishes sourced from past enterprises (Limetree Kitchen & The Groundnut) and their personal backgrounds: food trails from Kolkata to Croydon, from Juba to the Pells, via Chateau Rouge. A tasty mix.
This month’s menu includes (for £12.50): paneer & cauliflower skewers or tandoori chicken legs with bread or coconut rice, vegetable curry, green chutney, raita and hot sauce. Side include scotch bonnet pork ribs or vindaloo wings & dal. See the full menu here.
Each Friday, three weekends a month, food is freshly prepared in a the Lewes Community Kitchen, packaged in containers. Then, it is delivered on Friday and Saturday 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.