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Muslim Aid Create the World’s Largest Samosa in East London

Four things to know from the food world in London today

The world’s biggest samosa
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  • A mosque in east London has created the world’s biggest samosa. It was then distributed among homeless people in the Whitechapel area. Assembled and cooked by a team of Muslim Aid volunteers yesterday, the samosa came out of the oven, weighing a whopping 153kg. Their efforts have been recognised by the Guinness Book of Records. The BBC’s Catrin Nye captured the process on video.
  • The Severn Sisters Feast: 11 women from the world of food are teaming up in support of food charity, Action Against Hunger. The event is being led by chef Romy Gill, and, among others will include: Zoe Adjonyoh, Rosie Birkett, Xanthe Clay and Maria Elia — the team will together create eight sharing dishes. The Guardian’s Mina Holland will host the event. 4 October, 7 – 11pm at Borough Market, Borough High Street, SE1 9AH. Tickets are £90 plus booking fee.
  • L’Autre Pied, the Marylebone fine dining restaurant, have announced they’ll close on 9 September. The restaurant, owned by David Moore and sister restaurant to Pied a Terre on Charlotte Street, has operated for 10 years. The restaurant marks its closure with a special menu: 5 courses for £31; 8 courses for £51. 5-7 Blandford St, London W1U 3DB
  • Gujarati restaurant, Sakonis, is opening in Hatch End, report Big Hospitality. It will the group’s third site. Their first two restaurants, which are unlicensed and principally serves vegetarian food, are in Wembley and Harrow. It opens later this week at 322-324 Uxbridge Rd, Pinner HA5 4HR.