As you may know (and if not, why not?!), a couple of weekends ago KERB took over the Southbank for three days of glorious springtime foodie fun. It was really special for us to go back there as it was on those hungry paving stones that we first jumped into Petra’s van and left the office world behind: great things happened for us there and long may they continue.
The entire weekend was packed and on Sunday we all rolled out exhausted but exhilarated. It was so lovely to see so many of our favourite street food friends in one place – so often you roll around to jobs as a single trader and it can be weeks before you have a chance to catch up with like minded friends and foodies. It also struck me how the cycle of street food is growing and continuing. Just a year and a half ago, Emily from Good & Proper (below) came to help us out at Goodwood Revival before launching her own beautiful crowd funded van, and just last summer Oli (helping her out below) came on board with us while he prepared for his Oli Baba’s hummus outfit, coming soon to London’s streets. And it seems like only yesterday that Betsy of You Doughnut fame accompanied Ben and I down to Port Eliot to sell ice cream and brownies to the masses in Petra’s Choc Star van. In fact as I recall she pretty much held the show together. We all started somewhere, with someone else, and we have all forged our own path going it alone. The scene is so full of inspiration, determination, hard work and mutual respect, it really struck me how true this is seeing us all in the same iconic London spot.
We for one can’t wait for more crazy summer Southbank weekends.
…And crazy is the word – can you see the ghost of Ben whipping through the salads?