On Wednesday 19th September 11-3pm Borough Market will be hosting the Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency (GCDA) as they become the first British business to import fully traceable
Cassava is an edible root which is naturally gluten-free. In Africa, Cassava grows easily and can be stored safely in the field and harvested when needed, which means it provides a secure source of food. High Quality Cassava Flour is produced by a huge number of small farmers across west Africa, many of whom are women.
GCDA has donated several kilos of High Quality Cassava Flour to London food entrepreneurs who have been working on creative ways of using it in their dishes, as well as several Borough Market traders who will be experimenting with this product on the day.
Free tasters and samples made from Cassava flour, including baked goods, Indian street food and chocolate will all be available in the Market Hall, and visitors will be able to buy small sacks of the raw product to create their own dishes at home.
There will also be a special one-off cookery demonstration running from 1-2.30pm in the Market Hall, which will show how this new product can be used as a key ingredient for chefs and home cooks alike.
Claire Pritchard, Chief Executive of GCDA said: “London has one of the most varied and creative food scenes in the world and we have real purchasing power. By importing the flour, GCDA hopes to create a market for this exciting gluten free product which in turn will help support agricultural workers in Africa, many of whom are women.”