Why I’m re–launching the wine bar my mother started in the 70s
“Sometimes, what comes around stays around. You may have noticed that wine bars, that Eighties stalwart, have returned to our high streets… But in a corner of Shepherd’s Bush, there’s a wine bar that never went away.” – Read more in the Telegraph.
12th February 2017
Albertine wine bar: New episode for birthplace of Eastenders.
“Chef McEvedy to reopen wine bar where soap’s first script was written” - Read more about Albertine’s opening in the Evening Standard’s article here.
2nd February 2017
Allegra re-opens west London wine bar Albertine!
It’s with real excitement we can announce that Allegra’s new venture brings Albertine back into the family fold. Originally opened by her mother back in 1978, the much loved Shepherd’s Bush wine bar, is back under family ownership and will open at the end of the month with a refurbished bar and new little restaurant upstairs. With pastries, coffee and bacon rolls in the morning and a simple lunchtime menu in the bar, wine will still play a key role. While upstairs the restaurant will serve seasonal British and Italian plates including smoked eels with yellow beetroots and pickled agretti and gnocchi alla romana.
Opening February 2017
Book a table for Cookbook Club at Dock Kitchen
Allegra is joining Stevie Parle at his west London restaurant on Wednesday 18th January, to cook recipes from her latest book “Quick Quick Slow”. Stevie and the team are choosing recipes from Allegra’s book and will put together a 4 course menu for the evening. Allegra will join for service and be signing books too.
Wednesday 18th January, from 6.30pm
BBC Radio 4 Food & Farming Awards
Allegra is returning as judge for a second time to the BBC Radio 4 Food & Farming Awards, highlighting the people who, through food, are changing Britain for the better. Nominations open in January 2017 with the winners to be announced in May 2017.
January – May 2017
New restaurant venture for Allegra!
Allegra’s new neighbourhood restaurant venture is due to launch in West London in early 2017. Watch this space!
Christmas Super Sides with Robert Elms, BBC Radio London
Now that the nights are drawing in, Allegra talks tasty Christmas Super Sides with Robert Elms.
17th December 2016
Junior Bake Off
Allegra presides over her second Junior Bake Off. So many brilliant bakers but in the end the coveted JBO Cake Stand went to the super talented Nikki! Congratulations!
25th November 2016
Allegra joins the Blue Peter team in the Kitchen for Children in Need
Allegra crosses one off the Bucket List! See how Allegra earned her Blue Peter Badge for Children In Need on CBBC iplayer.
17th November 2016
Robert Elms, BBC Radio London
Allegra drops in on Robert Elms to tell him all about her new book, Quick Quick Slow.
Loose Ends, BBC Radio 4
Allegra joins Clive Anderson, Elaine C Smith, Arthur Smith & Amy Lennox from Lazarus in the studio for a spot of conversation, comedy and music from Lewis & Leigh and soul legend William Bell.
19th November 2016
Allegra talks to Red Magazine about her new book, Quick Quick Slow.
Fairtrade Fortnight: Olive Farmers in Palestine
Allegra writes about her recent olive harvest visit to the West Bank with UK Fairtrade Organisation Zaytoun, for Delicious magazine.
RLNI Fish Supper Campaign
Allegra heads to Poole RNLI tower lifeboat station to serve up a fishy feast for the crew, kicking off the annual Fish Supper fundraising event in support of brave lifeboat crews across the UK & Ireland, who often have to leave loved ones at the dinner table to save lives at sea.
The new book is here!
Allegra’s new cookery book QUICK QUICK SLOW, published by Kyle books, is available to buy now.
Conflict Café Lebanon Week
Allegra kicks off International Alert’s third annual pop–up Conflict Café as part of the Talking Peace Festival, by hosting an evening of Lebanese cuisine at The Vaults.
My Kitchen Rules
Allegra pays a visit to MKR Kitchen HQ as Guest Judge during Cheese Week and sets a cooking challenge for the teams. Check out Allegra’s recipe for Apple, Chicory & Blue Cheese Slaw on the My Kitchen Rules UK website.
Saturday Live, BBC Radio 4
Allegra cooks her Banana Brioche Toast in the studio for Aasmah Mir and guests Richard Coles, Rebecca Front, Hannah Velten.
Ballymaloe Lit Fest of Food & Wine
Allegra will be doing a cookery demo on 16th May at Ballymaloe Cookery School and there will be a chance to meet the author as she discusses her cookery books on the 17th at Ballymaloe House
16th & 17th May 2015
Look out for Allegra's interview in The Guardian's 'Do Something' series on Saturdays, talking about her obsessive knife collection. The girl clearly has a point to make...
A little bit of pig
Sunday 26th sees the launch of the Blackfoot Sunday Lunch (brunch was sooo last year!). Come on down for the best roast pork & seasonal trimmings of your life!
26th October 2014
Allegra & Jack Monroe will be cooking the £23,500 dinner that was bid for at a Stonewall fundrasier in the Spring. It's being held at Mary Portas' house and being hosted by Sue Perkins... just putting the finishinig touches to our menu now... pressure's on as it's going to have to be a bloody good one! Watch this space!!
18th October 2014
Freedom from Torture event at Divertimenti
Allegra & nephew Alfie (masqueradeing as a chef!) put out 100 taster portions of Blackfoot's signature 'Long Smoke' along side other well-known chefs like the gorgeous Paul Merrett (The Victoria) and super-talented Henry Harris (Racine). The event was a sell out, raising both money and awareness for this undoubtedly good cause.
17th September 2014
Jimmy's Sausage & Beer Festival
Catch Allegra's demo at Jimmy's Sausage & Beer festival at 3.30pm on the Saturday. A celebration of beer, sausages, great food and music for all the family!
26th July 2014
Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery
Allegra joins Tim Kelsey in the kitchen at St Catz to cook a gala dinner for the highly prestigious Oxford Symposium.
11th July 2014
River Cottage Food Fair
Watch Allegra and Jack Monroe's demo at the brand new River Cottage Food Fair at 2.30pm on Sunday 25th May 2014 and join her for a book signing at 11am on Monday. Spaces are limited so book your tickets now!
25th and 26th May 2014
Cooking demo at Chilli Chilli Bang Bang
Get tickets to see Allegra cooking something hot at #ChilliChilliBangBang, a brand new eating and drinking festival celebrating the heat, fun and flavour of one of the world's best loved ingredients - the MIGHTY chilli pepper.
10th May 2014
Divertimenti Culinary Salon
Allegra joins other leading women working in food, Sam Clark (Morito), Kristen Schnepp (cheesemaker and owner of Gringa Dairy), Stefani Smith (River Cottage), and Carina Contini (Carina Contini's Kitchen Garden Cookbook) as guests at the culinary discussion with Tim Hayward at Divertimenti.
8th May 2014
Radio BBC London 94.9
Like a perfect London Saturday - packed with great conversation, guests, food and music. Allegra joined Tim Arthur, sitting in for Robert, to talk about spring alternative recipes to the Sunday Roast
26th April 2014
Samphire and Salsify
“A truly brilliant dinner... with lovely staff, a cute little restaurant and food that delicious, I don’t doubt it’s just what Exmouth Market needs.”
21st February 2014
“Set in a former eel, pie and mash shop on Exmouth Market, the buzzy atmosphere of the restaurant-dominated street carries into the café-style space...”
5th February 2014
“With a menu as gorgeous as this, each dish winking at you like a saucepot, who needs an interior designer?”
31st January 2014
The Evening Standard
“With their pig-provoked menu, Allegra McEvedy and Tom Ward have introduced to Exmouth Market a cleverly constructed, reasonably priced mix of indulgence and rigour.”
8th January 2014
“...we loved the meal at Blackfoot so much. We instantly agreed that we'd be back at the very least for more of that whipped lardo, but also to work through the rest of the menu. The whole place comes highly recommended.”
7th January 2014