The Domestic Godless open their anarchic travelling kitchen to the public, providing food and drink samples at the edge of credulity.
Ever tuned-in to topical issues, The Domestic Godless add their own special contribution to Walthamstow’s colourful gastronomic landscape, fully prepared for the possibility of an imminent cataclysm.
They have been applying their collective angst-ridden pataphysical minds to questions such as: What happens when the supermarket shelves are empty of food and your only larder is the local swamp? Or how can a little selective breeding turn an invasive pest into a gastronomic delicacy?
With the assistance of local wetland and forest expertise, The Domestic Godless have been scouring the canals, reservoirs, hedgerows and bins of the borough, to expand on their anarchic repertoire of food, drink and recipes, taking foraging in the local environment way out of its comfort zone. They have even gone the extra inch to introduce a few species of their own, from both their travels and their native County Cork, to stock up the local ecosystem.
Between 17 to 21 July, Gnome House’s foyer will be transformed into Café Abyss, where intrepid visitors will be offered samples of their attempts to make this foraged and recycled local produce both edible and drinkable. While ‘café’, might not offer an entirely accurate description, this will be an immersive, walk-in experience, to see and listen to, and to eat and drink if you’re brave enough.
The café will be open free to the public during the day with ticketed events on Friday and Saturday evening.
Join us at two special ticketed evening events highlighting Domestic Godless' gastronomic research and experimentation:
Friday 19 July 7pm-8.30pm Book Now
Cooking in a Cataclysm
Genius and resourcefulnes in a precarious age.
Saturday 20 July 7pm-8.30pm Book Now
An introduction to few new species
Each guest will be served newly developed cocktails and a complementary selection box, replete with customary oddness. Explore food installations and enjoy the weird and wonderful stories of Domestic Godless. We advise arriving by 7.15pm but due to the informal nature of the event, latecomers will be admitted.
Important information: Please note, dishes may be on offer containing peanuts, tree nuts, soy, milk, eggs and wheat. While we take steps to minimize the risk of cross contamination, we cannot guarantee that any of the dishes are safe to consume for people with peanut, tree nut, soy, milk, egg or wheat allergies. Attendees that are concerned with food allergies need to be aware of this risk.
Café Abyss is part of Waltham Forest Tours, a travel agency with a difference. Visit the Waltham Forest Tours section for more events.