Jerk Cookout at the Horniman Museum, this Sunday, 1 – 6pm

This Sunday, the grounds of the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill will be taken over by about 10,000 people (is there room?) all in search of the world’s finest jerk dishes. Jerk has some close links with Brockley - it's the home of possibly London's only jerk-bagel shop, and who could forget the legendary Eternal Jerk shack.

It's not just jerk though, there is live music, crafts, a funfair, and even a world record attempt at the largest mass electric slide! BC will have to learn how to do the electric slide first. Here’s what the press release says:


London’s Finest Jerk Chefs Compete in the Cookout (judging from 4-5pm)
25 chefs will set up in the Horniman Gardens and compete to be named creator of the tastiest jerk dishes. Each chef must submit one traditional jerk dish and one with an unusual twist (previous entries have included a jerk pineapple). A panel of judges including GMTV’s Charlene White, Brenda Emmanus from BBC London will test all the entries. Many stalls will have their own recipe jerk sauces on sale to allow visitors to recreate their favourite dish at home.

Music on the Bandstand 1pm – 5pm
Reggae from Levi Roots, African drumming from Nzinga plus gospel and steel band. Hosted by Donna Spence.

Electric Slide Formation Dance British Record Attempt, 5-6pm
Social Enterprise Fun2Dance hopes to set a new British formation dance record by gathering 5000 people together to do the Electric Slide. Money raised through the participation fee (Adults: £5, Children: £3) will go towards the Mary Seacole Trust’s appeal for a memorial statue in the grounds of St Thomas’ Hospital and the Black Cultural Archive’s new heritage centre in Brixton.

Children’s Funfair
Bouncy castle, face painting, storytelling in the yurt, old-fashioned sports day (egg and spoon / sack race)

Craft Market
23 art and craft stalls including jewellery, cards and unique gift ideas.



As always with anything Horniman-related, you can keep up-to-date via the excellent and witty Horniman Twitter feed.

15 comments:

Hugh said...

Is jerk some sort of dessicated beef strip one is meant to enjoy chewing?

TM said...

No. That's Biltong.

TM said...

Or Beef jerk..Y

TM said...

Similar but different


continents

drakefell debaser said...

Music on the Bandstand 1pm – 5pm
Reggae from Levi Roots, African drumming from Nzinga plus gospel and steel band. Hosted by Donna Spence.

Will that be the same Levi Roots that was on Dragons Den some years back with his Reggae Reggae Sauce?

Tressillian James said...

I'd be suprised if it were another - though more than slightly amused as he took to the stage at the Horniman Jerk Sauce extravaganza.

Brockley Kiwi said...

Didn't the "owner" of the eternal jerk promise to be back with a new venture after he was harshly evicted by network rail?

I miss the randomness of it all. It was a nice counterbalance to the mung bean brigade.

drakefell debaser said...

Can't beat a bit of reggea reggea sauce at a BBQ. You have to watch it though as it is a bit runny and you might end up with your steak taking a bath.

Not sure about Levi Roots music skills though but as you say TJ it must be the same guy.

I think the guy from Eternal Jerk has taken his culinary skills to Goldsmiths but will probably be at the Horniman. Well done to Railtrack on that one, we lost an odd but interesting take away and gained a fenced off dustbin.

The Cat Man said...

Not In My Backyard thankyou, Eternal Jerk resembled a third world shanty town hut, if that's the future of Brockley I'm out of here....

The Cat Man said...

Not In My Backyard thankyou, Eternal Jerk resembled a third world shanty town hut, if that's the future of Brockley I'm out of here....

Anonymous said...

sounds like a business case, I'm in for a fiver.

drakefell debaser said...

3rd world shanty town huts are an unlikely future for Brockley. Your love of cultural fusions has already been well aired catman, so say no more,

I would like to see Eternal Jerk return, the name alone is brilliant and that chinese take away opposite the Broca Food Market would be an ideal location.

If the gods of the M6 are happy on Sunday I might make it in time for the jerk fest.

Anonymous said...

Put me down for a fiver. If we raise £50 it might be enough for Julian (think that was his name) to set up shop in Catman's front garden

Anonymous said...

Anyone know who won?

Anonymous said...

Obviously not..........

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