Last weekend I replied to a tweet sent by Italian home cooking and delivery company @HomeCookingSE24, looking for people to sample food from the new summer menu – I couldn’t say no.
On Sunday evening, I waited expectantly at home having already organised the delivery ‘drop’ with the owners Giuseppina and Toto. When Toto arrived at the front door, he handed me a New York style brown paper bag containing two silver food parcels. When I opened the parcels – still at a good temperature – I was pleasantly surprised. The food was very well presented and smelt delicious.
There was definitely lots of pre-eating delight and food love happening!
The main course: The Vegetarian Lasagna, from the ‘Whats on This Month’s Mains’ menu.
Made from home-cooked Lasagna sheets, creamy Bechamel sauce, courgettes, asparagus, parmesan and cheddar. The Lasgana was delicious and fulfilling. The home-made Lasagna sheets were cooked perfectly; a thin, delicate layering of pasta love. The asparagus was cooked al dente, the courgettes, a nice texture alongside the creamy Bechamel sauce, cheddar and parmesan mix.
Dessert: The Plum Tart
What a treat! The tart was expertly made, and had clearly travelled well on Toto’s moped! The short crust pastry was perfectly symmetrical, the plums placed lovingly atop. I did however have to give the tart a short burst in the oven, as by the time I’d taken a few photos and eaten the Lasagna, it had cooled slightly.
The short crust pastry crumbled in the mouth. The plums, were light, sweet and delicate on the palate – an excellent combination. I added a small dollop of Cornish ice-cream to the plate, scrumptious!
Giuseppina has advised me that the plum tart on the current menu has a layer of delicious custard.
If you enjoy Italian food, and want to experience a real taste of ‘mamma’s home Italian cooking’ in the comfort of your own home, then do try Home Cooking SE24.
I urge you people of Herne Hill, get on Twitter @HomeCookingSE24 or pick up the phone 02076521794 and give Home Cooking SE24 a try. They will send you What’s on This Month’s menu, believe me it looks delicious!
GET IN TOUCH
- You can sign up to the newsletter here: firstname.lastname@example.org. Every month you will receive an e-mail titled “What’s On This Month” with menu and prices attached
- You will also find information about it on Twitter @HomeCookingSE24 and on Facebook HomeCookingSE24
- Once you have chosen your favourite meal, contact them by phone on 02076521794
ABOUT HOME COOKING SE24
- Both the Lasagna and Potato Gnocchi are fresh and home-made by using free range, locally sourced, eggs
- They only deliver to addresses local to SE24 starting from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
- They take orders throughout the day, every-day (Monday excluded)
- There is no minimum order value. There is no delivery charge. You will pay cash on delivery
- Let them know if you have any special dietary requirements
- They have no problem altering orders or taking special requests to keep you happy
- The menus can be fully customised to suit your needs