|Soho Landmarks - Maison Bertaux|
|Soho Landmarks - Bar Italia|
|Soho Landmarks - Pizza Express|
Peter Boizot, MBE, is a Soho legend. In 1965 he introduced the pizza to Londoners when he imported an Italian oven into the first ever Pizza Express in Wardour Street. The popularity of the jazz club below his Dean Street pizzeria lead to the founding of the Soho Jazz Festival. He fought the very successful Save Piccadilly campaign, was a founder member of the Soho Society and the Soho Restaurateurs Association and supported in no small measure Soho Housing Association.
We interviewed him about those pioneering days at his home in Peterborough.
|Soho Parish School|
An enlightened head teacher, governors and parents seized the opportunity to break away from a long-term local authority contract to start producing school meals in-house. With Anita Coppins in charge of the new kitchen, the uptake rocketed from less than 30% to 95%.
Together with Margot Henderson's yearly fundraising event, The Soho Food Feast, now a major highlight of London's food scene, is a truly inspirational initiative. It is also a lot of fun!