A club for anyone who loves good food, good cookery books and good company
Borough Market’s Cookbook Club is for anyone who loves good food, good cookery books and good company. If that is you, then sign up (for free) to join the club and you will be eligible to come along to our small, friendly Cookbook Club events held in The Cookhouse at Borough Market.
Each event has a landmark cookery book chosen as its theme. Club members who book a ticket will be asked to pick something to make from that book, cook it at home and then bring it along. Then, over drinks supplied by the Club's supporter Borough Wines, we’ll all spend a few hours sharing each others’ food and our experiences of cooking from the book.
The Borough Market Cookbook Club is organised and hosted by food writer Angela Clutton. She has written on food and drink for a wide range of publications, features as the food historian on the latest series of BBC's Rip Off Britain, Food, and is co-Chair of The Guild of Food Writers. At each Cookbook Club event, Angela will be cooking her chosen dish in The Cookhouse for members to share, and giving some background and insight into the book and its writer.
Anyone is welcome to join the Cookbook Club—whether you are starting your cookbook collection with the club’s chosen book, or have shelves and shelves given over to cookery writers; whether you’re an experienced cook, or just starting out.
Tickets to the regular Cookbook Club events are £8 each. A limited number of free places are reserved for each club event for our neighbours in SE1.
How it works:
—Join the Cookbook Club by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, home address and email address.
—Once you have joined, we’ll email you back with your membership number and details of how to book to attend events. That will include how to let us know what dish you’ll be making and information about the loyalty card for Cookbook Club and other membership benefits which include a complimentary Borough Wines refill bottle carrying the bespoke Cookbook Club label, to use at their Borough Market stand.
Upcoming events include:
Samarkand: Recipes and Stories from Central Asia and the Caucasus by Caroline Eden and Eleanor Ford
Saturday 2nd November, 12:30-3pm / Tuesday 12th November 6:30-9pm
Samarkand in Uzbekistan is often described as a “crossroad of cultures” and it is there that this book’s culinary journey across central Asia and the Caucasus begins. Caroline Eden (whose most recent book, Black Sea, has been scooping-up accolades aplenty) brings her experience of travelling through the region and combines it with Eleanor Ford’s exotic yet approachable recipes.
Samarkand was a Guardian Book of the Year in 2016 and went on to win the Guild of Food Writers Food and Travel Award in 2017. The Daly Telegraph described it as “a book to delight food lovers, travel hounds and history buffs alike.” It’s a sure-fire bet that it will absolutely delight the Cookbook Club, too.
Borough Market Cookbook Club in association with Borough Wines