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.
Due to the current situation with Covid-19, Cookbook Club events will no longer take place in their usual format. We’re determined not to let it stop us completely, though: while we are sad not to be able to share one another’s dishes, Cookbook Club cheer will continue in the form of online discussions via Zoom. Do please join us at 6:30pm on the following dates:
Thursday 23rd April, 6:30pm: Family favourites
Share your tried and tested recipes: be it from a sauce-splattered, dog-eared cookbook, or a scrawl on a scrap piece of paper. Bonus points for pictures!
28th April, 11:30am-1pm: International cooking
This event is all about cookbooks that focus on the foods of particular countries and cultures; ones that maybe connect with your own heritage, places you have been, or just food you love. Choose a book and come along ready to talk about it—maybe even show us a dish you've cooked from it, too.
12th May, 11:30am-1pm: My latest cookbook is…
We want to hear about the latest addition to your cookbook collection. It doesn't have to be one that's recently published (although it could be). Maybe it was a gift, or a second hand find, one you'd had your eye on for a while, or just something that grabbed your attention. Come ready to talk about the book and maybe even with a dish you've cooked from it.
All events are for Cookbook Club members only. Please note that, due to limited spaces, members are only permitted to attend one virtual event. This excludes the Family favourites event on Thursday 23rd April, which will be opened up to the Borough Market Facebook Community Group.
Borough Market Cookbook Club in association with Borough Wines