Cookbook Club at The Drapers Arms
I am a great fan of book clubs, so a cook book club peopled by those like myself, obsessives who talk of the next meal while eating the present one, has to be a good idea.
We meet every four to six weeks and each meeting is themed so far we’ve had The book I use the most , Spices and Chocolate. Next up are Food from a cold climate on Nov 6th and A Novel Christmas Dec. 4th
I’ve spoken to a couple of publishers who are happy to let us have new books to look at and review on our blogs, if you don’t have a blog it couldn’t matter less, I do want this club to be inclusive and for everyone to feel welcome.
We’ve already had two excellent speakers James Ramsden and Paul A Young talking to us and we hope to continue this trend as the occasion and theme desires.
Were planning to set up a cookbook exchange or swap, I can’t be alone in having books I don’t use that others might want.
Many more ideas will evolve I hope, the plan is to make the club organic, fitting the needs of us members.
We hold our meetings upstairs at the wonderful Draper’s Arms in Barnsbury Street Islington. Transport is tube to either Angel or Highbury and Islington and a wealth of buses on Upper Street.
Nick the landlord is just the best and has offered us the room gratis so there will be no joining fees, attendance fees or any other charges and you can come to all or any of the meetings.
We each put £10 into a kitty to provide wine, beer soft drinks and tips for the lovely Drapers Arms staff.
The pub has a splendid kitchen so snacks etc. are readily available but I think we might also want to cook something and bring it along. This would not be compulsory nor, I stress, competitive but it might be nice to pick something transportable, that will sit happily under your desk for others to try.
The club is open to anyone so do bring friends if they have lively minds, love food and wine and enjoy a gossip. Oh and whilst it would seem, by those that have enquired, that we will mainly be women naturally men are welcome too.
Any questions my email is below
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