London Foodies - Thane Prince's Cookbook Club

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London Foodies - Thane Prince's Cookbook Club

Postby Peaches_von_Purr » January 8th, 2017, 9:44 pm

Hello,

Have any of you London based foodies heard of Thane Prince's Cookbook Club? It's great! It's once a month upstairs at the Drapers Arms in Islington. There's a different theme, and speaker, each month. Everyone is invited to bring a relevant dish, drink wine, listen to the speaker and generally have a nice time. There's a £10 entry fee, which covers the wine. I went in July and it was brilliant. The speaker was patisserie king Eric Lanlard, who brought along a HUGE selection of the most amazing looking cakes and pastries for us all to try.

The next one is this Weds, 11th Jan at 7pm. The speaker is Gill Meller (River Cottage) who will be talking about his latest book, Gather. Everyone is invited to bring a dish from the book. I will be going - just wondered if anyone else fancies this, or coming along another month?

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Re: London Foodies - Thane Prince's Cookbook Club

Postby Kavey » January 9th, 2017, 9:54 am

I have and I would like to go more often but find it a pain to reach, even though I adore the Drapers Arms...
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Postby PatsyMFagan » January 9th, 2017, 10:00 am

I would enjoy that, but as Kavey says, a pain to get too ... :(
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Re: London Foodies - Thane Prince's Cookbook Club

Postby StokeySue » January 9th, 2017, 10:20 am

I'd never heard of it, dead easy for me to get to, but I will be having a medical treatment at 7pm on Wednesday

Here's the link to her web page
http://www.thaneprince.com/my-cookbook-club/

And the club's Facebook page which doesn't ever seem to have been updated
https://www.facebook.com/events/626986223998014/

How do you find out about the events Peaches, do you follow her on Twitter?
https://twitter.com/tpcookbookclub?lang=en

According to Twitter the next dates are

@TPCookBookClub wrote:
Next dates for CBC are
January 11th Gill Meller and Gather
February 8th
March 7th.
All at 7pm @DrapersArms
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Re: London Foodies - Thane Prince's Cookbook Club

Postby earthmaiden » January 9th, 2017, 10:43 am

Funnily enough I was just reading something online about this yesterday but can't remember where, possibly a 'What's On' column or something. Sounds great - but as news of it is filtering through London and the nation I fear there is a danger of far too many people turning up at once and turning it into something more formal which has to be ticketed. Enjoy it now!!
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Re: London Foodies - Thane Prince's Cookbook Club

Postby Peaches_von_Purr » January 9th, 2017, 10:47 am

How do you find out about the events Peaches, do you follow her on Twitter?


I originally found out via Twitter, but am now on an email list having been along in person. earthmaiden - you might be right about swelling numbers!

The Drapers Arms is a bit of a drag to get to - especially from Wimbledon (though at least I can just sit on the Northern Line).
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Re: London Foodies - Thane Prince's Cookbook Club

Postby StokeySue » January 9th, 2017, 10:50 am

I will have to give it a go
I can walk there or an easy bus (and bus home)
I've put th edates in the calendar
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Re: London Foodies - Thane Prince's Cookbook Club

Postby Herbidacious » January 9th, 2017, 7:28 pm

Sounds interesting. Easy for me to get to from work and get home from to Sydenham via the overground :)

I am double 'booked' this week though. Was supposed to be going to a writing meeting, but have had to come up north (mother rushed into hospital yesterday.)
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Re: London Foodies - Thane Prince's Cookbook Club

Postby Luca » January 9th, 2017, 8:15 pm

I'd certainly be interested in the future but will be away on business.
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Re: London Foodies - Thane Prince's Cookbook Club

Postby Catherine » January 9th, 2017, 8:22 pm

Luca wrote:I'd certainly be interested in the future but will be away on business.


:terrified: ;) :scared:
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Re: London Foodies - Thane Prince's Cookbook Club

Postby Luca » January 10th, 2017, 6:02 pm

Catherine wrote:
Luca wrote:I'd certainly be interested in the future but will be away on business.


:terrified: ;) :scared:


My thoughts exactly! Let's speak soon.
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Postby Catherine » January 10th, 2017, 6:19 pm

Luca wrote:My thoughts exactly! Let's speak soon.


Yes lets
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Re: London Foodies - Thane Prince's Cookbook Club

Postby StokeySue » June 28th, 2017, 10:22 pm

Got the Twitter update
Next one is Wednesday (July 5)
It's Nieves Barragan, think I might go
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Re: London Foodies - Thane Prince's Cookbook Club

Postby Luca » June 29th, 2017, 8:10 am

Do you have further info Sue?
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Re: London Foodies - Thane Prince's Cookbook Club

Postby StokeySue » June 29th, 2017, 8:33 am

Not really as Thane hasn't updated the web page
She posted the dates for the rest of 2017 on Twitter
@TPCookBookClub wrote:We meet @DrapersArms 7pm £10 everyone welcome
July 5th Nieves Barragan
Sept 12th tbc
Oct 11th A Bit on the side Ed Smith
Nov 14th Ina Night


So I just intend to turn up with a tenner shortly before 19:00 and see what happens

Nieves Barragan has just left Barrafina and is about to open her own restaurant, Sabor, in Mayfair, she also has a book called Sabor coming out on Thursday, so I'm guessing this may be a soft launch for the book :D but no actual info
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Re: London Foodies - Thane Prince's Cookbook Club

Postby MariaKK » July 2nd, 2017, 4:20 pm

Sue,

Lucky you! I'm jealous - wish I could go! But I'm 2000 km from home, let alone London.
I assume you've read the recent Guardian article but for anyone who hasn't, here's a link

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... -pear-tart

For the potato and chorizo dish - here's a video on how to cut and break off the spuds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RkfqfRmq0s

These chunks are known as "cachelos" - a Galician term used throughout Spain

The rough surface releases more starch and helps thicken the "sauce" - I 've always just used water and much less liquid. Will have to give her recipe a go in the Autumn.

Sue, if you go, do tell us all about it, please.
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Re: London Foodies - Thane Prince's Cookbook Club

Postby StokeySue » July 5th, 2017, 12:19 pm

Sadly I won't be going tonight, I'm recovering from a severe migraine and a super hot pub room is the last thing I need today, as well as being on standby to take the cat back to the vet
All dates for this year are in my calendar so I will get there, though sorry to miss Nieves :(
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Re: London Foodies - Thane Prince's Cookbook Club

Postby StokeySue » October 12th, 2017, 4:24 pm

I finally went last night

Had a lovely time, there were only about 12 of us so we had a sit down supper and discussion, very civilised

The Draper's Arms is a good venue, their own food is said to be good too

The book is On the Side, a book of side dishes by Ed Smith (local author to me and Thane, he must live about halfway between us)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Side-sourcebook-inspiring-side-dishes-ebook/dp/B06XYR6VPX/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

I'll start a separate thread on the book

Do come if you get the chance, next month is Ina Garten night, the book is Cooking for Jeffrey (I don't think she will actually be there, but it should be fun)
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