In celebration of the launch of my new food and cookery book co-authored the Mushroom Man, Michael Hyams, The Mushroom Cookbook, I am putting on The Mushroom Cookbook Supper Club, on 2nd December at the Crisis Cafe, Aldgate.
It’s £45 for a seven-course tasting menu featuring recipes from the book (plus a few surprises – I can’t help adding work on for myself) paired with wines and drinks. The profit goes to the Crisis charity, which integrates homeless people back into society and work. With a little help from our producer friends and helpers donating their time on the night, we have the capacity to raise quite a bit of money for the charity whilst having a lovely mushroomy meal. There are 40 places available and you can choose a meat eater, vegetarian or vegan menu.
It’s not a normal supper club; it’s set up much like a restaurant, with individual tables and you can opt to be sat only with the people you book with or with some new friends on one of the small communal tables. The menu is revealed on the night and I host and introduce the courses, pointing out the mushrooms and their origins, as well as the other niche foodie bits and bobs used. It’s a fun and relaxing night, where you can eat, drink and be jolly, and learn a bit more about where your food comes from.
As well as all sorts of mushrooms from Mushroom Man, naturally, the menu, which is revealed on the night, will feature some lovely products from Edinburgh-based start-up MARA Seaweed and Worcestershire micro herb and edible flower producer, Westlands.
It’s going to be a great night. Book here for tickets or get in touch if you have any questions.
Buy The Mushroom Cookbook, which holds 40 mushroom profiles with cleaning tips and 55 step-by-step mushroom recipes, and reveals the real story behind how mushrooms get to our plates, from Amazon or Waterstones.