Thom Eagle, chef, writer, and Young British Foodies-nominated pickler, will talk and lead us through a pickling and fermenting tasting this evening. Here at the bookshop, we are huge fans of his joyous food writing in his debut, First Catch – beautiful hymn to a single early spring meal. A cookbook without recipes, this is an invitation to journey through the mind of a chef – to stand next to Thom in the kitchen as he muses on the very best way to coax flavour out of an onion, or considers the crucial role of salt in the creation of the perfect assembly for whisperings of green shoots and leaves. In an era when we eat almost without realising what we’ve put in our mouth, Thom Eagle presents food to savour, gently steering the cook back towards simplicity, confidence and, above all, taste.
Thom is based at Little Duck in East London and blogs at In Search of Lost Thyme.