Hurry Up It’s Time! T.S Eliot and Journey’s with ‘The Waste Land’

Hurry up please its time invitationAs you may know by now, I have been commissioned by Turner Contemporary, in conjunction with Salon Margate, to create a special supper club.

Together, working with local community groups, charities and organisations, we are celebrating T.S Eliot’s poem ‘The Waste Land’ and Turner Contemporary’s present exhibition, ‘Journeys with The Waste Land’ exploring the poem and it’s influences through visual art.

Held at the magical Garden Gate Project amongst the plants and greenery, for each night of the supper club, you will be treated to a 7 course feast, and immersed in an experience of taste, smell, sight and sound, with musicians, actors, and artists.
27th & 28th April 6.30pm – late.

Tickets £50

Reservations: salonmargate@gmail.com

Menu…

My menu references the poem, and is inspired by T.S. Eliot, his life, his letters, and his enjoyment of good food and drink (notably gin!), using seasonal and locally sourced and foraged ingredients. The menu is also inspired by foods of the 1920’s (Eliot wrote part of the poem here in Margate in 1921 and it was published 1922). Continue reading

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Christmas is definitely a comin’ – Supper clubs and other news…

IMG_9140I’m holding Christmas supper club this Sunday 17th and next Tuesday  19th December here in Margate, my fifth pop-up of the year.

You may already know that I have held a collection of supper clubs this year and I must say I’ve loved every single minute!

Firstly I created a vegan feast (Veganvilla), here at Cliffs in Margate. Although I’m not vegan, I wanted to create a celebration of all things plant based. Not meat alternatives or worthy food devoid of passion and flavour, but a feast of good things that just happened to be vegan.

In May I held a two night pop-up at the local outdoor lawn bowls club (see previous post) Cliftonville Bowls Club, and I’ve continued to try and find a different location for each supper club.

So in July, to follow this, at a place very close to my heart, I held my next night at The Garden Gate Project. I am now a trustee of this wonderful garden that works with those with mental health issues and special needs. We created a sumptuous fish supper using some of the freshest local seafood, all cooked either in a wood fired pizza oven or on a barbecue and we were lucky enough to be able to eat outside on a wonderful warm balmy evening (Those days now feel so long ago!).

Next I joined forces with the vegan cafe Chalk for the Mexican celebration of Day of the Dead where I cooked vegan Mole (full of nuts, Mexican chillies and chocolate) mushroom Tamales, Amaranth skulls, home-made blue corn chips with seaweed salt, corn tortillas and aquafaba bones and sloe and damson margarita sorbet.

So now I am holding a Christmas feast. It’s at a secret location, for only 12 people per night as I want this to be a more intimate, special affair. Heres the menu for your perusal. Contact me if you’d like to attend. hotmealsnow@gmail.com

Merry Christmas!

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The Cliftonville Dining Club

You may to may not know by now, but I have another supper club coming up shortly, (Thursday 8th & Friday 9th June) this time at a local institution, Cliftonville Bowls Club, Cliftonville, Margate.

The early summer menu (see below) is a meat and fish affair this time around, celebrating all that is seasonal with local produce sourced from local businesses and farm shops around Thanet, and I’ll be doing a little bit of foraging over the fields and beaches to add to the mix.

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For tickets and more details head over to Eventbrite as tickets are speedily disappearing and hopefully I might see you there!  Continue reading

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Hot Meals Now presents Veganvilla a 12 course Vegan Feast

hotmealsnowsign6004_croppedLots of exciting things afoot at the moment…Firstly I’ve joined forces with two friends Tom Batterbee, and Joe Royle to create a new supper club here in Margate.

Northdown Road in Cliftonville, Margate, has a diverse selection of food shops and we believe this needs celebrating. So, for 2 nights only on Thursday 30th and Friday 31st March we are holding Veganvilla, a 12 course vegan feast using only ingredients sourced from these shops.

We’ve yet to reveal the feast menu, but guaranteed it will be absolutely delicious food, beautifully prepared, cooked and presented, seasonal and luxurious.

The supper club will be held here in the super cool record shop Cliffs  on Northdown Road.

Check your inbox for updates and to book a limited place head over to Eventbrite.

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Eat My Words – Margate 2015

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Toast – Just a little bit of Toast – The end of my sugar free year

It’s just one week to go to the end of my sugar free year! For half of that time I’ve craved toast! Just a little bit of toast……

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Eat My Words

Just over a month ago at the Barbican in London, I presented Eat My Words, a new light and sound installation created whilst part of an arts and digital residency at Fish Island Labs in Hackney Wick, East London. (see previous posts)

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Hashtag Sugar Rush #sugarrush

If you follow me at all, you will be aware that I’ve been on my own sugar-free year Continue reading

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