Anna Colquhoun runs a cookery school and monthly Secret Kitchen supper club from her house in Islington, near the Arsenal. She devised the Radio 4 cookery quiz The Kitchen Table and has contributed to the Riverford Organics cookery book. She's also a food anthropologist, her first book is Eat Slow Britain. She trained in the UK and California.
She's been teaming up with Danish chef Mia Kristensen to offer guests a taste of what they call New Nordic Cuisine.
I went at the end of February for an exquisite meal. This isn't my first time, I've attended several cookery courses there, particularly in preserving and pickling, but it was the first time I've been for her supper club. It won't be my last. The company was great, several other people who work in food at my table, and the gossip flew!
Mia also teaches cookery in Denmark.
Mia and Anna collaborate on a seasonal basis, doing a few back to back supper clubs each season. A great way to find out about seasonal Scandinavian ingredients.
Anna's supper club generally costs £35 BYO but for the Nordic feast it cost £40.
Fishcakes with pickled cauliflower and chervil
Open sandwiches on dark rye bread:
Smoked potato with cress mayonnaise
Roast venison with blackberry & apple chutney
Poached cod roe with pickled carrots and dill
Cider-braised pork neck with leeks, smoky bacon and horseradish
Malt cookie, skyr cream, sweet woodruff and cherry trifle
with Danish cherry wine
Coffee shots and licorice candies
Anna's site, The Culinary Anthropologist. Contact Anna here firstname.lastname@example.org to book the Secret Kitchen.
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