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Elizabeth David: A Celebration

  • Spike Island Cafe 133 Cumberland Road Bristol, England, BS1 6UX United Kingdom (map)

This event is part of the 2018 Bristol Food Connections festival – a citywide celebration of the fantastic, varied and delicious food culture in our city.  The theme is 'Time - Looking Back to Look Forward'

Elizabeth David was a legendary cookery writer who bright the sunshine of the Mediterranean to the grey British palate of the 1950s and on long past her death in 1992 to today. She was vibrant, opinionated and fascinating woman who did not tolerate fools or bad food gladly. 

At this event, as part of Bristol Food Connections, you'll enjoy some of her famous recipes cooked by some of Bristol's finest chefs: Barny Haughton, Stuart Seth, and Spike Island Cafe's own, Robert Leeburn. 

Over the meal, you'll explore Elizabeth David's legacy in British cooking in order to look forward to the future of British cooking, as the chefs cook up some of David's most famous dishes. Her books include:

A Book of Mediterranean Food (1950)
French Country Cooking (1951)
Italian Food (1954)
Summer Cooking (1955)
French Provincial Cooking (1960) - her best known and from which this evening’s recipes are taken

There will be veggie options available, too – please email spike@cookingco.co.uk when you make your booking to let them know if you're a vegetarian – otherwise they won't be able to cater for you! 

The meal is a fundraiser to raise money for Square Food Foundation – Bristol-based community kitchen and cookery school which teaches people from all walks of life to cook good food from scratch. There will be a raffle on the night to raise further funds.

Tickets are £40, and available here through Wriggle