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Coffee & Chat with Thom Eagle

Tuesday 16 July 2019

10:00 am

Bantry House Tearooms


The thing to do is just begin. The question, of course, is where?’
©Sophie Davidson

The thing to do is just begin. The question, of course, is where?’

So opens First, Catch: Study of a Spring Meal Thom Eagle’s beautiful hymn to a single early spring meal.

A cookbook without recipes, First, Catch is an exclusive 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 (slowly, and with more care than you might expect), 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 are so distracted that we eat almost without realising what we’ve just put in our mouth, Thom Eagle presents food to savour, gently steering the cook back towards simplicity, confidence and, above all, taste.

Thom Eagle’s writing is pure joy – effortless and unaffected. He is easily one of my favourite writers, and this book deserves to become a classic.” Olia Hercules, author of Mamushka and Kaukasis

Thom Eagle

Thom Eagle is a chef, writer, and Young British Foodies-nominated pickler. Before joining the team behind the restaurants Ducksoup and Rawduck, Thom was the sous-chef at the Darsham Nurseries Café...

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Bantry House Tearooms

The tearoom is located in the west wing of Bantry House. Bantry House is not only one of the finest historic houses in Ireland but it also commands one of...

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