December Supper Club

07 December Time 18:30

Canteen December Supper Club Features Rosie Sykes - Chef, Author and Community Cook

The Canteen warmly welcomes Rosie Sykes as visiting chef at The Canteen’s December Supper Club, starting at 6:45 pm on 7 December, 6:45 pm at the Old Hospital Southwold.

Rosie has been described as “one of the great cooks of our time”, “with brilliant ideas” and “humble” to boot. She first garnered national fame as Head Chef at The Sutton Arms in Smithfield, London when she also began writing regularly for The Guardian. More recently, her recipes have appeared on the pages of the Financial Times, The Sunday Times, The Observer, and Waitrose Magazine. Described as “cooking the food you want to eat all the time,” Rosie thinks of herself as “a cook of good honest seasonal food with great respect for ingredients and a strong sense of housekeeping. My mum was brilliant at making sure nothing was wasted so I’ve always wanted to make the most of what is around me.”

For the Supper Club, Rosie, who now lives in Cambridge, is using a friend’s glut of squash to be roasted and served atop a buttermilk pancake finished with brown butter, sage and pumpkin seeds. She’s using a delicious but under-used cut, breast of lamb, to make a slow braise with dried apricot, fennel seed and bay. Apple and quince feature in the spice cake with ginger custard that tops off the meal. The full menu can be seen below

Having been a chef and consultant for the great and good as well as authoring four cookbooks, Rosie now wants to focus on being a “community cook.” For her this means, “sharing my love of good food and ingredients with a more diverse audience and helping those in need.” This past summer, she was a volunteer chef at a Canteen Sunday Community Lunch.

If you’d like to join us in giving a warm welcome to Rosie and enjoy the best of British cuisine, book tickets at