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Sophie Grigson talks humble pie and I big up beer

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One of my all-time favourite cookery books – has to be Sophie Grigson’s Eat Your Greens.

It was a ground breaker when it first published and the creative simplicity and inventiveness of the recipes make it still a must read book for any budding home cook.

So it was great to meet Sophie, when I was doing my regular beery spot on BBC Oxford’s Sunday lunchtime show Garden Kitchen which is hosted by Phil Mercer.

We’ve done several live broadcasts since then – and now I am joining Sophie as one of the hosts at her famed pop-up cookery school.

Pies and beer – Grigson and Hampson – it sounds the perfect foodie combination. So if you fancy an evening learning about how to make the perfect pie, paired with some of the fabulous beers which are brewed around Oxford, then come and join us.

Sophie is going to talk humble pie and I’m going to big up some great beers.

Sophie will be teaching how to make some classic pies (she’s thinking chicken and Jerusalem artichoke, fitchett pie (apple and lamb), and a handsome Cumberland tart.

My challenge is to find beers which match her creations.

The evening will be relaxed, wine drinkers don’t worry you’ll enjoy the beers, and above all it’ll be a lot of fun.

Come and join us.

Pie & Beer! – Thursday 20th February 2014

Go to http://www.sophiescookeryschool.com/event/pie-beer-thursday-20th-february-2014/ for more details.



Written by timhampson

February 3, 2014 at 5:10 pm