Local Food Britain member Laura Scott from How To Cook Good Food has been running The Epsom Supper Club since 2015 and - due to its increasing popularity with local foodies - recently decided to refurbish both her kitchen and dining room in order to develop her food business.
With all the work now complete, the new look Surrey-based supper club is back open for a busy summer of cooking, which is a good thing judging by all her bookings over the coming months.
A multi-talented chef, Laura splits her time between running the supper club, children’s pop-up bake clubs and cookery demos, all of which are listed here at Local Food Britain as well as on her food blog, How To Cook Good Food.
Her food is centred around interesting flavour combinations and the influence of the growing season, such as this recipe for Summer Tomato Bulgur Salad Bowl.
She loves to emphasise seasonal produce and enjoys being able to source good ingredients from local suppliers in Surrey, such as Ben’s Butchery in Epsom and Kingfisher Farm Shop in Abinger Hammer.
Laura is also keen to increase her use of organic fresh herbs, edible flowers and salads from the garden, and this is the next project she is aiming to focus on over the coming summer months and beyond.
It will eventually become an integral part of her cooking and teaching, especially being able to taste and share the flavours with the supper club guests as well as with the children and adults who attend her classes and demos.
Laura recently won an award at the Surrey Digital Awards, in the lifestyle and culture section, and was the 2016 Best of Pinterest winner in the baking section, beating the likes of Mary Berry and Nadiya Hussain with her raspberry and rose bundt cake.
Laura is also a regular Cook On The Books at BBC Surrey, where she discusses foodie stories with Joe Talbot on Friday afternoons.
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