Cook the Books is for everyone who enjoys eating and talking about food. Based in Lewes, East Sussex, we get together for monthly pot-luck suppers and chats as well as 'special edition' author talks and foodie excursions.

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Oct 17th 2017

'Local' with Author & Critic Andy Lynes

Cook the Books returns with a 'Special Edition' event with food critic Andy Lynes, author of Brighton's Best Cookbook.

Andy, one of the most followed UK restaurant critics, will start the evening with a few words about how he put Brighton’s Best Cookbook together and his approach to recipe writing and editing.

We’ll follow as usual, with a brief intro to what each of us has brought followed by a two-course feast of home-cooked food.

The theme this month is ‘local’ – think about ingredients grown or produced nearby; dishes inspired by those you’ve tried at our region’s restaurants; or perhaps something traditional, maybe Sussex Pond Pudding or the infamous Banoffie Pie?

Signed copies of Brighton’s Best Cookbook will be available to buy on the night.

Brighton’s Best Cookbook

The Lewes Arms, Mount Place, Lewes, BN7 1YH
7.30pm to 10.30pm

2017-09-20 19:30:00 2017-09-20 22:30:00 Europe/London Cook the Books Local with Andy Lynes Lewes Arms, Mount Place, Lewes Chloe King

Past Events

Sept 2017


A celebration of autumn, making the most of the season's bounty: pumpkins, apples, figs and warming spices.

July 2017


Barbecue at Lewes Community Allotment where we'll feast on chargrilled and woodsmoke flavours, Southern food, salads and savouries

June 2017

Free From

Share tips and recipes to help broaden the repertoires of those transitioning to a new diet and those unused to cooking 'free from' foods

May 2017

The Greats

Dig into your favourite cookbooks for the most ingenious recipes or make something new in honour of a Superchef

Apr 2017

Bluebell Picnic

Bring your favourite picnic dishes to Arlington Bluebell Farm Shop for a stroll through magical woodland and a meal with friends

Apr 2017


Multicoloured salads, vivid dips, jewelled fruits and bright marinades

Mar 2017


A conceptual supper party inspired by art. C'est n'est pas une rocky road...

Feb 2017


Bring a taste from a favourite novel or maybe a dish cooked in the style of an author

Jan 2017


Start the year with a little zing!

Nov 2016


Celebrate bonfire season with a dinner infused with the flavour of smoke

Oct 2016

On Food Writing

Kerstin Rodgers, Hattie Ellis & Josh Sutton discuss their craft

Aug 2016

At the Farm

Barcombe Nurseries tour and DIY pizza supper

Photographer Emma Gutteridge wrote a lovely blog post about this event.

Jul 2016


An evening inspired by happy childhood memories and those we love

Jun 2016


Bring a dish made special by a keynote or blend of fragrant spices

Apr 2016


Bring a dish and the cookbook it came from to share with the group