Colman Andrews, editorial director of The Daily Meal, will talk about the exciting renaissance of British cooking and discuss his new book, The British Table: A New Look at the Traditional Cooking of England, Scotland, and Wales, at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn on Wednesday evening, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. There is no charge, but an RSVP is requested.
Joining Andrews will be Daily Meal Council members Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer of the acclaimed Canal House, who collaborated with Andrews on the book, providing photographs and culinary counsel.
The British Table, published by Abrams Books, is an in-depth look at the surprisingly rich and varied cuisine of Great Britain, demonstrating that — despite its longtime reputation for overcooked vegetables and underseasoned meats — it has a long tradition of superb food both simple and elaborate, and is experiencing a vibrant revival of the culinary arts today.
Andrews, the founding editorial director of The Daily Meal, the world's largest food and drink lifestyle site, is an eight-time James Beard Award-winner; his 2010 tome The Country Cooking of Ireland was the organization's Cookbook of the Year. The British Table is his ninth book on food.
Powerhouse Arena is a gallery, boutique, and performance and events space in Brooklyn's Dumbo neighborhood.