Northants food and drink experts set to bring a taste of the Med to isolated living rooms

The live cook-a-long will include food from the south of France and cocktails that are usually enjoyed on holiday

By Carly Odell
Thursday, 7th May 2020, 10:49 am
Updated Thursday, 7th May 2020, 10:52 am

A food and drink duo from Northamptonshire have teamed up once again to bring a taste of the Mediterranean to the county.

As travelling is unlikely to be happening this summer, James Peck from Burnt Lemon Chefs and Benjamin Jelley of Jelley’s Organic Vodka have themed their next live cook-a-long after the success of their previous Social Isolation Supper Club.The taste of the Mediterranean evening, which will be hosted live on Facebook later this month, will once again include a gourmet three-course meal and a cocktail to match each course.

James said: “The first supper club was a great night and people loved cooking along.

James Peck will host another live cook-a-long.

“It’s something a bit different and a lot of fun, which is what we all need at the minute as we adapt to these difficult times.

“We thought we’d theme the second night around holidays as that’s something that most of us are likely to miss out on this year.

“Authentic French flavours are amazing and we’ll be bringing that bang up to date with some 21st century twists on classic combinations.”

The menu features dishes including carrot and tarragon cannelloni, marinated chicken thighs with asparagus and a slow-cooked duck egg and souffle pancakes with a salted chocolate ganache.

Benjamin Jelley, brand founder of Brixworth-based Jelley’s Organic Vodka, added: “With the country still very much in the grip of a lockdown, we know there’s many people out there feeling isolated and lonely and wishing they could get away from it all and head to the beach on holiday.

“While that’s not going to happen any time soon, we wanted to give people the next best thing.”

The event will be shared through a live video on Jelley’s Organic Vodka’s Facebook page from 7pm on Saturday May 16.

The food packages, which are available to be delivered across Northamptonshire, can be bought for £45 from the Burnt Lemon website.

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