Last night myself and a few girls from work went to the launch of Claire Ptak’s new cookbook The violet bakery. It was held in the amazing Daunt books in Marylebone which is an idyllic ‘you’ve got mail’ kinda book shop. So it was the perfect setting for an informal chat with Claire lead by Mina Holland from the Guardian.
We were spoilt with lots of goodies from the violet bakery which were washed down nicely with the wine on hand.
Claire spoke about her move from the motherland that is Chez Panisse in San Fran to setting up her own market stall at Broadway market in London to eventually going on to open her own cafe in Hackney. It was really inspiring to hear her speak about building a living from something that she simply loved doing.
The book is amazing. I often flick through cookbooks and find maybe one or two recipes Id like to try but this is full of so many nice things. Two of my favourite recipes include her cinnamon bun recipe and the squash, brown butter and sage quiche.
Here are some pics of The Violet Bakery in Hackney…
Violet bakery is located in Hackey, east London at 47 Wilton Way, E8 3ED
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