Nik Sharma will mark the London launch of his hotly-anticipated debut cookbook, Season with a one-off cookbook edition of essential London restaurant Honey & Co.’s Food Talks. The event will take place at the group’s Fitzrovia restaurant, Honey and Smoke.
Sharma, the critically acclaimed writer, recipe developer, and photographer behind the San Francisco Chronicle column A Brown Kitchen, and the original blog, A Brown Table, will be bringing a sharing menu based on recipes from his book, as well as discussing his food writing and photography career to date with Honey & Co. co-owners Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich. Food will include curry leaf popcorn chicken, chaat masala grilled pork chops, and apple masala chai cake.
Sharma’s work is refracted through his experience as a gay, Indian immigrant in America. Both his writing and his brown hands, the latter as emphasised and as prominent in the book’s photography as his food, convey the traditions of his Mumbai origins, and the inherent tension between freeing originality and binding assumptions when cooking what writer Soleil Ho calls assimilation food. Sharma’s food, and work, directly confront, and indeed harness, the realities of his journey from Mumbai to California. In Britain, celebrated authors Nigella Lawson and Diana Henry have championed Sharma’s work, Lawson calling his food “wide-ranging, inspiring, and filled with an enlivening, generous sensibility.”
The event will take place Sunday 11 November, at 2pm. Find tickets and further information from Honey and Co here.