The award-winning November Club and Dobson & Parnell bring you Foods and Feuds: Two Cooks of Hexham – an imaginary time-travelling story inspired by the life of 18th-century writer Hannah Glasse, the long-forgotten author of the most successful cookbook of all time ‘The Art of Cookery made Plain and Easy’. The story of the lives of three cooks unfold through food, with the historical challenges in the lives of women questioned with poignant effect.
Foods and Feuds in Blackfriars Cookery School, Newcastle
To accompany this performance, you will be served a 5-course meal inspired by Hannah Glasse’s recipes. Performance and dining will be interspersed throughout the night as Hannah and her contemporary, Ann Cook, reveal their feud ably umpired by Isabella Beeton. While perhaps lacking the technical expertise of our professional chefs, Hannah Glasse might nevertheless have felt at home in their kitchen.

The cost of this exclusive and intimate performance, for a limited audience, including a glass of fizz on arrival, canapés and the five-course meal woven around the action of the story, is just £79 so we expect tickets to sell very quickly.

This show is designed as a culinary, theatrical experiment with a focus on provenance, heritage, story and experience.
Sadly this event has been cancelled due to the impact of COVID-19. We hope to return later in the year but a lot is uncertain at this time. As a small arts organisation we rely on grants and donations, if you can support us in any way simply click on donate. Thank you and stay safe. 
Image: Writer Fiona Ellis, with Chef-Patron Troy Herrington discussing the five course menu. 
“It was brilliant. Humour, sadness and fascinating historical insight into the lives of women who had much in common and much which divided them. November Club is truly bringing them back to life.”