The Eagle pub in London's Farringdon, opened in 1991 by Michael Belben and chef David Eyre, gained fame as the capital's first gastropub – and it's still going strong 30 years later. This book brings together some of the most memorable dishes from chefs who have cooked there, including Margot Henderson, Ruth Quinlan, Tom Norrington-Davies, and other notable names. It's a slice of gastronomic history – and the recipes still capture the imagination.
from the publisher
The Eagle Cookbook' was first published in 2001 - as 'Big Flavours and Rough Edges.' This 2009 reissue features wonderful new recipes from a number of award-winning ex-Eagle alumni such as Sam and Sam Clark of Moro and Jonathan Jones from The Anchor and Hope and completed by evocative photography that captured 24 hours in the life of this frantically busy and ever-popular gastropub. It remains one of the best collections of Mediterranean-inflected recipes in print. The book is divided into recipe sections for Soups, Salads, Meals on Toast, Eggs for Dinner, Pasta, Rice, Fish, Meat and Side Dishes: all of them full of the kind of wonderfully robust and vibrant flavours that the Eagle put their stamp on twenty years ago... long before any other gastropub got there.
Widely imitated but never bettered, The Eagle is a brilliant place, as is this book - I love everything about it.
Operations Director Milsom Hotels & Restaurants
Writer and Owner of Pear Cafe