Let’s all cook and eat together, one night a week.
Dinner at the Vicarage is a pop-up blog about food, wine, and faith. It is intended as a bit of fun during these trying months where many of our churches are closed and many people are feeling isolated and cut off from church life.
The basic idea is that once a week, some of us might meet and eat and drink together over zoom, a bit like an extended parish party. And we have asked a number of Church of England bishops to suggest a dish, so that we all might cook and eat the same thing. At the same time, Will Lyons, the distinguished wine critic for the Sunday Times, has suggested a bottle of wine that will go well with the Bishops’ menus. So do join us, just for fun and company. All are invited.
The timetable is as follows:
Monday, 16th November: The Bishop of Ely’s favourite lockdown recipe – one-pot chicken, fennel, leeks, and potatoes.
Monday, 23rd November: The Bishop of Newcastle’s favourite lockdown recipe – ragù alla bolognese.
Monday, 30th November: The Bishop of Southwark’s favourite lockdown recipe – steak and sautéed potatoes with ratatouille.
Monday, 7th December: The Bishop of Dorking’s favourite lockdown recipe – chicken fajitas served with salsa, guacamole, black beans, and sour cream.
Monday, 14th December: The Bishop of Manchester’s favourite lockdown recipe.
Monday, 21st December: The Bishop of Burnley’s favourite lockdown recipe.
The Bishops are so busy at the moment that you will understand that they can’t guarantee to be there themselves. But they do send their best wishes, and we thank them for giving us their favourite recipes.
But I will be there, hosting. We will eat from 7.30–8.30. Sign up below to receive the weekly Zoom links.
Come join us for dinner!