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Tom Brown Of Hackney’s Acclaimed ‘Cornerstone’ Restaurant Is Hosting A Live Cooking Masterclass This Week

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Tom Brown Of Hackney’s Acclaimed ‘Cornerstone’ Restaurant Is Hosting A Live Cooking Masterclass This Week

Since going out to eat is all but a distant memory, we’re bringing you the next best thing.

As part of our new ‘Lockdown Live’ series, curated in partnership with Martell, we’re spotlighting some of the UK’s most exciting local artists and chefs. Next up is acclaimed Chef Tom Brown from Hackney restaurant Cornerstone, and he’ll be cooking up a storm.

Photo credit: Ed Schofield

Hijacking Secret London’s Instagram live feed at 6pm on Thursday, April 16, Tom Brown will be teaching you how to make the most of your kitchen during quarantine. Tom has worked in a number of restaurants throughout his career — from Rick Stein’s to the Restaurant at the Capital in Knightsbridge, where he helped to retain their Michelin star. This was all before opening his debut restaurant, Cornerstone in Hackney Wick two years ago. And now, since you can’t go out and visit your favourite London restaurants, he’ll be guiding you through a very simple monkfish recipe that is worthy of his very own London restaurant. He even hopes to add it to the menu when this is all over!  

Monkfish with brandy sauce

If you’d like to cook-along with Tom, here’s a list of all the things you’ll need:

• 1 x 300g monkfish tail (you can also use cod, hake or pollock)
• 50ml Martell (cognac or brandy)
• 2 tbsp green peppercorns
• 1/2 diced shallot
• 200ml beef stock
• 50ml red wine
• 100ml cream
• 1/2 lemon
• 1 small bunch sage
• 200g butter 

Each week on Lockdown Live, talented local creatives will take over our Instagram live feed, bringing you beautiful music or teaching you something new in the kitchen. On Friday, April 10, Brighton-based singer-songwriter Freddie Long took over the Secret London Instagram feed for a mesmerising live performance — and we can’t wait to show you what else we have in store.  

SPOILER: They include cook-alongs from James Cochran, one of the UK’s most exciting chefs, and Tom Griffiths of nose-to-tail British restaurant, Flank. 

Stay tuned for future updates on our Lockdown Live series and sign up via the Fever app to get alerts.

Lockdown Live has been curated in partnership with Martell. Featured image: Cedar Film.


Also published on Medium.