In Part 4, our final episode in the Towpath series, we learn what makes Lori and Laura's partnership work, and what it's been like to grow a business together for the last eleven years. Having started Towpath from scratch – with no business plan and no prior experience running their own place – Lori and Laura have had their fair share of adventures, changes and road bumps along the way. Through it all, they have found joy in lessons learned, and relish the community of people that have become part of the Towpath family. One of their dearest regulars is Turner Prize-nominated artist Enrico David, who speaks to Lori about his first grilled cheese sandwich, what attracted him to Towpath, and how he's had to step in on many a busy weekend morning to save the day!
Find out more about Enrico David's work here.
Pick up their new book Towpath: Recipes & Stories from Bookshop.org or your favourite bookstore.
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The producer is Hester Cant.
In Part Three Lori and Laura delve into what a season at Towpath looks like, from their opening day in March where everyone bundles up to survive the cold, onto the first warm weekend of spring when customers flock to Towpath to enjoy the long-forgotten sunshine, to the final days in November,...
In Part 2 we hear from Lori and Laura about the beginnings of Towpath, from discovering three kiosks for sale on Regent's Canal to the many lessons learned in those early days of running a new restaurant with no on-site kitchen and no indoor seating. Lori also sits down with the talented wildlife...