Arts, Food

S.C.U.M Dine With Me | Cooking with the Band

Here, Thomas Cohen (vocals) and Samuel Kilcoyne (keys) teach us how to prepare their favourite dish, Thai coconut soup, while chatting about their music careers and troubles on the road. Can you eat Tofu in Italy? Apparently not. After being chosen by Portishead to perform at the ATP I'll Be Your Mirror festival in July 2011, their single 'Amber Hands', released by Mute Records received rave reviews on Pitchfork who claimed it to be "the mammoth first single from the London shoegazers." Their debut album, Again Into Eyes was produced by Ken and Jolyon Thomas, also responsible for creating chart toppers for the likes of David Bowie and Sigur Rós.

Thai Tofu Noodle Soup with Lemongrass (Vegan/Gluten-free)


8-10 oz. dried Thai rice noodles, linguine-width 1-2 stalks minced
lemongrass , OR 4 Tbsp. frozen prepared lemongrass
4-6 cups vegetable (or faux "chicken") stock (or regular chicken broth
if non-veg.)
1 thumb-size piece galangal OR ginger, thinly sliced into matchstick pieces
1/2 package medium or soft tofu (packed in water) - drain off the
water and slice tofu into cubes
1 head broccoli, chopped into florets including stems
1-2 cups Chinese cabbage, chopped into bite-size pieces (bok choy,
baby bok choy or su choy)
1-2 carrots, sliced
4 tbsp. soy sauce OR wheat-free soy sauce (or use 3 tbsp. fish sauce +
1 tbsp. soy sauce if non-veg.)
1/2 can good quality coconut milk
3-4 kaffir lime leaves (available in frozen packets at Asian/Chinese
food stores)
1/2 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped if leaves are large (or
substitute fresh coriander/cilantro)
Optional: fresh-cut chilies OR chili sauce, to taste