Cooking with friends

Friends of mine have invested in the Lidl version of the Thermomix – MrCuisine.  Not nearly as fancy with no on-line platform and step by step instructions on a little screen, maybe not such a powerful motor but it gives a lot of the functions at a fraction of the price.  The low price means…

Thermomix – how was the demo?

As promised, I am sharing my experience of my Thermomix Demo.  First thing to say is this is my personal opinion, this is not a sponsored post so truly independent.  It’s a long one so make a cuppa and have a read. Most importantly, the food.  What did we eat and how good was it? …

Cooking Club in Maisons-Laffitte – my trial session

I had a trial cooking club session.  I have been talking and thinking about doing something like this for a long time.  Get people together to cook – share recipes, have fun cooking and eating together.  It doesn’t matter whether people are good cooks already or want to learn new skills, looking for inspiration for…

The Cooking Club 2017 – Vietnam Part 1

Last year, you may remember the Maisons-Laffitte cooking club.  An international group of ladies getting together to share favourite recipes by cooking and eating lunch together.  Well, it is time for the cooking club of 2017 to begin. And what a start.  We started with Vinh in Vietnam (we wished we could actually have flown…

Ageing – It is all a matter of Taste

The five tastes – sweet, bitter, salty, sour and umami. These combined with the myriad of volatile chemicals that waft up our nasal passages is what gives flavour to our food. As children we remember those foods that we hated – blue cheese, olives, mustard, chilli for example.  ‘You will like them when you are…

The Middle East via Scotland

Our Scottish beauty, Elisa has decided against feeding us haggis, neeps and tatties, opting instead for Jordanian inspired food. It was delicious so we shall let her off disowning the culinary delights of her homeland. On the menu was Filo Tart filled with Feta and Olives, Galjet Bandura (no photos) served with warm pitta breads…

Cooking is good for your health…

…a thought provoking video about the decline in cooking from scratch and how this is having a massive effect on health.  Make yourself a cup of tea and have a watch. I would love to read your comments. Teaching people to cook, reigniting the love for cooking, enabling people to make space in their day to cook…

10% of Brits can’t cook

I was reading the Independent the other day and stumbled upon an article about the BBC Good Food study.  I was drawn to the stats that said that 1 in 10 can’t cook.  That equates to 5 million adults!!  This seems quite incredible given the success of TV chefs, The Great British Bake Off, Masterchef…