I just wanted to let you know what’s in store for the next few months of The Supper Table. Although my main love is the supper clubs and private dining, it seems to have become a bit of a habit of mine to have a summer ‘venture’ – be that working at a wedding venue or setting up a pub kitchen. This year’s project is something totally new for me, the biggest adventure yet, although it does mean that supper club will pause for a few months while I am otherwise engaged. Those of you who haven’t been to a supper club recently, will not be aware that I have been baking a very special bun, due out the oven in the next couple of weeks!
However, I hope to be hosting supper clubs by the autumn, and already have a couple of private functions booked for the end of August and September. As soon as I have dates confirmed, I will let you all know.
A small sample of my recent ‘baking’ adventures!
I recently returned to Ashburton Chefs Academy in Devon where I trained, to take part in a Food Photography course. In these days of social media, it seems so important to be able to take good photos. It’s all very well if it tastes amazing, but I’m not going to entice you to come to supper club if my food looks a like a pile of splodge!While I was there, I was also interviewed by their PR manager, who has written a lovely profile about me, and what I’ve been up to since graduating three years ago. I do hope you enjoy reading the blog post.
There may not be a supper club in the next month or so, but there are plenty of foodie events going on for those interested. Great Malvern is holding its annual food festival on the late May Bank Holiday Monday, in the Priory grounds. I would usually be hosting a stall, for you to sample my wares, but sadly will have to give it a miss this year.
It’s also the RHS Malvern Spring Festival at the Three Counties next week, May 11-14, and if you are going, I thoroughly recommend visiting the Kitchen Garden Theatre. This year it is hosted by Mark Diacono, author and owner of Otter Farm in Devon, and one of the guest speakers is Naomi Devlin. Naomi is a wonderful teacher, full of knowledge and enthusiasm, and regularly hosts courses at River Cottage and Ashburton Cookery School. After being diagnosed with coeliac disease, she took on the challenge to discover tasty gluten-free recipes, the end result being her book River Cottage Gluten Free. I have no need to avoid gluten, but her recipes are delicious and her chocolate brownies are to die for! She has recently published her latest book Food for a Happy Gut, a great introduction to the world of fermented foods like miso, sauerkraut and kimchi.
I hope you have a wonderful summer, and look forward to seeing you in the not too distant future for a foodie evening at Chez Supper Table!