News update: the first 250 booking online will get a fantastic goodie bag worth £20! A christmas present to you!
Taking place next Sunday on the 5th of December from midday until 6pm, entrance is £5 plus 50p booking fee. Buy tickets here. The first 250 will get goodie bags of Douwe Egberts coffee, Marmite products, chocolate by Trish, porridge by Mornflake, nuts from Hiromi Stone, a copy of FireandKnives magazine, the food quarterly, and flavoured lassis by Madewithjoy. There will be music, an ironing board cocktail bar in the bedroom featuring cocktail mixers by a new company, Juiceology, developed by Saf mixologist Joe McCanta and partner Richard Watson, craft stalls from Etsy sellers and a Dragon’s Den taking place in the kitchen at 2pm.
Eight applicants have 5 to 10 minutes each to show their entrepeneurial food idea and get valuable feedback from the panel.
I will be holding a raffle for a cream KitchenAid Mixer (worth £350 and a dream item for the kitchen) which will go to charity.
Of course there will also be live cooking demonstrations in the kitchen:
Midday: Porridge Lady, showing her ‘christmas’ porridge, just the ticket for the chilly Christmas holiday mornings.
1pm: Virtuous Bread: Jane is an inspirational speaker and demonstrator when it comes to bread. She, like me, believes that social change can occur from small beginnings such as starting a home bakery and encouraging the British to eat and bake better bread. She will demonstrate drop scones on the Aga.
2pm: Dragon’s Den
We have a distingished panel of experts: Tim Hayward, Guardian writer/broadcaster and editor of Fire & Knives magazine; The Deli Station food company; the buyer from Harvey Nichols, Aramark and Frosts. MsMarmite will host.
3pm: Rachel McCormack of Catalan Cooking. Rachel spent many years in Barcelona and what she doesn’t know about Catalan food and customs isn’t worth knowing. The lesson will be delivered in English at high speed with a low Glaswegian/Barcelona rumble. She will demonstrate a Catalan classic christmas dessert: chocolate (by Trish) with chestnuts. Can’t wait.
3.40pm: FoodCycle organiser Becca Rothwell will talk about the valuable work that her organisation does in raising consciousness about food waste. Food Cycle run community cafés that only use donated food that would otherwise be chucked away. Criminal.
4.15pm: Kitchen Jezebel: home-made make up demo. Kitchen Jezebel like many of us, suffers from allergies to perfumes. So she makes her own make up which is pure and unadulturated. Fascinating.
Scarlett the Heavenly Healer with her vintage label seed packets containing free seed!
Rambling Restaurant with cinema snacks and sweets
Juiceology manning the ironing board cocktail bar with their new range of soft drinks
Bristol vintage with their vintage kitchenware and crockery
Ayan Hassan of Spice Caravan with food from the horn of Africa
The Deli station with their cheeses and other deli goods
Papermash with gorgeous cards, tapes (I bought some lace effect sellotape from her) and wrapping paper
Two Chicks with egg whites in a box
Hand2mouthb with exotic liqueurs and home made baileys
Ten Green bottles doing wine tastings
Avarae 17 with her beautiful bird jewellery
Cherry Pippin with jams, mince pies ect
Terence McSweeney with hand carved wooden bowls and spoons. Richard Corrigan has been using Terence’s wares in his latest cookery programme.
Alice Turner ‘Afternoon Outings’ with her gorgeous christmas cards (handmade)
I’ve also got Madame de’la cartomancer coming along to read tarot cards.
Food For Think‘s Indulgent Christmas selling christmas biscuits/hanging decorations and chutneys.
Marcia Vidal silver jewellery
Treflach farm:eggs, pork and beef plus you can order turkeys for Christmas