Day Fifty Eight - Mr. Bio-Dynamic!!! 😝


Ran a few minutes late today and got into the kitchen around 8:10 a.m. Whether or not that was due to the effects of football we won’t say ... 😝 Today I was making Cappalletti with a tomato cream sauce and Zabaglione semi freddo ... the pasta making is a pain ... taking ages 😝 I prepared it well but I was a bit heavy handed with the sauce ... still very edible 😊 Annoying! 

On a more positive note my sourdough starter has been on the go for 7 days now so I should be able to double feed it tomorrow and then prepare a loaf the following day and bake it before the weekend !!!  

This afternoons demo was with Rachel ... dishes covered ... 

  • Moutabal with Pitta Bread
  • Lebanese Cold Cucumber Soup
  • Rory’s Chilled Cucumber with Grape Soup with Elderflower
  • Poached Monkfish, Red Pepper Sauce
  • Poached Monkfish, Red Pepper Vinaigrette 
  • Buttered Zucchini, Marjoram
  • Gillian Hegarty’s Braised Fennel
  • Almond Meringue, Strawberries, Cream
  • Eton Mess with Strawberries or Green Gooseberries
  • Meringue Roulade, Strawberries, Roast Rhubarb
  • Lemon Meringue Roulade with Crystallised Lemon
  • Meringue Kisse
  • Mendiants

After demo we had an extra curricular wine class with Colm McCan but featuring my very own class mate Christian as I mentioned previously Christian owns a vineyard in the Loire, Anjou. Clau de Nell πŸ˜€ I have chatted with him on most  of the items he presented today but it was really good to see it presented formally and a proper tasting! I think a visit to the Loire in October will have to be considered!

As we had a taste for the grape juice we decided to continue for a bit back at Pennywort ... an early night πŸ˜πŸ˜‡ 

Tomorrow as usual there's no cooking ... but we do have a demo with a Two star Michelin Chef ...

Merlin Lebron-Johnson from Portland restaurant in London 😊