Le Cordon Bleu, Essential Cuisine Skills week 1…

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‘Chef, I can’t get my legs off!’

Hardly the most auspicious of starts so of course it was me whose chicken legs were defiantly clinging on to the rest of the bird and refusing to come off in my first class…thankfully, it all went up from there. Read More

Spending the evening in Argentina courtesy of CAU, Guildford…

Staying in the countryside with J, the sister and the brother-in-law for the weekend, and by countryside I mean Woking because let’s face it, it’s not in London and therefore must be the countryside, and late Saturday afternoon, the talk turns to food and where we’re going to eat that night.

Having a Google at the culinary offerings of Woking and nearby Guildford, the words ‘Argentian cuisine’ immediately jump out among the sea of pizza and pasta. CAU. We try to book. We’re told they have no space. We’re a little bit ridiculously disappointed. We’re 4 people who love their food. Love to eat it, love to cook it, love to go out and try new versions of it so yeah, after imagining steak and churros and empanadas, the thought of an American Hot or spaghetti carbonara, however nicely done, doesn’t quite cut it. We continue to search online and on an the off chance, try them once more…they have space! We frantically book! We are successful! Hurrah!

CAU better deliver on its promises of great food and atmosphere because they have unknowingly, set the bar sky high now…

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Sweet potato, bbq peanut burgers…

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I love cooking. I love J. Ergo, cooking with J? Well if I had a tail, it would spin with happiness whizzing me up off the ground in the style of some wily Warner Brothers cartoon character. I love it.

I love that he’s open to trying new things. I love that he doesn’t question some of my less mainstream suggestions. And I love that he gets how I love it. This little dinner is definitely going on the ‘make me again’ list because I have a serious thing for good burgers. Really, who doesn’t? Read More