Scallop & Sesame Noodles to make your heart sing…

Hands up anyone out there whose eating habits go like this:

1.. Try something new.

2. Think ‘well hey now, that is freakin’ delicious!’

3. Make it again.

4. And again.

5. Confess to yourself that fully fledged addiction has set in.

6. Realise that you’ve got to the point where you’ve had it six times in three days, there are crumbs of it on your clothes, your sofa and every surface of your kitchen and you actually can no longer bear to even think about it let alone spoon it into your mouth yet again…FYI kids, I’m still at stage ‘6’ of this process with Lorraine Pascale’s Glam Macaroni Cheese; made for four and eaten by two? You do the uncomfortable, cheese-sweats math. Read More

Chorizo stuffed squid courtesy of Saturday Kitchen & a Salt Yard chef…

Saturday mornings, how do I love thee, let me count the ways…

No alarm? Love.

Lazy lie-in? Love a bit more.

Time to make a nice breakfast? Love a lot more.

Sitting pj clad on the sofa eating said breakfast in front of ‘Saturday Kitchen’? Love big time.

So in short then, Saturday mornings, I salute you. I was recently lucky enough to be gifted an afternoon at the studios of ‘Saturday Kitchen’ in Clapham. I had no idea what to expect but it was an absolutely brilliant experience!

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A cooking masterclass where we shown how to make tapas delicious enough to consider trading your first-born for was first up and then it was off for a tour of the studios themselves, a crack at the omelette challenge – much more intimidating than it looks on the tv! – and a wine tasting with the brilliantly affable Andy Clarke who paired each one with a suitable accompanying food suggestion. FYI, try and be on the group that does the omelette challenge after the wine tasting, not that it helped me any with my effort which was applaudably dreadful!

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