Sitting in the kitchen at the start of a new year listening to Richard Hawley and Ron Sexsmith and Pete Molinari on the radio and prepping a new dish for February supperclub.
Christmas was a quiet one - sadly my Ma didn't get out of hospital and we missed her so much. Lots of time spent in the hospital meant exposure to the scandal of hospital food. Don't get me wrong, long live the NHS but when it is so easy to make good simple food, why is it so bad? I suspect it's something to do with saving money and outsourcing the catering - grrr. Being a pescatarian, Ma is lucky if she gets anything to eat never mind anything edible.
Anyway all that is by way of saying that I am happy enough to welcome in 2012 and really looking forward the February visit of the inspiring MsMarmitelover Kerstin Rodgers. As usual, it was S's idea to invite her and while J and me would still be thinking about it, S had the contact and the arrangements made before we could get ourselves offa the sofa. So, the Queen of London supperclubs is staying with us the first weekend in February and will join us for our Saturday supperclub on 4 February.
We like to push ourselves. Not content with running Saturday night, we thought it would be a good idea to also have the stress of another event on Sunday....So
Sunday 5 February 2.30 - 3pm we will be hosting a dozen or so lovely people for hot chocolate and baked goodies. Not only will we have the lovely Kerstin talking about her great new book Supperclub, Recipes and Notes from The Underground Restaurant but we have also invited Deirdre McCanny who is the genius behind the award winning CoCouture chocolates (gold great taste awards - check them out!!) . Deirdre will be talking chocolate and may even do a tasting...yum
Both our February supperclubs and our March one are booked out - thanks to all of you lovely people who are willing to give it a go! We will be posting new dates for 2012 soon so keep in touch via the blog and like us on f
Redcurrant Supper Club - Belfast
Supper Club Dates for 2012