Creative Magic x

Like Bill Buford’s memoir, Heat, where he left a choice job at The New Yorker to scrub for prestigious chef Mario Batali at NYC’s Babbo then apprenticed in Italy learning pasta-making and butchery, Kate takes every opportunity for full immersion. Why buy your meat off a piece of Styrofoam when you can make your own food? Find out here.

Maison Bentley Style

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After the long summer break, it’s the much anticipated start of Creative Coffee (click for details) this morning – chutneys and oat cakes today, but above are pictures from a previous session of sausage making rather than a demonstration of what happens to unfortunate attendees..

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We made them right through from mincing the meat, adding bread crumbs and spices (for three different kinds of sausage no less) to the requisite comedy moment, complete with lubricating oil..

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There was much tittering!

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A plate of very special bangers!

It’s hard to explain, but when I go to Creative Coffee – which essentially means making something from scratch that would be easier to buy in a shop – I realise what a privileged life I lead..

Laters, Kate x

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