Table Manners: In Celebration Of Great Food And Cooking
James Beard, the famous American chef said: "Food is our common ground, a universal experience." How absolutely true! Wherever we go in the world, the chance to share a meal and talk about food breaks down cultures, languages and age gaps. All major events, from birthdays to weddings to funerals, are commemorated with food that has been organised and prepared with love.
In this blog, I hope to capture the joy and comfort that good food and cooking bring into our lives. Let us explore together as we seek out the best providores, the finest recipes and the greatest food festivals. I hope that everyone finds some spark of creativity within. Please pull up a seat at the table and read at your leisure.
If you're throwing a private party, coordinating a workplace event or hosting a wedding, you're probably knee deep in details right now, juggling guests, venues, themes and, of course, menus.
Sure it's fun; you're putting your own personal stamp on what is shaping up to be a most memorable event, but perhaps you hadn't realised just how much work you'd be doing for that one little menu. Suddenly you're scratching out food plans on the back of napkins, mentally roaming the aisles of your local supermarket past midnight and etching lines in your face worrying about food safety, licensing and cross contamination. [Read More]