Mum's The Word
In which I welcome in 2018, make a seasonal soufflé and an offer to the mums of Crouch End...
Is it too late to wish you all a Happy New Year? I don't think so. In my book it's OK to remark on the newness of the year until at least the end of January. So. Best wishes for 2018, etc. etc.
I also wrote a feature for them about dinner parties. It seems fashionable to sneer at dinner parties these days or imply that they're only for the likes of the super posh. I've read loads of guff from the commenterati about the dreadfulness of seating plans and the awfulness of guests who bring the wrong type of wine and I really don't know what they're talking about. Sitting down to eat nice food with people you like is one of life's great pleasures and really doesn't have to be a hassle.
Have a look at the piece for some tips and my recipe for Goats Cheese Soufflés with Beetroot & Blood Orange Salad. (The soufflés themselves are based on a Leiths stalwart and totally fool-proof!)
I've also been teaching at Aveqia, an interactive cooking event space near Farringdon which has been great. I'll be offering private lessons soon so watch this space!