If you check out my stories you can see some photos of yesterday's workshop that @arwens_thermo_pics took while I was demonstrating.
We filleted a fish from @ashmorefoodstas , made a stock and then seafood chowder that was served with my sourdough and delicious new season freshly pressed @freshfieldgrove Olive oil.
Read more about the workshop on my website and you can also buy a copy of the book (on sale) to make this awesome chowder yourself.
Books I’m reading:
A Platter of Figs David Tannis- Love his books, clean simple food packed with flavor.
The Modern Art of Chinese Cooking - Barbra Tropp, one of my favorite dinners at China Moon in SF. Died too early.
Stay me, Oh Comfort Me - MFK Fisher Maybe the best food writer ever!
Also wonderful piece in LA Times by Ruth Reichl on Jonathan Gold.
In which Marion Cunningham - quite rightly- bemoans the loss of cooking skills and family dinners in today’s busy, busy society. We always had family dinners, and often family lunches, too, when I was growing up. Until quite recently, as TTGg is off to college, we had family dinners too. The remaining 3 of us need to get back to eating dinner together on a much more regular basis.
What Sundays were made for 💕💕💕
I couldn't resist buying myself 2 cookbooks today: one I'm more likely to cook from and one I'm more likely to read... ...
I love to read a cookbook from cover to cover before I cook from it and some books are better at this than others. Ive always been a fan of taking a @nigelslater book to curl up in bed with, they are just so comforting. Well today I'm exploring @rachelkhooks 's Little Swedish kitchen while I catch up with my Sophie's Universe Blanket 😍😍
Tell me guys, I can't be the only person who likes to read cookbooks?
I hosted a Seafood cooking workshop today. We cooked Ana from @meatyourbeef king Island gorgeous baked octopus from The Tasmania Pantry cookbook amongst 12 recipes from the books, busy day for me but I love it. The guests loved the baked occy and I loved inspiring them to be more confident cooking seafood, and cooking the recipes in my books. It's only my third workshop today and 2 attendees today were repeat customers and 2 more today booked in for another workshop, how great is that? We Also had a lovely couple who received the workshop as a gift with a night and dinner at Stewart's bay lodge & lunch yesterday at Bangor, so they got to make the weekend out of it on the Tasman Peninsula, awesome idea! Read more about the workshops I have hosted on my website, new workshops will be listed soon eloiseemmett.com