I attended this event last Friday at the fabulous Hedonism Wines in Mayfair.Continue reading “Jancis Robinson’s “World Atlas of Wine” book launch at Hedonism Wines”
I attended a fabulous bread making class last Sunday, with none other than Dan Lepard.Continue reading “Sourdough masterclass with Dan Lepard at Little Portland Street Cookery School”
We spent a delicious afternoon at this winery in Castiglione in Teverina, Viterbo.
It was quite the ordeal to arrive there as, well, rural roads and GPS don’t tend to get along and we had a bit of trial and error. Even the owners were starting to think we had given up on visiting!Continue reading “Tenuta la Pazzaglia”
We attended this afternoon workshop at their Borough Market baking school a few weeks ago. It was actually my Christmas present, but we have been so busy lately that we could only find time in March to do it!
It was really fun, the teacher was absolutely phenomenal and enthusiastic, and I am really embarrassed to admit that I did not remember her name, but thank you, Teacher!
I was a bit scared about baking because I have tried to bake breads in the past and they always ended up really flat and tough. But the workshop helped me realise what my main issues were:
- not enough time or the wrong environment for the yeasts to do their business,
- often, the capital sin: adding more flour instead of kneading more when the dough is sticky.
- I wasn’t really kneading!
And now I’m not terrified about baking anymore! 🙂