Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Gastronomic Girls at Eat Cambridge

Photo courtesy of Ozzy Beck

Aoife, Cambridge

Wow what a day! Saturday at the Guildhall certainly lived up to it's billing as the main event of Eat Cambridge. I had a very busy day, which kicked off with the Platelickers brunch. I won two tickets in the Eat Cambridge photo competition so I was extra delighted with myself as we were led under the stage of the Guildhall to our secret brunch location.

All my favourite things were on the menu: a bloody Mary, rhubarb compote, avocado and bacon, baked eggs and pastries. Not forgetting the stimulating Hot Numbers coffee.

After lunch I stopped off (late) at the Cambridge Clandestine Cake Club event in Waterstones (launching the fabulous new book) and brought the simple cake I had made (fatless sponge, lemon curd, cream with limoncello). For the next event I am determined to get more creative but I was having a busy day.

Next up it was back to the Guildhall where I managed to have a look around some of the stalls but it was so full of excited food obsessed Cambridge residents it was difficult to get a look in. Instead I settled into the listen to the lecture programme. I managed to catch some very interesting talks from the lovely people behind Hot Numbers, Chocolat, Chocolat and Cambridgeshire Wine School. Then I had to get ready for my talk. I started plating up my samples (with my friend Richard giving me a hand) and got ready to spread the word about infusing spirits. Judging by the number of people who came to chat to me afterwards there is a lot of interest out there (although they could have just wanted more samples!).

The wonderful photo of my infusing jar of rhubarb vodka is by Ozzy who has a lovely blog here. He has lots more photos and posts about Eat Cambridge.

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