Anyone for dessert…?

May 31, 2008

Right my lovelies, at last I have the time to fill you in on all the latest gossip and BurlyQ news I have to offer. So first up let me tell you about a food blogging event I got involved with on the 18th of May…

Food2.0 Nom Nom Nom at the Cookery School on Little Portland St. saw corporate bloggers, food bloggers, gadget bloggers and your obligatory Burlesque blogger getting together in teams of two to create the yummiest three course meal you could think of! Working with the lovely Miss L J Rich – TV presenter, blogger and musician extraordinaire; we came up with a fab, veggie menu (yes it can be both!) . Here’s what we made:

To start we had a Tricolore salad with sliced Beef tomatoes, fresh leaves from the farmers market, mini mozarella balls and a honey and balsamic dressing.

Next up the main course: Chocolate oyster and closed cup mushrooms in a creamy garlic sauce served on potato rosti with fresh asparagus and spinach puree…

Then to finish we had Toffee Apple Meringue Pie…

For anyone dying to see pictures, recipes and a video of the day, go over to our page at Nom Nom Nom and while you’re there why not vote for us to win, on the right hand side of the screen?

If you haven’t seen this picture already (over 1000 views on Flickr alone) then here’s a shot of me rolling out my pastry taken by Chris Osburn over at the Londonist;

Food and glamour darlings… what more could you want?

It really was a great event (if not a little more stressful than expected!) and big kudos go out to Annie Mole and TrustedPlaces.com for pulling it all together. Action Against Hunger also got involved with the event, a charity that is doing stellar work all over to globe to stop starvation and get food to those that need it. It was very humbling having spent the day surrounded by food… to know that so much we take for granted. At the end of the day the charity held a raffle, and wanting to help out as much (or as little) as I could – I scraped together the last of my cash for a line of tickets. And I won… A hamper filled with lots of lovely fairtrade and organic produce. Getting the thing home from central London though was a whole other story!

And I must also say a big thank you to L J for putting together our wonderful YouTube video and taking control of our page, as I have been rubbish and busy due to finishing my degree. So thanks again honey, you’ve been a superstar!

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