The idea of this blog is to share ideas for using hand-made pots to serve good food.
Eating with friends and family is one of life’s greatest pleasures. I hope to show how the warmth and character of hand made ceramics can really enhance the pleasure of cooking, serving and eating food.
This blog will include pots from other potters as well as my own and recipes for the food which I enjoy, hoping that you will like it too.
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Saturday, 20 July 2013
Friday, 19 April 2013
It was mainly local food producers, showing off their wares, with various associated companies selling equipment, magazines, packaging and so on.
I went mainly to see Hillside Foods, who were using my pots to display their delicious crackers and chutneys. The simple display looked professional and inviting.
It was nearly lunchtime when I was there, so the many free samples of sausages, pies and so on were very welcome. I bought a couple of Tom's Pies which have totally converted me to the idea of pies in general. Their ham hock and pea is one of my favourites. They also have some delicious spicy vegetarian options.
Sunday, 31 March 2013
Today I went with my apprentice, Caro, to have lunch with Svend Bayer at his home in Sheepwash, North Devon. He lives in a part of Devon which people in my village call 'mamba country' - 'mamba' standing for 'miles and miles of bugger all'! So, a suitably rustic setting for a hearty, rustic soup, served in one of his comforting soup bowls.
The wooden spoon was made by his son, Bjorn, who showed me a collection of the beautiful spoons he has made.
Sunday, 17 March 2013
It is just a week now since the Food Festival and it seems to have taken that long to recover from all the hard work of preparation.
The Food Presentation Demonstration went well. This photo shows the fruit platter which I put together. I hope that I convinced people that using hand made pots to present food can make a beautiful centrepiece for the table, with a minimum of effort.
Below is the salad platter which I made. Unfortunately, the photo was taken before the tomato and mozzarella had its final drizzle of olive oil and a scattering of basil leaves.
Thursday, 21 February 2013
I will host two demonstrations at The Studio. The first will start at 11.30 a.m. and the second at 3.00 p.m. The demonstration will last for about 25 minutes. Influenced by the Japanese art of food presentation.