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.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Cookery Demonstration

Chef, Ben Bulger, of The Magdalen Chapter Hotel in Exeter, did a cookery demonstration using my pots last week.

I organised the event to showcase my new tableware range. It was held at the stylish In Toto kitchens showroom on the Marsh Barton Estate in Exeter.

It was great to see the pots in a posh domestic setting, rather than in a gallery and the collaboration brought new customers to me and to the kitchen showroom and chef.  We also had a wine expert, Susy Atkins, who did a wine tasting, which helped to make the event relaxed and enjoyable. Hillside Foods provided excellent refreshments.

It really made me feel that collaboration between local businesses is the way forward and makes the whole business of promotion and marketing much more fun.  I hope to do more collaborations with the chef, who likes using the pots.

This dish of lamb with beans and a salsa verde was delicious and very simple to make.  I think everyone went home inspired to have a go at the simple dishes he demonstrated.  Hopefully also inspired to visit my workshop and buy pots for their own use.