Sorry about the silence but I’m just back from Stockholm and have just wanted to spend as much time as possible with my loved ones. For the first time in three years I even managed to got to my grandparents’ summer home and stay there for a couple of days! It was amazing to spend time with mum’s side of the family. I just loved spending time with friends and family whilst enjoying the sunny Swedish summer. I didn’t wear a jacket once during my time there!
Anyway, I know I’ve kept you guys waiting and it’s about time I wrote a little about my cooking class with Madeleine Shaw at Central Street Cookery School in London.
The school was situated quite far east in London and I walked over there early Sunday morning with my little carry-on rolling behind me. I had to stay the night in a hostel the night before to make sure I wouldn’t miss the class due to flight delays. I would’ve been devastated if that had happened! I eventually reached the school and it was in a very nice building. As I approached the kitchen where we would be cooking I saw big table of women of all ages. I was positively surprised as I thought it would be girls mainly my age but I thought that was amazing the group was so mixed!
Whilst we were waiting we got to nibble on some snacks from Rude Health and Ombar and try some amazing cold pressed juices from Raw Press. My juice Sweet Greens was delicious!
Once she was all set up in the kitchen, Madeleine came out to get us and we went in. The kitchen was really nice and bright with lots of space. We were divided into groups who got to share stations, which was nice as you got a chance to get to know the others in the class. The girls in my group were so nice!
The class was very interactive and Madeleine was so lovely and you felt really comfortable asking her anything about her amazing business or cooking. She really took the time to walk around and speak to everyone and get to know us a little bit during our time there.
We got to make turmeric milk, raw toffee sticks dipped in chocolate, falafel, tomato and pomegranate salad and a cauliflower couscous with pistachios and apricots in it. Lots of deliciousness!
At the end of the class we all sat down and enjoyed our creations together. Madeleine sat down with us and we all had a great time speaking about TV shows to watch, food and lots of other things. At the end of the class we got a chance to take a photo with her and to get our books signed. I just didn’t want to leave at the end because I had such a great time.
I really enjoyed my time in the class and loved that I could ask Madeleine questions that have popped up over the years about food and how she views things. I would definitely love to do a class like this again but the next thing on my list is to go to one of her Supper Clubs, they look amazing!