Plate To Page Somerset 2012 – the story so far
It’s time to post about our third Plate To Page Workshop, this time held in Somerset in the UK. It is not easy to write about really because I find it difficult to describe the energy, the emotions (oh yes, I have been living in Italy for too long) and the beauty of it all with words so I will mostly let the photos speak.
This is the house we slept, worked and shared our meals in, a beautiful old stone house called Meare Court situated in lovely Somerset. We were surrounded by fields, cows and lots of trees. Very peaceful and perfect for our workshop.
As usual the participants were great and we all made new friends and met people we never would have met which is definitely one of my favourite aspects of the P2P workshops. The people.
But we did go places too and the best by far was Brown & Forrest Smokery, what a place, what a passion the owner Jesse has for his work and above all: what incredible food they produce! I really enjoyed the tour of the miniscule smokery and to taste the different smoked products they sell. I can really recommend what they do and I am not surprised that so many top chefs and shops like Fortnum & Mason use and sell Brown & Forrest!
To finish I want to say THANK YOU to all the participants (I will add a list with links here when I have the time), to all our fantastic sponsors, to my dear P2P colleagues Jamie, Jeanne and Meeta and to lovely Hayley (a P2P Tuscany participant) and Sebastian who came down and cooked for us for making Plate To Page Somerset 2012 such a great experience that I will remember for a long time!