Sunday, 27 December 2009

As Noddy Holder Is Known To Say....

..It's Christmas!

So here we are, at the start of an 'old school' 8 day long Christmas cookery event....leaving aside the why and wherefore of my lack of posting (and to be frank my lack of interest), what's the s.p.?

Well, today was nice and busy...just the right number of people to keep us talking all day but still let us cook the planned meal, all of which was pretty good, especially the perre which was outstanding....and the roast beef was to die for.
No great adventure or surprises for the first day....keeping it simple to ween us into the work....but we will be cooking some new (to us) recipes a bit later in the week....fingers crossed I'll let you know more about them when we get to them.

I'm keeping this short and sweet as it's cold and posting involves:
1) Eating into valuable drinking time.
2) Standing in the cold garden in order to get a mobile phone signal!!!

So, as the younger generation used to say......Laters.


Anonymous said...

Great to have you back Tudor cook,looking forward to more Palace news very soon.Found Roberts blog very interesting,but can you tell me what Canel is,and where would I find it?Also you talk of vernage as a sweet wine,would that be the equivalent of a dessert wine?

Elise Fleming said...

"Canel" (Cinnamomum cassia) is commonly known as "cinnamon" in the US but is less desirable (and with a slightly different flavor) than the true cinnamon.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info Elise,luckily I was able to ask tudor cook in person,whilst visiting the Palace at Christmas.As usual the "lads" were doing a great job,but boy was it cold !!...