....well not really I'm afraid!
As seems to be all too common if we check back through the blog, the event finishes and my head empties of anything that may have been of the vaguest interest to pass on to you all....sorry, but that's just the way it is. I've not even got any pictures to show you, but you can pop to these links PICTURES and MORE PICTURES to have a look at some that follower Terry Love took of us in 'action' (if what we do can be described by the use of the word action!!)...many thanks for letting us pop the link here Terry...hope you all enjoy.
Apart from letting you know the links above there's not much to tell about the weekend...thousands came and went, having spoken to us and reamed our brains for all they held, we cooked some food and served some meals and talked a whole lot more...job done.
Although we cooked a few recipes that we haven't really done much with before, there was almost nothing 'experimental' planned for the event and I can safely say that the plan was followed almost to the letter...with a little exception here and there...mostly from Pick and Carter with the work that they are doing looking at the practicality of ceramic and bronze chafing dishes...more about this though later in the year when they've added to what they have already learned and submitted it to the boss.
It was, as I say though, planned to be a fairly straightforward event...the idea being that the rest of the year emphasises and highlights the experimental and investigative work that we do, not just to the public, but those higher up the food chain at HRP as well...and to do that we started the year with a 'normal' event and from here on in it will be anything but that....fingers crossed for the ideas I've got planned, still awaiting confirmation of the broad idea from the boss before we can discuss detailed ideas, but the idea for the Palace as a whole over the year is to be more 'edgy' and boy can we do that...in spades!!...nothing too out of the ordinary, but enough to not be that most hateful of words...NORMAL...how I hate it and all of the cozy, bland, safe, dull repetitiveness that it implies.
How 'edgy' will we be? Can't say until I get confirmation of the proposed events from the boss, but to be honest it should be just like we have done in the past, but with more pictures, more recording of information, more interaction with the public (I hope) and more regular updates on an event weekend. What I can say is that there are no more plans for us to cook and eat a meal until Christmas and then hopefully we'll be back presenting that, but in a new and much improved style....the only possible exception being the second July event when I believe on the Saturday we shall be cooking a meal to be served to the 'King' in the Privy Garden, so we may well sit down to a meal ourselves to 'play the game' too.
Next event is the first May bank holiday, as and when plans are known I'll pass them on for all to see....until then I'll probably fill your time and mine by digging through the archives and sticking up a load of stuff from our dim and distant past, before all this blogging malarky, some kitchen based and some not, but all possibly of interest...should be entertaining to see what we all looked like with less paunch and more hair (well me at least!)
Thursday, 8 April 2010
....well not really I'm afraid!