You may have heard that I had my first live cookery demo at the weekend. I’ve done a few smaller ones before but they were more a case of me trying to persuade people to try my wares as they walk past; people seem to think I'm trying to sell something so they tend to steer clear. Or maybe people don't want to eat cabbage at 9am on a Sunday morning.
This time it was all proper; kitchen, stage, mirrors above the worktop and everything. Fortunately it was inside so I didn’t have to contend with the weather as well as my nerves. I had no idea what to expect and not a clue how it was going to go. There were a few things that I had in mind to say but nothing particular. I had a bit of time to prep and get organised before I started but that went by in a flash.
I started the demo at 2.30pm and at around 3pm I stopped talking. I don’t really have any recollection of what happened in that half hour, I just remember there was a lot of asparagus. Apparently it went well but for all I know I was talking complete nonsense. I was just pleased I managed to make it through with no burns, no cuts and no tripping over.
I didn’t have any leftovers after everyone had tried the dishes which must mean they were tasty! The raw asparagus left most people surprised and it even managed to convert an asparagus hater. It was really nice to see people enjoying something I’d made. Let's hope this demo wasn't just beginners luck, the next one involves a microphone.