Good Food and Company, Bad weather!

December 16th, 2012

This is a belated posting as I bumped into Cerys recently in Kendal and asked if she had seen one of  the aprons she appliqued for us on the blog… and she hadn’t … and that was because I hadn’t blogged it…

Cerys and Alistair came on a two day smoking course earlier this year and Cerys’ artistic inclinations were prompted by our cartoon characters (in our book) to decorate aprons for us.  We have regarded them as too good to wear but when we did a demonstration for Food and Company, Jo wore hers with pride.

Food & Company host their courses in a wonderful purpose-designed barn within the grounds of a stately home – Mirehouse – near Keswick.  As you can see from the pictures  it is a fabulous space – it was warm and wonderful when we arrived, having battled storm and tempest from Shap to get there. We did a little outdoor smoking, a little indoor smoking, some food preparation, witty banter (well, I thought so) and some eating! We joined the guests for lunch at caught up with a lady who had long wanted to come on a course so she could smoke her mushrooms, a friend of hers who had previously been to Smoky Jo’s and several former customers of ourse from when we ran the Old Smokehouse at Brougham Hall.

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