The foodie group met today at the Red House for our monthly meeting. 2 new members attended and the group is still open to new people.
Discussions focussed on a Scottish theme, and as well as sharing recipes, we had the opportunity to taste Scotch pancakes, shortbread, oat cakes with cheese and finally a very whisky laden raspberry Cranachan, which were provided by Faye, Mavis and Gwen. Everyone agreed that the sampling was excellent and it gave a flavour of Scotland on a cold February day in Maghull.
The next venture for the foodie group is a trip on the Pride of Sefton barge, which unfortunately is limited because of the boat capacity, but the next open meeting is on Thursday 21st April 10:30 at the Red House, Foxhouse lane. New members are welcome to attend, and the theme of the meeting is Royal Recipes….tiaras and crowns optional!
The next meeting of the Foodie Group will take place on Thursday 18th February, 10:30-12 at the Red House , Foxhouse Lane.
The group will discuss (and sample) some Scottish Fare, and share some Scottish recipes. There will be an opportunity to stay for lunch after the meeting, and the chef is putting some Scottish food on the menu. New members are welcome to attend.
On January 21st, to finish their Foodie tour of the world, thirteen members of the Foodie Group arrived at the Tai Pan, Liverpool. As it was a freezing day many of us started with Chinese tea, a welcome first for some… Continue reading
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The Foodie Group met for a mince pies and mulled wine/Christmas tea. Recipes were shared for different types of mince pies, where possible.
Next year’s calendar was reviewed, as the dates previously agreed clashed with other groups. The Foodie Group will in future meet on the third Thursday in the month where possible. See below. Continue reading
Members of the Foodie Group attended an evening with Matt Worswick (from the Great British Menu) at L20 Hotel School, who are shaping the future of the hospitality industry in the North West. Matt worked with local student to present the following meal: Continue reading
What we have achieved this year:
- We have attended Italian, Spanish and Caribbean demonstrations
- Attended Hugh Baird and had an overview of what they do there including kitchens and had lunch and on a later date afternoon tea,
- Supported Macmillian coffee morning
- Had picnic’s on Pride of Sefton and at 57 Deyes
- Gone for meals at Red House, Mowgli, Keiths, and of course Gores a new restaurant in Maghull. (Colin’s)
- Gone round a Chinese supermarket
The the main achievement was to cook a Chinese meal for 40 people which included 5 starters and 10 main meals under the watchful eye of Denis.
Change of meeting times in 2016
To fit in with a number of other groups, namely, Walking, Architecture for Fun, and Discussion/Debating, the Foodie Group have agreed to meet/go out on the third Thursday in the month from 2016. Taking this approach means that members can attend all four groups if they want, as they will now meet on a different Thursdays in the month – a win win situation for all.
Mowgli, the house of the tiffin, is all about the fresh reality of Indian home cooking, unplugged. This is a million miles away from the curry house experience. Mowgli dishes follow the Hindu tradition of garlic and onion free dishes for lunch. They are low fat, gluten free, high in natural antioxidants and free from any artificial ingredients.
Foodie Group at Heathcotes
20 members attended a cooking demonstration at Heathcotes in Preston. Members of the Foodie group and friends made their way to Preston on the train and enjoyed the delights of Spanish Tapas as well as sampling three different wines. This was followed by a lunch which included dishes from the demonstration. This is the second time we have been to Heathcotes. We will continue our round the world trip when we have lunch at the Indian Street food restaurant Mowgli in Bold Street LiverpoolWednesday 28th October.