At our October meeting members were encouraged to start planning for Christmas when Debbie Towlson returned to give her cookery demonstration showing easy ways to make canapés.
Debbie first gave us a short history of her career telling us how, after training as a chef, she worked in corporate dining and then moved into teaching and lecturing, before starting her own business catering, teaching and demonstrating.
Debbie is an entertaining speaker and a great multi-tasker so whilst demonstrating how to make cheese soufflé tartlets and biscotti biscuits with different toppings, she also gave us many other useful hints, such as – how to store your canapés - the ideal size (no bigger than a 50p) and how many to provide at a drinks party – 12 per person !!.
The evening ended with us all enjoying a welcome drink and sampling the delicious canapés that Debbie had brought for us to try.
Our next meeting will be on 8th November, when local resident Samantha Boot will give a talk entitled “Garlic Lane”. Recently Sam had an exhibition of her work at Ashley. All visitors welcome.