Here at YWAM Leeds one of the projects that has been an idea on the back burner but is starting to get some more attention is the idea of starting a supper club. The idea was first stumbled upon while watching Jamie Oliver's American Road Trip - New York Episode. It was an idea that always sound sweet as and fairly possible.
For about a year it has been an idea that sounds good but when you start to break it down it is a little scarier thinking about asking for a £25-30 donation for something you cook- it definitely means you have to cook something worth while.
As I learned in 'What About Bob?' its all about baby steps.
Step 1: Bread is important.
Who doesn't love fresh bread? Fresh bread in my opinion sets the tone to a meal. I have gone a little bread crazy these last weeks. Basically the end result is I need to buy Peter Reinhart's 'The Bread Baker's Apprentice'. I have made my own sourdough starter and then my first sourdough loaf. I have since killed the starter as it was producing way to much alcohol and want some more info before I start it up again.
Step 2: Portion Control and Presentation.
The food budget has been a little tight of late and well the benefit of that has been for once I'm starting to think through portion size. Now unfortunately I haven't been making 3 course meals so we sometimes are still left feeling a little hungry. However, when doing 3+course portion control becomes much more important. As for presentation well sex(y) sells and same goes for food! Plus lets face it gourmet food is meant to be an art and art is all about the plinth- how you present.
Step 3: Fresh Herbs -Classic!
Not sure what is next maybe sauces, or learning butcher cuts. but i know I'm getting closer to starting the supper club. Hence the poll and wanting to know what you think we should name it. Poll is open for a month. Suggestion for other names are welcome but would appreciate it , if they had a social justice connotation to them and you need 5 votes to get the name on the official poll list.Results are unfortunately not show in the attempts to discourage to much favouritism. IF you think I should change this let me know. Results posted 31 June, 12:00pm!