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A London Blogger Social at The Cookery School - Little Observationist
Over canapés at The Cookery School on London’s Little Portland Street, I said to Jorge: “Can making your own pasta really make such a difference? Seems like a lot of effort to put in when you can buy a bag for a few pounds in Waitrose.” Turns out, it definitely does. Last week, we were invited by Chris and the Cookery School to learn how to make tagliatelle from scratch. About 25 bloggers and travel writers gathered in their pristine basement kitchen tucked away from the rush hour of Oxford Street around the corner. Rosalind, the charismatic owner of the Cookery School, gathered us around and started teaching – something that is obviously a real passion for her. She runs the place with a dedicated staff (including John who helped with the demonstrations and gave our group a few pasta-making challenges) and they value organic ingredients and sustainability – all good stuff. Our menu for the night was tagliatelle with asparagus and wild garlic leaves, seasonal leaf salad, tiramisu, wine and coffee and tea with chocolate nut clusters. We’d end the evening with a sit down dinner, served up restaurant style with tablecloths and all by the Cookery School staff. But first, we had …