We're not judging. We're mostly relieved we're not alone!
You know what they say, buy a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you'll get invited along to dinner afterwards cos da man will want to show you his new skillz!
You can send the vouchers off immediately, or schedule them for future delivery.
A few photos from last weekend to tempt you!
NEW! Christmas comes to Stairway Kitchen. They'll be serving up some traditional Italian Christmas dishes. We're already sighing wistfully at the thought of a spinach, cheese and mushroom pancake with truffle oil, and the panettone bread and butter pudding with fresh cranberries and orange sauce. - Soho W1, Sat 15 Dec. BOOK HERE
NEW! We've seen attempts at the All American breakfasts around London. But HOLY MOLY we haven't seen a menu like Bruno French Bakes yet. We're talking country fried steak, red velvet pancakes, and STUFFED french toast. Even Paula Deen might break a sweat. - Bow / Canary Wharf E14, Sun 16 Dec. BOOK HERE
Piedmont Italy is literally Slow Food HQ, yet its cuisine is not well known here in London. Merenda Sinoira Supperclub hopes to change that. Try a Piedmontese feast this weekend, with antipasti from the region, gnocchi with toma cheese, salt cod and polenta, and close the evening with "ladies kisses". - London Bridge SE1, Sun 16
NEW! It's GHANA be a lovely Christmas, thanks to Zoe's Ghana Kitchen's 5 course Christmas dinner. Warm up to a citrusy roasted Chicken Imoyo, or if you're vegetarian, a curried cream soup with black eye beans. We're particularly intrigued by the pawpaw mango fool. - Hackney Wick, London E3, Sat 22 Dec. BOOK HERE.
If you're dreaming of a White (Room) Christmas, Claudia is serving up mulled wine cocktails and jelly, chicken liver mousse on chocolate brioche, and spiced beef roast with spaetzle. - Islington, Sat 22 Dec. BOOK HERE.
Quick Preview of Suppers in 2013 (Get in Early!)
NEW! Wild Serai Malaysian supperclub showcases a traditional Malay Wedding Feast on 27 Jan, and a reprise of her ever massively popular Seafood Feast on 9 Feb. - New Malden KT3 (20 minutes train from Waterloo). BOOK HERE
Table for 10 serves up homecooked Vietnamese feasts on 2 Feb & 9 Mar. Please please please let there be duck ramen and minced shrimp chilli jam... - Whitechapel, E1. BOOK HERE
Anna of Culinary Anthropologist and Mie CPH Good Food team up to cook up a Nordic Storm on 16 & 17 Feb. They've just released the menu, which includes Aquavit cocktails, roast venison with blackberry and apple chutney, poached cod roe, cider-braised pork, Danish cherry wine... the list goes on. Not to be missed! - Highbury N5, 16 & 17 Feb. BOOK HERE
NEW! The chefs at School of Wok are hosting a very special Chinese New Year supper on its 15th day on 24 Feb. How do you say no to crispy pork and lobster noodles? - Covent Garden WC2. 24 Feb - BOOK HERE
New classes in 2013 are also starting to come in like the snow, but we'll save that for next time. Meantime, safe travels to all of you, be it on a plane, a train or simply on the tube. May you have many mince pies, mulled wine and massive meals with the ones you love most around you.
Wen & Amir