Many months ago, the Western District Epicureans, based in Hamilton, invited me, via my long-standing school friend and their committee member Leigh, to cook with them for their April Epicureannes dinner. It was themed ‘A Mediterranean Dinner with Tonya’.
The idea was that their committee of 5 would be led by me, as we do in a cooking class, to cook the three course dinner for their group of 30. I would give a short talk on the Cooking School, travelling and cooking in France and our culinary tour to Marrakesh, Morocco Beyond the Bay, plus cooking demonstration of a few of the dishes.
WE had fun in the hours of preparation working together. My team of very competent cooks worked very hard under their group leader, I called her ‘Captain Jill’. She was most ably assisted by her committee of another Jill, Robyn, Pip and my friend Leigh.