Anyone who knows me well, knows I can be a worrier. I have always suffered from nerves, but I keep pushing myself to do the things that make me go all red and blotchy and make me feel like i’m in school again, too scared to put my hand up to answer a question I very much knew the answer to. WHAT THE SHITTING HELL HAS THIS GOT TO DO WITH FOOD, WOMAN? I hear you cry… Well, this Sunday, I will be hosting my first cookery workshops EVER. I have given friends classes before. That’s fine. I have even made videos. I don’t have a problem with that either. In fact, I enjoy the intimacy of photography and videography. But… the idea of me having to host worskhops with families – whilst being engaging and interesting AND cooking on a camping stove scares me a little! But, more importantly – I am excited too.
People who know me on the periphery of real-life (I’m very good at tweeting confidence and i’m good at faking it until I make it! I’m also extremely good at promoting stuff – just not when it comes to my own passion projects!) It’s not even like I’m scared of failing. I’m a massive risk taker. I just literally have a fear of speaking in front of groups of people and generally of not being good enough to make my own shit happen.
So, I was asked to host some family-friendly cooking workshops and it’s going to happen this Sunday at Shelley Gardens Community Food Festival in Cardiff. I’ll be making some really easy stuff that can be used in lots of different ways and can be put together in less than half an hour. We’ll also be eating everything we make, obis! I’ll also have a very special little foodie with me, my friend’s 8 year old, Connie. She is crazy excited…and i’m hoping she’ll keep me in check!
If you can come along to the festival it would be lovely to see you. There are some amaze-balls stalls there and there will be plenty of vegetarian options, if that’s what floats your boat. Penylan Pantry, Frankie’s Italian, Inner City Pickle and Nata and Co AND MORE lovely local folk will all have stalls there. The event is run by the stupendous Green City Events. A special big up goes to Rebecca, who asked me to take part in the event.
I hope to see you there, lovely people.