Flowers & Smoke a great combination

I was asked by my friend and near neighbour, Jan Billington from Maddocks Farm to help out with a demo she was doing for Darts Farm at the Devon County Show yesterday.

It has always been a dream of mine to cook in front of a crowd, some might think this a bit of an ego trip, but I genuinely am so passionate about food that I love to share with others.

We demoed the hosta leaves wrapped in proscuitto that I posted about recently, and these went down a treat, the smoked butter with flowers handed out on slithers of home made bread received a lot of praise, and the wonderful flower jelly shots and flower salad displays, that Jan created were simply stunning.

I loved being a part of this, and hope one day to be asked to do some more.

The photos here were all taken by Jan’s daughter Imogen, who I think has a real flair, thank you for letting me use the pictures  here.

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18 responses to this post.

  1. Nice opportunity, lets hope it leads to great things. Lovely pictures and I do want to try some of your smoked butter.

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  2. Well done Marcus. That all looks fabulous. I saw on Twitter that you were billed as “celebrated local food blogger” 🙂 Also don’t think it’s an ego trip at all, I used to pretend to be a TV chef when I was cooking as a child!

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  3. How beautiful! So many flowers and it isn’t even valentine’s day:]

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  4. We’re you nervous or did it all just come naturally? Well done to you and jan. I’m proud of you, Devon foodies!!

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  5. Posted by Adam on May 21, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Looks amazing mate so proud of you bring the tv show. :)x

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  6. That looks like a good day, well done mate.

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  7. Posted by jennypaws on May 21, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Beautiful photographs of what must have been a thoroughly enjoyable day. 🙂

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  8. You must have had the best time! how exciting to be able to teach and connect people with your wonderful way of cooking!

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  9. Excellent!

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  10. Looks like you had a fab time, food looks wonderful

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