What is happening at the Jericho Kitchen?!


What is happening at the Jericho Kitchen?! Is it possible that I love my job more than I ever did? Yes it absolutely is…..   Despite having taken virtually no bookings in over 3 months? Yes despite that! Despite that people are obviously nervous about coming out again and being with other people? Yes despite [...]

What is happening at the Jericho Kitchen?!2020-07-12T13:39:41+01:00

The Sustainable Kitchen with Marcia Barrington – BRAND NEW FOR 2020!!


Hello everyone & Happy Easter!   We hope that you are continuing to keep well and are settling in to what is our normal for the time being?  I don't know about you but I haven't had such an array of seeds growing at the speed of light right now for years.  I don't know [...]

The Sustainable Kitchen with Marcia Barrington – BRAND NEW FOR 2020!!2020-04-11T13:25:21+01:00

The Good Life!


The Good Life! Anyone that know me knows that the BBC series, The Good Life (for those of you who are too young – ask your parents!) has been a huge part of my life since I was a child. More so as an adult, probably because Richard Briers always reminded me of my dad! [...]

The Good Life!2020-04-03T10:33:37+01:00

Time to reflect….


July and August are the months of ‘down time’ in the average year of the cookery school.   Time to get organised, time to think about Christmas – although this year I had to wait until I literally stopped melting before I could even utter the word! As I sit writing this in the exact same [...]

Time to reflect….2018-08-17T15:25:14+01:00

Summer, Supper Clubs & Borough Market!


Summer, Supper Clubs & Borough Market! So with June fast approaching we are all now ready for sun and strawberries and hopefully no more Beasts from the East!! Since giving up my other full time job a couple of weeks ago to concentrate on making the ever growing and successful business that is my cookery [...]

Summer, Supper Clubs & Borough Market!2018-07-15T10:24:41+01:00

“This hobby is turning into a business…..”


I had the best advice I have ever received from anyone this year about the Jericho Kitchen and it was harsh! Apparently my face fell, literally, on hearing it. It was a freezing cold afternoon in February this year and I was sitting in my own venue in Jericho – feeling out of this world [...]

“This hobby is turning into a business…..”2018-07-15T10:24:41+01:00

Never ever a dull moment… just rolling with the punches!


I think you have to be ever so slightly mad to run your own business! A little bit of madness is good for you, isn’t it?! If I look back even over the last 2 months, if I had known the journey would I have taken it, probably not!   However, I have and although it [...]

Never ever a dull moment… just rolling with the punches!2018-07-15T10:24:42+01:00

Slow Food


Wow, what a week!  This time last week I was sitting upstairs in the Turl Street Kitchen eagerly awaiting the arrival of Mr Carlo Petrini, the founder of the Slow Food Movement in Italy in 1986. About 30 of us crowded into the room and we were treated to talks from Shane Holland, the Head [...]

Slow Food2018-07-15T10:25:07+01:00