Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Day 14 - Food Glorious Food

Day 14 of rosalilium’s 'blog every day in May' challenge
Food Glorious Food
(Share your favourite recipe. Talk about the best cocktail you've ever tasted. Or maybe share your fave restaurant experience. Let's get talking about food!)


Today's topic coincides nicely with a visit to the super Toppings Bookshop in Bath to hear all about the Clandestine Cake Club with free cake and a talk from Lynn Hill, founder of the Cake Club enterprise.

Clandestine Cake Club book display


Despite the atrocious weather, me and my two gorgeous girlies, M and C headed into Bath city centre first to dine out at ASK with our 25% off NUS student discount.

Ask menu

Ask water glass


Of course, there was wine...

Clinking glasses
 
 
Calamari and Panzerottini for starters...

Ask Calamari

Ask Panzerottini
 
 
Ravioli Marittimi, Terrina Frutti Di Mare and Gnocchi Con Prosciutto E Piselli for mains...
 
Ask Ravioli Marittimi, Terrina Frutti Di Mare and Gnocchi Con Prosciutto E Piselli
 

And plenty of good conversation and company over tea...

Ask tea


Then it was over the road to Toppings Bookshop for our cake!

Toppings Bookshop, Bath
 
 
And boy, was there cake - lots and lots and lots!
 
Clandestine Cake Club at Toppings Bookshop, Bath
 
Clandestine Cake Club at Toppings Bookshop, Bath
 
Clandestine Cake Club at Toppings Bookshop, Bath
 
 
We managed to sample a little bit of pretty much everything and also smuggle some out for Andrew as a thank you for providing the taxi service.
 
Clandestine Cake Club at Toppings Bookshop, Bath
 
The talk was to promote the Clandestine Cake Club's new book and it was really interesting to hear about how they chose which cakes to include, how they tested (and sampled) the cakes and then how they photographed them. Lots of tips for food photography and styling!
 
The book itself is fairly hefty with over 120 cakes included, the majority of them illustrated and photographed in beautiful detail. I purchased the book on the night and it was very kindly signed by Lynn Hill herself and the photography design stylist, Anita Mangan.
 
Book review to follow next week!
 
Clandestine Cake Club at Toppings Bookshop, Bath
 
 
Anyone part of a Clandestine Cake Club?
 
 
With thanks to my lovely friend M for letting me use her camera phone!
 

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