Well the long prepared for day came on Saturday when I was due to give my demonstration/talk about Cyprus, food and crafts. I had been cooking up colocassi and shamali, skordalia and trahana, and gathering authentic Cyprus fare from far and wide...well London actually. With the help of my food writer friend Rosemary Moon we launched into the session with a humble offering of village salad to accompany the other delicacies, while Rosemary prepared some koupes I made my kieftedhes.
Tsakisstes were on offer with some yoghurt to accompany the spread and of course some proper halloumi to top it off. It was a pleasure to see a fully filled quota of people on the course and all had some connection to Cyprus either through relatives or from being stationed there while serving in the Forces.
I had made quite a few notes beforehand and surprised myself by enjoying the experience without chopping off any fingers or making a complete fool of myself.