Plate to Page

Plate to Page Ireland – in and out of the comfort zone

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There is a wonderful cartoon by the brilliant Gary Larson, showing a panic-stricken man driving his car away from a city that is in the process of being spectacularly destroyed by fire, flood, aerial attack and Godzilla.  His dog is hanging out of the window with an unperturbed and inscrutable expression on his face, staring […]

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Plate to Page Somerset: 14 women, 1 man and a dog, Part II

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Photo courtesy and © of Ilva Beretta   The story so far:  for the third Plate to Page workshop, 11 participants and 4 instructors had travelled from far and wide to congregate at Meare Court Farm in Somerset for a weekend of learning, teaching, photographing, writing, laughter and friendship. The first day and a half […]

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Plate to Page Somerset: 14 women, one man, and a dog, Part I

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Plate to Page, Class of Somerset (photo courtesy of Rim Abo-Hegab) Do you remember your first day at a new school?  Maybe it was simply a change from junior school to high school; or maybe your parents had moved town and put you in a new school.  Either way, I do not think there is […]

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Plate to Page – a Tuscan tale

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  We all the know the formula, right?  Big house in the middle of nowhere.  Bunch of diverse people from all over the place who sign up to live there together for a while.  Strangers sharing living quarters, cooking together, eating together.  Cameras absolutely everywhere throughout the house.  Mentors available for a chat 24/7.   Strange and sometimes […]

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Chicken, chorizo and Peppadew potjiekos

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  Synergy. It’s a great word – like energy, only better (and despite the way it sounds, no hint of sin!).  It boils down to the notion that a cohesive group is more than the sum of its parts; that a group has the ability to outperform even its best individual member; and that teamwork will produce an overall better […]

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Plate to Page, Weimar – the super troupers

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Plate to Page, Class of Weimar 2011 Photo © Julia House Pssssst…. Want a sneak peek at the Wikio Top Gastronomy Blogs rankings for June 2011?  See who’s at no. 7! Do you remember your first time?  The anxiety about whether you would be good enough in comparison to others?  The insecurity about whether your equipment is large […]

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Announcing From Plate to Page – a food writing and photography workshop

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  Have you sensed that it’s been a little quiet around here at CookSister! HQ lately?  That I might have been a little distracted?  Don’t worry, I’m not hiding in the attic and taking a break from online life – what I have been doing is spending rather a lot of time plotting, planning and talking with my […]

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