Enter Eat My World, who might have slunk in and stolen my heart. Eat My World is a free service for food lovers like me, matching people who host supper clubs in their home with people who buy tickets to go along and enjoy a home-cooked meal. Hosts can invite people anywhere to a supper club, and they don't need to have any professional cooking qualifications, just a love of food and a desire to share it with others. My mouth was watering when, last month, I was invited to a supper club in Bournemouth and sent a copy of the menu. A 4th July Independence Day special, it featured cajun shrimp, sticky chicken wings and homemade corn bread as a starter, an array of delicious meats (including caramelised chipotle beef brisket and barbecue pulled pork) as a main, served with spicy corn, sweet potatoes and slaw, and key lime pie for dessert. Not to mention other treats like oysters rockerfeller, and some rather delectable bourbon vanilla malt shakes. Needless to say, the RSVP was probably the quickest I've ever sent, and I was counting down the minutes until that sunny Monday night last month, when Emma, Hannah and I (along with our husbands and boyfriends - one of each, not a harem!) descended on a beautiful art deco block of flats in Poole for a rather sensational feast.
I must say before I continue, that somehow I lost my photos of the evening, and so these are all pinched from Hannah, whose photos were way better than mine anyway!