Root Camp in deepest Carmarthenshire was an absolute joy. I went there not knowing what to expect but of course vibrant young minds in a stunning setting created its own magic. Under the beating sun we cooked up spider crabs with fennel tops, ratatouille the Elizabeth David way, peach tart, pork belly to name but a few. Thankfully vodka had not been sneaked in Timotei bottles so the week was very productive. All the kids were brilliant. A total joy, if they ask me to do it again I’d do in a shot. Comment of the week definitely had to be I’m telling one of the kids to pull his trousers up & he replied “Boxer shorts have a pattern for a reason you know”. I had no criticism for any of the kid’s aptitude but collectively I would say stop asking where things are in the kitchen before you’ve even had a look. You were all brilliant, keep cooking!
Photo: ©Clare Richardson