No, not literally. It's been a few weeks since I posted something about my activities in college, but that's not because they've been locking me up in the stock cupboard.
It's a huge difference being on this rotation now I'm in the third year, because here - and only here - are we left with the great responsibility of designing the dishes ourselves. For Larder, that means canapés and cold starters and a wealth of possibilities for inventiveness. What's more, my lecturer in Larder rotation, Mr. Cottam, has been really supportive of me and let the reins out a bit, allowing me to be quite experimental in conjuring up new and interesting combinations. So away from the hustle and bustle of the hot kitchens and finally given the opportunity to put my creative instincts into practice, I soon found my mojo again. These are canapés I designed on a daily basis during the course of Larder week three, prepared with my own hands and served to lunch guests at our public fine dining restaurant The Escoffier Room. I'm feeling pretty chuffed. Click on individual photos to enlarge.