Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Kitchen Confidential.

When I first agreed to become deputy chairman membership and fundraising for the Coleridge branch of the city conservatives I didn't realise quite how much cooking it would involve. I have spent the past three hours in the kitchen trying to perfect something half way between an apple sauce and a red cabbage chutney; at the moment it is a bit too sharp, thanks for asking, but it is getting there. It needs less vinegar and sweeter onions. Why am I telling you this? No you haven't clicked on the wrong link and stumbled across Heston Blumenthal's latest blog. The reason I am telling you this is to try and get you salivating with the aim of persuading you to buy a ticket to our latest fundraising event.

Next Monday, the 25th of January, is Burns night and more relevantly to you if you are reading this blog the night of our second Coleridge Conservative fundraising dinner.

25th of January
Burns Night Dinner
7:45pm for 8:00pm
With Nick Hillman the new Conservative candidate for Cambridge
The Cherry Hinton Constitutional Club
£17:50 for branch members, students and Chery Cons. members.

This is Nicks first official dinner engagement in Cambridge since he was selected, although he did come along to the inaugural dinner before he was selected. We are very pleased to have him speak to us and it will be an excellent opportunity for you to ask questions of him or just to put a face to a name.

The menu:

Haggis, neeps and tatties
served with a mushroom and whisky gravy.

Slow cooked thick end of belly pork
served on a bed of steamed cabbage
with and apple and red cabbage salsa.


Coffee and truffles.

Sounds good eh? If you want to come drop us an email at

Anyway must get back to the lab (ed. surely that's the kitchen?).


Frugal Dougal said...

My wife once made made chutney - it took me a day and a half to get the taste of the vinegar she'd boiled from the back of my throat!

Richard Normington said...

Looking forward to the feast!