Last week I travelled up to London for an evening of cookery demos with some very special cooks. These four are the Halkidiki Housewives (great name for a band, no?), who travelled all the way from Greece for the event. They spoke no English but made themselves understood during a complex demonstration of traditional Greek pastries.
The evening was hosted by the Mount Athos Area Organisation, which just so happens to be the place that inspired our book. We couldn't not go; serendipity.
Those meringues had nothing to do with the demo but were so pretty I couldn't resist a snap.