Hertford Food Festival Theo Michaels Cooking Demo - Theo Cooks

My Cooking Demo, Hertford Food Festival & Volunteers!

The phone call starts like this:

‘Is that Theo Michaels? I hear you’re a pretty good cook with awesome hair. Do you want to do a cooking demo at the Hertford Food Festival?’

‘Does that mean I get to go on stage, cook, eat and tell bad jokes and most people won’t leave?’


‘I’m in!’

Needless to say, the jokes were bad but the food compensated! I cooked a delicious Greek dish and even managed to grab a volunteer from the audience to get her hands dirty (thank you Charlotte!). Food went down a treat and the audience were great getting really involved in the demo with lots of questions and a growing crowd as the demo went on.

After the demo we had a Michaels’ family day out – Hertford is a very attractive, quaint English village – well worth a visit if you haven’t been (Hertford used to be an old stomping ground for me and my mates as a kid – it was the only place loacally that had a pub that served under-aged kids… but before there is a stampede of kids heading to Hertford on a Friday night – things have changed and that was 21 years ago – sorry kids!).

It’s got a great food scene with loads of independent eateries and coffee shops and you can spend a couple of hours winding your way around the little side streets and then have a walk through the park after lunch.

Oh and here is Charlotte – my very own Debbie Magee volunteer (I’ve just reaslised anyone under 35 will have no idea to who Debbie Magee is!).

My very own Debbie Magee - Theo Michaels Hertford Food Festival Cooking Demo Theo Cooks

My very own Debbie Magee – Theo Michaels Hertford Food Festival Cooking Demo

And another thank you to the guys at Honestly Good for letting me indulge my tastebuds in using their freshly pressed olive oil – it just adds so much to any dish!