Big Lunch Update: Number 1

As if the challenge of organising, cooking and hosting a Big Lunch wasn’t enough, their people have sent me a video camera to record ‘updates’. Don’t get me wrong, I’m well up for it – it’s you I feel sorry for. On the one hand, making this was a good laugh; on the other hand I’m scared that people may stop reading  forever from this point forward. I apologise in advance. So here’s a video of me waffling a little bit and then doing the same around Peckham. I’ve basically left in all the bits that other people would probably cut out, in the hope of giving you something that is at least mildly entertaining, if only for its awfulness. The middle section is rather surreal. Anyway, I promise to try and get better…

I must just say that I’ve made a couple of mistakes (other than the obvious). I’ve said Kate Thal from Green and Blue Wines is sending flour and sugar when in fact she is sending flour; the sugar will come from Billington’s. I’ll be doing more detailed updates about the products that people are so kindly donating and the recipes I’m going to make with them; there are some absolute crackers, so watch this space.

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12 Responses to “Big Lunch Update: Number 1”

  1. Lizzie

    Ha! Brilliant! Well done you. I am looking forward to seeing this project progress (and, of course, seeing the Beastly Kitchenaids working in tandem. Awh.)

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  3. Ollie

    Our spiky friend the pineapple! Love it.

    Good for you, Helen. Great cause, lovely video. Good luck for TBL.

  4. Suz

    I loved your video. Thoroughly entertaining!

    Good luck with organising the Big Lunch. It all sounds fantastic.

  5. Chris

    You are a natural! Hugely enjoyable little video, and nice to see Khan’s getting the exposure it deserves. Can’t wait for the big day!

  6. Jess

    God I love you Helen, this is great. If you want a hand, you know, ask!

  7. Craftilicious

    Genius vid – loved it!

  8. Martin

    Superb video, keep the glamorous assistant/cameraman, there’s good chemistry there.

  9. Katie

    I giggled my way through that little gem of a video – please keep the updates coming coz you’re doing a grand job! Love all the little bits that would normally get edited out – totally adds to the charm. You’re clearly a right laugh and having a great time doing this project. Good luck!

  10. Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen

    That was so fun Helen! You did a great job!

  11. Leila

    Thanks for that Helen — really enjoyable and made me hungry. I’ll be craving Alphonse mangoes like crazy now! Look forward to your next update.

  12. Junior Monney

    Hey Helen,
    If you need any photography done for the Big Lunch I am more than willing to help out if your hands are full tied with organising the event and cooking e.t.c.. Hopefully its on a day when I’m free..
    Let me know.. Would love to help..


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