Chef Stephen Jeffers has come up with a novel way of bringing his Forestside Cookery School to your home during the Covid19 lockdown with a virtual cooking product. Chef Jeffers at Home launched in early May, exceeding all expectations by selling out in a few hours. We spoke to Chef Jeffers as he opened-up sales for their first ‘cook-along’ box to get the lowdown on the inspiration and ethos behind this new initiative, what we can expect in the weeks to come, and most importantly – what are we going to be cooking!
In 2008, the financial crisis loomed large over the tourism economy and “staycations” became more popular than ever. Many people found themselves with the urge to get away on a limited budget, some found a new respect for their local economy and others simply wanted to embrace what was on their doorstep. Many people also found that their own financial circumstances had changed and from the desire to retain period homes and other elegant properties a surge of local B&Bs and self catering accommodation options began and many property owners found that the deep downturn actually helped their cause as more people opted for “staycations” rather than flocking to Mediterranean beaches. People were staying at home and anything related to camping did well because people were looking for budget holidays. This leads to the question, after lockdown will we see this mirrored once again?
Mother's Day is just around the corner and perhaps your looking for inspirational ideas on what to get your Mum and where to take her for a special lunch. Here's a few ideas.
‘Obvious’ runs from 28 March - 24 March 2020 at R-Space Gallery (32 Castle Street, Lisburn) Free entry Tuesday to Saturday 11am-5pm Preview: Saturday 28 March 2020 2-4pm – All Welcome