Qin Xie with Monica Galetti, Monica Galetti Experience, Cactus Kitchen

The Monica Galetti Experience

Earlier this month I went to Cactus Kitchens, a newish cookery school in Clapham, for the Monica Galetti experience.

It’s not the cheapest of cookery experiences but it was a fun day with wines matched to the food we cooked. We made seared salmon with beetroot, roast venison tenderloin with spiced cabbage and a pear tart tatin with MasterChef and Le Gavroche’s Monica Galetti.

You can read my thoughts on the day at Yahoo

Here are some of the photos from the day:


Qin Xie

Qin Xie is a London based food, wine and travel journalist and trained chef.

When not infiltrating Michelin restaurants as a kitchen tourist, she writes about food, drink and travel. Her work has appeared on Yahoo, FT, The Times and CNN.

Her first cookbook, co-authored with YS Peng at Hunan Restaurant, is out March 2014.

According to friends, her watch is always set to UTC -- ready for the next big adventure. In reality, she is happiest at the dinner table or by the sea.

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