(c) Henrietta Garnett; Supplied by The Public Catalogue FoundationThe Cook, Vanessa Bell

I’m always on the lookout for any excuse to host a gathering that involves food. How wonderful is this idea to hold a homemade pantry party? Your friends bring along one thing that they feel they make really well, from infused vodka, to ketchup, to chocolate truffles, and then swap goodies with each other. It sounds like such a fun and inspiring project. It’s not surprising that Brooklyn is already been there done that, but hey, I don’t mind setting the trend for Kingston-Upon-Thames! – Mirandaย