Three Girls Cook is a collaboration between Giovanna Ryan, Alison O'Reilly and Lorna Robertson. All three were finalists on this year's MasterChef, so the girls know their stuff! This week they’re celebrating the festive season with a very unique supper club called Three Girls Cook… Junk! It’s their take on everything comforting, nostalgic and naughty and will all be served up in Falcon Enamelware. If you’re looking for something last minute… BOOK HERE NOW!
We caught up with Giovanna ahead of the supper club to find out a bit more…
Can you tell us a bit more about Three Girls Cook? When and how did it start?
We all three genuinely got on really well. We decided quite soon after finishing filming Masterchef this year (when we'd gone back to our day jobs) that we wanted to host a supper club so we launched our first event in Notting Hill back in June which sold out in 24 hours! We had such a great time and had such a lovely response that we decided to keep going!
What can your lucky guests expect from your supper clubs this month?
We've done quite a few events recently that have been quite fancy, if you will. We really wanted to do something a bit more casual and to create a really fun, indulgent menu that we thought would appeal to lots of people. All three of us are suckers for junk food so we decided to do our own take on some classics. We're doing a take on an onion ring as a starter with some exciting homemade dipping sauces. Then we've got our own recipe KFP (Kentucky Fried Pheasant), Bovril braised short ribs, truffle mac and cheese and a baby gem Caesar salad. Finally we're going all out with a peanut butter and chocolate cookie ice cream sandwich with toasted marshmallow for dessert. It's pretty outrageous and I can guarantee no one will leave hungry!
What do you think makes for a good product/design, especially for the kitchen?
First and foremost, anything I use in the kitchen has to be functional and easy to clean. I'm also really drawn to classic, timeless design. As I spend the majority of my time in my kitchen, I like everything in it to look good. Falcon is the perfect combination of the two!
How do you use Falcon in your kitchen?
I use Falcon bakeware all of the time. It's so hardwearing and I think I've got every possible size so there's always something that perfectly fits my needs, from roasting a big old chicken on a Sunday to making little individual crumbles. I've also got a colander from your Prep set that I use as a fruit bowl. It's so beautiful and looks lovely filled with fruit in the middle of my kitchen table. The Falcon plates are also really functional and look great in photos too if you're that way inclined!
What will you be cooking this Christmas?
Menu planning is like a military operation at my family house over Christmas. Everyone wants to get involved and we're constantly worried about running out of food. Obviously we never do! I'm really lucky to have a butcher in the family so we always have excellent meat. We usually have cockerel rather than turkey on Christmas day and my mum makes the best stuffing, then it’s a rib of beef on Boxing Day. I always do some sort of fresh pasta on Christmas Eve which I make listening to Kings College Carols and is so therapeutic. I've got really behind making my Christmas cake this year - I've currently still got the fruit soaking in brandy in my Falcon pie dish so I need to get on and finish that off!
How will you be spending Christmas and what's on your wish-list?
I've got a very busy run up to Christmas. I'm catering for quite a few Christmas events and I've also got my school Christmas show which is an organisational nightmare but very rewarding eventually! So when that's all over I'm really looking forward to going back to my family home in Cambridgeshire. I'm obsessed with plates so I've asked for some lovely crockery. I'm getting married next year and I've got these grand plans to make lots of the decorations and the bridesmaid's skirts (!!) so I'm also hoping for a sewing machine.