In June we were delighted to host a live cookery demonstration here at Penhurst Gardens led by celebrated chef, restauranteur and food writer, Mark Hix MBE! The event was attended by our residents’ loved ones, members of the Oxfordshire community, local professionals and even the Mayor of Chipping Norton, Councillor Sandra Coleman. Mark prepared an impressive menu of smoked trout followed by black cow cheddar, pennywort and pickled walnut salad and roast monkfish with Japanese dressing using fresh fish from the Dorset coast and ingredients he had foraged himself. The demonstration was a great success, and we would like to thank those who joined us for this exciting event. We would also like to express our gratitude to everybody involved in the planning and execution of the afternoon and, of course, Mark himself for teaching us how to prepare some exquisite dishes!