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Cooking for Elterwater Trip, 13–15 November 2015

This is a wiki (editable web page) to organise cooking for this weekend’s trip to Elterwater.

The kitchen has hobs and ovens, though potentially limited fridge space. Plan accordingly. See here for a photo:

Click edit at the top to change the text (you’ll need to be logged in to your account on the website first – click here to register if you don’t have one). You can either suggest a meal idea or join one of the existing ones and you’re obviously also welcome to sort yourself out (move your name to Independent). Please remove your name from the Not yet signed-up for meal list too once you’re in a group or have decided to cook alone. The person who suggests the meal is responsible for arranging the ingredients – everyone else in the group should bring money on the trip to pay for their share, and expect to help with the preparation and washing up.


Generally, people provide their own alcohol if they'd like it. However, it'd perhaps be nice to centrally coordinate some mulled wine on this trip, especially given how bad the weather looks... If you'd like to partake for a £2 contribution per person, please add your name below and we'll sort out the ingredients (although if you'd like to bring your own bottle of red wine for mulling, we won't object!):

  • Andrew
  • Angelika
  • Charlotte N
  • Josh H
  • Matt A
  • Zekang
  • Kirsten VF
  • Heidi F
  • Christiane K
  • Thibaud M
  • Adrien L
  • April C
  • William G
  • Andrew TY
  • Grasilda
  • Patrick R
  • Courtney D


Meal suggestions by Tuesday evening. Finalise groups by Wednesday evening so the person suggesting the meal knows how much they have to buy and has a couple of days to do the shopping.

Meal 1: Veg Cosmopolitan

  • Starter: Sourdough with Salsa picante OR Garlic bread with Tomato soup (Weather permitting!)
  • Main: Mixed veg curry (Kerala style), Couscous with coconut and a tinge of mustard (tadka)
  • Dessert: Raspberry bakewell cake with custard :)

  • Maximum number: 12

  • Cost per person: £5


  • Sumita C
  • Josh A
  • Kirsten VF
  • Nebibe V
  • Paul C
  • Valerie
  • Mariliis TÖ
  • Angelika B
  • Ben Kitching-Morley
  • Matt Arran

Meal 2: (Somebody's) Grandma Stew

  • Starter: Homemade cheesy-garlic bread.

  • Main: Beef and sausage stew, with sweet potatoes, parsnips and lots of love, slowly cooked in apple cider.

  • Dessert: Store-bought carrot cake/cheesecake?

  • Maximum number: 10-12

  • Cost per person: £4-5


  • Jorge Gomez
  • Andrew (W