Silly me – I just found this unpublished post in the file – a few weeks ago at my night classes – as we were nearing the last couple of weeks. We all had to do some small group training. One of the lovely chaps in my class was a chef – so he gave us a very practical tutorial on 1980’s garnishes.
Believe it or not – these were the ones I created – I enjoyed making them – but had difficulty with the tomato – not because it is tricky peeling the fine skin – I don’t like raw tomato – I eat it cooked and in sauces – but raw – just not my thing . . .
After this session – another chap in our group also a chef – luck us, took us on a road trip – we headed down to the kitchen and had a lesson in pasta making – now this is something the MOTH and I have thought about – and know I have tried. It was really great learning and having a go at the actual dough making. Seeing as it was only a 40 minute session – we now have fresh dough to have for tomorrow night – will go very nicely with the MOTH’s awesome Bolognese sauce – we turned it into pappadella – yum
Rolled by hand – it was a little thicker than planned – mmmmm perhaps we need to invest in a pasta machine