Men’s Cooking to Survive!

Tuesday night saw our first ‘Men’s Cooking to Survive’ class.

One of our chef’s Jack Lambeth demonstrated the recipes before the

gentlemen of the class went to their own cooking station to try them out themselves.

The focus of the class was simple but satisfying and tasty dishes with an emphasis on basic techniques so that the students gain more confidence  and can apply what they learned to other new recipes.  We included knife skills, showing how to cut and chop safely and correctly.

We had an assortment of different experience in this first class ranging from complete beginners to more confident home cooks.  The class had plenty of handy tips and information for the more experienced cooks but is planned in such a way that it is foolproof and easy to follow for those less experienced.

Once all the cooking is finished the guys retired to the dining room to eat what they had cooked, normally participants take some home with them but there wasn’t much left to go home on this class!  A good sign.

Our chef, Jack described the evening as “lots of hearty grub, manly banter and beer all around!”

One of the participants said after the class  “As a person who has never cooked in his life apart from egg and beans and never even prepared a vegetable before, I found the class fun, informative and confidence giving.  So much so that I now intend to cook my wife a three course dinner, she wishes I had done this class years ago!”

The menu for this class was:

Spicy Squash Soup

Pasta with Tomato Sauce

Chicken or Tofu & Vegetable Wraps

Stir-Fried Spring Greens

Mixed Berry Kanten


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