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Designing a new class – Indian

One of the things that I love most about cooking is passing on all the information that I have learnt over the years.  I am fortunate to have the opportunity to do that in several ways.  My blog allows me to share my cooking ‘journey’ and thoughts with you all while my classes permit me to pass on information in a hands-on environment. 

Designing new classes is always challenging although it is something that I enjoy immensely.  I usually start with a general concept and a few ideas for different things that I would like to teach, then comes the research.  When I am designing a recipe I find as many options for that particular dish, or similar dishes, as I possibly can.  I also try to find out the history and cultural impacts of the meal and with all that knowledge to hand I then develop what I think will work.  The next step is the kitchen. 

Testing a recipe is exciting because you’re never really sure if it will actually work.  Most times I have an idea of what to expect and can then tweak things as I go.  I usually need to repeat a dish to get it exactly the way I want it which means we have to taste test two delicious meals.  It’s a hard job but both G & I are committed to the process :). 

Indian is one of my favourite cuisines because it involves the use of spices and has such exciting flavours.  When I was designing this class I knew I wanted to teach some classic recipes that had the depth of flavour that Indian food is known for.  I finally came up with Spiced potato cakes, Chicken skewers, Lamb rogan josh and Ground rice pudding.




















If you would like to take a look at this or any other class details take a look at the class page on my website.


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