There have been some challenges in 2013 for Tez and I, but these challenges were definitely outweighed by the many wondrous happy faces, places and spaces that I can think of.
I want to share one with you……well it is kinda 4 x happy spaces rolled into one happy place with many happy faces.
A couple of years ago a friend told me about a cooking school in Paris called Cook’n’with Class. In 2012 I was fortunate to be in Paris and jammed five cooking classes into three days. I learnt so much and two of my favourite chef presenters were Briony and Pino. I had such a great time with them – I dream of the day I can bring them to Plough Creek Cooking School.
Well in 2013, I was able to swing past Paris for a couple of days and squeeze in four more classes. I was a tiny, tiny bit disappointed the schedule would not allow me to do another class with Briony or Pino, but I did get to say hello to Briony.
Emmanuelle – Mad about choux pastry & macarons. What fantastic classes.
I had attended a macaron class with Briony and loved it – so thought a repeat class was a good refresher!!
Third class took us off to a Market Dinner class with Patrick. These classes are designed so that the class go to the local market with the chef, check out what is available in the stores and then come back and cook a meal. So much fun shopping for produce and checking out the locals.
Oh my, did I learn some of the handiest tricks ever. Never again will I be afraid of cooking duck or fish.
Of course, in France it is all about the baguette and the cheese!
After all, food should be fun; tasty, exciting and inspiring....shouldn’t it???....Well, I think - YES, it should …