|Last night’s Indian-themed class in Footscray was all about focus, communication, camaraderie and fun. Andrew has arranged many a class in the past, and last night’s was very special.
The raised preparation area gave a natural auditorium effect to the proceedings, and made for easy access and observation.
Everyone was very enthusiastic and used their considerable kitchen skills to bring our cooking adventure to it’s grand culinary consummation. The feast yielded some of the best flavours I have ever tasted.
The piquant Granny Smith apple chutney was especially memorable – too hot to bear, but too sweet to resist, a hint of sourness with aromatic cinnamon and nutmeg overtones, and rich caramelised sweetness giving way to the fire from mouth-stinging dried red and fresh green chilis.
As a gracious host, and to facilitate smooth flow, Andrew spent a great deal of the time in the pot-washing room in true humble kitchen assistant style. A splendid night, one of my best for a long time. Many thanks to Andrew for making it all possible.
Posted by Kurma on 12/5/07; 8:18:22 AM