Hot Town, Summer in the City: My KGB Weekend

I’ve returned to my Sydney home base after a back-to-back, double-header cooking class extravaganza in Melbourne.

Saturday was spent at the beautiful kitchen of Kellie (below, top row, second from the left) in Vermont, the heartland of Melbourne’s ‘Burbs’. A couple of latecomers missed their fifteen minutes of photographic fame.

my day in Vermont:

Kellie and Jenny (above, top right) spent many months arranging the day, which was a great deal of fun for all. Number’s swelled for lunch (a common occurence), with husbands and an abundance of good-looking babies completing the family gathering.

Lunch at Kellie's:

It was a big day for Jenny, who completed her full-set of Kurma cookbooks and DVD’s, making her now a full card-carrying member of the KGB (Kurma Groupie Brotherhood). Welcome, Jenny!

Alu vadas were the star of the lunch. Crispy batter, tender soft potato inside, slathered with creamy coconut chutney…my best ever.

alu vadas:

Weekend temperatures soared. At Gopal’s Restaurant in the heart of Melbourne’s downtown, an ultra-enthusiastic group of 26 partook of a day-long cookery workshop. Many a KGB member was present, including a lady who had last attended a cookery class with me in 1983.

say 'panir':

Our youngest attendee was Kieren, aged 14. Did we have fun? The photo says it all.
Posted by Kurma on 16/11/09; 11:55:55 AM

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