The London Cooking Club, hosted by The London Foodie, Luiz Hara - one of London's top food bloggers. Basically, he sets a theme, sends out recipes, invites his readers to come along, you cook it, bring it over, finish it off in his gorgeous kitchen and share!
I kid you not, it’s a great evening. Suddenly, you are sat next to someone whom you would have never met otherwise and they’ve made you some food! This is such a great unique experience – because everyone gets to participate in making the evening happen and the main theme of it all is giving and sharing.
This is just totally right down my street, I mean, slaving over a hot stove all day when you can get people to bring it over and cook – yes please! ; )
David Thompson’s Thai Food recipes. We had about 10 dishes all made by each guest.
|-Ma Hor - Minced Pork, Chicken and Prawn Paste with Pineapple and Mandarin|
|-Thai Fish Cakes with Cucumber Relish|
|Mussel and Ginger Soup|
|Larp Gai - Spicy Minced Chicken Salad|
|Green Papaya Salad with Sweet Crispy Pork|
|Beef PanaengW/ Morning Glory|
|Bream Steamed with Ginger, Celery and Pickled Plums|
|Stir-fried Clams with Chilli Jam and Thai Basil|
|Steamed Pumpkin and Coconut Custard|
I made the thai fish cakes, followed the recipe to the word and guess what – I had to bin everything, so I quickly discovered that this recipe was totally flawed. I wasn’t too happy to go back to the shops to buy more fish – the thing I hate most is wasting fish – as indeed – there aren’t too many in the sea anymore.
4 tablespoons of red curry paste for 300g of white fish? Followed by 3 tablespoons of fish sauce? NO NO NO! I should have known better than to follow that to the bone! Sounded like a recipe for curry flavoured fish sauce to me.
1 teaspoon of sugar – is certainly not going to balance out the saltiness in these babies!
The Shed Likes Food and also Vintage Macaroon. Luiz and Dr G’s home is really lovely, very grown up! They have all the stuff you’d want, beautiful things, cosy and atmospheric. It is about this time last year, on 4th December 2009 when they came to our supper club! Happy Anniversary to us Luiz! I wrote an email to Luiz asking him to come to review our supper club and he did! Since then, we have all done so many things together and have become great friends.
Luiz has hosted other Cooking Club nights such as
A Persian Evening
Recipes from “The New Food of Life” by Najmieh Batmanglij
A Syrian Supper
Recipes from "Syrian Foodie in London" blog
From Hanoi to Saigon, a Vietnamese Voyage
Recipes from "Secret of the Red Lantern" and "Songs of Sapa"
Check on The London Foodie Blog for The London Cooking Club dates and book yourselves in and go!