Top 3 reasons for taking a part in a cooking class from the team at Foodie Trails
”This is my advice to people: Learn how to cook, try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun” Julia Child.
The simple act of cooking and eating is both communal and emotional. Food provides a deep sense of connection and has the power to bring people together and the team @ Food Trails have put together our top 3 reasons for taking part in a cooking class.
1/ Team Building
Taking part in a cooking class is an amazing way to empower your team, unleash their creativity and let them discover their inner Chef. It doesn’t have to be a corporate team building activity; it can be for social groups, sporting group and even families can cook together. As cooking together is an excellent way to connect and enjoy one another’s company.
2/ Parties and Social Gatherings
What a fabulous way to enjoy a hen’s night, birthday party or family celebration; learning to cook together! Imagine the fun you would all have together as you learn a new style of cooking, whether it is Mexican, Chinese, Japanese or Indian; after all cooking is love made visible. Why not make it into your very own Master Chef competition and have some fun learning a new dish together.
3/ Learn something new
Learning how to cook a new dish is a wonderful way to explore a countries culture as you can discover what people eat in particular countries and how you can create those culinary delights yourself. Learning something new is a wonderful way to expand your horizons and what is better than getting to enjoy your exquisite creations after you have made them. Here is one of our favourite recipes, Thai Beef Salad.
1 teaspoon lemon grass, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon oil
10 mint leaves, roughly torn
1 coriander plant, roughly chopped
½ small red onion, finely sliced
½ Lebanese cucumber, thinly sliced
5 cherry tomatoes, half or quartered
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons fish sauce (Squid)
3 -4 Tablespoons lemon/lime juice
½ - 1 teaspoon dried chilli
2 Tablespoon toasted rice, coarsely grounded
1. Marinade beef with lemongrass, oil, mint, coriander and red onion and let it sit for 30 minutes
2. Grill or sear beef to medium rare or to your liking. Set aside.
3. Mix fish sauce, sugar, lemon juice and dried chillies.
4. Slice beef thinly. Mix with ground rice. Add other salads and dressing. Mix well. Taste test and adjust taste to personal liking.
Taste, experience and explore with Foodie Trails @ www.foodietrails.com.au.