Yummy Magazine together with KitchenAid has indeed cooked up something gastronomically awesome: THREE cooking workshops that would be spread throughout the year with one of the country’s top chefs to show you how it’s done.
The first leg was held at Enderun Colleges, Bonifacio Global City last April 11, 2015 with none other than Chef Jackie Ang-Po.
The moment I saw the KitchenAid displays I felt butterflies on my tummy. I was so excited to try them out and make (at that point) anything with them just to see what magic we can do together. There was a set-up where they have all the ingredients and kitchenware ready, for you to do just that.
They’re all easy to make and perfect for this weather. The Lemony Crabstick Dip paired with chips would make a great snack, it’s light and simple. Both the Watermelon Fizz and the Mango Pearl Layers would keep you refreshed when you’re feeling the heat. Fruits and vegetables are your best friend when you’re trying to stay cool this summer.
Chef Jackie regaled us with stories from her experience throughout her cooking career while she did her cooking demonstration using some of the KitchenAid cookware that was on display. I love how she explained everything in a way that was easy to remember and also giving us tips and tricks along the way.
It wasn’t called #YummyKitchenAidEasyRecipes for nothing, those three dishes might look hard to prepare but they’re really not. Don’t let that fool you though, they taste even better than they look.
The Grilled Watermelon & Mango Jicama salad with Mango Vinaigrette was awesome it has a fun upbeat flavour that blended perfectly.
If I were to name a favourite, it would have to be the Osso Buco, hands down. The meat was so tender that it melts in your mouth and you could taste the essence of the beef and all its ingredients, feel it dancing in your palate and inviting you to take another bite. I wanted seconds, thirds, fourths, well, you get the picture. As Chef Jackie explained, slow cooking does not only ensure that all the flavours are present in every bite, it does also keep the meat and vegetables whole as opposed to pressure cooking which does cut the time in half but it also affects the consistency, it doesn’t keep the ingredients intact.
I think everyone was excited to try the Praline Puff since it’s not everyday you get a multi-awarded pastry chef to cook for you, or do you?
I love to cook and experiment in the kitchen and ’em KitchenAid products definitely would make life more fun when you’re there, not to mention easier. And on the way home I couldn’t stop thinking about the 5-speed hand blender and the slow cooker. Now they’re definitely on my list of things to buy for the kitchen!
It was a pleasure to be part of such an awesome event that both satisfied my cravings and at the same time made me crave for more. I can’t wait for what they come up with next!
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Have fun trying out ’em recipes! See you next time!