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my first cooking class :D

Attended a cooking class for the first time last Saturday..well, better late than never I guess heh. Some time back when I was look through some of Aidan's past revision exercise, I saw a chinese worksheet that had those fill-in-the-blanks questions and it went something like this : (i've translated it to English okay!)

_____ cooked dinner for me
_____ played football with me

(so cliché yah!)

Helping words were mummy, daddy and some other relations. Aidan was relating to me how he he had to tell his teacher that the worksheet wasn't 'right' coz his mummy doesn't cook dinner for him. "Mummy" he says, "buys me McDonalds!" *sigh* Mega paiseh siah! He probably couldn't remember those earlier years when I was without a helper. I was the one who made all his meals then! Grrrr!! Oh well, I've never been gifted in the culinary department anyway. Was thinking though that it should be fun to learn how to cook something new and maybe, I can start cooking for Aidan again :D

Decided to join one of the sessions at Cookyn with Meryn where we were taught how to make wagyu burgers with truffle fries and upside-down Banana tarte tartin . It was a pretty enjoyable session with free flow of wine..Would definitely recommend anyone who enjoys cooking to attend one of their classes. Am looking at signing up for one of their future classes on foie gras *slurp*

Breakfast was served to us..I made the mistake of having breakfast so after eating what Meryvn had made for us (I have no idea what this is called), I was pretty stuffed..

It tastes great..! I liked the one with potatoes!

Deb & Pei Fen who also attended the same class..
Not surprisingly, it was a pretty noisy class

Wei Chi who I'd asked to join me for the cooking session , starting on the potatoes..

Jo Ann dicing the onions.
I hate dicing onions..I always tear while doing it..

Check out how untidy our station was..this was while we were dicing the garlic & onions..

Compared to that of the other station..

Poor Amanda had to clear the mess..

and this earned us this rating (given by a member of the other team :P)

moi working on the fries...

Milkshake treat while waiting for our burgers..It's supposed to be 2 parts icecream, 1 part milk but mine was 4 parts icecream, 1 part milk hehe..

adding flavours to my beef patty :)


Dessert was the upside down banana tarte tartin..

okay..i know it doesn't look pretty...
But it taste really good!! Especially with vanilla icecream!!

Showing off my masterpiece :D

Taking a pic with the instructor, Meryvn


All pics can be found here

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Jul. 27th, 2009 06:43 am (UTC)
Mm, the food looks good!
Jul. 27th, 2009 06:44 am (UTC)
join me for the next class..aimai? :)
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Jul. 27th, 2009 06:50 am (UTC)
my tummy growling from all the food pics !
Jul. 27th, 2009 06:53 am (UTC)
heh..i thought the pics doesn't do the food justice actually..hm, i should have posted meryvn's creation of the dessert then u guys will know what it should actually look like :)
Jul. 27th, 2009 07:04 am (UTC)
Waah look at the pics only lao nua already.
Jul. 27th, 2009 07:05 am (UTC)
heh luckily i posted after lunch yah :)
Jul. 27th, 2009 07:12 am (UTC)
Wow, I have taken my lunch, still the food pics make me hungry. Have you tried out cooking the food again at home? I bet Aidan will like them. So yummy!
Jul. 27th, 2009 09:27 am (UTC)
not yet..i only took the workshop last saturday..would love to try the burger soon :)
Jul. 27th, 2009 09:06 am (UTC)
wow.. so nice!!! cooking.. it's nice when u don't hafta clean up after!! hahaha
Jul. 27th, 2009 09:27 am (UTC)
hahah oh yeah, that's so true. i hate cleaning up :P
Jul. 27th, 2009 09:18 am (UTC)
u look hot in the pic frying the fries. heheh
Jul. 27th, 2009 09:30 am (UTC)
hehe i actually like that pic too..like really know how to cook hor :P
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Jul. 27th, 2009 09:30 am (UTC)
friday evenings i think..go sign up at his website..they will send out newsletters abt the upcomin workshops and the timings :)
Jul. 27th, 2009 09:50 am (UTC)
I've read somewhere about these classes and they sound very fun!
Jul. 27th, 2009 10:37 am (UTC)
yeah, several ljers have attended the earlier classes. u probably saw their pictures. it's a very casual affair..pretty relaxed and informative.
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Jul. 27th, 2009 12:31 pm (UTC)
yeah...you can tell how serious meryvn is about his craft and like what you said, both he and amanda are really nice & warm pple. and li' elliot is so cute :)
Jul. 27th, 2009 12:29 pm (UTC)
Cookyn sessions really getting gd reviews from LJ-ers yeah! Been seeing entries about them everywhere. Must give it a try when I'm back.
Jul. 27th, 2009 12:34 pm (UTC)
yeah, i was sold by the other ljer pics too haha..word of mouth really helps! and the pics of those workshops taken by the ljers too! yeah, do give it a try. it will be a fun activity for both you and muddy!
Jul. 27th, 2009 01:56 pm (UTC)
learn already must practise!!
*guinea pig signing up!*
Jul. 27th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
i know i know..but hor, my current place got no oven. wait till i get one :P
Jul. 27th, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
yayyyy you joined merv's class!!

looking at your pics make me looking very very very forward to my session this sat!! ;DDD
Jul. 27th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
u've attended quite a few already yah..
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Jul. 27th, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
mervyn is a genius if he managed to conduct a class where he teaches you to cook a freaking hamburger!
Jul. 27th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
hehe..it wasn't just to cook the burger lah..the kind of ingredients to choose, the type of marination to use..i'm really quite goondu in that u know. it is afterall a cooking class..not for pple who are already fairly adept in the kitchen..
Jul. 27th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
'C' is for 'Clean' mah!
Wah I would totally love going for this!  Looks damn fun lah! And damn interesting!

Next time when I get my own place, I'm definitely going to learn more because then I can practise!  No point if I go take a lesson and then everything also forget because it was a one time only thing.  My parents' kitchen is such a maze I can't navigate it!
Jul. 27th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
Re: 'C' is for 'Clean' mah!
heh, from the way u describe your place, it sounds really unlivable :P

when i get my new place, i'll make sure i have an oven so that I can practise some of what i've learnt :P *cross fingers*
Jul. 27th, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
And reading your comment on the worksheet reminds me of... 'squirted'! Hahahahahaha!

And talking about clichés, in my ideal world, next time my kid (if any) will answer the worksheet with:

Daddy cooked dinner for me
Mummy played football with me

Jul. 27th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
wah your kid will be super confused if he kena the same kinda question in school!
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