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Laura & I were in fits of giggles after the chef was describing
his ‘Stiffy’ – sorry wine and beer was consumed!
It was rather a strange conversation to have but I actually found out tonight that you can have food mixer repairs done – I had never even considered it but I guess it makes perfect sense for big kitchens where they have very expensive machinery. Funny the conversations you have sometimes, I blame the wine again – it was blamed a lot for my behaviour and the giggles!
Next we went onto make a Red Thai Quorn Curry. Here we mainly watch the Chef prepare the ingredients and we then stirred/whipped them all together – the smell of the spices were amazing – there is something wonderful about the smell of a curry cooking. There was one already cooking out as we arrived so that all the spices had infused.
After this we changed over groups and we went to make our own pasta. This was great fun and something I have never tried before. Of course it was made easy by the aid of a pasta machine to roll our pasta to the correct thickness and then to cut it perfectly for us.
Look what I made!
The pasta was to go with our Quorn Bolognese.
Of course next came the testing time – time to try our meals.
So was I bowled over?
I’m afraid not. The meals did taste lovely however as a meat alternative for me they didn’t work. If perhaps they were marketed as something different and not as an alternative to meat, then maybe I would try again. I’m not being funny but if you don’t eat meat then why should the Quorn need to have the appearance of chicken or mince per say?
The Quorn mince was very soft in texture and quite mushy to eat, there wasn’t any firmness and it just mushed like baby food under the fork.
The Quorn chicken was similar too, rather watery to taste and also mushed when pressed with a fork.
Don’t get me wrong the meals were very tasty and full of flavour I just wasn’t bowled over by the product itself – I tried to be and went in with a very open mind.
If you would like to try the recipes then you can find them all below and you can download them too:
I would like thank Quorn and the Underground cookery school for a lovely evening and for lots of giggles too.
Disclaimer: I was invited to attend the cookery class and asked to write about my experience. I was not compensated in any other way.