Archive | Cooking School RSS feed for this section

Recipe: Perfect Italiano’s Deep Fried Potato with Mozzarella Cheese

My second favourite dish at Perfect Italiano’s Masterclass, conducted by Chef Lino Sauro of Gattopardo at Palate Sensations, was Deep Fried Potato stuffed with Mozzarella Cheese.  It’s simple to execute and would be great for parties. Here’s the recipe so you can cook for your loved ones and good friends: Deep Fried Potato stuffed with Mozzarella Cheese (recipe reproduced with permission from Perfect […]

Continue Reading

Recipe: Perfect Italiano’s Wonton Ravioli with Soya Marinated Prawns & Parmesan Fondue

I was invited to Perfect Italiano’s Masterclass yesterday at Palate Sensations. Conducted by Chef Lino Sauro of Gattopardo, we learnt how to make 3 dishes using Perfect Italiano’s cheese. Read on to find out how you can get a trial pack of Perfect Italiano Parmesan Grated Cheese to use at home. My favourite dish was […]

Continue Reading

Recipe: Chocolate Fondant with Crème Anglaise, Sautéed Bananas & Banana Ice Cream – Chef James Martin – Gastronomic Ruminations

Melt-in-the-Mouth Chocolate Puddings with Crème Anglaise, Sautéed Bananas & Banana Ice Cream (Recipe by Chef James Martin  – reproduced with permission from BBC Lifestyle) SERVES 4    Ingredients for Chocolate Puddings 125g / 4½oz butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 125g / 4½oz dark chocolate (50-60% cocoa solids), broken into pieces 4 eggs 100g / […]

Continue Reading

Recipe: Deep-Fried Egg with Crispy Bacon & Frisée Salad – Chef James Martin

Deep-Fried Egg with Crispy Bacon & Frisée Salad (Recipe by Celebrity Chef James Martin – reproduced with permission from BBC Lifestyle)   Ingredients for the Crispy Eggs 5 free-range eggs 2 tbsp white wine vinegar salt and freshly ground black pepper 110g/4oz plain flour 200g/7oz fresh breadcrumbs 3 liters vegetable oil, for deep frying Ingredients […]

Continue Reading

Celebrity Chef Cooking Class: James Martin – Gastronomic Ruminations

I wonder how contestants on programs such as Celebrity Masterchef manage to churn out such amazing dishes, plated beautifully, under immense time pressure and the watchful eye of judges and cameras? Celebrity Chef James Martin gave a us a taste of what it was like to cook to perfection (well, as close to perfection as possible in […]

Continue Reading

Recipe: Masoor Dal with Sizzling Tarka – Gastronomic Ruminations

21 August 2011 is unofficial “Cook and Share a Pot of Curry Day” in Singapore. There are several Facebook groups dedicated to this cause, which aims to create awareness of the need for tolerance and acceptance of cultural differences in a multi-racial society. I am sharing a Dhal recipe below which though technically, isn’t a curry, […]

Continue Reading

Coffee Appreciation Classes @ Asian Food Channel’s Studio in Orchard Central

I’m a caffeine fiend and function best after I’ve had at least a cup of strong coffee or tea for the day. Though I love both coffee and tea, it’s a warm cup of strong aromatic coffee that usually has me grinning from ear to ear like the Cheshire Cat from Lewis Caroll’s Alice in […]

Continue Reading

Photo Blog: CNY Cooking Lesson by Chef Yong (New Majestic) @ Shermay’s Cooking School

I had taken a day’s leave to attend a cooking lesson conducted by Chef Yong Bing Ngen (of New Majestic Restaurant & Jing) at Shermay’s Cooking School. I arrived early to save a good seat and was pleasantly surprised to see that there were goody bags laid out for each of us. There was a […]

Continue Reading

Tasting Dinner @ The Screening Room

A few bloggers and I were invited to a Tasting Dinner at The Screening Room last month. They had hired a new Group Executive Chef, Wayne Nish, some months back and wanted to showcase his talents. Wayne hails from New York and has received various accolades, including a highly coveted Michelin star. Wayne was our […]

Continue Reading

Morning Glory Street Food Restaurant

My favourite hangout during my stay in Hoi An was Morning Glory Street Food Restaurant. I generally like to check out the local cuisine at the places that I visit, with the exception of internal organs and stuff that would appear on a Fear-Factor menu. Here’s the view from the Morning Glory (pics on the […]

Continue Reading