Event: Exclusive Cookery Event @ Borough Market

On Tuesday night we had the great pleasure of attending an exclusive cookery demontration with Roopa Gulati – a chef, food writer and broadcaster with more than three decades of experience in the industry.  We saw the opportunity on Twitter, which explained that they were looking for 10 bloggers to attend the event at Borough Market, which was taking place in order to promote Roopa’s upcoming residency at the Demonstration Kitchen, where’ll you’ll find her every Thursday in September, 12.30-2pm.

We were given directions and headed for the indoor Cookhouse, a small kitchen and sitting area – giving a very homely feel, with views across the market. We were served a glass of Roopa’s India inspired drink upon arrival, and then it was on to the cooking!

Roopa has developed her speciality in Indian food, so was demonstrating her mushroom and paneer somosas. We also got to give it a try by folding and stuffing in the mushrooms which she had just made right in front of us. It was a lot of fun, but the best bit was of course giving them a try afterwards. It was made even better by the mint relish that she had made – we would definitely love to re-attempt this at home! We will post the recipe and method when we do make them ourselves. We were lucky enough to takeaway her recipes, along with other goodies!

We liked that we were being taught how to make something that wasn’t overly complex, but yet was so full of little tips and tricks on how to take it to the next level and make the samosas perfect – from making extra crisp onions to cooking the perfect mushrooms.

She told us many great stories of her time in India, different traditions, beliefs and foods that are found across the country, and the contrast that this gives to living in the UK. This combined with being able to chat to other food bloggers about their content and inspirations was something very different for us, and we are hugely grateful for the organisers and Roopa for giving us the opportunity.

Do check out Roopa’s website: www.roopagulati.com, and stop by her kitchen at the market on Thursday’s throughout September.


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  1. kayleigh Zara
    August 18, 2016 / 4:02 pm

    This looks amazing! I've never been to a cooking lesson but I would love too, because who doesn't love cooking/ and making food!?

    • Food & Baker
      August 19, 2016 / 8:26 am

      I know right, getting all those right tips and the best part getting to eat it at the end! It's simply a win win!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  2. Sophie Robinson
    August 18, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    This sounded like an amazing experience. It must have been great chatting to someone who has cooked in a culture totally different from the UK. I would LOVE for you to post a recipe and how to on these as they look super amazing!!PS..voted.. XXXwww.sopherina.co.uk

    • Food & Baker
      August 19, 2016 / 8:27 am

      It was something different and exciting for us food bloggers!Yes! We're planning to try make it ourselves sometime next week – so keep your eyes peeled for that!WOO THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH! <3Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  3. Simply Rayy
    August 18, 2016 / 4:15 pm

    I love cooking and it looks like you had a great experience. Rachael | Simplyrayy.blogspot.co.ukxoxo

    • Food & Baker
      August 19, 2016 / 8:28 am

      It really was, so much fun!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  4. Eilidh Quigg
    August 18, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    This looks amazing! Such a good experience!

    • Food & Baker
      August 19, 2016 / 8:28 am

      It really was!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

    • Food & Baker
      August 19, 2016 / 8:30 am

      We don't want to get it wrong, we will get back to you on that one hahaThank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  5. Pandora Pip
    August 18, 2016 / 10:41 pm

    What an incredible experience to be a part of, sounds like you had a really great time and had some great benefit out of attending! Looking forward to your recipe :)Pandora xohttp://curiouslilpandora.blogspot.co.uk

    • Food & Baker
      August 19, 2016 / 8:31 am

      It really was, so exciting and different! Defo benefited from it!Hopefully we'll give it ago next week and it'll be up and posted!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  6. Geet Singh
    August 19, 2016 / 1:12 pm

    Honestly the first thing that caught my eye whilst reading the post was those samosas (Indian snack) Loved your post. I am sure you would have had an amazing experience. Plus Roopa Gulati sounds like an Indian name. I am sure gonna check out her website. Amazing post xx

    • Food & Baker
      August 19, 2016 / 2:24 pm

      They were great! We're going to try make them ourselves using her recipe, so we'll share that when we do!Please do check out her stuff, shes so lovely!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

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