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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