Do you ever see these amazing events that are scheduled and can’t wait to book and then realize that it’s in a different city? Well, when I saw that J’something ( Micasa ) was hosting a cooking class in association with Knorr, I was initially excited, then I was thoroughly bummed that they were being held in Johannesburg and not Durban. Luckily I have one of my oldest and bestest friends living in Gauteng and she has allowed me to experience these events vicariously through her!
Here’s what Namasha had to say about the event… ( You can follow her on Twitter @namz81 )
I had the pleasure of attending the first Knorr What’s For Dinner cooking class with J’Something of Mi Casa. Now when initially asked by Madam Macaron to attend, the fan girl in me immediately said yes! It’s J’Something!..and of course my girlfriends agreed to join me.
Now let me clarify… I love eating…love watching cooking shows… But by no means am I skilled in the kitchen. I’m a cereal and sandwich kinda girl living on my own. Very rarely am I inspired to whip up something amazing.
I arrived at Pick n Pay Good Food Studio ready to get my food on! The evening kicked off with a couple of gremlins in the stove causing a slight delay in getting things going. This however allowed for playful banter with the audience which added to a fun relaxed evening. First up on the menu a yummy Home Style Chicken Stew(Click here for the recipe). All recipes were provided in a nifty little recipe book provided by Knorr that made it easy to follow along as our “chef” whipped up an easy but tasty chicken stew, telling us little stories about his mom’s cooking as well as little tips and tricks to get the best out of your cooking. From how to easily slice and dice an onion to using brown sugar to cut the acidity from tomatoes and cooking rice in the microwave, this novice cook was taking it all in!
With a little break in between the two dishes for the night, the girls and guys got to mingle and chat with J’Something and pop in a selfie or two, all while sipping on complementary bubbly and juice.
Next up…a French Loaf with Cheesy Mince and Mushrooms ( Click here for the recipe)…the ever popular sub, made to look so simple.The best part of this dish was a Bolognaise, dry cook-in-sauce made with sustainably grown tomatoes. Nature’s goodness in a little baggie that makes life easy when making a Bolognaise…so easy that even I was able to recreate this dish!
Finally,it was time to call it a night and collect my goodie bag compliments of Knorr. What I loved most about this evening was that it reminded me that no matter how crazy your day is, with a couple of fresh ingredients and a helping hand from Knorr anything is possible for dinner.