|wow! happy days! Mel holding up her brand-new book|
Yep, Mel really is twice my height:=) Just kidding. I think we were up to mischief there. I mean, look at all that flour over my apron. Well, we were making pasta and focaccia after all.
The dough became a heart-shaped bread, with rosemary (from Mel's garden) and black salt for crunch. Olive oil is splashed over the top, giving it flavour and shine. This was so delicious, served with truffle-whipped butter. Are you drooling, my friends?
|grating, grating, grating... that parmesan|
|Mel giving that dough a good seeing-to|
There was much grating of cheese and rolling of dough. I got so excited when kneading the dough, I managed to tip over a glass of water and give the bench a good shaking. Well, it's fab for getting rid of your tensions, isn't it?:-) Kneading I mean...
|deelish my friends|
How fabulously edible does this look? Hand-made ravioli, red capsicum sauce, focaccia with truffle whipped butter and some gorgeous prosciutto.
|Courtney (the talent) and me looking a bit cheeky|
Courtney is the lovely lady being filmed for the show. The rest of us just tagged along for the ride, so to speak. She was so very charming and friendly, it made the whole session a real pleasure.
|Mel and my mate M|
Look at those equally beaming smiles. Or are they up to some mischief? :-) That's Mel's book by the way, in her hot little hands.
|Mel showing Courtney the clever way to chop an onion|
|yes cheese and wine too|
See the cheeses, folks? And yes there was delicious wine. I believe VZ has a liquor licence now, so who knows what further delights that will bring?
|well, you can see what this is:-)|
Mel was born in Zimbabwe, but her family fled to South Africa when she was a child. She has run her cooking school in Durban, and now in sunny Brisbane. So she has a wealth of skills and knowledge and passion to share with those in her classes. Hop aboard, fellow foodies! Come visit Mel and chef Jan, and enjoy learning about, and sharing food with like-minded people.
Vanilla Zulu Culinary Adventures
92 Commercial Rd.,Teneriffe 4005
Ph: 0434 220 796