cooking and fabulous classmates

Last week I attended a cooking class at Silwood kitchen,  hosted and arranged by Le Crueset.

14 food bloggers + 1 x cooking class @Silwood Kitchen + wine = huge fun.

It was a hands on class but all the strain had been taken out of it and all the ingredients were pre weighed and set a side.  Our dishes were washed and returned as needed, and each stage of the process was carefully demonstrated to us by Gary.  So this left us free to focus on the other things like chatting and bonding with our fellow food bloggers and drinking wine from the constantly topped up glass.

We paired up at cooking stations and each cooked 3 dishes:

  • Roasted tomato and red pepper soup
  • Stuffed chicken breasts with a tarragon wine sauce
  • Bread and butter cappuccino’s
chopping and cooking

I cooked with Fritz from ‘Real Men Can Cook’  and we made a mean pair when it came to whisking the meringue by hand. He did a write up on his blog with excellent pics here.

a seamless evening class in a professional environment

The class ran efficiently from one stage to the next and we bashed, stuffed and poached chicken breasts, whilst simultaneously roasting vegetables and baking dessert.


I’m not a fan of tomato soup but this recipe with roasted pepper was delicious and I will make again.

I loved bashing the chicken breast with the bottom of a frying pan and then stuffing and rolling it in cling to poach ( a new technique for me)

The bread and butter pudding with bananas was simply delicious and I loved the addition of the meringue ‘cappuccino’ tops.

As a food blogger that works mainly alone at home, I thoroughly enjoyed and evening cooking with my fellow bloggers doing what we love doing best.

dessert for supper and a whole bunch of fun

Thank you Le Crueset for a lovely evening and our goodie bags with special treats.



  1. Oh you were ALL there! I am amazed that I know you all by now! I just read Linda’s review – guess I need to read Ishay’s next – and what a great time! Fun and great food. Oooh Cape Town keeps calling my name. (and once I tasted tomato soup and tomato sauce with roasted red peppers puréed inside I never looked back. Do it all the time now.)

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