What to expect on your cookery day
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR COOKERY DAY
Hi, I’m Rayeesa and I would love to welcome you to my Indian Kitchen. I have over 30 years experience of cooking to share with you, from learning as a child from my mother and nana, to learning to cook for myself for the first time, to entertaining friends and family, to cooking for 100’s of guests at pop up events around the country. Did I mention creating a range of award winning curry sauces?
So I thought it might helps if I gave you some FAQ’s
What would be the point of food if we didn’t have the gift of taste? I love that food is not just an absolute functional necessity, but that it gives us such incredible pleasure in TASTE. Indian food is exceptional in its ability to create incredible taste because of the wonderful and complex flavours of the spices married with fresh ingredients. A simple potato can become a mouthwatering taste sensation by ‘spicing it up’ to make a simple but delicious Bombay aloo - the list goes on. BUT its not what you cook, it’s definitely the HOW you cook it that makes the difference.
Creating great tasting food is easier than you might think. Sometimes the simple things get overlooked, like soaking your rice before cooking, or giving your onions plenty of gentle cooking time. But when combined with everything else you will create a wonderful orchestra of taste!
“Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go.”
– Anthony Bourdain
I love meeting so many lovely people and I am always learning something new. When you’re inspired you are at your most creative, and cooking is after all an art, so I love to find ways to inspire you to be more creative in the kitchen. You will be amazed how easy it is to get cooking inspiration. Our thoughts and emotions are so closely linked to food. I believe that food is a great way to unite and connect people from all walks of life. Young and old, rich or poor, experienced or not, we all can gather around a table of delicious food and find so much in common.