- 19th June - 8:00pm : ‘Curator of Leeds Castle’ - By Annie Kemkaran-Smith.
- 23rd June - 5:00pm : W.I. Mid Summer Picnic in the Meadows.

Friday, 19 October 2012

From Malaya to Spain, for a tasty treat.

Our October Malaysian chef  Sok-Tin Wild had to go into hospital unexpectedly,  so at 4 days notice
Steven Parks stepped in the breach and demonstrated Spanish cooking for us.

 We were not disappointed.  Steven,  a lover of food, a cook and raconteur  gave us an engaging and tasty evening.  He told us stories of his time on TV's  ' Come Dine with Me' and prepared a wonderful meal cooked from start to finish on his Camping Gaz stoves.
 First the Paella -   the contents were - Meat - Chicken, chorizo sausage, prawns, mussels and squid  plus Vegetables - onions, garlic, red pepper and green beans and of course rice.   Then fish stock, water, salt and saffron were added and bubbled away until it was ready to eat.
At the same time he showed us how to make a real Spanish Tortilla.  Chopped Potatoes  and a few onions simmered in oil for 15 minutes  and then when drained, lots of eggs from his three chickens were added. ( One who does not lay, one who had a cyst on her chest - which in fact left one chicken to do all the hard work.)  Delicious food, and enough for 31 of us to share.

It was a very good evening with  7 guests  who all seemed to enjoy themselves, and we wonder whether the TV  producers will  introduce a new follow up programme to 'Come Dine with Me' called   'Come dine with me Outdoors', or ' Come camp with me'  to promote cooking outdoors.
If ever a speaker has to cancel ,we shall  keep Steven's number handy for more culinary treats.