Matters of Taste

On Thursday evening I was lucky enough to experience the Matters of Taste Cooking School by participating in their New York Nosh class.

Making meals from scratch is a passion of mine, one I don’t really have a lot of time for during our busy week. So, attending this evening with other Perth Foodies was an honour and a lot of fun.

Starting off the evening with a class of wine and this delicious tapas platter really set the tone for the night. Everything was handmade and of the finest quality. It’s those quality appliances and ingredients that really make a meal that much better.

After our introductory wine and nibbles, we broke into groups to start our class. Everyone in my group with our chef Bryony had a great knowledge of cooking already, so it made the class really fun and enjoyable. I picked up several new tips, from which appliances I should be using and utensils to little shortcuts in the kitchen to make a better meal. First we started on making the delicious Crack Pie. This is such a rich dessert, in the end you only really need a small slice.

Whilst that was in the oven, it was time to make the Tomato Chilli Jam. I’ll be making this again soon. It was delicious 🙌🏼

Having only made bread a handful of times, I was most interested in the Brioche Burger Buns. It was so easy to make them, however you will need to allow a little time because it takes time “proving” them prior to baking. This means we had a nice fluffy bun. Owner Tracey deconstructed this recipe from one tried at Short Order – how clever is that!

We then all gathered around our workstations to make Spicy Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Sauce, the burger patties and salad for our burgers. We all worked well together, and had time for another wine whilst the other group caught up. There was a healthy competition between the two groups. We all sat down to try our entree – the Spicy Buffalo Wings and Blue Cheese Sauce. It was delicious and even though I love spicy food it was mild enough for those who didn’t. I’ll be making these again soon.

The burgers were then cooked on BBQS set up outside. We all assembled back inside to assemble our main meal. It was such a great experience.

All the meals were delicious, made from fresh ingredients and are able to be made at home – which owner Tracey’s aim. She wants to help others make delicious meals in their own home. There is a diverse amount of classes run from Thai to Indian and preserving workshops. I highly recommend attending one of the classes, even if you are a skilled home chef. It’s an enjoyable way to spend an evening. For more information on Matters of Taste please click here.

A special thank you for including me in this class. I can’t wait to come back!

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