The Cookery School Blog
Posted: 27 April 2012 by Julie Brown
1) When did you start cooking and why?
When I moved to UK after getting married I started cooking, before that never stepped into a kitchen. The Indian Food we get in UK is totally different to what we actually cook at home. So I ventured into food and there was no turning back. Now I try to juggle between my two passions - One being Civil Engineering and second being my cooking.
2) What is your favourite dish?
My all time favourite dish - South Indian Chicken Curry made with poppy seed and coconut with Coconut Rice.
3) Where do you get your inspiration from when creating your dishes?
My first inspiration is my Dad, although he is very busy being a doctor, he really enjoys cooking. I am also inspired by cookery shows, books and I try to create a new refreshing dishes with simple flavours using readily available ingredients. My family enjoys good food and that motivates me to bring healthy and tasty food to the table each day.
4) Other than Indian, what is your favourite cuisine and why?
I love Italian, Moroccan, Mexican and Thai food. I enjoy travelling, blogging and trying new cuisines which inspires me to enjoy cooking more.
5) What cookery tip can you offer?
Ginger and garlic are vital ingredients in Indian cooking. A recipe may require them chopped fine or ground to a paste. I always have a large glass bottle each of ginger and garlic pastes in my refrigerator. You can just as easily buy them from the grocery store (Asian or Indian groceries will definitely have them) but I like to make mine at home so I can be sure they're free from preservatives.
Posted: 5 April 2012 by Julie Brown
Although the weather may be rather unpredicable at the moment with snow, wind, rain and the occasional patch of sun.. we wanted to brighten up your Easter with a delicious recipe to bake the classic hot cross bun.
There's nothing quite like a homemade warm hot cross bun, oozing with butter to warm you up this Easter! Time to get baking!