Learning to Flambe
Wanna try something new or different?
Take a cooking class.
Steve and I took a Tapas class. For anyone not familiar with Tapas…..it really just means many small taste plates or appetizers, or snacks, in Spanish cuisine. They may be cold (such as mixed olives and cheese) or warm (such as chopitos, which are battered, fried baby squid). …
If you can find a good Tapas restaurant then go. Go right away.
It’s fun to sit with friends and share a bunch of different small dishes. When I lived in Montreal my bff and I used to frequent a very small and cozy Tapas restaurant and as a matter of fact….I once had one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten there thanks to this bff person. She would have been fun in this class. I miss her.
Steve was fun too though….
Did you know? that you should never flambe something with your overhead oven fan on? the fan will suck up the flames and then you’re in for a world of hurt. I did not know this. Not that I ever flambe stuff.
I would have taken a picture of myself performing one as well but I dropped the frying pan and burnt the chefs legs.
kidding. The battery died on my camera.
I didn’t even get pictures of the final dishes. We made Meatballs in sherry and tomatoes. Marinated mushroom salad. Scallops with pistachio dressing. Blue cheese with brandy on french bread. Mussels in a wine broth and chorizo sausage in some kind of sauce.
Everything sounds better than it was. Pretty basic stuff and much too easy for anyone who knows how to cook even a little.
But a lot of fun.
Have you ever taken a cooking class?