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My Dear Wild Cooks,

What could be more daunting…a 22 minute taste of fame on Street Market Chefs tonight at 7:30pm on Channel 5 or a house full of 11 mates watching it?! 

Steph foraging for flies!

Steph foraging for flies!

It has been great fun to be involved in Street Market Chefs and the filming for the programme flew by! I could not believe that it took five hours to film 22 minutes (how naive am I?!). The whole day went really well and Rob Ramsden, from Deli Fresh, and I are delighted to have been involved. However, that said, neither of us have watched the program yet! I saw Rob at Harrogate’s Countryside Live Show on Sunday 24 October, where he was doing a cookery demonstration in the Deliciouslyorkshire cookery theatre, and I think we are both as nervous as each other about watching our big moment!

As you can probably imagine there was a distinctively foraged flavour to the dishes I chose to cook.

Dish 1

Dish 1

Please find the recipe for my Mackerel with Gooseberry Jelly and Fresh Pea Salad here.

Dish 2
Dish 2

Please find the recipe for my Loose Birds Honey Roasted Duck here.

Steph, Amanda and Rob

Steph, Amanda and Rob

Mackerel with Gooseberry Jelly and Fresh Pea Salad
Loose Birds Honey Roasted Duck

Steph x

Off to do some hoovering!!

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It was an amazing weekend, the rain poured down continuously but the crowds still flocked to the “World Curry Festival” at Leeds Millennium Square. I got an amazing opportunity to do a cookery demonstration on a line up of some of the world’s best chefs!

Steph's "Yorkshire Curry" Demonstration

Steph's "Yorkshire Curry" Demonstration

Billed as “The Yorkshire Chef”, the curry I cooked had to have a real Yorkshire twist and, amongst these culinary heavies, it had to live up to a really great curry! I cooked Yorkshire Style chicken saag, and even managed to include some foraged ingredients! Click here to read the recipe and try doing it yourself.

Jean Christophe Novelli now runs a Chefs Cookery School and it has been voted as one of the top twenty five cookery schools in the world. I asked Zulfi, the organiser of the World Curry Festival, for some photos with the chefs, so when Jean Christophe asked “you wanna picture?” I did not hesitate and jumped right in! Thank you Jean Christophe Novelli – what a genuinely nice guy and it really meant a lot to me that stars like him are so giving.

Steph meets Jean Christophe

Steph with Jean Christophe Novelli

To meet the chef of the Taj Hotels was also a truly great honour. Another great chef and with his restaurant, Wasabi, being the 54th Restaurant in the World on the S.Pellegrino list, I felt very privileged to be in his company. Chef Oberoi is in charge of the food in the finest group of Hotels in Asia; 103 hotels over many countries including UK, America, Maldives, Africa, to name a few. He was a really knowledgeable chef and he even offered the local Leeds City College students the opportunity for one place, all expenses paid, for a student to go and work over in Mumbai with his team.

My Yorkshire style chicken saag recipe.

Steph x

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