Friday, 4 June 2010
It's all about eating
I am not someone who enjoys cooking. The thought of grinding, whipping, measuring 20 different ingredients into 5 different dishes and cooking through three different steps is not an appealing one. But I really love eating. And some (but definitely not all) of the dishes they cook on this show look amazing.
Take tonight's episode, for example. I didn't think much of the quail dolmades (particularly that pig's stomach lining they were wrapped in - yuck), but Matt Moran's Frangipane tart looked so amazing it really does tempt me get cooking. Tempt me, that is. There's no way I'll actually cook it . . .
So while aspiring chefs and amateur cooks are no doubt taking notes and trying things out in the kitchen, I'm taking note of which restaurants the celeb chefs hail from, so I can go eat the amazing things they cook! Another dessert I'm dying to try is Philippa Sibley's caramel parfait glace with salted peanut caramel and milk chocolate mousse (pictured). . . She's a pastry chef at a restaurant at Crown -- not too far from work . . .
Oh c'mon! Tell me that image doesn't have you salivating??
UPDATE 8 JUNE - And now I find that Philippa Sibley is coming to St Kilda to open a dessert bar. I am in heaven.