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Recipease – Jamie Oliver & Farfetch

written by Amy Lau
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With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s high time to learn a few cooking tips that make you look like a real chef whilst in reality you can barely even toast bread properly.
Am I right? Thought so.
Walk with me…
 
The fine folk from Farfetch invited me to Jamie Oliver’s Recipease, for a cooking lesson on Mexican Street Food.
The beauty of Recipease is that Jamie wanted to create easy-to-learn “buzzing little community hub” with courses focusing on specific dishes. There’s a little something for everyone from from the complete novice to the supreme chef inside of you. It’s a place to gain new skills, get inspired and make delicious food.
I used to watch Jamie Oliver’s 15minute meals and then struggle to recreate his masterpieces in the mission impossible time frames he set.
UNTIL THIS DAY.
With our chef aprons, and sharpened cleavers at the ready; it was time to get stuck in to our Mexican Street Food class.
 Our gracious Chef mentor for the evening would give us a 10 minute demo instructing us on what we to do, then we went off in our teams of two to replicate.

In true MasterChef eviction style.

Game on.

Choose your comrade wisely.

We were tasked to make soft corn, hand-pressed tortillas with 3 different toppings.

1) Sticky smoked chipotle chicken
2) Sautéed spinach with herbs and feta cheese
3) Spicy roasted corn salsa

With a side of smashed guacamole and tomato salsa.

Ready steady go!

We all channelled our inner-Jamie Oliver and were slicing and dicing our onions like true samurai.

With multiple pans and saucepans ablazing, we were searing chicken in one, and frying our sweet corn with onions.

It finally happened.

We were CHEFS.

Look at me go with my samurai sword for a knife. (If only it was just as sharp as one)

The finished product looked as if it belonged in the pages of a magazine…

Hahhaha okay…

Maybe not…

Everything looks and tastes so much better when you make it yourself.

So bask in that sense of accomplishment.

You’ve earned it.

Once you finish cooking, you get to indulge your creations.

Whilst grinning ear to ear as everyone oohs and ahh’s at your culinary skills.

Just look at these little guys.
Can’t believe making tortillas were so easy, just a little polenta flour, water, coriander, salt and pepper and BOOM.
You have tortillas!
Proud to say that we made this in record timing of just 30minutes cooking time.
I’m ready for my 15minute meal challenge now.

Thank you Farfetch & Recipease by Jamie Oliver for such an insightful evening.

I know I definitely picked up a skill or two that evening.

Where?
Recipease
92-94 Notting Hill Gate,
London,
W11 3QB

Farfetch
For those who know Farfetch as a fashion hub. They are branching out into food and lifestyle. As an extension of this unique brand, Farfetch has created Farfetch Curates: Food, the first book in a series of three, showcasing its boutique owners’ and expert curators’ recommendations for the hottest trends. It is the ultimate guide to trends in food right now—from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to everything in between, featuring Breakfast with Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann, Tim Wendlboe’s Guide to Modern Coffee, Leandra Medine’s top spots for healthy lunches in New York City, and Iconic Cocktails by BarChick, this sumptuously illustrated volume is a must-have for foodies, explorers, and fashionistas alike.

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