Cook the Book is a book club with a difference, and we are so excited to be welcoming Masterchef finalist Emma Spitzer to cook from her debut cookbook Fress: Bold flavours from a Jewish kitchen.
This is an amazing chance to meet Emma, and taste her cooking that wowed the Masterchef judges!
Fress (Yiddish): 'to eat copiously and without restraint'
Emma Spitzer's style of cooking is unfussy and uncomplicated, extracting the maximum flavour from the humblest of ingredients without spending hours in the kitchen. For Fress, her melting pot of inspiration embraces Poland and Russia, Jewish recipes learned from her mother, travels in Israel, Egypt, Jordan and North Africa, as well as Algerian recipes shared by her mother-in-law.
Recipes in Fress range from Slow-cooked Moroccan Chutney to Duck with Black Za'atar & Puy Lentils, Baharat Spiced Chicken to Apricot & Orange Blossom Frangipane - recipes that are packed with punchy flavours and delicous spices. Family recipes are included too, from Grandpa 'Bugga's' Turkey Schnitzel and Aunty Rochele's Cabbage Salad to Mummy's Golden Chicken Soup. Big on flavour and spice, Fress is full of happy, sociable food to feed the soul.
Date: Sunday 14th May 2017
Venue: Rachel’s Kitchen, East Finchley
Cost: £65, including a cookery demonstration, dinner and wine.
For testimonials and more information see our website http://www.rachels-kitchen.com/whats-on/
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With a degree in Theology and no culinary ability whatsoever, Rachel's passion for cooking started while on VSO in Zambia. Having never cooked before, she was forced to rethink her life in a village with no supermarket.
So, she started baking her own bread, making granita using lemons from her garden, and the rest, as they say, is history.
After graduating in Cuisine and Patisserie from Le Cordon Bleu, Rachel went on to work with some of London's most inspiring chefs at Galvin Bistro de Luxe in Baker Street, and Lanka Patisserie in Primrose Hill.
In June 2010 Rachel started Rachel’s Kitchen as a way to share her passion for great food using quality ingredients.
She has since taught thousands of people the confidence to create delicious dishes in the kitchen, and was delighted that Rachel's Kitchen was awarded a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2016.
With her relaxed approach, fun teaching style and hearty flavours, Rachel has become the chef of choice for both private and corporate clients, and for brushing up on your cooking skills whilst smiling at the same time.