By David F. Rooney
Every month or so for the past year Kendra Powell of Mountain Meals and Daniel Weber and Elvira Brunner of Crescendo have been offering an amazing cooking course to local food lovers.
Last week’s course was an amazing symphony of flavours based on the cuisine of Thailand that appealed to the palates of students Tina Witt, Aaron and Emily Johnson, Dan and Lindsay Nelson, MJ and Erin Johnston and Sue Leach.
You can visually enjoy their meal through the photos below:
Mountain Meals' Kendra Powell demonstrates how to chop lemon grass, one of the key savoury ingredients in Thai cooking, during last Thursday's Thai Cooking Class sponsored by Mountain Meals and Crescendo. David F. Rooney photo This is Tom Yum Goong. This Thai-style soup is a rich and delicious broth of chicken that fuses the flavours of Thailand. Garnished with ginger-sesame oil from Crescendo it truly tantalizes the taste buds and the palate. David F. Rooney photo Kendra ladles Tom Yum Goong into a bowl. David F. Rooney photo Daniel Weber of Crescendo shares a laugh with Kendra as she skins a salmon for the fifth course. David F. Rooney photo Daniel introduces students in the Thai Cooking Class to some of his shop wide variety of spices, oils and vinegars. David F. Rooney photo Spring rolls were one of the courses in the class. David F. Rooney photo Here, Kendra rolls a mix of sliced and shredded vegetables into a locally available egg roll wrap. David F. Rooney photo Here's a close-up of Kendra's hands rolling up a spring roll. She deep fried some and baked others to students in the class could taste the difference. David F. Rooney photo Spring rolls frying in vegetable oil. David F. Rooney photo Remember that salmon, Kendra skinned? She cut up the filets, seared them and then poached them in a mixture of coconut milk with Madras Curry from Crescendo, yams and zucchini squash. David F. Rooney photo Kendra stir fries thick udon noodles to go with the poached salmon. David F. Rooney photo Here's the main course: salmon filets poached in coconut milk with yams and zucchini squash on a bed of udon noodles garnished with a lime leaf. David F. Rooney photo And for dessert? Well, it wasn't Thai, but one of Kendra's to-die-for tiramisus. David F. Rooney photo Students Tina Witt, Aaron and Emily Johnson, Dan and Lindsay Nelson, MJ and Erin Johnston and Sue Leach really enjoyed their meal. David F. Rooney photo
If you’d like to attend a future course organized by Mountain Meals and Crescendo please contact Mountain Meals at 250-837-3565.