Challenge #4: Pizza

In her last challenge, Anya tackled the burger, and the results were certainly impressive – nothing like you’d ever see in your local fast-food burger bar. So, I thought we’d stick with the junk food theme for one more challenge.  For this one, we’re going to turn her hand to pizza.

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Challenge #3: Burger

I have never been on more intimate terms with beef than today. I was chopping beef for 45 minutes. That is a long time beef chopping. As I am a good student, I read all the Dave-suggested reading and more. The start was reading a lot about the cuts of meat I should use.

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Challenge #3: Burgers

Much of the food that people buy has been pre-prepared in some way before they buy it. Now, it’s clear that getting the supplier to do some preparatory work is often pretty useful – after all, if you fancy a bacon sandwich, you don’t really want to have to start by heading out to buy […]

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Challenge #2: Tamarind – what the heck is it?

A tardy response to an exciting challenge – but I have excuses of illness and head fug and course and exams (gleefully passed). After the initial specific challenge, Dave set a very broad task. One sweet and one savoury dish where tamarind plays a main or the main part. I spent a long time reading […]

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Challenge #2: Tamarind

Anya’s first challenge required her to make a very specific thing, a pork pie. For some of the challenges, I’d like to give her a little more freedom to experiment, and so for her second challenge, I thought I’d give her the task of figuring out what she could make that used a specific ingredient.

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Challenge #1: Pork Pie

Anya’s first challenge is really an easy one. Normally, this level of complexity would be classed as a “hard challenge”, but the first challenge was chosen by mutual agreement, so I don’t think it should be rated as “hard”. Anya had already expressed an interest in trying to make a pork pie, and so we […]

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