For our first official Cooking Club meeting, we chose risotto as our dish of choice. Most of the members of our group had never made risotto but were interested in learning. We had a small turnout for this get together but that gave everyone a chance to stir the risotto, which takes forever so it was good that we were able to trade off! Thanks to Carli for doing the shopping and opening her kitchen to us, and teaching us how to make some fabulous risotto! It was delicious and I can’t wait to make some at home. I encourage anyone that’s interested in learning new cooking styles and skills to gather a group of friends and teach one another, it is way cheaper and more fun than paying for cooking classes!
Sweet Pea Risotto (from Real Simple)
Summer Time Risotto (from Food Network)
and some pictures of the preparation! We had a good time and a couple of glasses of wine
Becky chopping up some tomatoes (FDA approved cherry tomatoes!)
Carli and Lara stirring and stirring and stirring…
Audrey demonstrating the proper way to test for risotto doneness
eating our finished product.
Carli and I managed to dodge the camera most of the night We had a great time together and I really look forward to our next get together where hopefully we will gather even more friends and spend time getting to know one another while we learn another cooking skill and try more delicious food!