Wednesday, November 17, 2010

metier 1-stuffed leek packet

In the knife skills/soup class, Eran mentioned a leek packet for chicken soup. 

Many of you asked for the metier (method) and here it is.

Trim then wash the leek. 

Poach some of the outer leaves in the chicken soup or boiling water.
Lay one flat, put a little stuffing (Eran suggested a little ground chicken seasoned with minced onion, salt and pepper) and roll it up according to the illustration*.

Bring a pot of water to a simmer and poach the packets for about 7-10 minutes so that the chicken cooks through.

When it is time to serve, heat them in the soup.

*Thank you to Ariella Eben Ezra for the illustration.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Chef Eran debones a chicken thigh

Chef Eran Marom makes deboning a chicken thigh simple.  If you need a refresher from our knife skills and soup class, see him on youtube.

Many of you praised the past knife skills class because it was very hands on.  One student said she had taken other courses, but it wasn't until she experienced holding the knife and practicing the technique herself that she felt the accomplishment.  It makes a world of difference to your pleasure in the kitchen when you practice a new skill.  Do a little bit each day and you'll be wielding your knife with confidence and precision.

Friday, November 5, 2010

chef Eran Marom-article

We wanted to congratulate the students who completed the 2 day knife skills/soup workshop.  Well done and remember to keep your knives sharp and practice.

At the first class when we introduced ourselves, I think it hit us all when one student said that she came to rediscover the joy and love of cooking.  You all worked hard and learned many new things and we hope you came away with a renewed curiosity and energy.

I will post some pictures and a video from the class soon (once I figure out how to get them from the camera to the computer).

Have a look at the website below for an article about Eran, watch for new upcoming classes (the upcoming Shabbat class offered Nov. 30, Dec. 1 is 3/4 full-and we haven't sent out the flyer yet!) and shabbat shalom,
Eran and Nancy