Party Dish host Trish Magwood is writing her first cookbook with one of her colleagues at Dish Cooking Studio. About a month ago I, along with about 20 others, joined them to do some recipe testing.
Everyone at Dish was wonderful and so down to Earth--important considering this group encompassed the spectrum in experience and ability. That afternoon we prepared a menu that included easy, casual items along with a few things for special occasions.
It'll be about a year until the book is published, but if what we tried was any indication about the ease and tastiness of the recipes, it will probably be a good collection of recipess suitable for all sorts of dining experiences. I think it's safe to say that we all had a quite a bit of fun, and none of us left hungry. Here are photos to give you an idea of what we were up to:
I can't remember the actual titles of each dish, and the recipe sheets aren't with me right now. I'll probably make these again and post about them later:
top row: prosecco and raspberry apératif;
2nd row: (l) amuse bouche: olive oil and rosemary crostini with oven-baked cirtrussy olives, (r) appetiser: smoked trout and avocado on rice crackers;
3rd row: (l) appetiser: pancetta-wrapped baked baby asparagus spears, (r) appetiser: mushroom caps stuffed with goat cheese and topped with leeks (I think);
4th row: (l) salad: roasted babybeetroot, citrus and goat's cheese on mixed greens, (r) veg: sauteed broccolini with garlic, and
5th row: (l) dinner: salad, broccolini and flank steak, (r) dessert: chocolate-rum ganache pots
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