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Sunday, 23 March 2014

Currys in the Kitchen!

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Table set for #currysinthekitchen event

Being a big fan of kitchen gadgets, I was pleased to be invited to an event showcasing some of the latest kitchen appliances. The evening was hosted by Currys, the electrical store, and was held at a lovely little cookery school in London, the Underground Cookery School. The theme of the evening was making a curry (!) and some pear soufflés, as well as a couple of delicious cocktails.

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Finished chicken curry

It was a busy evening with around 21 food bloggers all snapping away with their phones and cameras. The hashtag for the event (on Twitter and Instagram) was #currysinthekitchen, and many photos were posted during the evening - you can do a search to see them.

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Vegetable smoothies (carrot & ginger, celery & spinach) plus canapes

We were treated to canapes, freshly whizzed vegetable smoothies and flowing glasses of bubbly before splitting into two groups to make the curry and soufflés.

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Part of the kitchen area

After de-boning some chicken legs, we cooked the coconut sauce for the curry. When finished, it was popped into the ovens and we moved on to soufflé making. This involved plenty of egg cracking and whisking, before the mixture went into individual soufflé dishes. Cocktail making followed, caipirinhas and pina coladas - very refreshing! Then it was dinner time, with much snapping and admiring of the food we had made before tucking in.

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Mixing the spices with the fried onions, before adding the coconut milk - the aroma was fabulous!

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Add some potatoes & carrots

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Cracking the eggs and whisking the whites

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Mixture is poured into sugar dusted ramekins

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The Kenwood kMix blender even crushes ice! Chef Carlos with his creation

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Dinner is served!

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A little eggy for me, but light, airy & well risen

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Kenwood kitchen appliances

The appliances were used to make the different parts of the meal, although we didn't actually get to use them ourselves as the pastes and sauces were already made for us!

Currys were very generous and gave away the appliances to happy bloggers who had tweeted and posted the best tweets/photos. I got to meet some lovely new foodies and had a most enjoyable evening.

The Underground Cookery School is available for private hire, hen parties and corporate group sessions, they also have recipes and cooking videos on their website.

Currys have written their own blog post on the evening which you can read here.

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Bloggers in the kitchen!
 Photo credit: Greenlight Digital

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One of my Instagram photos from the night

Disclosure: I attended the event as a guest of Currys, all views are my own.

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