The Crazy Kitchen: My day with Marco Pierre White

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

My day with Marco Pierre White

I recently won a competition with BritMums that included a cooking Masterclass with Marco Pierre White as part of the prize, and today was the day for the Masterclass. I needed to be in South London for 10.45 and not wanting to make a bad impression & arrive late I left the house before 7am to catch a train to London. I arrived well in advance & stopped for a coffee at a nice little cafe in Wandsworth where I met a fellow prize winner, Mel from Chef Mel's Kitchen. We then met up with Sammie from One Blue One Pink as we arrived at the venue.
Unfortunately two of the winners couldn't make it so we were joined by BritMums lovely founders Jen & Susannah, along with the other winner, Helen from Fuss Free Flavours.
I was extremely nervous when I arrived but once introduced to the Lean On Turkey team from Bernard Matthews I felt more at ease, and then once Marco started chatting the nerves faded completely. He was such a nice man, making lots of eye contact when talking, and involving everyone in the conversations, not at all like I expected him to be.
In total Marco cooked us five dishes, all with Turkey in and each and every one of them so much more flavourful than anything that I've made. He showed us that so much can be done with turkey, and in a very short space of time.
My favourite of the dishes has to be the Waldorf Salad, which was so nice and fresh and not at all like a Waldorf Salad that you would expect. The Milanaise followed a close second, although all the dishes were pretty amazing. I will definitely be trying them all out soon and will of course blog about them here. I believe there will be more photos and videos (eek) on the Lean On Turkey website soon, and possibly BritMums too, along with recipes, but for the time being here's a few pics of the delicious dishes and photos of the rest of the day.

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I was not asked to write about this but I wanted to as I had such an enjoyable day.

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