Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thermomix Spotting

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Did anyone see the Thermomix on "A Current Affair" on Monday night?  Justine (from MasterChef) was showing six 'must haves' for the kitchen, and was very enthusiastic about her Thermomix, calling it "The Rolls Royce of the kitchen"!  Which of course it is...  If you missed it, you can see it here:


Then there it was again tonight on "Iron Chef - Australia", being used by Matt Stone from Perth's "Greenhouse" restaurant, as he battled it out against Iron Chef, Neil Perry.  Does anyone other than me think he should have won???  His dishes were so impressive and creative - and, oh, how I wish I could have tasted his amazing dessert!  The way it just popped open when tapped with a spoon, to reveal that delectable 'goo' inside... And the presentation was beautiful too, and very different - a coconut on a sandy beach!  Wow, I was impressed.  So if you'd like to try and make it, here's the recipe!  Don't ask me where you can get liquid nitrogen though!! (lol)  And I think this is the recipe he used the Thermomix for: Hiramasa kingfish, mussels, coconut & herbs - he was using it to make a sauce, but it was all so fast and furious, I'm not sure what exactly the sauce was - I'm guessing it was the one in this recipe as it says 'mix in a blender for 10 minutes til smooth'.  Did anyone catch that bit?   Anyway, here's a peek into the show, and a bit of a background on Matt Stone and the Greenhouse restaurant, which I'd really love to visit!!


Yes, the Thermomix is being spotted more and more lately, being used by chefs and foodies and everyday people everywhere - I think our little secret is leaking out!

If you'd like to come along to a Thermomix Cooking Class to see what all the fuss is about, our next class is being held on Monday the 25th at the Atherton Golf Club, at 6pm - contact me to book ahead and only pay $10!  For those who aren't lucky enough to live on the Atherton Tablelands, you can check out where cooking classes are being held in your area on the Thermomix website.  If you'd like to know more, feel free to email me with any questions.

By the way, for those of you on Facebook, you can now keep in touch through the Quirky Cooking Facebook page!  So come on over and 'like' Quirky Cooking, and leave a comment or question, let us know what you're cooking, and connect with fellow Thermomix addicts!

Hope to hear from you soon :)

2 comments:

Rachel said...

I was SO disappointed with the outcome of the Iron Chef though...the young guy should have won hands down. It was completely unfair (still reeling can you tell?). And what about the commentators quip on the thermomix being something that only chefs at big restaurants know about? Does that put us in the elite crowd or what?!

Jo Whitton said...

I was disappointed too! I really thought Matt did a better job, and he seemed to get better comments from the judges, but anyway...
I'm glad the Thermomix isn't only for chefs at big restaurants - I think everyone should have one!! :D

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