Have I told you I’m going vegan for a month yet? I don’t think I did. I want to see how my body responds to it (if at all) and see if I can do it. Of course I hadn’t yet decided this when I booked a cooking workshop at Food for Foodies that was all about Scotch beef and Scotch lamb.
I have no regrets though. I’ve been to Food for Foodies a couple times before and enjoyed myself each time. This time they created a beautiful Middle Eastern menu around some of the most beautiful cuts of high quality Scotch Beef and Lamb that I’ve had the pleasure of preparing. I’m glad that I didn’t think things through before booking the workshop because all the meat would probably have made me skip it. Instead, I got to spend the evening doing something I love (cooking) with interesting people, I had a great meal and got out of my head for a little bit. Exactly what I needed.
Scatter-brained as I am, I did forget to make photos of the food itself but you’ll have to trust me that it was absolutely delicious, as always. In addition, we all went home with all of the recipes from the night, an apron, a beautiful piece of Picanha (stay tuned for what I’m going to do with that) and the Food for Foodies cookbook which I’m super excited about.
The book isn’t just beautiful, it contains tons of recipes from all around the world, beautiful pictures of each of the dishes as well as images and some explanation on the more exotic ingredients, as well as a short tour through the foodie paradise that is Antwerp.
If you can’t tell, I’m pretty excited. I desperately need a little pick-me-up and the workshop provided just that, even if it was a bit overwhelming.