Monday, April 7, 2014

Koala Klass

Single mums Jayapratha and Sumathi as well as this little ant, got the chance to don a chef’s hat and an apron and try our hand at some artistic cooking in one of CultureRun’s series of Shareshops (workshops where skilled women practitioners share their skills) as part of this year’s International Woman’s Day events. This particular class was a DIY Food Art class by Samantha Lee who is fast making a name for herself as an online food artist who creatively designs her children’s meals as edible works of culinary art.
For this class, some 18 people had turned up at the Starhill Gallery Muse level and the proceeds for this class will be donated to Jumble Station/PWP to help poor single parents. The theme for the class was how to make a koala dish and Samantha very cleverly took us through this fascinating lesson so much so, everyone including this kitchen klutz (me) couldn’t wait to try our hand at making the dish. Paired off as a team of three, we sliced, diced, fried and decorated our dish with a difference – we made two single mum koalas complete with baby too while the others too used their imagination and cooked up some interesting variations on the koala theme. Both  Jaya and Sumathi were so inspired, they want to go home and try their hand at making interesting dishes and they asked when the next free cooking class will be held again… any one keen to teach cooking and baking for free????