|Doing something serious here.|
|Half a pig prepared for the butchering demonstration.|
However, my obsession with obtaining the best ingredients is real, which led me to Sloane's a few years ago, not so much for their sausages, but for their fresh pork. Therefore, when the possibility of attending a Sloane's Masterclass at Jamie's Italian popped, I pounced. A combination of meeting Joe Sloane strutting his stuff himself, at Jamie's Italian (Jamie Oliver is the single most important person who convinced me that cooking can be very simple), felt like something tailor-made for me.
Oh, how wrong was I. My ineptitude in sausage stuffing and linking brought me back down to earth. After cooking for 7 years at home churning out more than a thousand meals for the family, I am clearly still at the very beginning of my learning curve.
|Joe Sloane showing his finesse. I will always remember, saw for bone, knife for meat.|
|The ultimate master butcher in Thailand.|
|My bacon, which needs another week before it's ready, can't wait to eat the final product.|
I would hereby like to thank the folks from Sloane's and Jamie's Italian for organising a fantastic masterclass which I loved and hated to equal measure. Please push on and organise more classes to bless more foodies like me in the future. I am already looking forward to the next one.
Been buying and cooking with @sloanesbkk for years now in my quest to put the best ingredients on the table. Been also contacting Joe on and off over the years when I need some special requests from him, even met him a couple times at some events without actually talking to each other. Last night, the missing link has finally been found, thanks to his sausage and bacon masterclass. We talked about everything under the sun, politics, kids, hospitals, pizzas.... It was a brilliant evening and great class that I highly recommend. More on that later. #jamiesitalianbkk #sloanesbkk #masterclass #sausagemasterclass #strangerinbangkok