On Saturday I beat a path to the Mexican food expert, and founder of Wahaca, the mini chain of excellent Mexican street food restaurants, (and friend) Thomasina Miers’ house for a masterclass in Mexican cookery. Tommi was hosting a two day session at her home as part of The Guardian Masterclass series, and I was invited along on day two when there was a last minute drop out.
Whilst I adore authentic Mexican food, I’ve never done anything more than a) eat it, or b) read cookbooks on the subject, so it was a real eyeopener to watch Tommi at work, hear her explain her recipes, and then get to try them out ourselves, under her watchful eye.
It was particularly impressive how much Tommi managed to fit in. We made:
Roast spiced pineapple with tequila nieve (above)
Fresh salsa verde
Buttered quinoa with sweetcorn
Sweet potato mash
Mexican winter salad (above)
Prawn tostadas with avocado, and spicy peanut oil (a revelation in itself.)
Tommi also announced this week that her next cookbook will be out in May. You can pre-order Chilli Notes; Recipes to warm the heart (not burn the tongue) on Amazon here.