Mexican with a MasterChef at CERES Community Kitchen

Ever wanted to cook up a storm with friends but don’t have the space in your own kitchen? Wouldn’t it be brilliant if you could just rent out a kitchen for your event? Well, now you can! Wow! (Iolanthe and Myron were both very impressed, as you can see!)

CERES has just launched a community kitchen which you can use for dinner parties, hen’s nights, functions of any kind, or for churning out large quantities of jam or cakes or things like that for fundraisers (it’s a registered commercial kitchen).

Last Friday night, though, my friends and I (including Nerida) decided to use it to take corny photos. (Thanks to Busichic for the better pics in this post!)
OK, puns aside, we did actually do some cooking too. Or more accurately, we did some preparations…
… And then Alice Zaslavsky from MasterChef came in and took over!
Thanks to the power of Twitter and a shared love of food, my workmate Roslyn (above, left) and Alice managed to find each other, and when CERES invited us to try out their kitchen (and kindly threw in some delicious vegies too), Alice jumped at Ros’ offer for her to be the head chef for the evening.
Alice conjured up a Mexican feast including tacos with tempura flathead and chipotle mayo and an amazing jicama salad with lime and jalapeno. I’d never had jicama before (Ros brought some along from her garden!) but will definitely be using it again as it’s very refreshing and hard to get wrong, even for a non-cook like myself, as all you have to do is chop it up and use it with other ingredients in a salad.
Have I made you hungry? Why not get a group of friends together and head to CERES to whip up your own feast? Alice might not be able to get there, but I’m sure it will be delicious anyway!
  

CERESというところ、知っていますか?Brunswickにある「エコ」な施設で、マーケット、カフェ、そしていろんあワークショップを行っています。オーガニック野菜や果物もCERESからオーダーすることができます。そして、コミュニティキッチンもあります。友達大人数で料理した時や、パーティの時、何かのイベントの時にケーキを大数に作りたい時など、このキッチンをレンタルすることが便利です。食器、ソースパン、包丁などが用意されていて、なんでも使えます。素材はもちろん持参ですが、CERESで作られているオーガニック野菜、果物、そして卵を買うことがおすすめです。先週、そこで友達何人でメキシカン料理を作りましたが、とても楽しくておいしかったですよ!一番気に入ったのはjicama(ヒカマ)という、ジャガイモみたいな物ですが、生で食べれて、細かく切ったら大根みたいな見た目または舌触りの野菜です。簡単に見つけられるかどうか分かりませんが、もし買えたら是非食べてみてね!そしてCERESに行ったことない方、週末行ってみてはどうですか?場所が気に入ったら仲間と大きいパーティをコミュニティキッチンでもしてみて!