The day arrived and, shopping the market for ingredients beforehand, I did what I always do at the farmers market – bought way too much stuff. I had lofty ambitions for what I could cook in an hour’s time.
Lucky for me, I had my loyal cooking sidekick along, my husband, who helped me prep ingredients before the demo started.
He’s no slouch in the photography department either, and took photos throughout the event.
What did the cooking demo look like, from my perspective? Like this.
Meanwhile, the audience saw this.
It was a little strange wearing the microphone headset – I felt like I was Britney Spears and should start belting out a song and dance.
Amidst the chaos of the market, the unpredictability of the equipment and running into situations on the fly, like where IS that measuring cup? I need it NOW,
…it was like cooking at home under dinner deadline.
In the end, I knocked out one side dish and two main dishes for weeknights, all based on greens available at the market now: