Gefiltefest 2012

Gefiltefest 2012

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On Sunday I attended the 3rd Gefiltefest, the Jewish food festival, and tweeted from there the whole day!

There was a mix of cookery demonstrations, discussions, chances to learn and also workshops for the kids. I had a brilliant time, meeting legends like Claudia Roden and Sula Leon, as well as learning from amazing chefs like David Mendes and Sarah Magnus.

I loved the Falafel from Falafel Feast

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Sula Leon's pastry session was fabulous, and I especially loved the savoury smoked salmon cheesecake!

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A highlight of the day was the Shakshouka competition - as a hater of tomato I adored the spinach shakshouka which won the first prize (jointly with Ilan Scorer of the UJIA)

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I helped out Sarah Magus, pastry chef and culinary goddess, creating marshmallows and turkish delight.

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The kids had a great time making their chocolate Mount Sinai (and I had a great time eating it!)

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The last session I attended was a chocolate truffle demo by David Mendes, assisted by the lovely Steph of Kokopellis chocolates.

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David showed us how to make some gorgeous peanut butter truffles, which I enjoyed immensely!

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All I saw the entire day were smiling faces, stuffed full of food! And here's me... doing just that!

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A massive thanks and well done to Michael who organised the entire festival. If you didn't make it this year, you must go next year!

Jubilee Cupcakes

Jubilee Cupcakes

Superman Cupcakes

Superman Cupcakes