Today I bring you to discover one great cooking class animated by my friend Soraya, founder of the famous blog Gluten free in Paris. Soraya is passionate about Asian food and this time she is teaching us how to make Vietnamese Spring rolls and Thai curry with shrimps. Everything is gluten free and also lactose free. One great thing about Soraya’s classes is that she can adapt the recipes to your food issues in a heart bit: Isabelle is intolerant to rice and she could still manage to make great spring rolls without it. Roberta is vegetarian and so was her Thai curry.
So to start each of us picked up his own task. Well, my task was…slice the green onions! I admit it, I cried a little but I soon got my smile back when I ate the great food we made, so proud! Soraya is a such great teacher! She is very attentive to everybody and explains all the steps very clearly. I quickly learned that Asian food calls for great fresh vegetable and requires a lot of cutting, peeling and slicing. Thierry in my picture below was a proud card caring member of his “cut all the vegetables for the curry” task. Who said that the kitchen is no fun…actually that’s the way it should always be: pleasure + sharing!
Soraya’s cooking classes are also about sharing a great time together. I befriended with Serge, together we shared the same cooking table: me cutting the green onions and him the white ones plus the green lemons. I got to know that Serge is specialised in profiteroles, he makes them for his friends and he also gives classes where he teaches his secrets how to make profiteroles with vanilla ice-cream and chocolate topping, yummy! If you have time, please have a look at his website, it is great: www.serge-profiterolier.paris
And now we are ready to roll! I was personally fascinated by the rolling technique, it looks easy but actually it demands some work and once that you get it, well, then you’re really rolling! This time I chose not to take a picture of mine…not there yet, mine looked like more some big ravioli, my Italian upbringing saying hello…possible! So I chose those made by Agnès that looked just perfect to me. And after the photo, we all ate them and with a home-made Tamari sauce by Soraya. I couldn’t get enough of them, they were delicious!
And now we are ready to cook the curry Thai. Serge in my picture was among the most attentive and curious to learn all the secrets about this exotic dish. I have to say that I missed one step while taking some photos here and there but I salute Soraya who made it so good! I never had a curry Thaï before and I did enjoy it very much. I also enjoyed spending time with all my classmates: Roberta, Amélie, Isabelle, Jean-Jacques, Agnès, Thierry, Anna, and of course Serge the “profiterole man”! It was great meeting you all!
Last but not least, a big Grazie to Soraya for being so passionate, generous and talented, I loved your class and so the Asian food!
Soraya – Gluten free in Paris
Stay tuned on the latest cooking class by Soraya:
Pavillon des Canaux
39 quai de la Loire
Tel. 0033 (0)1 73 71 82 90
Mon – Wed
10 am – 12 pm
Thu – Sat
10 am – 1 am
10 am – 10 pm