So,20 years on I have gone back to school, but this is a much better school - there are no exams, I get to meet fantastic people from all walks of life, I cook then I eat (and don't even have to do the dishes) and I even take the leftovers home (a whole new take on homework). The Playground has no "popular" kids, and no one is checking how you walk or talk - it's how you stir the pot not the crowd.
If high school was this much fun, I am sure I wouldn't have my recurring nightmare, perhaps I would then dream about is getting as big as a whale and not fitting into my pyjamas.
So, you want to know where this CooksPlayground is? Click the link. I have to quote from Jenny's site, to best to explain what learning to cook is about on the Playground. "Taking a recipe and owning it". We learn the basics of a recipe and then we play with flavours we like until we all have a dish, uniquely different and delightfully delicious. Jenny is a master of "ExperientialCooking™", she even has the trademark!
I am going to share picture of the Pear Tarte Tatin which we made this week. I won't give you the recipe, that you can get from Google - but I will share my inspiration to use crushed cardamom with the pears, a match made in heaven.
Served with some lightly whipped cream - makes a great simple dessert.