For the first time this saturday, I have participated in an event provided by socialcooking.no : a cooking lesson to learn how to cook the “french macarons” ! It may sound weird that a french woman comes to Norway to learn french recipe, but I just grabbed the opportunity ! Either if you are on holidays or an expat in Stavanger, you should try it ! Stavanger is rich of its cosmopolitism due to oil industry : with it, lots of people who have wonderful meals to cook and taste ! So it’s also the opportunity to learn more about all the nationalities you ll have the chance to meet by travelling or living here !
Meeting was at 4pm ! The first very good things with socialcooking is that the lessons are happening in a shop where you can find all you need to cook (have a look at their website https://traktoren.no/).
When I arrived, late (I know, I know…) there were 10 ladies there sitting around a long table, with coffee tea and cookies. Jolanta, her today’s chef, was there, waiting for me to start…good start Francine ^^
She explained us in details the recipe, how we’re going to proceed, and split us in 2 groups. Lots of different nationalities were there : norwegian, canadian, latvian, german, french…it was really nice and interesting.
During more than 3 hours, we’re going to cook together as a team, and try to do our best to succeed ! English is of course the language used ! All along the course, the Chef will provide some tips very useful and the experiences of others can also bring more interesting discussions about cooking !
At the end, we all left with our 6 (absolutely delicious!!!) macarons, tips for cooking, memories of a good moment and maybe new friends !
To sum up : Be curious and have a look to the website, extremely well documented with recipes, and description of all the chefs, and all the coming events : http://www.socialcooking.no/
You can also follow them on their FB pages : https://www.facebook.com/Socialcooking.no/
And if you want to get mouth-watering, follow the instagram account of her today’s chef, Jolanta https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/1548990495318418/mat-og-fotografi/?hl=fr