This series of "Flavours of Italy" culinary workshops is part of the line up of Gusto Italiano which celebrates and showcases the food, culinary talents and produce of Italy from Sep 1 - Oct 3.
I was glad to be invited to be part of this cooking workshop by executive chef Anna Borrasi of Etna Italian Restaurant. Hailing from Napoli, Italy, Chef Anna is the only female group executive chef with proven expertise in Italian cuisine in Singapore.
Chef Anna shared her expertise by preparing two delightful Italian dishes that can be easily prepared at home during the workshop. The first was seared smoked scamorza cheese wrapped in Parma ham followed by paccheri pasta stuffed with mortadella and mushroom.
Although I had a great time learning from Chef Anna and meeting up with a couple of my readers during the event, I was disappointed that I was unable to take pictures of the beautiful dishes immediately after they were just dished out during the workshop. I was stopped by the so-called official photographer who was happily snapping the dishes away himself but forbade me from doing so by asking the assistant to take them away after he was done?!
We all know that food does not keep it’s appetizing looks for long so we have to shoot quickly after it has been cooked before it melts, collapses, wilts and changes color. So it really beats me when I was told to take the pictures only after the event. So my apologies for not posting more photos of the food and the event as I totally lost my mood to shoot after that.
Stay tuned for the two recipes which I will post soon in my subsequent posts.