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Essence of Asian Eats

Once you have these skills, your confidence will soar.

Essence of Asian Eats

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When creating dishes from flavours of Asia there are essential techniques to understand and master. This knowledge can be referred to time and time again for the cornerstone to a wonderful meal.

The best kitchen resource is a well stocked pantry as this is where many flavours are easily accessed. Knowing which brand to choose can be overwhelming, We’ll assist you to build your store cupboard so a wide variety of quality products are at hand for very little expense.

Allow us to teach you how to get the very best out of each ingredient. You’ll create an overall, well-balanced dish every time. Once you have these skills, your confidence will soar. You’ll relish cooking dishes that have the balanced flavours we all love and exciting textures that satisfy.

We have drawn on our extensive knowledge of many Asian cuisines to bring you a selection of the most useful and delicious items and combined them with essential cooking techniques and exciting  ingredients.

Included in this class

Tender Masterstock Chicken, Crisp Cabbage and Herb Salad

More-ish Thai Fish Cakes with Sweet Chilli Jam and Cucumber and Peanut Pickle

Chinese Spiced Beef Stir Fry with Star Anise, Cloud Ear, Sechuan Peppercorns and Mandarin Zest

A multitude of cooking techniques will be used to cook these recipes and included within the dishes are the following specifics:

  • Masterstock
  • Crispy Fried Shallots
  • Portion whole Chicken
  • Roasted Rice Powder
  • Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • Vietnamese Nuoc Cham
  • Quick Pickles
  • Using dried mushrooms

NOTE: I would like to thank Annette Fear of QLD’s Spirit House Cooking School for her generosity in sharing recipes and knowledge with us over the years. She as been an inspiration and a great teacher.

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Meet the team

Tracey Cotterell

Tracey Cotterell
Tracey Cotterell


Tracey has been in the food industry since completing her Diploma in Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management in 1982 in the UK. She worked for an outside catering company in London, then joined her parents in rural West Sussex running

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Tracey Cotterell

Tracey Cotterell


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