And then, I shall run culinary classes for Tai Tais and See Lais, different rates, of course. I recently found out the difference. A See Lai is a middle class housewife with lots of chores. A Tai Tai is a rich married woman who just goes to daytime gym classes, and attend cookery classes and go for facials. According to the article, that is. Then there'll be also the odd guy or two who will attend, like me. I heard of this woman who refused to let her son enter the kitchen, for fear that he'll end up cooking for his wife, and she cannot stomach watching her son slave in the kitchen while daughter in law gets a home call massage. How chauvinistic is that. Back in the prewar days, I'd probably have been running a hainanese coffee shop.
Anyway, yar, back to celebrity chefs, my thai cooking class was run by :
She also has another book on the shelves, for vegetarian cooking. Now, the thing about celebrity chefs is, they must appear unfazed, not a hint of sweat, to drown the mascara, (like Nigella), and make the cooking look as if they were cooking maggi mee.
In the 2 hours we were there, she managed to whip up, effortlessly, (she was all dolled up, apparently had to go out after that)
Kerabu Meehoon....SO easy, and SO yummy
Fried Fish ala Thai Style
Pandan Chicken, including how to wrap the darn thing
and also a raw papaya kerabu, which I don't have a photo of. And doing some mental arithmetic in my non chinese ed head, I figured, wahhhh, if she ran classes like that two or three times a week, eat no finish man!!!
And, being a celebrity chef, she even had a participant from Germany there yesterday, who heard about her thru the hotel concierge. Terror or what!!!! (She's actually an Indian national, residing in Germany). Keep your eyes peeled. Am gonna do a homemade video and send to 8TV for audition.
Why I think I can do this?
1. I'm quite used to speaking to large crowds, having taught English before, and other subjects, and also having emceed/spoken at like 25 weddings.
2. I got the build for a chef. Tetsuya after all is quite plump. And so is Jamie these days.
3. I can speak english...so the programme has to be in english, with malay and chinese subtitles.
But meanwhile, I better go brush up on my culinary skills.