Cooking Club Report

– 25 April 2015

On the menu for the April Lunch Club and now also on our recipes pages)


As a non-cook it was impressive to see all the cooks working without weighing scales or recipe books. All were working from experience or experimenting – this was the first time Amy had made the herby flatbread.

The Kale Taste Test Mahesh has trialled growing several varieties of kale at Marlpit as an alternative to the better known curly kale / cavalo nero types.

The following all look similar but how do they taste?


Asparagus kale


Madeley kale


Sunderland kale


Siberian kale

The kales were steamed separately for 5 minutes with no flavouring added so the true taste could be assessed. All were delicious – the leaves keeping their texture and the stems tender and sweet. We assume all varieties are equally (and of course highly) nutritious. Not being kale connoisseurs we were hard pressed to rate any higher than the others, but some tasters favoured the Siberian kale.

Next time (30th May) at the cooking club – suggestions included a rhubarb cake & pakoras.

If you have any other ideas and/or would like to cook or help set up and clear away please contact Mahesh or use the link to book your place – open to all.

Alison F