Mr NQN often tells me that whilst doing jelly cakes and two tier wedding cakes are always nice, what people really want to know is how to make basics. I didn't believe him of course, until I put up some of my simpler recipes and they were well received. Then I received a copy of What to Cook and How To Cook It by U.K. author Jane Hornby. It shows you how to make meals such as a basic omelette, smoothie, coq au vin, paella to chocolate pots and everything is laid out step by step with clear pictures and photographs.
Part of the Sydney International Food Festival, Jane is also holding a class at the Sydney Seafood School in Pyrmont. The class runs for three hours, including a three course meal, wine and a copy of her book What to Cook and How to Cook It (RRP $59.95).
And thanks to the people at Phaidon, one lucky NQN readers will get a place at this class! This is a short competition as the class is held on the 27th of October at 6:30pm but don't let that stop you! It's the ideal class for novice or first time cooks (give this to your non cooking spouse, I wish Mr NQN could do this!). All you have to do is tell me what is your signature dish!
Simply add your answer as a comment to the story. The competition ends at Midnight AEST 25th October 2010. You can enter this once daily. This competition is open to anyone in Australia who can attend the class.
The lucky winner is Samantha S.!
Best of luck!