Since starting this cooking blog we have showcased some seriously talented food bloggers who have crafted some incredible recipes while experimenting with using essential oils in their kitchen.
This guest post is from a local friend of mine who has had some very interesting experience in the kitchen and has a passion and love for food that is clearly shown in every plate he creates. I'm excited to share his recipe not only because he experiments with Thyme Essential Oil in a main dish, but also to showcase a fine-dining dish that you can make easily at home.
Enjoy the recipe & be sure to print out the recipe so you can try making your own Braised Lamb Shanks using Thyme Essential Oil in your own kitchen!
Sydney's Story: It Takes a Village to Raise a Chef
I live, eat, breathe and dream about food; it runs deep in my veins like the roots of a Marula tree in my home country of South Africa. My passion, even as a young boy growing up in Tshamahansi village, is to share food in community - even if it meant cooking with modest ingredients such as chicken feet, ox tripe, Mopane worms, and pap (white corn meal). Food is about creating and reaffirming community.
Standing next to my mother and watching her cook, taste, add, and adapt recipes stirred in me a real zeal for creating and inspiring others. Helping others discover their love for cooking drives me to create new dishes daily. Like many of the people in my village, and like many of you - I faced many obstacles in the pursuit of my dream. To find my place in the world of Culinary Arts - I had to travel the globe.
I didn’t know much more than the two main roads that ran through my village in Mokopane in the province of Limpopo. My world consisted of family gatherings, chasing guinea fowl, and playing in the rich red dirt with my siblings. Despite wide open spaces, green fields, and epic mud puddles that called me to come play, I often found myself in the kitchen - consistently taking cooking ingredients and hiding them as contraband so that I could later create dishes for my classmates and friends.
...continue reading Sydney's story by clicking here.
Braised Lamb Shank
Sydney showcases his classical culinary expertise with this mouthwatering main course. Try out these lamb shanks for your guests and wow them with the complex flavour extracted from the thyme essential oil.
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