Our Exciting New Partnership With Workshop!

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In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re incredibly passionate about teaching people how to cook and getting as many of us around the world into the kitchen. We’re always looking at new ways of teaching new skills. Whether it’s through levelling up classic recipes, teaching the basics through Now Cook It, or going on our own Work Experience, where we can learn from our mistakes so you don’t have to – finding new ways to teach and learn is part of who we are and why we do what we do!

So we’re really excited and proud to announce that we are the Founding Partner of the cooking category on a new e-learning platform called Workshop.

Workshop provides a whole new way of learning-by-doing through a very smart app design and mini step-by-step videos delivered by experts who on the app, are called ‘mentors’. At SORTEDfood we’ve already been working to build a network of amazing mentors including our mates Edd Kimber, Eric Lanlard, The Chiappas and The Meringue Girls to produce content for the cooking category to help launch the app. 

So far, you can learn how to make stunning, customised macarons from scratch, banging pastries to rival those in the patisseries of Paris and a wide variety of impressive homemade pasta. The list goes on and on!

And that’s not all, our very own James Currie has created a bread baking workshop and THIS FRIDAY the one and only Ben ‘Ebbers’ Ebbrell will be launching his workshop on hosting guests effortlessly. Crammed full of hacks and tips, Ben’s workshop will give you an insight into how to be perfectly organised and always prepared for guests coming over for drinks or dinner.

This is an incredibly exciting venture for us. Through the app’s unique technology we can help equip passionate foodies with professional cooking skills that are usually inaccessible due to their high cost or required time commitment. When you take a workshop it really feels like the mentor is in the kitchen with you, guiding you every step of the way. You will come out of every module with theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience, not to mention a delicious finished product to tuck into. You’re in complete control of your own learning curve.

If we’ve caught your attention, have a look at the full list of mentors and their workshops here or dive right in by downloading the app! At the moment, it’s only available on iOS… I KNOW, I KNOW – but don’t worry, the guys at Workshop are busy working on getting the Android version out very, very soon.

If you’re quick and one of the first 100 people to sign up for a workshop, you will get it for just £5. So if one of them takes your fancy, why not download the app, sign up and make the most of an amazing offer right now?!

We’d really love to hear what you think. If you have a go, let us know how you get on.

Love Jamie & The SORTEDfood Gang x

102 Things To Do With Eggs!

102 Things With Eggs

The delicate little things that hens lay are magically marvelous in the kitchen. They’re seriously versatile and have so many functional uses as well as being int-EGG-ral to countless recipes. We came up with 102 things…

1. Soft boil them

2. Hard boil them

3. Poach them

4. Scramble them

5. Fry them

6. Bake avocado eggs

7. Cure them

8. Coddle them

9. Makes a hollandaise

10. Make a custard

11. Make a mayonnaise

12. Bake a cake

13. Enrich a brioche loaf

14. Make a souffle

15. Bake some meringue kisses

16. Bake a pavlova

17. Make macarons

18. Make macaroons

19. Make fresh, homemade pasta

20. Make a carbonara sauce

21. Turn hard boiled eggs into an egg mayo filling/topping

22. Pickle them

23. Cook them in tea

24. Make an omelette

25. Make pancakes

26. Make a QUICHE!

27. Crack them into a shakshuka

28. Crack them into huevos rancheros in a mug

29. Make those trendy cloud eggs

30. Use them in cocktail sours

31. Beat them and pané something

32. Use them to thicken a fruit curd

33. Put one inside a scotch egg

34. Make royal icing

35. Aerate a light, fluffy mousse

36. Make eggnog

37. Devil them!

38. Whisk them into an egg drop soup

39. Make French toast

40. Glaze bread and pastries

41. Whip up some marshmallows

42. Check to see if it’s fresh by floating in water

43. Clarify stock to make consommé

44. Make paint! (It’s how they did it in the old days)

45. Remove egg shell from bowl of cracked eggs with egg shell!

46. Use the shells for compost

47. Use to bind noodles for a ramen burger!

48. Make heart shaped eggs

49. Use the whites as glue

50. Make a fat-less swiss roll sponge

51. Make a golden egg (shake them to scramble before boiling in the shell)

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52. Have an egg and spoon race

53. Paint them to make decorations

54. Mix the yolks with oil and honey for facials

55. Use the whites as hair conditioner

56. Freeze the whites and yolks separately for later use

57. Bake an egg custard tart

58. Play catch the egg (we made this game up. It’s great)

59. Make candles in the shells

60. Down raw eggs for the protein like in the movies

61. The silver egg trick!

62. Peel a hard boiled egg by blowing shell off  

63. Slip a boiled egg into a bottle using physics

64. Stand on them (without them breaking, obvs)

65. Make Waffles

66. Marinate them (in soy sauce)

67. Make Yorkshire Puddings

68. Make a traditional Spanish tortilla

69. Boil in a coffee maker instead of a pan (we don’t know why either)

70. Poach them in the microwave

71. Peel them the easy way (crack the top, then bottom, then roll them!)

72. Make the shell disappear (by soaking in malt vinegar for a day, it rubs right off!)

73. Peel them by shaking in a jar with water.

74. Make a creme patissiere

75. Crack them to make Florentine pizza

76. Make fritatta

77. Make creme brulée

78. Make choux pastry

79. Bake an egg cocotte

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80. Make delicious bread and butter pudding

81. Scramble them into egg fried rice

82. Make an egg in a basket

83. Make tamagoyaki (that’s a japanese rolled omelette)

84. Make a salt crust (the egg white binds the salt together)

85. Stick egg shells around plants (it’s slug repellant)

86. Play Russian Roulette with a single raw & multiple boiled eggs. (or don’t, it’s a ridiculous idea)

87. Juggle them (at your own risk)

88. Use in pliable fortune cookie dough

89. Use whites to clean your leather shoes or shine jewellry

90. Egg in bread bowl

91. Make marzipan

92. Hatch them?!

93. Dip soldiers into them

94. Make Stink Bombs

95. Gammon & Egg Gala Pie

96. Spin an egg to tell if it’s raw or hard boiled (if spins easily it’s hard-boiled, if it’s wobbly it’s raw)

97. Poach egg meringue for Floating Island desserts

98. Egg someone’s house

99. Bake an Magic custard cake (clever egg separation!)

100. Cook egg in bread (in a hole cut from fried bread)

101. Fry an egg on an iron

102. Make your own chocolate eggs (okay… last one doesn’t come from a hen!)

Some of these are little dubious, are there any you’d like to replace? And if so… with what?

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