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The Great Sausage #RollOff

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A quick selection of some of the best images from last nights Sausage #RollOff held at The Red Lion, Barnes @RedLionBarnes:

Before the Off:

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Ready, Steady……

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The Judges…Judging and the audience

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The Humble Sausage Roll or is it?

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This week welcomes the now annual Sausage RollOff taking place at the venue that is now synonymous with fine Artisan baking events, The Red Lion in Barnes.

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And favourite tables will be there to capture every pastry crumbling moment. Now you may think this is just a bit of silly fun, but not so as is proved by some of the top flight chef’s taking part. Serious reputations could be on the line. Some familiar “favourite tables’ locations will be mincing finest pork and adding secret ingredients to try and win the title and the Golden Sausage Roll

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Last years winner John Grabecki, who was crowned winner with his rabbit sausage roll with black pudding,

•  Alec Tomasso, ‘The Weeping Chef’
•  Eden Allsworth Representing East Kent College
•  Johnnie Mountain
•  Ollie Couillaud ,Co-owner, Sams Of Brighton
•  Allan Picket, Piquet Restaurant, Newman Street
•  Si Toft, The Dining Room, Abersoch, Wales
•  Oliver Marlow, DM Group Pubs
•  Sven Hanson-Britt, Miele Great Britain
•  Alan Paton of Stoke By Nayland Hotel & Golf Resort, Suffolk
•  Calum Franklin, The Holborn Dining Room
•  Jade Clark, The Hinds Head Hotel, Aldermaston
•  Jonathan Pellew, The Blue Boat, W6
•  Kevin Jones, The Chamberlain Hotel, London,
•  Matt Hill, Down Hall Country House Hotel, Bishop’s Stortford
•  Phil Harrison, The Anglesea Arms, W6
•  Rob Hunter, The Gun Docklands, Canary Wharf
•  BNY Mellon John Grabecki, ‘Roll Off’ champion 2015
•  Matt Hunter, The Star Inn the City, York
•  Lehman Street Tavern (new Geronimo Inns site)
•  MYPIE Pie Truck Owner & Chef Chris Brumby, ‘Roll Off’ champion 2014

Here’s hoping we get to sample a few of the creations entered, together with a pint or two of Fullers London Pride and that not too many resemble…..

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Winners at Thai Cookery School

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Thaikhun – Cambridge

Saturday 9th January saw the first Thai cookery lessons take place at Thaikhun in Cambridge and favourite tables had our competition winners there learning how to cook some very tasty thai dishes.

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Chef Thong checking everything is ready for the first cookery school at Thaikhun Cambridge

Competition winner Tanya treated mum Maria to the day in the Cambridge

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School about to start, just getting the house rules sorted and getting to know the others in today class

The day started with Chef Thong showing the class how to make Spring Rolls

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Chefs hats optional…

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Chef starts by preparing all the ingredients for the spring roll filling – some serious knife skills

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Note taking before our winners take on the challenge of making Thai Spring Rolls for the first time

Then it was over to the “students” to have a try. Chef was on hand to offer extra help where needed. Tanya and her Mum got straight into preparing the ingredients for the spring roll filling.

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Maria finely chopping the chicken breast ready for stir frying

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Once cooked the filling needed to cool slightly before being wrapped ready for deep frying. Chef Thong then showed the group how the wrap the filling in the pastry ready for cooking

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Everyone in the class really enjoyed the lesson and then had a go at the spring rolls

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The results were very impressive and really tasty….

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Now back to school for the main course Pad Thai…

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Chef Thong demonstrates how to take the ingredients and create a fabulous Pad Thai. We had the chance to try chefs result and it was amazing. How would the students get on…

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Fantastic result by Tanya and Maria, which left some over for a doggie bag (box). Everyone had a brilliant day and chef was very impressed with the winners of the Favourite Tables competition.

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If you want to attend a future Cookery Class at Cambridge contact natalie.emery@thaikhun.co.uk for further details.

We would like to thank Thai Leisure Group for making the two tickets available for this competition and we are sure future competitions will be possible.