To say that I was nervous cooking against my Mum is a bit of an understatement. My mum’s lasagnes are the best lasagnes I’ve ever tasted and for me to make a better one than hers seemed impossible…especially when I had no idea how to make a lasagne!
Studentcooking.tv must have known how difficult this challenge for me was as they organised some much needed lasagne training with me and Leeds uni chef Simon Wood. I spent a week with Simon in the uni kitchens learning how to make a proper lasagne from scratch-and learned everything from making a roux to getting the tomato sauce just right.
The actual fight…I mean cook off…was great! By the end of the week I was dead confident to cook against my Mum, and after a little slip up in getting the lasagne into the dish, it all went really well.
I’d like to tell you who won during the day, but I guess you’ll just have to watch Mothercooker pt 2 video to find out!
When Jess phoned me and said that she wanted to make a better lasagne than me, I didn’t know what to say. Jess has never been into cooking much and I don’t think she even knows how to make a lasagne.
I wasn’t really worried even though Jess said that she’d been having training from Simon Wood. I’ve been making lasagnes for years and having a big family to feed, am comfortable making them at short notice. As for the final result, well you’ll just have to see who wins!