Les Petits Chefs welcomed Adell Shneer, from the Canadian Living Test Kitchen into the
kitchen science lab this week where she showed them how to make Pad Thai (well, a kinda sorta Pad Thai given my inability to find the correct noodles). Recently promoted to Test Kitchen Manager, Adell has been with the magazine as a Food Specialist, then a Senior Food Specialist since 2005. Her role as Manager capitalizes on her amazing cooking and people skills evident in the way she calmly arrived in the science lab and guided the boys through making Pad Thai in under an hour. Adell came before to work with a different group of boys so I was happy she wanted to come back
We divided the tasks up as the recipe involves a lot of chopping…
Cilantro (kudos to Michael who doesn’t even eat cilantro but attacked this task with great gusto)
And later on, Charles and Jeremy battled with the shallots (with some help from Adell) – which “burned their eyes so badly” that they had to continually run their hands under the taps for relief. Even Adell and I found these challenging to chop without crying….
Adell wrote up her visit on the Canadian Living site here – head on over and take a peek!
Thanks Adell for coming in to share your expertise with the boys. We are so lucky to benefit from your generosity at this very busy time of year. (PS: We hope you will come again soon!)