Enrica Rocco, an acclaimed Venetian chef, has recently arrived in England but has already become a regular at Borough Market.
I attended a recent workshop and was instantly charmed by Enrica. The daughter of a Venetian Count, she's passionate, engaging and witty. While advising on cuts of meat and freshness of produce she constantly dished out entertaining advice such as “My father taught me the best tasting apples are those that look like an eighty year old nun's boobs”.
After purchasing ingredients, everyone headed to Enrica's flat to prepare a Venetian meal. This consisted of antipasti of fennel, artichokes and asparagus; pasta in a cockle sauce; aubergine bake; sea bass cooked with herbs and roasted knuckle of ham with sweet and sour baby onions.
I left with some good, simple recipes to reproduce and confirmation that I am indeed blessed for having Borough Market on my doorstep.
To participate in a workshop telephone 020 8870 9676 or email Enrica at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos: Moe Kafer/RPM Photographic