It is true that the world has become a small village. Technology has given us the ability to communicate from all over the world using social networks and smart phones, learning new things, meeting new people, and searching for whatever we need while simply sitting in our homes or from behind our desks.
It is not a long time since I became an Instagram addict, mostly following and exploring accounts that post about food, healthy food, recipes, photography and other interesting things. I cannot deny that I have learnt many useful things from this place; moreover, I have met nice people who became my friends.
I started following an account that posts everything which can be listed under two words: heavenly yummy! His owner – Chef Hisham (@misho_baeshen) – is a home based personal chef, restaurants and cafés reviewer and finally yet importantly, he started teaching cooking tutorials for the ones interested in learning the good stuff about food.
Last week, he announced for a tutorial about the basics of making a homemade burger, I got excited and decided to register my name. The tutorial was through WhatsApp; the Chef created a group to which he added all the participants in order to discuss the tutorial and how it will be going. We were from different countries, and this group brought us “together” as if we were really in the same kitchen!
So, a list of the needed stuff was sent to us, and I went for a grocery shopping to get what I need. Before the starting time, I prepared the tools, the ingredients, put on my kitchen apron and was ready to start the mission!
The first video Chef Hisham sent us was about making the secret sauce that is put inside the sandwich. I followed the instructions step-by-step and here it is, my secret sauce was ready in minutes! To be honest, the smell reminded me of my favorite Big Tasty 😛 then I tasted it and it was really super delicious and full of flavors.
The next video we received was about preparing, shaping and seasoning the meat. Then we had a break for almost 15 minutes – to let the meat rest in the fridge before continuing.
I was so impatient; I wanted to see the final result, I kept walking and waiting in the kitchen, checking that everything I need was available and not forgotten.
The other participants (my colleagues 😛 ) were sending pictures for their in process progress, the atmosphere was beautiful, full of energy and enthusiasm.
It was time for the real work! The Chef sent us a video about how to grill the meat and we started our mission. The situation was chaotic in my kitchen 😛 so many things were stacked and waiting to be washed! I was so excited and a little bit stressed because I wanted to succeed and end up with a great burger to be served.
The final step was arranging the burger sandwich. I did it and it was time to take photos (eating later on 😛 )
Well, as you can tell from my posts, I am obsessed about taking photos for food, and this was not any day, it was my first time making a successful homemade burger and taking so many pictures was necessarily needed.
Participants started sharing their final result to the group, the pictures were amazing, they all did a great job.
The Chef liked my picture and that was a pleasure for me!
Now let’s talk about the eating part. Despite the fact that I ate my burger not so hot (when you want to take photos of your food, a sacrifice must be made 😀 ). The taste was exquisite and made me speechless, I was drowning in the yumminess of the juicy meat, melted cheese and the delicious secret sauce. It was perfect and exceeded any other famous burgers in yumminess and freshness!
we will meet again in another tutorial to learn the next step in making homemade burgers 🙂
Lot’s of love