There is quite a funny story as to why the words "Butter Chicken" creates quite a stir at Kitchenboy HQ and quite a few giggles and frowns from your Kitchenboy's friends and family. It all started at a birthday party and...but maybe I shouldn't tell the story, even though it is a good one. I wouldn't want to step on any sensitive toes. Any way, so after the storm in the teacup died down and people finished mopping up their tears of laughter, I just wasn't in the right mood to write this post.
I've been receiving so many questions again over the past few weeks about our Cookalong Club, that I think maybe it is time to start that up again. It is meant to be fun after all and has nothing to do with the inflated egos that lead to said storm-in-a-teacup. And lots of people had fun with the butter chicken challenge! People from as far and wide across the globe as Abu Dhabi, Namibia, Ireland, the UK, South Africa and of course Taiwan took part. Lots of photos were posted and even a video was made of a special Butter Chicken evening, held in the U.A.E.! I get the idea that some people ate theirs before photos could be taken!
|Butter Chicken a la Lotter! - By Sonja Lotter, Taiwan|
|Riette Mostert and Anton J Jansen showing off the butter chicken... scrumptious! - Taiwan|
|Michael Basson's Butter Chicken - Hsinchu, Taiwan|
|Butter Chicken a la Namibia - Francoise Steynberg, Namibia|
|Our AWESOME Butter Chicken!! - Chantelle Taylor Beyers, South Africa|
|Botha Butter Chicken|
|Butter Chicken, full of flavour and very tender - Gerlene Kennedy|
Lastly, and not least by any stretch of the imagination, came an entry by author Marion Erskine and Louna Spies from Abu Dhabi in the Arab Emirates. They went all the way. They had the right music, the right clothes and they even had a true blue person from India to come and supervise the cooking process. They practiced a Bollywood dance routine and was kind enough to send me this video. Enjoy!
How is that for enthusiasm!
|Butter Chicken a la Abu Dhabi - Marion Erskine & Louna Spies, U.A.E.|
Well done to all of you that took part in the Cookalong (even my mother did, but just like me, we ate it before we could take photos. I guess I'll just have to do it again!). It is really awesome that we can all do it together, doesn't matter where we are in the world.
Until next time. Kitchenboy like jou!