Island Images, all new, “Cooking with Saints” programme was honoured by the visit of Tim Wonnacott and his wonderful wife Helen on Sunday, as they tried their hand in the art of making “St. Helena Fishcakes”
Tim, the well-known TV presenter of the UK’s Antique Road Show programme and antiques expert, is spending a week on the Island, representing The Harrods Travel Magazine and the Mail on Sunday. Having spent a hectic first few days on the Island, taking in a few tours and even St Helena’s very own antiques show, where some 87 residents took along almost a thousand different items for him to evaluate, he was able to have a Sunday afternoon relaxing on our lawn watching the sun set, before taking part in our unique “Do it Yourself” dinner! Cooking with Saints offers visitors the opportunity to select a St Helenian Dish, be shown how to cook it and then relax and enjoy the fruits of their labour. Tim and Helen were treated to fishcake making, starting with the preparation of the fish to portioning and rolling the cakes and then frying. “Its was absolutely enjoyable and so different from how we make our fishcakes” said Tim “and the end result was so worth it – they were yummy”
Both Helen and Tim, love food and Helen is a dab hand at cooking herself and quite a few recipes were exchanged – some of which you will see in the Sandwich Bar soon.It was our pleasure to host the Wonnacotts’ on their visit to St Helena and we are sure their evening was just as enjoyable. “Cooking with Saints” is an ideal opportunity for you to enjoy a relaxed and informal
learning experience in the art of making St Helena Fishcakes. During our cookery experiences you’ll learn to cook tasty, healthy fishcakes using the freshest ingredients. The cooking class takes place in our kitchen. With this hands-on option we will have you cooking up one of our local recipes or just sipping a glass of wine while you take it all in (what a hard life!). We will follow that with the opportunity for you to sit and enjoy the fruits of your own hard work. Other experiences include – Pilau – Traditional meal, made with rice, curry sauce, vegetables and Tuna/Bacon. Fish Fry – Local fish (pending availability) cooked over an open fire. Stuffed Tuna – Fresh Tuna stuffed with a mix of breadcrumbs, herbs and spices and slowly baked. Goat Meat Curry – Local goat, cooked in a mild curry sauce. Potjkie Meals – Learn to cook outdoors in a cast iron pot – Meal options vary. Traditional; Sunday Lunch – Join us for a St Helena Sunday Lunch – A variety of roasts and curries. Contact us for details!