What a fun night of cooking we had with a true MasterChef. Mike Tomkins, who starred in the 2021 MasterChef UK, showcased a fantastic Risotto Milanese on the show and that's exactly what he helped us cook over zoom to raise money for one of our charities.
With the patience of a saint, Mike taught us the correct way to create this classic and hearty Italian dish that included some interesting ingredients such as bone marrow, saffron and a few dashes of elbow grease. Participants from ANZA and our friends at BWA had their exact ingredients delivered and then tuned in over the weekend for some expert instruction. It's fair to say we all managed to pull off something close to Mike's Risotto Milanese.
We can't thank Mike enough. Not only did he ensure we had something fantastic to eat on a Saturday night but he helped us raise ₱15,000 for our supported charity City Gates Academy. City Gates aims to provide high quality free education to the most disadvantaged children in Antipolo City and to enable families to contribute to their child’s education by working 12 hours per month at the Academy.
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