team of 4 scouts from Greenfinch Troop entered the District Scout Cookery
Competition on Saturday January 26th, at the 3rd Wokingham
the competition, the teams have to prepare and present a 3-course meal for 4
costing less than £18 using only equipment that would be found at a Scout camp.
This year’s theme was “Southern Hemishpere” so our team decided to prepare a
meal with a Southern Africa theme complete with table decorations etc.
the starter, our team prepared a zuccini and onion salad using a recipe from
the Ivory Coast. Their main course was a traditional bean, tomato and onion
soup called Boom Chakalaka, which originated in the townships of South Africa. Their dessert
however was the team’s piece de resistance: A baked banana dessert cooked in a
dutch oven over a gas burner, using a recipe from Gabon.
team walked away with the dessert prize, and came third in the overall
competition – a very credible achievement considering the menu was not decided
on until the evening before the competition, and they had no chance to
to: James Popplestone, Sam Moors, Harry Jones and Josh Taylor.
A few more photos can be viewed at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tvam-darley-moor-2007-ian/sets/72157632645073361/