Tuesday, 16 February 2016

In season - blueberries are the big blue super food





The summer salad features superfoods like quinoa and blueberries.




Blueberries are a super food, says Witt chef tutor Scott Powell.
"Because of the antioxidants and high levels of Vitamin C," he says. "It's just a great food for an energy boost."
Blueberry crumble cake is serviced with sour cream and a blueberry sauce.
Virginia Winder
 
Blueberry crumble cake is serviced with sour cream and a blueberry sauce.
He's used the wonder berries to make a cake with a crumble topping, a colourful summer salad and a sauce that can be used on the cake and even in a dressing for the salad.
Scott, who studied at Witt in the late 1990s to get his professional cookery diploma, has cooked overseas, offshore and around New Plymouth.
His greatest love is music and after spending a great deal of energy trying to make it as a musician, decided he needed something to fall back on.
Scott Powell drizzles blueberry balsamic vinaigrette over a colourful summer salad.
Virginia Winder
 
Scott Powell drizzles blueberry balsamic vinaigrette over a colourful summer salad.
"Cooking appealed to me because of the creativity and the night hours also appealed to me."
He trained at Witt and then headed overseas.
"When I finished my course I was on a plane to LA and then the UK and I worked in Scotland for a year as a chef de partie."

Scott Powell gently tosses the summer salad before serving on a plate and topping with vinaigrette.
Virginia Winder
 
Scott Powell gently tosses the summer salad before serving on a plate and topping with vinaigrette.
Scott then returned to Taranaki, did the second part of his chef training at Witt and then headed back overseas for another year.
 
On his return he worked in various restaurants around New Plymouth and also offshore.
Now he's at Witt, where his job is as a chef support tutor. He helps in class and also sets up the class for teaching, organises the food and equipment that's needed.

For In Season, he has chosen foods that are fresh, colourful and nutritious.
The salad is created with torn spinach leaves, chopped spring onions, toasted almond slivers sliced strawberries, peaches, oranges, blueberries and quinoa.


http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/recipes/76685995/in-season--blueberries-are-the-big-blue-super-food


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