Cooking course lesson 2; chicken and fowl


Last saturday it was the second lesson of the cooking course at Kookstudio Amsterdam and the lesson was this time chicken and other fowl. I should have waited with making the stock for the Daring Cooks challenge as I would have had plenty of bones!! But as we all know the date for the Daring Cooks was shortly before the date of our lesson so that wasn’t possible. πŸ™‚

We’ve mutilated a couple of chickens and cut a quail into appropriate size portions… I am not going to be making this a very long post as I have been behind the computer too long and my right wrist is kind of bothering me, so I have to take as little computertime as I can; which is hard in my profession!! But ok, so I will let the photos speak for itself plus this little video below that I shot as well of Rob cutting the quail. It’s in Dutch but the video speaks for itself I think. Have fun and I hope I will be able to have more text next week. Fingers crossed!!



Simone van den Berg

Food- and travelblogger from the Netherlands. Loves good food. Loves to taste good food the world over. She also loves to share travelstories, delicious recipes and ok, cat pictures too. She sometimes feels the need to get really healthy for a while, always mingled with periods of insanely delicious sweets and other decadent treats. Lives together with Tom and their two cats; Humphrey and Buffy. Profession: Food photographer


  1. I thoroughly enjoyed the first cooking lesson series and I think I am a bit like you – the second time around you can really appreciate what you are learning more! Loved the quail video – very informative!

  2. Love the first snap of you :))
    Haven’t seen the video yet since for some reason my computer has rejected flash player(GAH! I have a vintage piece!).. will check it out soon. thanks for so much information

  3. Simone, there’s no doubt you’re having fun!

  4. This is something that I really need to learn and Rob makes it look so easy. We all need time away from the computer, I’ve been needing a lot of that lately, so don’t worry about not including too many words, your pictures always speak for themselves πŸ™‚

  5. Wooo!! Look at the fire!

  6. With all those cooking lessons you will be a pro soon! Plus you look good in an apron… πŸ™‚

  7. I love the photo of all the chicken and fowl piled up for you to start cookin’! Fantastic post!

  8. Looks like you are having a great time! πŸ™‚

  9. That sounds like so much fun!

  10. Fabulous! I must attend a cooking course, looks like so much fun. The video is great, so informative! And the lector looks pretty casual with the quail. πŸ™‚

  11. omg that’s too much poultry for my comfort πŸ™‚

    btw, you need to fold your index finger over when holding a knife (the first photo)…the way you are doing it is not safe: your finger can slip and you can cut yourself.

    • You’re right about the knife ofcourse … πŸ™‚ but i was just posing For the photo, so that’s why I am holding it wrong! You know how it goes; i was taking photos then someone grabs my camera and says we need to take Γ  photo of you too!!

  12. Heya , nice pic you have up there, looking you thoroughly enjoying what you’re doing. Wow quite a messy job … haha . Love the last image with the flame.

  13. Fantastic piece. Than you for sharing this. I really appreciate it as I feel I was almost there for a few moments. I will use this information – and this is what food blogging is all about – the sharing of our lessons and experiences. Of course, yours has the mastery of your amazing photography. Mine will soon – I am taking lessons. I will say it again. Thank you. Thank you for the video and the excellent information today.

  14. Thanks for sharing this with us!!

    With all of these multiple cooking lessons you will be knowing a lot more on food, etc. Lucky us!

  15. That is a lot of poultry! You look like you’re having a blast!

  16. I love following your cooking classes – you are too funny and it so makes me wish I was taking the class alongside of you! Love the picture of you! Keep it up, girl!

  17. How fun. I have that same boning knife in the video. Now I just need to learn how to use it.

  18. The photo of the chicken and fowl is great. I’ll look at de video later (I’m at work, sssst), I want to see the fire!!

  19. So glad looking at your class photos and could really tell that you had great time…… Good for you, so do we get to eat too? πŸ™‚

    Sawadee from Bangkok,

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