Hans Välimäki and SemiLive start cooperation! As a result, SemiLive's service offering will be further expanded, this time in the form of virtual cooking schools. Hans Välimäki is a top Finnish chef who is familiar from many television programs. He has been seen in Kuppilat kuntoon, Hans Välimäki!, Hansin matkassa and Top Chef Finland.
A virtual cooking school called Hans at Home will start on Maundy Thursday, April 1. In SemiLive. It prepares Easter dishes together with Hans.
SemiLive interviewed Hans Välimäki and producer Santtu Palmi about the coming cooking school. Hans says the idea of virtual cooking has been present throughout the Korona period.
– Virtual Cooking Schools have been a familiar thing since last spring, when I did 22 streams for ISTV from home, Hans says.
– Then a few people asked if it would be possible for me to do such a service. The viewers' wish came true and we were in fact the first, or at least among the first, to make a virtual cooking school in Finland.
– We have developed the concept and now families, individual home chefs and friend groups get to cook together.
Hans and Santtu are committed for giving everyone a comfortable and tasteful moment in these otherwise difficult times.
– The idea of the cooking school is to be a nice experience, where good food is easily created, Santtu explains.
Hans and Santtu want to create a cooking school experience that everyone has the opportunity to participate in. The ingredients used are readily available in stores and the prices remain reasonable.
– The idea is that the livestream lasts a maximum of one and a half or two hours. We don’t want the experience to be in any way too complicated or long-winded.
– The aim is to keep the dish mountains under control, a relaxed atmosphere and to keep the cooking pleasing from start to finish. Also interesting in this concept is how to make something new out of the usual ingredients, Hans says.
– Let's do it in peace and without haste, Santtu adds.
– The training leaves all participants with recipes for the dishes to be prepared during the stream. I think the recipe is learned when it stays in the back of the head, and at some point, you find yourself modifying it to your own preferences. No recipe is perfect, but they must live with the times.
– If those involved after the stream have a good mood and a tasty food on the plate, we have succeeded, Santtu adds.
For the first "Hans at Home" stream, Hans has created an Easter-inspired menu: Salmon Sashim as an appetizer, lamb "iskender" as the main course and fried chocolate mousse as a dessert. Everyone who buys a ticket to the cooking school will receive an exact shopping list and a recipe week before the stream.
– You should go to the grocery store a couple of days before Maundy Thursday's stream so that the fresh ingredients don't have time to go bad, Hans reminds.
– And no worries, if Easter Thursday does not fit on your schedule, you can watch the Hans at home stream later at a time when it suits you better, Santtu adds.
Tickets on sale 12.3. from here!