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Mistley Kitchen

High Street
Mistley, Essex CO11 1HD United Kingdom
+44 (0)1206 391 024

Upcoming Workshops

September 2019
£125
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Taste of Morocco with David Rizbaf

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Be transported to the smells and flavours of the Moroccan souks which inspire hunger and excitement just from the thought. Experience the dishes of Morocco with our resident chef, David, who will discuss the traditions and heritage of  their cuisine, it’s influences, spices and essance which makes this cuisine so famous and delicious.   Slow Cooked Lamb Tagine with Caramelised Prunes Mkhamer (Skillet Bread) Homemade Harissa Butterflied Harissa Coated Chicken Taktouka – (Grilled green pepper and tomato salad) Ras El…

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£125.00
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Taste of India

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Sherri having returned from a recent trip to India will share with you some of her culinary experiences from this vibrant country.  In this class you will learn how to blend your own spices, make your own ghee and delicious chai. Vegetable Samosas with Mango Chutney Onion Pakode with Taramind Chutney Lamb Seekh Kebabs with Cucumber and Pomegranate Raita Naan Bread Authentic Chicken Curry Prawn Dopiaza Chana Masala Saffron and Cardamom Rice Badu’s Fabulous Shrikhand Please note any allergen and…

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October 2019
£120

Persian Autumn with David & Mohsen Rizbaf

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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David is a chef with a background and passion for Persian cuisine. David has worked in London as a chef and joined our Mistley Thorn team in 2017. He comes from an Iranian Persian background on his father’s side and has developed a passion for encouraging the popularity and awareness of Persian cuisine, what it is and how delicious it can be. David’s father Mohsen Rizbaf was born in Tabriz in the north of Iran and moved to the UK when…

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£125.00

Plant Based Mediterranean with Marcia Barrington

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Marcia Barrington is a chef and recipe writer with a long-standing career in food. She was one of the original directors of the Divertimenti Cookery School, has held consultancy posts at top event companies, headed up a French cookery school brand for its UK launch and latterly – as catering boss, where she set up and ran her high-end catering company for ten years. She now splits her time between teaching in London and Valencia, Spain where she runs her…

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£100

Sticky Pickle with Ian Beaird

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Ian Beaird, the creator of the award winning Essex based Sticky Pickle Company will be sharing his passion and knowledge for all things pickled and preserved! Learn to make and take home a jar of each: Lime Pickle – limes, an amazing array of herbs and spices including dried curry leaves and green finger chillis. If you love a curry this is an essential pickle. Don’t just stop there though, this works beautifully on strong cheddars too. Chilli Jam –…

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£100.00

Great British Breads with Sue Hudson

October 12 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Sue Hudson has been teaching the skill of making bread by hand for many years, as a farmer and general  “foodie” Sue became interested in bread soon recognising this could be much improved on by using old-fashioned techniques and simple ingredients, thus avoiding the “factory” breads commonly sold in supermarkets and shops. She passes on her enthusiasm for making bread by teaching this skill to small groups in her bread workshops.  Today, using ingredients and equipment which most people already have…

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£125.00

Tapas, Sangria and Paella

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Come and enjoy a feast of tapas and paella. One of our most requested workshops and certainly one of the tastiest. Learn the secrets of creating a fabulous paella after enjoying a wonderful spread of tapas. We will also have a tasting of Spanish cheeses, all washed down with Sherri’s famous sangria! Menu will consist of the following Gambas al Pil Pil Tortilla de Patata Mussels a la Plancha Roasted Garlic Mushrooms Paella with Chicken, Chorizo, Mussels, Fresh Fish &…

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£30

Kids in the Kitchen – Halloween Cupcakes & Cookies (age 7-16yrs)

October 31 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Cupcakes are as fun to make as they are to eat. David Rizbaf will guide the kids through the fundamentals of the perfect bun and then she will let them loose with the Halloween themed decorations! Participants will take home a box of spooky goodies including some ghoulish cupcakes and creepy cookies.

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November 2019
£30

Kids in the Kitchen Afternoon Tea Workshop (Age 7-16 years)

November 1 @ 1:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Come and learn to bake some scones, delicious chocolate brownies, a sponge cake along with cheese straws and tasty sandwiches of your own creations. Everything you need for that simple yet perfect afternoon tea. Lunch will be made up of your own creations of the day and refreshments will be available throughout. We supply everything needed for the day and kids will leave with the recipe sheets, a certificate and any leftovers! Please let us know the age of your child…

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£30

Kids in the Kitchen Mexican Workshop (Age 7-16 years)

November 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Spice up your life with some Mexican Cooking! We will explore the different taste sensations from south of the border, such as: Cheese quesadillas with salsa Chicken and vegetable tacos with rice To finish a fresh pineapple upside-down cake. The session will conclude with a delicious late lunch that the children created for themselves. Cold drinks are provided throughout.  We supply everything needed for the day and kids will leave with the recipe sheets, a certificate and any leftovers! Please let…

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£120.00

International Breads with Sue Hudson

November 8 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Enjoy the flavours of something different, come and join us for our International breads. Sue Hudson has been teaching the skill of making bread by hand for many years, as a farmer and general  “foodie” Sue became interested in bread soon recognising this could be much improved on by using old-fashioned techniques and simple ingredients, thus avoiding the “factory” breads commonly sold in supermarkets and shops. She passes on her enthusiasm for making bread by teaching this skill to small groups…

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£125.00

Vegan cooking with Sherri Singleton

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Join Sherri Singleton for a world tour of big natural flavours. This is a great workshop for those who are committed or occasional vegans or for those who are thinking about the making positive changes in their diet. All recipes are made without refined sugar and most are gluten-free. The workshop will focus on various techniques and cover lots of great cooking tips and tricks. Recipes to follow… You will be welcomed with refreshments on arrival and we will then…

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£120

Quick and Easy Thai

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Complex flavours, simple techniques, what could be better? Using the freshest seasonal ingredients, we will prepare a delicious feast of Thai standards. This is one of our most popular workshops and is always great fun. Menu: Sate with Spicy Peanut Sauce Fresh Salad Rolls in Rice Paper Stir-Fried Prawns with Coriander and Basil Thai Fish Cakes with Cucumber Dip Pad Thai Classic Red Curry of Chicken with Jasmine Rice Fish Curry with Coconut Cream Coconut Crème Caramel The workshop concludes…

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£125.00

Pasta Masterclass with Ursula Ferrigno

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Ursula Ferrigno is passionate about Italian food and is masterful in her knowledge and making of pasta. Not only will you learn the essential techniques, you’ll also be introduced to the history behind fresh pasta and Ursula will show you how create different pasta shapes, matching them with perfectly paired sauces. Making you own pasta is deeply satisfying and the results are more than delicious and in this Masterclass you will learn the fundamental for preparing simple rolled pasta, as well as more…

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£125.00

The Moorish Spice Trail with Marcia Barrington

November 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Marcia Barrington is a chef and recipe writer with a long-standing career in food. She was one of the original directors of the Divertimenti Cookery School, has held consultancy posts at top event companies, headed up a French cookery school brand for its UK launch and latterly – as catering boss, where she set up and ran her high-end catering company for ten years. She now splits her time between teaching in London and Valencia, Spain where she runs her…

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£135.00

Game Birds with Michael Bonaccorsi

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Michael is a game expert, he shoots as well as cooks so can tell you all about the birds you will be working with.  A little of Michaels Italian heritage creeps into this workshop and will include a bread making demonstration as well as a beautiful Partridge Risotto.  Michael grew up in a Tuscan household and has cooked with his great friend Georgio Locatelli for many years, he is a trained Pizzaiolo also has worked in our Pizza restaurant Lucca Enotecca.…

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£125

Italian Seafood with Ursula Ferrigno

November 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Ursula Ferrigno is a talented cook with a deep love of Southern Italian food. Half Italian and a noted teacher Ursula specialises in demonstrating the making of Italian breads, Italian soups, risottos, vegetables, fruit dishes and every kind of pasta dish. She has cooked on many TV programmes and is a prolific author.  Her books include: Trattoria,  La Dolce Vita – a book of heavenly desserts and sweets and Ursula Ferrigno’s Italian Cookery Course. Nothing reflects freshness more keenly than the fruits of the sea,…

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December 2019
£120

Christmas Breads with Sue Hudson

December 8 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Sue Hudson has been teaching the skill of making bread by hand for many years, as a farmer and general  “foodie” Sue became interested in bread soon recognising this could be much improved on by using old-fashioned techniques and simple ingredients, thus avoiding the “factory” breads commonly sold in supermarkets and shops. She passes on her enthusiasm for making bread by teaching this skill to small groups in her bread workshops.  Today, using ingredients and equipment which most people already have…

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£125

Italian Gifts of Food with Ursula Ferrigno

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Ursula Ferrigno is a talented cook with a deep love of Southern Italian food. Half Italian and a noted teacher Ursula specialises in demonstrating the making of Italian breads, Italian soups, risottos, vegetables, fruit dishes and every kind of pasta dish. She has cooked on many TV programmes and is a prolific author.  We are pleased to be a stockist of Ursula’s ‘Gourmet Guide to Oil and Vinegar’, ‘Lemons and limes’ and ‘Flavours of Sicily’  books and usually have signed copies available.…

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January 2020
£120

Vegetarian Cooking – Delicious Food for a Healthier Planet with David Rizbaf

Sat, 11 January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Why eating less meat is the best thing you can do for the planet in 2020!  Eating meat has a hefty impact on the environment from fuelling climate change to polluting landscapes and waterways. Research has suggested that the biggest way to help the planet is to reduce the amount of meat you are eating especially beef and pork.  This workshop teaches you some delicious and interesting recipes to make this less painless for yourself and for others. Even trying…

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£120

Essentials of Sourdough

Fri, 17 January 2020 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Sue Hudson has been teaching the skill of making bread by hand for many years, as a farmer and general  “foodie” Sue became interested in bread soon recognising this could be much improved on by using old-fashioned techniques and simple ingredients, thus avoiding the “factory” breads commonly sold in supermarkets and shops. She passes on her enthusiasm for making bread by teaching this skill to small groups in her bread workshops.  Today, using ingredients and equipment which most people already have…

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£125.00

Tapas Sangria and Paella

Sat, 18 January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Come and enjoy a feast of tapas and paella. One of our most requested workshops and certainly one of the tastiest. Learn the secrets of creating a fabulous paella after enjoying a wonderful spread of tapas. We will also have a tasting of Spanish cheeses, all washed down with Sherri’s famous sangria! Menu will consist of the following Gambas al Pil Pil Tortilla de Patata Mussels a la Plancha Roasted Garlic Mushrooms Paella with Chicken, Chorizo, Mussels, Fresh Fish &…

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£85

Marvellous Marmalade with Becky Longford

Fri, 24 January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Becky Longford is our in house top preserver and Marmalade is her speciality. In fact 2017 she won Bronze at the Worlds Original Marmalade Awards, she will share with your her top hints and tips for a perfect preserve. As the Seville oranges begin their short season now is the time to make marmalade. Learning the necessary skills to make and set a perfect marmalade you will still have time to make a batch at home to last you through…

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£120.00

Taste of India

Fri, 31 January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Sherri will share some exciting recipes from a trip to India with you. Here are some of her culinary experiences from this vibrant country.  In this class you will learn how to blend your own spices, make your own ghee and delicious chai. Vegetable Samosas with Mango Chutney Onion Pakode with Taramind Chutney Lamb Seekh Kebabs with Cucumber and Pomegranate Raita Naan Bread Authentic Chicken Curry Prawn Dopiaza Chana Masala Saffron and Cardamom Rice Badu’s Fabulous Shrikhand Tea and coffee will…

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February 2020
£125.00

Pizza from a Wood-Fired Oven with Michael Bonaccorsi

Sat, 1 February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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During this fun workshop we will master the art of the perfect Neapolitan Pizza. Using top-notch ingredients, we will prepare an Italian feast in the fabulous Earthstone wood-fired oven under the direction of Michael Bonaccorsi, Michael grew up in a Tuscan household and has cooked with his great friend Georgio Locatelli for many years, he is a trained Pizzaiolo chef. Assorted antipasti Grilled Spiced Prawns with Lemon and Garlic Peponi Gratinati (wood-fired roasted peppers with olives, capers and aged balsamic) Melanzane al…

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£125

Taste of Mexico

Sat, 8 February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Another popular workshop at The Mistley Kitchen. Sherri has travelled extensively throughout Mexico and will share with you authentic techniques for making flavour packed Mexican dishes with distinctly modern twists. In this hands on workshop you will also learn how to make your own corn and flour tortillas using a press or by hand, there will be lots of tips and techniques shared throughout the day.   The workshop will finish with a fabulous meal of your own creation served…

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