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October 2017
£25.00

Kids in the Kitchen – Homemade Pasta – Aged 7-16

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Pasta making is a simple pleasure and a real treat. This workshop will teach the basics of making fresh pasta dough and a few simple, but elegant sauces.  The children will then sit down for a lovely lunch of their own creation followed by a simple dessert.

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£25.00

Kids in the Kitchen – Halloween Cupcakes & Cookies

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Kids Cupcakes

Cupcakes are as fun to make as they are to eat. Samantha Luxford, our favourite baker, will guide the little ones 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. This workshop is suited for children aged 7 to 12 years.

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November 2017
£110.00

Ursula Ferrigno’s Pasta, Risotto and Gnocchi

November 10 @ 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’ and ‘Flavours of Sicily’  books and usually have signed copies available.   Ursula’s latest…

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£120.00
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Getting Saucy!

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An understanding of stocks and sauces are the foundation of good cooking and no shop-bought variety can compare with a well tended home made version.   In this workshop you will learn a few simple rules for stock making, as well as how to reduce and store stock. From this the class will prepare delicious stock-based sauces. Then you will learn the building blocks for the basic ‘mother sauces’, from which most sauces are born. We will also make contemporary…

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£120.00

International Breads with Sue Hudson

November 18 @ 10:00 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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£110.00

Vegan Cooking

November 22 @ 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.  Lunch will also include some lovely vegan friendly libations from Liberty Wines! Indian Pakoras with…

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£110.00

Essentials of Sourdough with Sue Hudson

November 24 @ 10:00 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

Game Birds with Michael Bonaccorsi

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Michael is our in house 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 working in our Pizza restaurant…

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December 2017
£125.00

Taste of India

December 2 @ 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

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£115.00

Italian Gifts of Food with Ursula Ferrigno

December 3 @ 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’ and ‘Flavours of Sicily’  books and usually have signed copies available.   Ursula’s latest…

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£120.00

Tapas, Sangria & Paella

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Paella

One of our most requested workshops and certainly one of the tastiest. Learn the secrets of creating a fabulous paella after enjoying a feast of tapas. We will also have a tasting of Spanish cheeses, all washed down with Sherri’s famous sangria! Menu Gambas al Pil Pil Tortilla de Patata Mussels a la Plancha Roasted Garlic Mushrooms Paella with Chicken, Chorizo, Mussels, Fresh Fish & Lobster  Crema Catalan Sangria

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£120.00

Christmas Breads with Sue Hudson

December 9 @ 10:00 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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£95.00

Gingerbread Bird House with Sarah Thomas

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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January 2018
£85

Marvellous Marmalade!

Fri, 19 January 2018 @ 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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£125.00

Quick and Easy Thai Cooking

Sat, 20 January 2018 @ 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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£120.00

Flavours of Sicily with Ursula Ferrigno

Fri, 26 January 2018 @ 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’ and usually have signed copies available.   Ursula’s latest claim to fame is as…

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£120.00

Dough five ways with Sue Hudson

Sat, 27 January 2018 @ 10:00 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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February 2018
£120.00

Patisserie and Baking

Fri, 2 February 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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This fun workshop will help you to master the basics of pastry, including savoury, sweet and choux. We will explore different ways of handling, filling and baking each type of pastry, using classic and contemporary recipes. Lunch and dessert (plus snacks!) will incorporate the different types of pastry and there will be a delicious goodie bag to take home, to boot! Choux pastry  Creme Patisserie Rough Puff Pastry  Macaroons Pear and Cardamon Tarte Tatin Lunch includes wine. This workshop is…

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£25.00

Kids in the Kitchen – Pizza – Age 7-16

Tue, 13 February 2018 @ 1:30 am - 3:30 pm
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What would most kids eat everyday, if only they could? In this special workshop, kids become the masters at making basic dough and sauce, and then create their own pizza masterpieces. We will prepare different toppings and then finish up with an amazing dessert pizza. The group will use conventional ovens, as well as the spectacular Earthstone wood-fired pizza oven.  The children will be split into smaller groups by age, they will finish by sitting down for a lovely lunch of…

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£25.00

Kids in the Kitchen – Homemade Pasta – Aged 7-16

Tue, 13 February 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Pasta making is a simple pleasure and a real treat. This workshop will teach the basics of making fresh pasta dough and a few simple, but elegant sauces.  The children will then sit down for a lovely lunch of their own creation followed by a simple dessert.

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£115.00

Vegan Cooking

Wed, 21 February 2018 @ 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.  Lunch will also include some lovely vegan friendly libations from Liberty Wines! Indian Pakoras with…

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£115.00

The Italian Vegetarian with Ursula Ferrigno

Fri, 23 February 2018 @ 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, Ursula Ferrigno’s Italian Cookery Course, A gourmet guide to oil and vinegar, Flavours of Sicily and her…

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March 2018
£120.00

Getting Saucy!

Fri, 2 March 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
oils

An understanding of stocks and sauces are the foundation of good cooking and no shop-bought variety can compare with a well tended home made version.   In this workshop you will learn a few simple rules for stock making, as well as how to reduce and store stock. From this the class will prepare delicious stock-based sauces. Then you will learn the building blocks for the basic ‘mother sauces’, from which most sauces are born. We will also make contemporary…

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£125.00

Pizza from a wood-fired oven

Sat, 3 March 2018 @ 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 one of our expert pizza chefs.  We will also demonstrate Uuni, a portable wood fired oven. We will also have an informal Italian wine and olive oil tasting, with wines from Liberty. Assorted antipasti Grilled Spiced Prawns with Lemon and Garlic Peponi Gratinati (wood-fired roasted peppers with…

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£115.00

Quick and Easy Thai Cooking

Wed, 7 March 2018 @ 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

Taste of Mexico

Sat, 17 March 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mexican Cooking

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 with wine and Margaritas. Salsa two ways, Guacamole…

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April 2018
£125.00

The Modern Preserver with Kylee Newton

Fri, 20 April 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Kylee Newton, founder of preserving brand ‘Newton & Pott’ and Author of ‘The Modern Preserver’.  Newton puts contemporary twists to preserving classics creating innovative preserves from Za’atar Pickled Cauliflower to Tamarillo Chutney to Strawberry & Pimm’s jam. Come and join her on a day of preserving in a masterclass covering several age-old techniques but with a modern take. Learn to make chutney, pickle and tackle the chemistry of jam.  Take the fear out of home preserving and master the skills…

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