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December 2018
£25.00

Kids in the Kitchen Italian Gifts of Food – Age 7 to 16 – with Ursula Ferrigno (AM)

December 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mistley Thorn, and Kitchen, Essex

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 2019
£95
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A taste of Modern Persia with David Rizbaf

Thu, 10 January 2019 @ 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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£120.00

Sicilian Road trip with Ursula Ferrigno

Fri, 11 January 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Fresh and vibrant recipes from a unique Mediterranean Island. In this workshop you’ll discover authentic recipes for the best food that Sicily has to offer. Ursula Ferrigno is a talented cook with a deep love of 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…

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£125.00

Vegetarian Indian Cooking with David

Sat, 12 January 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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In this class you will learn how to blend your own spices, make your own ghee and delicious chai. Aloo Bonda, Spiced Potato Cakes in Chickpea Batter Mint and Coriander Chutney Pal Katti Porichattu, Spiced Paneer with Tomato Chutney Kayi Korma Curry, mixed vegetables with coconut, ginger and fresh curry leaves Kadala Curry, Chickpea and Potato Curry with tomato and tamarind Channa Dhal, Yellow lentils with garlic, ginger and chilli Saffron and Cardamom Rice Onion Chapati Duo of Sorbet, Mango…

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£95

Winter Warming Breads with Sue Hudson

Fri, 18 January 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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    Bake away those winter blues with a day in our steaming kitchen making bread! Today will be all about loaves to accompany hot soup or stew, such as chilli bread with a hit of hot, hearty kamut, oat and flaxseed tins, fluffy soft white poppy seed rolls and smoked cheese and red onion stuffed Stromboli. Sue Hudson has been teaching the skill of making bread by hand for many years, as a farmer and general  “foodie” Sue became…

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£125.00
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Quick and Easy Thai Cooking

Sat, 19 January 2019 @ 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

Pasta Masterclass with Ursula Ferrigno

Wed, 23 January 2019 @ 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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February 2019
£85.00

Marvellous Marmalade!!

Fri, 1 February 2019 @ 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
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Taste of Mexico

Sat, 2 February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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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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£100.00

Gluten Free Breads & Bakes with Sue Hudson

Fri, 8 February 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Good things don’t have to contain gluten and on this workshop you have the chance to mix flours and bake your individual loaf designed by yourself. With some fairly unusual but accessible ingredients make a selection surprising bakes to be enjoyed by you and all your friends and family. 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…

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£125.00

Umbrian Road Trip with Ursula Ferrigno

Sat, 9 February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Ursula Ferrigno is a talented cook with a deep love of 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 and her latest book – Lemons and Limes (signed copies available instore). The workshop…

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£25

Kids in the Kitchen age 7-16 Pasta (PM)

Wed, 20 February 2019 @ 1:30 am - 3:30 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

Kids in the Kitchen age 7-16 Pasta (AM)

Wed, 20 February 2019 @ 10:30 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

Kids in the kitchen age 7-16 – Indian

Thu, 21 February 2019 @ 1:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Sherri having returned from a trip to India will share with you some of her culinary experiences from this vibrant country. You will be making; Vegetable Samosa Mango Chutney Chicken Curry Spiced Jeera Rice Naan Bread The session will conclude with a delicious lunch that the children created for themselves.

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£25

Kids in the Kitchen age 7-16 – Mexican

Thu, 21 February 2019 @ 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 lunch that the children created for themselves.

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March 2019
£120.00

Tuscan Road Trip with Ursula Ferrigno

Fri, 1 March 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Tuscany is a world, Italy is a universe, and the magic of Tuscany just keeps on unfolding. There is more to love on each visit. 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…

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£120.00
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Vegan Cooking

Sat, 2 March 2019 @ 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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£95

Make your own Breads, Rolls & Flatbreads with Sue Hudson

Fri, 8 March 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Suitable for all abilities we will be making some seriously spectacular breads; bread sticks stuffed with black and green olives, challah with chunky chocolate, tea bread with fruit and nuts, Jerusalem bagels, rolls with seedy toppings and family favourite tear and share monkey breads, either savoury or sweet. 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…

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£125.00

Quick and Easy Thai Cooking

Sat, 9 March 2019 @ 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

Tapas, Sangria and Paella

Sat, 16 March 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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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 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 & Lobster (subject to availability) Crema Catalan Sangria

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£95.00

Persian New Year with David Rizbaf

Thu, 21 March 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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David has a background and passion for Persian cuisine.  David has worked in London as a chef and joined our Mistley Thorn team in 2017. David 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 he was 15.…

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£125.00

Venetian Road Trip with Ursula Ferrigno

Sat, 23 March 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Ursula Ferrigno is a talented cook,  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 and her latest book – Lemons and Limes (signed copies available in store). Baccala Mantecato – Dried Cod Pate Sarde…

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April 2019
£95

Easter Bread Making Preparation

Fri, 5 April 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Start the run up to Easter and get ahead, with a dozen of your own golden raisin Hot X Buns, beautiful chocolate bread, special braided brioche, Russian Paska style sweet bread or cheesy herb and chive rolls. A selection of bread and rolls, all can be frozen in advance or eaten fresh from the oven. This workshop is suitable for complete novice bakers or those wanting to brush up on their skills and fill their bread bins! Sue Hudson has…

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£125.00

Pizza and WoodFired Cooking with Ursula Ferrigno

Sat, 27 April 2019 @ 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. Ursula is also the author of many books including Pizza, Pasta and Polenta. During this fun workshop we will master the art of the perfect Neapolitan Pizza and cooking…

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May 2019
£120.00

Vegan cooking with Sherri Singleton

Fri, 10 May 2019 @ 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

Beginners Sourdough with Sue Hudson

Sat, 11 May 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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The king of bread, sourdough is sometimes a difficult skill to master but with the instruction from Sue you are sure of success and confidence to carry on baking sourdough. Take some dough home to prove overnight ready for a late breakfast, make two loaves from scratch and learn to make and keep your own “starter” for the next time. Sue Hudson has been teaching the skill of making bread by hand for many years, as a farmer and general…

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£125.00

Taste of Mexico

Sat, 18 May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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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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June 2019
£95

Summertime Breads for Sharing, Tearing & Dipping with Sue Hudson

Fri, 14 June 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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  Evocative flavours and scents of summertime and promises of many days spent in the fresh air enjoying fine food with friends and family. We will be using home made basil pesto to create a beautiful braided crown, Turkish yufka for scooping and dipping, Sue’s plump focaccia with great toppings such as wild garlic, rosemary and thyme. Enhance your burgers with some proper brioche burger buns. Sue Hudson has been teaching the skill of making bread by hand for many…

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July 2019
£95

Enriched Breads for all Abilities with Sue Hudson

Fri, 5 July 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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This style of bread describes dough rich in butter, milk and eggs; the resulting bread is sublime, delicious and very decadent! Sharing cardamon buns, flowerpot brioche loaves, rich challah swirls, chocolate pain Viennois, savoury olive miche some of these could be going home with you after this popular workshop. 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…

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