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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
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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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£120.00

Ursula Ferrigno’s Pasta, Risotto and Gnocchi

Sat, 3 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.   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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£35.00

Know your knife with Paul Bough

Wed, 7 February 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Knife Skills

It’s the perfect time to refresh your knife skills. In this demonstration-led workshop, Paul Bough, Zwilling J A Henckels’ in-house chef will show you how to chop, slice and dice seasonal fruits and vegetables like a pro. Paul will also teach you how to hone and sharpen your knife to keep it in tip top condition. We will be offering special deals on Zwilling Henckels knives, sharpeners and sets. Light refreshments will be available

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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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£120.00

International Breads with Sue Hudson

Sat, 24 February 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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March 2018
£120.00

Getting Saucy!

Fri, 2 March 2018 @ 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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£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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£120.00

Natural Baking with Henrietta Inman

Fri, 9 March 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Henrietta Inman is a skilled pastry chef and cookery teacher. She has worked in award-winning kitchens including The Lanesborough Hotel and the Michelin-starred Apsleys. She now lives and works in London where she takes private commissions and bespoke orders, holds cookery classes and baking demonstrations and does food consultancy, supper clubs and events. Author of Clean Cakes: Delicious patisserie made with whole, natural and nourishing ingredients and free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar was her first best-selling book.  This workshop…

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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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£115.00

Gluten Free Bread and Baking with Sue Hudson

Fri, 23 March 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Join Sue Hudson for an enjoyable and instructive day making your own gluten free loaves and bakes. We believe that being gluten intolerant doesn’t mean sacrificing taste and Sue has developed some delicious alternatives, using her own mixes of flours and ingredients, which are superb and will be enjoyed by everybody.   Hands on recipes include (but not limited to) Seedy Loaf, Corn Bread, Blinis, Brownies as well as some demonstrations and advice on how to mix and combine flours for…

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£125.00

Under the Umbrian Sky with Ursula Ferrigno

Sat, 24 March 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 and her latest book – Lemons and Limes (signed copies available instore).…

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April 2018
£75.00

Knife Skills – Boning and Filleting with Paul Bough

Wed, 18 April 2018 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Boning and filleting are skills which every home cook should know.  Buying whole chicken or fish is much better value than prepackaged fillets and nothing need go to waste.  If the thought of doing it yourself fills you with terror then Paul Bough, Zwilling Henckels head chef will teach you the skills you need. In this workshop you will fillet a fish for lunch and bone a whole chicken which you will take home with you.  Paul will also cover…

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£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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£115.00

Vegetarian Indian Cooking with Sherri Singleton

Fri, 27 April 2018 @ 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. 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…

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£125.00

Taste of India

Sat, 28 April 2018 @ 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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May 2018
£120.00

Essentials of Sourdough with Sue Hudson

Sat, 12 May 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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£125.00

Tapas, Sangria & Paella

Sat, 19 May 2018 @ 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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