The Cookery School prides itself on using fresh, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. As the growing seasons can be unpredictable, the following schedule may change if the foods featured are not available on the date advertised.
Wednesday, 2 September
Dinner in Tuscany
Spend an evening preparing and enjoying some classic dishes from the region of Tuscany. We will use our great local tomatoes in a panzanella salad and pomodoro soup. We’ll teach you the secrets to making a mouth-watering Florentine style steak at home, and we will serve it with the best local produce. Castagnaccio, or chestnut flour cake will cap off the dinner with a scoop of house-made ice cream.
Wednesday, 9 September
Making Fresh Pasta
Creating fresh egg pasta is a poplar topic here at the Cookery School. This class will show you how easy and delicious home-made pasta can be. You will learn how to work the dough, rolling, and shaping the noodles. After a light dinner showcasing your pasta, you can take a batch home with you to use later on.
Sunday, 13 September
Harvest season is in full swing. We’ll make sure you know how to make the most of this time of year. Come in for a morning of learning how to prepare and can foods safely. We will be making a bread and butter pickles, corn salsa, and preparing tomatoes for the jar. When we are finished you get to pack them all up and take them home with you. As you’ll be taking your creations home with you, there won’t be a meal served with this class.
Sunday, 20 September
What could be better than some casual Thai food for lunch? Come in for taste of your own pad thai with authentic ingredients. You will be preparing your own bowl, just the way you like it. Hone your knife skills, try some new and unusual ingredients, and sit down to enjoy your creation and compare with the group.
Sunday, 27 September
Knife Skills and Care
This class takes us back to the basics with knife skills. You can bring your favourite knife with you if you like, and get a fresh edge put on it. We will show you how to care for and sharpen your knife by hand, and the foundation of proper handling. We’ll make some apps to snack on while we practice the basic knife cuts and skills.
Wednesday, 30 September
New Indian dishes are a perennial favourite at the Cookery School. This dinner will show you the recipes and skills to put together a great dinner of favourite Anglo-Indian foods. Pakoras to start, butter chicken, vegetable biryani, fried cruellers, and fennel ice cream.
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