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National Cooking Programme launches Summer 2021

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Cookery School at Little Portland Street’s ‘oven-ready’ programme of x20 FREE online interactive classes for teenagers wanting to learn to cook, commences Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 5.30pm for an hour every week on Instagram and YouTube.

There is universal agreement that kids in the UK are not being taught to cook and this is proving to be detrimental to their future health and well being.

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RECIPE : Spanakopita

At Cookery School we teach to empower so that everyone has the confidence to replicate recipes again and again at home. We also teach by principle – if you can understand how to use filo pastry, you can make a whole range of different dishes using the same principle.

 

 

Spanakopita

Use a 9″/23cm X 13″/33cm baking pan

Ingredients

3lbs/1.5kg fresh spinach cooked and very well drained
4 bunches spring onions
½lb/250g filo pastry leaves
8ozs/250g melted butter
½ cup finely chopped parsley
1 teaspoon finely chopped dill
¼ cup finely chopped mint
½ lb crumbled feta cheese
4ozs/125ml olive oil
freshly ground salt and pepper

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RECIPE: Tortilla with Potato

At Cookery School we teach to empower so that everyone has the confidence to replicate recipes again and again at home. We also teach by principle – if you can understand how to make a tortilla, you can make a whole range of different snacks using the same principle.

Tortilla is cooked in a frying pan. Once the first side is cooked, the pan is inverted then the second side cooked.

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RECIPE : Panna Cotta

At Cookery School we teach to empower so that everyone has the confidence to replicate recipes again and again at home. We also teach by principle – if you can understand how to make custard, you can make a whole range of different desserts using the same principle.

 

Panna Cotta

Literally translated means ‘cooked cream’

Ingredients

1½ cups/12ozs/375ml double cream
1½ cups milk/12ozs/375ml
1 cup/8ozs/250ml full fat yoghurt
7 sheets leaf gelatin
½ vanilla pod
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
4 tablespoons sugar

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RECIPE : Crème caramel

At Cookery School we teach to empower so that everyone has the confidence to replicate recipes again and again at home. We also teach by principle – if you can understand how to make custard, you can make a whole range of different desserts using the same principle.

 

Crème caramel

Ingredients

Caramel
1 cup sugar –

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Meet refugee Faraj Alnasser, graduate of our Cook’s Certificate in Food & Wine

Guest post by Ali Clifford, sustainability communications consultant at incredibusy.com:

Ali writes:

The theme of this year’s Refugee Week 2021 was “We Cannot Walk Alone…” which seemed incredibly apt having chatted recently to one of Cookery School at Little Portland Street, London’s favourite Cook’s Certificate graduates Faraj Alnasser.

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Update on our Covid-secure measures

Nothing will change at Cookery School on July 19th 2021

VENTILATE, VENTILATE AND VENTILATE AS WELL AS MASKS IS OUR MANTRA

We believe that to keep everyone safe, we have to keep all our covid-secure measures in place for the foreseeable future.

We are very aware that whilst hospital admissions are not rising, we are in the middle of a serious third wave as can be seen by the huge rise in covid cases. 

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