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Gap Year students: Now is a great time to take your cooking to the next level

This May 2021 we start the next session of our Cook’s Certificate in Food & Wine and we’re very excited to be welcoming gap year students into the programme. We’ve been talking to lots of students about what makes a gap year such a great opportunity for learning more advanced cookery. Here’s what we found and how it works…

Why should young people consider cookery programmes on a gap-year?

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End of lockdown in sight for us mid May. Hurrah!

We are more than thrilled that we can, at long last, plan for the reopening  of Cookery School. Fortuitously it happens in the middle of asparagus season which heralds the fact that summer is on the way too! Hopefully with warmer days we will see the waning of the covid-19 virus and its variants.

If you have a rebook code sent during the various lockdowns, when we had to postpone classes, 

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RECIPE: Blini

blini

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 and prepare a basic pancake mix, you can make a whole range of different pancakes using the same principle.

With Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday) falling on 16th February, not everyone is looking for a sweet treat.

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RECIPE: Chocolate Truffles

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 and prepare a chocolate ganache, you can make a whole range of different desserts or truffles using the same principle.

 

Ingredients

Milk ganache truffles
325g milk chocolate –

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Launch of our National Cooking Programme

The pandemic has taught us is that as a nation we are more resilient than we realised and, through our creativity and tenacity, have been able to find solutions to problems that we never dreamt we would be facing.

At Cookery School at Little Portland Street, we realised that with yet another extended lockdown, now is the time for us to bring our National Cooking Programme, on which we have been working for some years,

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RECIPE : Sticky Toffee Pudding

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 and prepare a basic pudding, you can make a whole range of different puddings using the same principle.

Sticky Toffee Puddings

Ingredients

FOR THE PUDDINGS
170g dates
175ml boiling water
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
175g soft brown sugar
110g butter
2 eggs
175g flour
¼ tsp cinnamon
3 tsps baking powder
¼ tsp mixed spice

FOR THE SAUCE
75g butter,

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RECIPE: Chickpea Stew

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 and prepare a basic stew, you can make a whole range of different stews using the same principle.

Chickpea stew

Ingredients

4 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium sized onion finely chopped
2 or 3 cloves of garlic chopped
450g/1lb tinned tomatoes or tomato passata
3 tablespoons sun dried tomato paste
½ cup parsley chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
450g tin chickpeas
salt and pepper

 

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Gain Comfort in Comfort Food

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Comfort food is food that provides a feeling of well-being, the dishes are typically high sugar or carbohydrate content and tend to be associated with childhood or home cooking. Not all comfort food is bad for you, our Founder Ros believes that homemade comfort food can be healthy as recipes can be easily altered for example reducing the salt content.

Comfort food favourites 

In the UK research has shown the simple and classic pizza is the number one comfort food!

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Free Interactive Cooking Class for Teenagers

Interactive Class for Teens

We’re delighted to announce a special FREE interactive class for teenagers on the 15th December at 5.30pm. This class is a pilot of our new 20 session cooking programme for kids, based on favourite dishes, that we are hoping to bring to life soon.  We have been working on our initiative – Cooking, Reading and Writing – because we believe that learning to cook is just as important as learning to read and write for the futures of our children and their children too.

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Latest News – 2nd Lockdown November 2020

Having re-opened on 1 September after making our Little Portland Street kitchens as covid-secure as possible, we were able to run courses and classes and were constantly told by students that once they entered our kitchens, they felt safe and were surprised how they relaxed and enjoyed cooking with us. With the safety of everyone at Cookery School being of paramount importance, those messages have been like music to our ears!

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