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Five top tips for meal prep

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Batch cooking, or meal prep, is the act of preparing a week’s worth of food in one session, ensuring that your lunches and dinners are looked after for the days ahead. It’s a fantastic way to ensure you’re eating well, saving money and most importantly, improving your cooking skills!

However, meal prep doesn’t mean having the same thing for five days straight. With a little forward planning and organisation, you can enjoy a wide variety of dishes without too much effort.

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COMPETITION: Win a spot on our WSET wine course!

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Have you ever felt uncomfortable when faced with a restaurant wine list or superior sommelier? It’s not always easy telling grape varieties, vintages or Old versus New World apart, never mind attempting to understand what’s different about organic, natural or biodynamic wines.

Help is at hand with our three-day intensive Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) certified course.

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Class Diary: Cook’s Certificate

Jamie McGurk recently participated in our professional Cook’s Certificate course. Here, he explains his experience over the six-week course.  

It’s fair to say elaborate and expansive cooking at university is a rare and laborious feat. During my studies, my dinners were usually simple chicken and rice, followed by a couple of Deliveroo meals and some oven chips in between. Whether it’s down to the laziness of a second-year student,

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Ros Rants: The value of good teaching

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Good home cooking, along with sustainability, is at the heart of all that we do at Cookery School. We try to pass this message onto everyone who visits, as we want them to feel they can go away to cook on their own with confidence.

With cooking no longer being taught in schools and cooking no longer being passed down through the generations, we find an increasing number of people are turning to us to learn how to cook.

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Zero Waste Week: Tips to take forward

With Zero Waste Week coming to a close, we’re looking beyond this week to see how we can continue to reduce our waste in our everyday lives. While at Cookery School, our kitchens are plastic-free and our food waste is already limited, we’ve taken the time to look into our personal lives, looking for opportunities where we could cut down even further. We know from experience in our kitchens that it’s nigh-impossible to be zero-waste overnight,

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Class Diary: Cake Decorating

Our burgeoning baker, 13-year-old Marly Tashmina, is continuing her culinary foray with cake decorating. She explains what she learnt in the three-hour class. 

I recently attended a cake decorating class at Cookery School. I bake quite a lot in my spare time and I was really excited to attend a detailed class like this.

The chef was incredibly engaging and brought a welcoming and fun atmosphere to the room.

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RECIPE: Blueberry Crumble Muffins

Bank holiday is all about spending time with people that you care about, and there’s no better bonding time then getting in the kitchen and whipping up a feast. To get your creative juices going, we are giving you one of our most loved Cookery School recipes! These deliciously fruity muffins are perfect for snacking, breakfast or as a sweet treat after your meal.

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Ros Rants: why is there plastic on our TV screens?

There’s no debating that food television programmes have exploded in the last decade, with the likes of Masterchef, Great British Bake Off, Saturday Kitchen and Chef’s Table occupying the minds and hearts of millions of viewers all over the UK.

However, in the last five years or so, there has been a shift from education to entertainment, with many tuning in to follow the excitement and pressure of a cooking challenge,

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Introducing… our advanced bake off corporate challenge!

Dust off your aprons, pull out your piping bags and prepare your whisks – it’s time to bake! If you and your team have mastered the baking basics, why not take the next step in your journey with an advanced competition?

In response to the growing popularity of our original Bake Off corporate packages, we’re pleased as punch to be launching a brand new Advanced Bake Off corporate challenge. In this three or four-hour event,

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