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Cook’s Certificate: Cooking on a Budget

Our Cook’s Certificate is currently in session and yesterday was devoted to cooking on a budget. Congratulations to all of our students who kept within their £10 budget! Not an easy thing to do when planning and cooking a three course menu.

The food was tasty, well-presented and everyone had their own ideas, from Alex’s lamb and prune tagine with mushroom rice to Deborah’s American popovers with spring onions.

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Is the baking craze here to stay?

Every time I open the paper I read something about the Great British Bake Off, now in the fifth series, with six million viewers it seems the craze is here to stay. It is an exciting time for pastry, cakes, pies and artisan breads, which in particular, have seen a rise (!) in popularity, with more and more people taking classes and courses, opening independent shops and pop ups and even pushing the big supermarkets to stock more speciality breads.

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African Leadership at Cookery School

Our event with the African Leadership Institute was a complete success with 26 potential leaders working as ‘team Africa’ at Cookery School all day to create feasts from north, south, east and west Africa.

BBC World Service Radio News sent reporter, William Edmondson, to Cookery School for BBC Newsday, which aired this week and is available on iPlayer as well as here. In the broadcast, 

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RECIPE: Honey-spiced cupcakes with ginger cream

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This is our founder Rosalind’s recipe for delicious cupcakes, full of spices like cinnamon, ginger, allspice and nutmeg, and topped with a beautiful ginger cream.

If you want to hone your baking skills, cupcakes and otherwise, check out our upcoming baking classes. Or if you really want to get serious, check out our four-day short course in baking. Now, on with the recipe…

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

This September begins our 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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British Food Fortnight, 21 Sept – 6 Oct

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From the 21 September to 6 October we will be celebrating British Food Fortnight

Described as a modern day harvest festival BFF invites communities, businesses and individuals to celebrate the fantastic seasonal produce that is being grown, harvested, cooked and enjoyed! 

Love British Food offers some top suggestions on how to get involved from growing food,

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RECIPE: Chopped market salad

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We love a salad at Cookery School, especially those that let the beautiful ingredients shine. This chopped market salad is very bright, jewel-like and crunchy, thanks to the multiple raw seasonal vegetables in it. It’s the perfect salad to take to a BBQ, but can be adapted for all seasons – in winter, turnips, parsnips, celeriac and cabbage are all worthwhile substitutions.

If you fancy a slightly creamier salad, add the flesh of an avocado,

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Slow Food Week 2013

We were thrilled to be able to host an evening for Slow Food Week last Wednesday at Cookery School. Joined by Chris from Taste the Wild, Caroline from Moshi Moshi, Cat Gazzoli from Slow Food and 21 eager slow food cooks the evening got off to a great start.

Ros welcomed everyone to Cookery School and talked about our ethos, link with Slow Food and recent 3 stars from the SRA,

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Three Star Sustainability Champions

Great news: we have been awarded three stars from the Sustainable Restaurant Assosiation SRA for a second year running, receiving an overall score of 84% with full marks (100%) in the society section. 

We worked really hard to improve our practices for this year’s rating and view the scheme as a way to push us further, to constantly look for new ways and methods to run our kitchens ethically,

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