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A short course in baking

by Rosalind Rathouse

I was born into a family of cooks and from a very early age was allowed into the kitchen. In Johannesburg, where I grew up, there was an annual agricultural show and each year my mother, my aunt and us kids, entered cupcakes, scones and cakes into the show and waited with baited breath to see whether we had won a prize. As I became a more accomplished as a cook,

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Cooking Classes During the Olympics

Above image is courtesy of with Relish who’ve designed some fantastic (unofficial) posters for London 2012 using everyday objects to form the Olympic rings. Naturally we’re big fans of the poster involving food!

With the Olympics less than a month a way, we’ve decided to put on a series of courses taking place during the Olympics for those of you looking for alternative ways to enjoy London 2012.

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10 sushi tips from Kimiko Barber

Sushi class with Kimiko Barber

Kimiko Barber was recently here at Cookery School, teaching a chef training course in sushi making. Kimiko is fantastic – amazingly talented and a terrific teacher. We learned a bunch from her and she kindly gave us permission to share some of top sushi-making tips.

The secrets of sushi

  1. 1. Good sushi begins with good rice. There are two types of rice – indica and japonica – no prizes for guessing which one must be used!

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Pies for British Pie Week… And Every Week

We’re in the throws of British Pie Week – not that we need an excuse to celebrate pies, but it was as good a reason as any to gather our students in the kitchen for our All Manners of Pies cookery class.

Ghalid led us through pies of all sorts ranging from chicken and mushroom, beef and ale, and apple pie through to pasties. Our own salami-making-maven Charlotte was there to pass on a few notes.

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Why We Are Different

It’s been nearly a decade since I first opened Cookery School at Little Portland Street in London and my what an exciting, busy and delicious decade it’s been. As we enter into 2012, I’ve been reflecting on the qualities of Cookery School that have kept it going so well over the years. These are the things that keep new students coming in, and old students coming back. I hope to keep these strengths alive for many years to come.

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