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Read on for all the latest news and information on our cooking classes and courses. Find out about new classes, chef spotlights, behind the scenes insights and much more!

 

Caprice Holdings at Cookery School

We had great fun last Friday with Tim and Phil from Caprice Holdings. The Ivy’s Christmas soufflé they made was sensational. We all absolutely loved it!

We are very excited about doing the series of early 2015 classes with them at Cookery School. 

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· The Taste of The Ivy: learn to recreate classic dishes from The Ivy (30 January 2015, 10am to 1.30pm);

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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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Advanced Pastry: Val McArthur Delivers the Dish

Chef and food styling assistang Val McArthur recently attended our Advanced Pastry class and sent us this write-up of her experience which we’re sharing with her permission. Thanks, Val! And per Val’s suggestions, we’ve changed the format of the class, now called Understanding Puff Pastry, to include more hands-on experience. The next session is 13th July 2013. 

Pushing my way through the throng of Saturday shoppers,

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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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