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Chef Spotlight: Freddy Gangemi

Our fantastic team of chefs are the experts in all things cookery, leading the majority of our diverse classes. However, every now and then, we welcome a guest chef to share their specialist knowledge far and wide. Just one of these is Freddy Gangemi, an Italian native that leads our Roman and Sicilian classes. We sat down with Freddy to find out what he loves about cooking and the special draw to Italian flavours.

  1. Can you tell me a little about your culinary journey?

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The BIG launch: The Cookery School Handbook

To celebrate The Cookery School Handbook launch we invited our nearest and dearest to come along and enjoy an evening of chopping, stirring, cooking and of course – eating! Our cherished suppliers and much loved supporters gathered in our kitchen on Little Portland Street where we collectively created dishes from the Handbook.

It was full on as we had people making choux pastry, others making aioli, potato fritters and then cupcakes and apple pie for dessert.

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The Cookery School Handbook is out now!

We’re so excited to have launched our Cookery School Handbook produced and written by our principal, Rosalind Rathouse.

With eleven chapters and not a photograph throughout, the new Cookery School Handbook has been produced with true cooks in mind.  It is not designed as a coffee table book but instead hails recipes which convey key methods for original cooking including chapters on sauces, soups, baking, pastry, Sunday roasts amongst others. Whether a beginner or a professional,

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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

We are thrilled to announce that we have received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence! Certificates of Excellence are awarded once a year to businesses that consistently receive four and five star reviews from visitors so were delighted to have all our hard work formally recognised.

TripAdvisor Cert of excellence 2016

TripAdvisor reviews are immensely important to a small business like ours as lots of people book based on these reviews. We work so hard to keep high standards and every time we receive a lovely comment from a student,

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Alternative Father’s Day gifts

The best alternative Father’s Day gifts

Ah, the never-ending question…what to buy for the dad who has everything?!

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For something that lasts longer than chocolate, perhaps even longer than socks, why not give him a skill for life – cooking? You can either book him on to a specific class or buy a gift voucher so he can book himself on a course of his choosing.

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An interview with Dan Lepard

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Dan Lepard is one of the world’s most respected authorities on baking and we are fortunate enough to have him teach our sourdough classes here at Cookery School.

Aside from teaching, Dan is also an award-winning food writer and photographer and was a judge on The Great Australian Bake Off, series 1.

We asked him a few questions…

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What is it about baking,

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