Cooking is a great way to bring people together and this four-part series of classes is designed for seniors who would like to learn to cook from scratch and meet new people. You will even take food with you from the sessions to be enjoyed at home. The emphasis is on making meals that are not time consuming and that can be prepared with ease.
The design of the course also takes into consideration nutritional advice for seniors as well as the latest scientific dietary information. During the course of the classes, delicious food is produced where these guidelines are borne in mind.
Very importantly, our Senior Suppers classes are a chance to meet others, learn to cook a wonderful meal together and then settle down to enjoy it with your new comrades – with a glass of wine if desired – around the Cookery School table.
At the end of the class, you will take away a dish of food that has been cooked during the class to be eaten for another meal or to be frozen so that it is ready for eating at some other time.
We request that all participants bring a container and fridge bag to the class so that they can transport their food home safely and in the best possible condition.
The classes will provide an opportunity to cook and we will have time each week to reinforce what has been learnt and to practice similar techniques in different recipes to build up culinary confidence.
Session 1 – soup making and oven cooking
- learning to use a knife safely
- minestrone soup with pesto
- grilled fish with oven roast potatoes
- simple salad of lettuce, cucumber and tomato with vinaigrette dressing
- baked apples
Session 2 – soup, stews and bread
- a seasonal vegetable soup with soda bread
- chicken casserole
- steamed vegetables
- pears baked in red wine
Session 3 – easy sauces and pasta
- tomato sauce
- bolognese sauce
- meatballs in tomato sauce
- pasta cooking
- green salad with balsamic dressing
- crème caramel
Session 4 – eggs and breakfast treats
- bircher muesli with fruit compote
- real oatmeal porridge
- poached eggs
- scrambled eggs
- scones – sweet and savoury
- At Cookery School London
near Oxford Circus