Introducing…our new classes!

sushi on a plate

In between our classes, courses, Cook’s Certificate and corporate events, we’ve been working on something very special in the Cookery School kitchens – a whole batch of new cooking classes!

Check out what’s on offer in 2020 and do let us know if there’s any class that you’d love to see on our menu.

Sushi

After a brief hiatus, our Sushi classes are back! The inimitable Kimiko Barber is returning to reveal the secrets of making high-quality sushi at home. She’ll demystify the ingredients and techniques that go into the sacred art, as well as providing tips and tricks to give you the best chance of culinary success!

After a Japanese welcome snack and introduction, you will learn about the backbone of delicious sushi – the rice – before learning to make a shape a variety of fish and vegetarian sushi. You will sit down at the end of the class to enjoy a sushi feast with a glass of sake around the Cookery School table. Dishes include hosomaki (thin roll sushi), chirashizushi (scattered sushi) and uramaki (inside-out roll).

potato gratin

Winter Comfort Foods

As we descend into the colder months, it’s time to think about easy, affordable and family-friendly meals that will keep you warm, even on snow days! That’s where our new Winter Comfort Foods cooking class comes in. From macaroni and cheese and cottage pie, to a traditional Lancashire hotpot and fish cakes, this class is full of dishes that you can whip up on the weekend and then pop in the fridge or freezer for a rainy day. This class can cover both vegetarian and meat-based dishes, meaning even more variety!

paris brest

French – Winter and Provencal

Forget hopping on the Eurostar – we’ll take you to the cobblestones of Paris with our new French cooking class. This year, we’re offering two different classes: French Winter and French Provencal.

In our winter class, the focus is on warming dishes that use seasonal ingredients, including celeriac soup, wild mushroom and caramelized onion tarts and coq-au-vin. Those with a sweet tooth need not worry – dessert is also included, with macarons and Paris Brest with homemade choux pastry also on the menu.

In the Spring, we turn our taste buds to the Provencal class, where you can learn to make classic French sauces and dips, a pistou soup, boeuf en daube and a beautifully simple tarte Tropezienne.

Just like all our other classes, both the French Winter and Provencal classes finish with a feast!

Feed your Family for a Fortnight

It’s well-established that cooking at home is a big money-saver, but we’re taking one step further with our Feed your Family for a Fortnight class! In this half-day class, you’ll learn how to cook on a budget, creating delicious and easy dishes that will keep your family fed for 14 days. From perfecting base sauces, to the secrets of a crisp chicken and potato wedges, you’ll soon be confidently turning fabulous fare that everyone in your house will love. Most of these meals are also perfect for freezing, making for fuss-free dinner times.

Shakshuka

The Ultimate Brunch

There’s no denying it – brunch is here to stay. Instead of dropping £20 at a café, why not learn to make everyone’s favourite brunch dishes at home? This brand-new class covers the mainstays of any morning meal, including ricotta hotcakes with seasonal fruit compote, waffles, omelette Arnold Bennett and shakshuka. With a variety of sweet and savoury dishes, you’re sure to find a Saturday or Sunday staple for your kitchen at home. Best of all, after working up an appetite, you’ll sit down to enjoy everything you’ve made, along with a glass of fizz, coffee or tea.

That’s not all…

We’ve been busy bees over the summer, coming up with lots of different ideas for new classes. Keep an eye out over the coming weeks for midweek meals and a South African-inspired class. If there’s anything that we don’t cover that you’d like to learn, please let us know!

 

 

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