Cook more and cut back on plastic

Plastic Free July

It’s Plastic Free July and we remind ourselves that less than 10% of the plastic we’ve produced has been recycled (ever)! Time for a revolution and a plastic solution? We think so.

In fact, we think that cooking confidently is a big part of the solution because the more convenience foods, ready meals and takeaways we buy, the more packaging and plastics we consume.

Boost your kitchen confidence with our summer sale!

We’re so convinced that confident cooking is part of the answer that we’ve got a summer sale on as part of our mission to fight plastic waste. Get 20% off all classes and courses booked before Friday the 14th of July. Use the code CSSUMMER23 when you check out

*This offer does not apply to the Cook’s Certificate in Food and Wine or our Sourdough Masterclass with Dan Lepard.

We’ve got a host of courses over the summer months from, Absolute Beginners Intensive (our first course starts on Saturday), to Intermediate and our Teen Cooking Camp, as well as classes including, Meat, The ultimate fish and shellfishPastry and A Vegan Summer.

Take the Plastic Free July challenge along with millions of others across the globe and choose to refuse plastic. Don’t forget – a small change does make a difference! At Cookery School we asked the team if they could take the plastic challenge by making or cooking something that they would usually buy (in packaging) for the month of July. We will be starting off by making homemade hummus to avoid those pesky plastic tubs.

Plastic swaps

There are some brilliant producers, suppliers and campaigns out there helping you to stock your shelves with delicious sustainable food that is plastic free. Milk and More and The Modern Milkman both offer not only milk in returnable reusable glass bottles but also, zero waste dry store goods and other refillable items, across the UK. The Refill app connects you to a network of places where you can eat, drink and shop with less waste, from free water refill stations to plastic free shops. Meanwhile, City to Sea (who are behind the Refill campaign) offer 12 ways to reduce plastic pollution.

Finally, if you fancy some plastic free ice-cream, why not make our banana ice cream? There’s only one ingredient and not a wrapper in sight.

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