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October 2018

Bread Making Course

Introduction to Bread Making Course

This all day session will give you practical experience in baking a range of British and Continental breads from scratch. You will be shown, and then practise, how to mix and knead soft Continental dough and also tighter British doughs. We mix and knead by hand in order for participants to get the ‘feel’ of the dough as it develops. This can be tiring but very worthwhile and our course members always go home tired but smiling and with an…

Course date: 21st October 2018

Price per person: £150

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Pig Butchery Course

Pig Butchery Day

Our Pig butchery day covers everything you need to know about keeping and butchering pigs. We start by talking about pig husbandry, the types of pigs that are kept and can show you our pigs here at Vale House Kitchen (we usually have some Oxford Sandy and Blacks in our orchard.) We then cover the breaking down of the pig into primary cuts and move onto roasting joints and chops.  Its then onto the art of sausage and salami making, followed…

Course date: 27th October 2018

Price per person: £195

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Smoking and Curing Masterclass with Steve Lamb

Taught by smoking and preserving expert, Steven Lamb of River Cottage, this course will enable you to access the delicious sweet, salty and savoury world of cured & smoked artisan goods. Food preservation is such an important tool for anyone looking to grow as a cook. It allows you to take good ingredients and turn them into elevated versions of themselves. The person who turns pork belly into their own home cured bacon engages further than the one who just…

Course date: 28th October 2018

Price per person: £195

One Day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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November 2018

Foraging Course

Introduction to Foraging

Explore the bounty of the countryside with this fun and informative wild food foray in the woods, fields and hedgerows around Vale House Kitchen. On this one-day course you’ll find and prepare wild foods gaining knowledge, skills and experience from expert forager and landscape ecologist, Adrian Boots. You’ll not only learn to identify common wild foods, but also landscape features, habitats, associated trees and plants species, their relationships and seasonality with wild food. Learn about the history from our ancient…

Course date: 1st November 2018

Price per person: £140

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Vale House Kitchen Mince Pies

Edible Gifts Day

Get ahead with preparations for the festive season and join us for a hands-on master class on making edible gifts for your friends and family. During the day we’ll make mincemeat, mince pies with frangipane, citrus liqueurs, date chutney, cheese and chutney biscuits and chocolate cookies. There will be recipes, bakes, bottles and jars to take home with ideas for packaging them into instant gifts. Lunch is included. SKILLS Baking biscuits and pies Bottling and storing liqueurs Packaging gifts Potting…

Course date: 11th November 2018

Price per person: £150

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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One Day Game Shooting

You’ll start your day with a warm welcome at Shellards Shoot, a few breakfast bites and given a full briefing for the day. This is a family run shoot in Wellow just south of Bath. Locally known as “Shellards Shoot” it won The Shooting Times best small shoot in 2013. Each of the participants will get to shoot on a 100-120 bird driven day, with elevenses out in the field and lunch at the end of the day. Shellards Shoot…

Course date: 17th November 2018

Price per person: £480

one day - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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