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July 2020

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Fish with Bod

Join us for an hour of fish preparation, some hot smoking and pate making. On this virtual session Bod will demonstrate how to prepare a fish, either trout or mackerel. The demo will include a brief guide into fish sustainability, how to quickly and easily fillet it and how to remove any pin bones so you have the perfect bone free filet . We will then talk through how to cure and hot smoke them and also how to make…

Course date: 10th July 2020

Price per person: £15

Half Day - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Sausages with Bod

Join us for an hour of sausage making. On this virtual session Bod will show you how to make the most delicious sausages. Starting with a talk about the best cuts of meat to use in your sausage meat mix he will move onto his favourite flavour combinations, the importantance of fat and whether you need to use rusk. This will be followed with a demo on how to pipe sausages and then the all important linking so you are…

Course date: 16th July 2020

Price per person: £15

Half Day - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Salami Making with Bod

Join us for an hour of salami making. On this virtual session Bod will talk you through the science behind making these delicious cured treats, the cuts of meat that are best and preferred flavour combinations. He will then demonstrate how to pipe salami, talk you through how to tie them off and where to let them hang to cure. You will be sent a recipe pack prior to the course. This session will be hosted on zoom and limited…

Course date: 17th July 2020

Price per person: £15

Half Day - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Soda Bread and Pesto with Bod

Join us for an hour and learn how to make Soda Bread and Pesto. On this virtual session Bod will demonstrate how to make the quickest and most delicious of breads, soda bread. This unleavened bread can be ready in as little as half an hour and is great with soups and dips. To go with it Bod will be whizzing up a simple pesto. Recipes will be sent out prior to the session and you are more than welcome…

Course date: 24th July 2020

Price per person: £15

Half Day - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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August 2020

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BBQ and Outdoor Eating

One of the very best things about summer is the chance to enjoy some fabulous al fresco feasts – so, we’re bringing you a mouth-watering course all about outdoor cooking and making the most of your BBQ. Led by professional chef Kieran Lenihan, this course will cover everything you need to know for a fantastic summertime gathering, from showstopping main dishes to scrumptious sides and a whole lot more. Skills • Choosing the right equipment & how to BBQ safely…

Course date: 9th August 2020

Price per person: £195

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

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September 2020

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Introduction to Smoking and Curing

This half day Introduction to Smoking and Curing course is aimed at introducing you to the surprisingly straightforward techniques of smoking and dry curing. You can then use these skills at home to transform fresh ingredients into something seriously special. Skills • Making a Dry Cure • Dry Curing • Hot Smoking • Cold Smoking • Hot smoked Fish • Bacon • Chroizo/Salami The course will focus on the technical skills behind home dry curing, using ingredients freshly prepared for…

Course date: 5th September 2020

Price per person: £95

Half Day - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Bread Making Course

Introduction to Bread Making Course

A one-day Introduction to Bread Making Course designed to introduce you to a wide range of delicious British and Continental breads and doughs, and give you the confidence to make them regularly at home. Baking your own bread might seem intimidating to many home cooks, but we aim to completely demystify the process and show you just how easy and rewarding it can be. Skills • English Bloomer • Focaccia/Ciabatta • Pain Paysanne • Pain Viennoise • Soda Bread •…

Course date: 6th September 2020

Price per person: £160

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

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Fly Fishing Course

Beginners Fly Fishing Course

Join us on this one day Beginners Fly Fishing Course. Fancy getting to grips with this fantastic outdoor sport? Involving an artificial ‘fly’ which is cast on a line, fly fishing often has a bit of a reputation as a tricky skill for beginners to acquire – which is why all of our courses take place under the expert guidance of our tutor Neil Keep, who has forty years’ experience fishing all over the UK and plenty of tips &…

Course date: 12th September 2020

Price per person: £180

1 day - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Fly Fishing Course

The Fly Fishing Experience – 2 day course

This two-day Fly Fishing Course will give you the full lake to plate experience, beginning with a day’s fly fishing under the guidance of expert instructor Neil Keep, followed by a day in the kitchen learning how to really make the most of fresh fish as an ingredient, covering everything from key preparation skills to delicious recipes. Lunch is included on both days. Day One: Fly Fishing Involving an artificial ‘fly’ which is cast on a line, fly fishing often…

Course dates: 12th September 2020 - 13th September 2020

Price per person: £350

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

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Fish Cookery Course

Fresh fish is a truly wonderful ingredient to work with in the kitchen, but can often be a little intimidating if you don’t cook it regularly, with quite a few pitfalls to avoid. This Fish Cookery Course is designed to give you the confidence you need to whip up fabulous fish dishes, covering everything from sustainable sourcing, to basic preparation skills, to delicious recipes. Skills • Fileting • Quick cooking • Scaling • Skinning • Smoking and curing The course…

Course date: 13th September 2020

Price per person: £195

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

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