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January 2019

beginners cookery course

Beginners Cookery Day

Fancy getting a bit more confident in the kitchen? Our Beginners Cookery Day is the perfect course for you – complete novices absolutely welcome. Professional chef Kieran Lenihan will guide you through all the basic skills you need to start making simple, delicious meals with fabulous local and seasonal ingredients. From basic knife handling and the preparation of meat and fish, to the secrets of perfect seasoning. Kieran will also share some of his favourite recipes and his top tips…

Course date: 20th January 2019

Price per person: £150

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

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Marmalade Make and Bake Day

Join us for a hands-on Marmalade Make and Bake Day. Learn how to make traditional Seville Orange Marmalade, using Vivien’s award-winning recipe. Find out how to enter marmalade into competitions and how to bake with marmalade. We start the day tasting of a range of Vivien’s marmalades. Vivien will explain the features of great marmalades and demonstrate the stages of making marmalade from juicing the fruit to potting the marmalade into jars. Everyone prepares a small batch of marmalade and…

Course date: 26th January 2019

Price per person: £135

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

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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: 27th January 2019

Price per person: £160

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

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February 2019

Seasonal cookery course

Seasonal Cookery with Tim Maddams

Tim has designed this seasonal cookery masterclass to share his enthusiasm and knowledge of seasonal food in a relaxed, yet informative way. You will learn a range of new skills and techniques such as curing, smoking and basic bread making that will help you transform the way you cook when you get back home. Tim aims to unleash your creativity and inspire you to get cooking seasonally without it becoming a chore. He will show you how to look at…

Course date: 7th February 2019

Price per person: £195

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: 9th February 2019

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: 10th February 2019

Price per person: £195

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

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