Venison Carpaccio

Here’s a fantastic, quick, simple but absolutely packed full of flavour recipe by our great friend and tutor Tim Maddams. Its perfect if you’ve got some lovely fresh venison, a piece of loin is ideal and really takes no time at all. Give it a go… Carpaccio of Venison A small piece of venison steak, trimmed 1 spring onion A little fresh ginger. 1 clove of garlic, peeled 30 ml soy sauce 10 ml little sesame oil A sprig of…

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Hedgerow Vinegar

Hedgerow Vinegar We’re never without this autumn classic. Fantastic drizzled over a salad or used to add some extra flavour to a gravy. And a great way to use up some of those delicious hedgerows berries and extend their flavours well into the New Year and beyond. 750g foraged hedgerow fruit (elderberries, blackberries and sloes are best) 750ml red wine vinegar Tsp cloves Tsp coriander seeds Granulated sugar (around 400g) Take your foraged fruits and give them a good wash…

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Butchery Courses at Vale House Kitchen

We run a wide variety of butchery courses here at Vale House Kitchen, but we do find that they tend to divide people – for those who come along, we always get great feedback, but we’re aware that there are plenty of people out there who might find the idea of a day getting handy with the cleavers a little difficult to stomach. So why choose a butchery course? Here are four reasons we think you should consider it… It’ll…

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Game Shooting at Vale House Kitchen

The Glorious 12th might be a month or two away still, but at Vale House Kitchen, it’s never too early to start looking forward to shooting season – which features some of our most popular courses throughout the whole year, so it’s also never too early to think about booking your place! For us, the shooting season officially starts in October with the first of our game shooting courses – but if you can’t wait that long, or if you’re…

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BBQ and Outdoor Cookery at Vale House Kitchen

BBQ season is just around the corner! So many of you have asked us for a course dedicated to one of summer’s greatest pleasures, the fine art of the BBQ – and we’re delighted to announce that by popular demand, we’ll be introducing our first BBQ course this July! On our BBQ and Outdoor Eating course, you’ll spend the whole day learning how to create a fantastic al fresco feast under the expert guidance of professional chef Kieran Lenihan. There’s…

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Fly Fishing at Vale House Kitchen

The weather is (finally) warming up, spring is bursting onto the scene and at Vale House Kitchen, we’re looking forward to a fantastic summer season filled with wonderful food. One of our favourite ways to celebrate the good weather is to get out in the beautiful British countryside for a little fishing, and whether you’re an expert angler or a complete beginner, we’ve got something for you with our brilliant Fly Fishing Courses. Fly fishing involves using an artificial ‘fly’…

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