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September 2019

Vale-House-Kitchen-Introduction-to-Foraging-course

Introduction to Foraging Course

Explore the bounty of the countryside with this fascinating Introduction to Foraging Course. You’ll gather and prepare your own wild ingredients, gaining knowledge, skills and experience from expert forager and landscape ecologist, Adrian Boots. Skills • How to forage sustainably within the law and with good practice • How to safely collect prepare and cook common seasonal wild foods • How to identify common seasonal edible and non-edible plants and fungi, and the habitats in which to find them The…

Course date: 26th September 2019

Price per person: £140

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

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Chutney making course

Autumn Preserves

Autumn is traditionally the time to preserve all the bounty of summer and the harvest, and store up some delicious treats for the wintry month ahead – and that’s exactly what we’ll be doing on this Autumn Preserves Course, using delicious authentic recipes. Skills • Selecting and preparing the best ingredients • Slow cooking and keeping it simple • How to remove scum • How to test for a set • How to test for pectin • How to test…

Course date: 29th September 2019

Price per person: £150

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

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October 2019

Vale-House-Kitchen-Shooting Experience-Game-Butchery-course

Game Butchery and Cookery Course

Here in Britain we have some incredible wild game, but so often we find that cooking with it can be an intimidating prospect even for an experienced home cook. This Game Butchery and Cookery Course aims to introduce you to the world of British game, covering everything from practical preparation skills to delicious recipes, under the guidance of expert game chef Tim Maddams. Skills • Boning • Butchery • Fast cooking and smoking • Gutting • Hanging • Plucking •…

Course date: 6th October 2019

Price per person: £195

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

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Vale-House-Kitchen-Introduction-to-Foraging-course

Introduction to Foraging Course

Explore the bounty of the countryside with this fascinating Introduction to Foraging Course. You’ll gather and prepare your own wild ingredients, gaining knowledge, skills and experience from expert forager and landscape ecologist, Adrian Boots. Skills • How to forage sustainably within the law and with good practice • How to safely collect prepare and cook common seasonal wild foods • How to identify common seasonal edible and non-edible plants and fungi, and the habitats in which to find them The…

Course date: 17th October 2019

Price per person: £140

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

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November 2019

Vale-House-Kitchen-Edible-Gifts-Course

Edible Gifts Course

The perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit – join us for a lovely cosy day in the Vale House Kitchen classroom, making delicious seasonal delights for your friends and family. On this Edible Gifts Course you'll go home with some fabulous ready-made gifts and plenty of recipe ideas and inspiration! Skills • Baking biscuits and pies • Bottling and storing liqueurs • Packaging gifts • Potting preserves and safe storage • Preparing ingredients • Selecting and safe use…

Course date: 9th November 2019

Price per person: £150

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

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Vale-House-Kitchen-Shooting Experience Pheasants

The Driven Game Experience – 2 Day Course

We're hosting The Driven Game Experience bringing you a unique opportunity to spend two full days with two of the South West's most inspiring Gamesmen, Tim Maddams and Frank Shellard. This two-day course is all about the complete field to fork experience, beginning with a day at Shellard’s Shoot on a 100-120 driven bird shoot, followed by a day in the kitchen learning how to put game on the menu at home, with all the necessary preparation techniques and some…

Course dates: 16th November 2019 - 17th November 2019

Price per person: £775

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

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