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May 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: 24th May 2018

Price per person: £135

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

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June 2018
Vale House Masterchef

Masterchef Masterclass with Juanita Hennessey

Come and join Masterchef 2016 finalist Juanita Hennessey for a full day of hands on cookery. Showcasing her passion and love for seasonal and local produce the day will consist of a series of practical preparation, cookery tasks and demonstrations designed to put some of her favourite recipes on the menu in your kitchen. Given her recent appointment as one of the Taste of Game's Game Changer Ambassadors we're sure she will be showcasing some of this incredible and delicious…

Course date: 16th June 2018

Price per person: £195

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

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Venison Butchery and Cookery Day

The premise for the design of the venison cookery day is that although the countryside is full of this fine, healthy meat, it’s often missing from the menu. This one day course will take you on a journey from field to fork. You’ll start with a talk and demonstration on how to skin and butcher a venison carcass. You’ll then have the chance to get involved hands-on, with a cookery session designed to show you how to get the most…

Course date: 23rd June 2018

Price per person: £195

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

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Summer Jams, Jellies and Cordials

Celebrate the arrival of the soft fruit of summer with a hands-on day making jams, jellies and cordials. The day begins with tastings of Vivien’s jams, jellies and cordials. Vivien will explain the characteristics of traditional jams, jellies and cordials and demonstrate the simple stages of making these preserves. With a choice of recipes, we’ll prepare and make jams, jellies and cordials during the day. There will be recipes, jars and bottles to take home. Lunch is included.

Course date: 30th June 2018

Price per person: £135

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

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July 2018
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Venison Butchery and Cookery Day

The premise for the design of the venison cookery day is that although the countryside is full of this fine, healthy meat, it’s often missing from the menu. This one day course will take you on a journey from field to fork. You’ll start with a talk and demonstration on how to skin and butcher a venison carcass. You’ll then have the chance to get involved hands-on, with a cookery session designed to show you how to get the most…

Course date: 8th July 2018

Price per person: £195

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

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Game cookery course

Game Butchery and Cookery Day

The trouble with game is that it’s often a case of feast or famine and it’s all to easy to get stuck in a rut with the cookery. The game cookery day is all about turning this tasty wild meat into great dishes. The day begins with an introductory talk, followed by a series of practical preparation and cookery tasks and some demonstrations designed to put game firmly back on the menu in your kitchen. You’ll be shown a modern…

Course date: 13th July 2018

Price per person: £195

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

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