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November 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: 15th November 2020

Price per person: £95

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

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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: 21st November 2020

Price per person: £175

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

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Virtual Soda Bread and Pesto

Join us for an hour on zoom 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…

Course date: 25th November 2020

Price per person: £20

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

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Virtual Fish Prep and Pate

Join us for some early evening fish preparation, hot smoking and pate making. The course should take an hour or so.... 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…

Course date: 27th November 2020

Price per person: £20

Half Day - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Pig Butchery Course

Pig Butchery Course

Whether you’re interested in raising your own pigs (as we do at Vale House), or just a keen cook looking to acquire new skills and learn more about how your meat comes to the table, this fascinating Pig Butchery Course covers everything from pig husbandry to smoking, curing, sausage making and more. Skills • Confidence in butchering a whole pig • Cooking different cuts of pork • Curing and smoking • Health and hygiene awareness • Knife skills • Looking…

Course date: 28th November 2020

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 Smoking and Curing Masterclass will equip you with all the skills you need to create delicious cured and smoked meat and fish in your own kitchen. These traditional methods not only preserve fresh ingredients but take them to a whole new level of incredible flavour. Skills • Basic Butchery • Hot Smoking • Cold Smoking • Dry Curing • Brining • Hot & cold smoked fish • Bacon…

Course date: 29th November 2020

Price per person: £195

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

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December 2020

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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 December 2020

Price per person: £195

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

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January 2021

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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: 17th January 2021

Price per person: £195

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

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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: 23rd January 2021

Price per person: £95

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

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beginners cookery course

Beginners Cookery Course

Fancy getting a bit more confident in the kitchen? Our Beginners Cookery Course 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: 24th January 2021

Price per person: £175

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

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