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November 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: 1st November 2018

Price per person: £140

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

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Vale House Kitchen Mince Pies

Edible Gifts Day

Get ahead with preparations for the festive season and join us for a hands-on master class on making edible gifts for your friends and family. During the day we’ll make mincemeat, mince pies with frangipane, citrus liqueurs, date chutney, cheese and chutney biscuits and chocolate cookies. There will be recipes, bakes, bottles and jars to take home with ideas for packaging them into instant gifts. Lunch is included. SKILLS Baking biscuits and pies Bottling and storing liqueurs Packaging gifts Potting…

Course date: 11th November 2018

Price per person: £150

1 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: 18th November 2018

Price per person: £195

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

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December 2018

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Fish Cookery Day

Our one day fish cookery course starts with a brief introduction and talk on freshness, quality and how to buy the best fish. You’ll then get cooking, with a series of demonstration-led cookery lessons to give you the skills you need not only to prepare, but cook this wonderful food. Fish is one of the most exciting, challenging and delicious foods to cook with, but it’s also the easiest to get wrong. With that in mind, this course is designed…

Course date: 1st December 2018

Price per person: £180

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

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The Game Experience – 2 Day Course

We're hosting 'The 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. Tim is a chef, food writer and cookery teacher with a love of the Great British countryside and wild food. He has worked under such culinary luminaries as Fergus Henderson, Marco Pierre White and Mark Hix. Tim has written and published the River Cottage Game Handbook and whose knowledge of game…

Course dates: 8th December 2018 - 9th December 2018

Price per person: £650

2 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: 9th December 2018

Price per person: £195

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

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