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September 2019

Fly Fishing Course

The Fly Fishing Experience – 2 day course

This two-day Fly Fishing Course will give you the full lake to plate experience, beginning with a day’s fly fishing under the guidance of expert instructor Neil Keep, followed by a day in the kitchen learning how to really make the most of fresh fish as an ingredient, covering everything from key preparation skills to delicious recipes. Lunch is included on both days. Day One: Fly Fishing Involving an artificial ‘fly’ which is cast on a line, fly fishing often…

Course dates: 7th September 2019 - 8th September 2019

Price per person: £350

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

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Fish Cookery Course

Fresh fish is a truly wonderful ingredient to work with in the kitchen, but can often be a little intimidating if you don’t cook it regularly, with quite a few pitfalls to avoid. This Fish Cookery Course is designed to give you the confidence you need to whip up fabulous fish dishes, covering everything from sustainable sourcing, to basic preparation skills, to delicious recipes. Skills • Fileting • Quick cooking • Scaling • Skinning • Smoking and curing The course…

Course date: 8th September 2019

Price per person: £195

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

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Lamb Butchery and Cookery Course

Lamb Butchery and Cookery Course

Join us for this fantastic hands on Lamb Butchery and Cookery Course. Anyone who loves to cook will find that studying butchery is fantastic for helping you to make the most out of your ingredients, upgrade your knife skills, get a little more creative in the kitchen and feel more confident about sourcing and purchasing the best high-welfare meat. Skills • Butchery • Primal Cuts • Knife Skills • Seam Butchery • Trimming and sorting • Offal – the fifth…

Course date: 11th September 2019

Price per person: £195

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

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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

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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 October 2019

Price per person: £195

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

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