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February 2020

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Marmalade Making Course

There’s nothing quite like hot buttered toast topped with gorgeously tangy marmalade – and if you’ve only ever tasted supermarket versions, you’ll be blown away by the difference between that and the proper homemade stuff. Join us on this Marmalade Making Course with expert Vivien Lloyd, winner of multiple high-profile awards for her marmalade recipes. Skills • Shredding peel • Simmering and boiling ingredients • Selecting the best Seville oranges • Testing for pectin • Identifying setting point • Selecting…

Course date: 15th February 2020

Price per person: £150

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

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Bread Making Course

Introduction to Bread Making Course

A one-day Introduction to Bread Making Course designed to introduce you to a wide range of delicious British and Continental breads and doughs, and give you the confidence to make them regularly at home. Baking your own bread might seem intimidating to many home cooks, but we aim to completely demystify the process and show you just how easy and rewarding it can be. Skills • English Bloomer • Focaccia/Ciabatta • Pain Paysanne • Pain Viennoise • Soda Bread •…

Course date: 16th February 2020

Price per person: £160

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 February 2020

Price per person: £95

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

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March 2020

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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: 7th March 2020

Price per person: £150

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 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: 8th March 2020

Price per person: £195

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

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Venison Butchery and Cookery Course

The British countryside is full of this fine, healthy meat, but all too often it’s missing from the menu. We know that it can be intimidating to cook with game (and that venison can often be a little more expensive, so you don’t want to get it wrong) so this Venison Butchery and Cookery Course is designed to give you the confidence to serve up delicious venison dishes at home. Skills • Butchery • Knife Skills • Boning • Identifying…

Course date: 14th March 2020

Price per person: £195

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

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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: 15th March 2020

Price per person: £195

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

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April 2020

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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: 4th April 2020

Price per person: £195

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

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Bread Making Course

Introduction to Bread Making Course

A one-day Introduction to Bread Making Course designed to introduce you to a wide range of delicious British and Continental breads and doughs, and give you the confidence to make them regularly at home. Baking your own bread might seem intimidating to many home cooks, but we aim to completely demystify the process and show you just how easy and rewarding it can be. Skills • English Bloomer • Focaccia/Ciabatta • Pain Paysanne • Pain Viennoise • Soda Bread •…

Course date: 5th April 2020

Price per person: £160

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: 23rd April 2020

Price per person: £150

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

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