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June 2020

Fly Fishing Course

Beginners Fly Fishing Course

Join us on this one day Beginners Fly Fishing Course. Fancy getting to grips with this fantastic outdoor sport? Involving an artificial ‘fly’ which is cast on a line, fly fishing often has a bit of a reputation as a tricky skill for beginners to acquire – which is why all of our courses take place under the expert guidance of our tutor Neil Keep, who has forty years’ experience fishing all over the UK and plenty of tips &…

Course date: 6th June 2020

Price per person: £180

1 day - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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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: 6th June 2020 - 7th June 2020

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: 7th June 2020

Price per person: £195

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

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Butchery and Charcuterie with Steve and Bod

Join us for a couple of hours of pig butchery and charcuterie making. On this virtual session Steve will demonstrate how to butcher down a shoulder of pork and then show you how to turn it into some delicious chorizo style salami. We will also prepare some local organic pork belly, make a dry cure and demonstrate the technique on how to make the most delicious breakfast bacon. This session will be hosted on zoom and limited to 12 people…

Course date: 11th June 2020

Price per person: £10

Afternoon - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Salami Making with Bod

Join us for an hour of salami making. On this virtual session Bod will talk you through the science behind making these delicious cured treats, the cuts of meat that are best and preferred flavour combinations. He will then demonstrate how to pipe salami, talk you through how to tie them off and where to let them hang to cure. This session will be hosted on zoom and limited to 12 people so you are fully able to interact with…

Course date: 19th June 2020

Price per person: £15

Half Day - 11:00 am - 12:00 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: 20th June 2020

Price per person: £95

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

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Making Bacon and Cold Smoking with Bod

Join us for an hour of Making Bacon and learning how to Cold Smoke it with Vale House Kitchen founder Bod Griffiths. On this virtual session Bod will talk you through turning pork into delicious breakfast bacon. He will show you how to make a dry cure and teach you the science behind how salt works so that you have perfect results every time. We will then cover cold smoking so that you are able to add an extra layer…

Course date: 26th June 2020

Price per person: £15

Half Day - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Summer Jams, Jellies and Cordials Course

Join us for this lovely Summer Jams, Jellies and Cordials course that focuses on traditional methods of preserving the season’s best soft fruits. You’ll learn how to make the most of their gorgeous flavours with classic jams, jellies and cordials that’ll preserve a taste of the sunshine well into the autumn and winter (provided you can resist them that long). Skills • Preparing ingredients • Simmering and boiling ingredients • Potting jam and jelly and safe storage • How to…

Course date: 27th June 2020

Price per person: £150

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

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BBQ and Outdoor Eating

One of the very best things about summer is the chance to enjoy some fabulous al fresco feasts – so, we’re bringing you a mouth-watering course all about outdoor cooking and making the most of your BBQ. Led by professional chef Kieran Lenihan, this course will cover everything you need to know for a fantastic summertime gathering, from showstopping main dishes to scrumptious sides and a whole lot more. Skills • Choosing the right equipment & how to BBQ safely…

Course date: 28th June 2020

Price per person: £195

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

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July 2020

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Fish with Bod

Join us for an hour of fish preparation, some hot smoking and pate making. 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 smoke them and also how to make…

Course date: 10th July 2020

Price per person: £15

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

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