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August 2020

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Foragers Lunch with Bod

Join us for an hour and learn how to make a delightful Foragers Lunch with our very own Bod Griffiths. On this virtual session Bod will demonstrate how to make a "Weedy Tart" and Nettle Soup. Both of these delicious recipes are full of flavour and make use of some of easiest foraged greens you can find. Recipes will be sent out prior to the session and you are more than welcome to make both recipes as we go along…

Course date: 7th August 2020

Price per person: £15

Half Day - 12:00 am - 1:00 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: 9th August 2020

Price per person: £195

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

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September 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: 5th September 2020

Price per person: £95

Half Day - 10:00 am - 1:00 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: 6th September 2020

Price per person: £160

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

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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: 12th September 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: 12th September 2020 - 13th September 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: 13th September 2020

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: 19th September 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: 20th September 2020

Price per person: £195

One 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: 24th September 2020

Price per person: £150

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

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