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May 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: 2nd May 2020

Price per person: £95

Half Day - 10:00 am - 1:00 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: 14th May 2020

Price per person: £150

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

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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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vale-house-kitchen-smoking-curing-masterclass-pig-butchery-skills

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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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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