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Steve Lamb

Steve Lamb is a linchpin of the whole River Cottage operation and has been for a decade. He teaches on several courses but specialises in curing and smoking meat. Steve appears in the TV series, regularly presents on the Food Tube channel and also wrote the best-selling River Cottage Curing & Smoking Handbook which received the Fortnum & Masons Highly Commended Food Book award.

Beyond River Cottage, Steven’s extensive food knowledge and talent for live hosting has put him at the centre of many of the best food shows and festivals, either leading his own cookery demonstration or compering the live stage for emerging and celebrity chefs. More recently Steve has become the host presenter for Grand Designs Live Show in London and Birmingham as well as Chef Mark Hix’s Food Rocks. In 2016 he hosted the Guardian Literary Institute at Camp Bestival in his home county of Dorset.

Always keen to share his knowledge, Steven regularly teaches at other UK and International cookery schools, and also uses his experience to consult on food projects for individuals and large organisations. He writes on an array of subjects for print and online. We are really excited that Steve will be teaching our Smoking and Curing Course here at Vale House Kitchen.

June 2019

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Smoking and Curing Masterclass with Steve Lamb

Taught by smoking and preserving expert, Steven Lamb of River Cottage, this course will enable you to access the delicious sweet, salty and savoury world of cured & smoked artisan goods. Food preservation is such an important tool for anyone looking to grow as a cook. It allows you to take good ingredients and turn them into elevated versions of themselves. The person who turns pork belly into their own home cured bacon engages further than the one who just…

Course date: 15th June 2019

Price per person: £195

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

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September 2019

Pig Butchery Course

Pig Butchery Day

Our Pig butchery day covers everything you need to know about keeping and butchering pigs. We start by talking about pig husbandry, the types of pigs that are kept and can show you our pigs here at Vale House Kitchen (we usually have some Oxford Sandy and Blacks in our orchard.) We then cover the breaking down of the pig into primary cuts and move onto roasting joints and chops.  Its then onto the art of sausage and salami making, followed…

Course date: 21st September 2019

Price per person: £195

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

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Vale-House-Kitchen-Charcuterie-Steve-Lamb

Smoking and Curing Masterclass with Steve Lamb

Taught by smoking and preserving expert, Steven Lamb of River Cottage, this course will enable you to access the delicious sweet, salty and savoury world of cured & smoked artisan goods. Food preservation is such an important tool for anyone looking to grow as a cook. It allows you to take good ingredients and turn them into elevated versions of themselves. The person who turns pork belly into their own home cured bacon engages further than the one who just…

Course date: 22nd September 2019

Price per person: £195

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

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October 2019

Pig Butchery Course

Pig Butchery Day

Our Pig butchery day covers everything you need to know about keeping and butchering pigs. We start by talking about pig husbandry, the types of pigs that are kept and can show you our pigs here at Vale House Kitchen (we usually have some Oxford Sandy and Blacks in our orchard.) We then cover the breaking down of the pig into primary cuts and move onto roasting joints and chops.  Its then onto the art of sausage and salami making, followed…

Course date: 26th October 2019

Price per person: £195

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

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Vale-House-Kitchen-Charcuterie-Steve-Lamb

Smoking and Curing Masterclass with Steve Lamb

Taught by smoking and preserving expert, Steven Lamb of River Cottage, this course will enable you to access the delicious sweet, salty and savoury world of cured & smoked artisan goods. Food preservation is such an important tool for anyone looking to grow as a cook. It allows you to take good ingredients and turn them into elevated versions of themselves. The person who turns pork belly into their own home cured bacon engages further than the one who just…

Course date: 27th October 2019

Price per person: £195

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

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