NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
I have some lovely courses coming up. They’re the courses that I have been asked most persistently for and I hope the dates I have come up with suit the people who have been asking.
10th Feb - Plant based dining - FULLY BOOKED
We’ll talk about what the difference between plant based and vegan, and exploring how to live on more than pasta while you’re trying to save the planet. We will stir fry and roast, we’ll test some of the meat alternatives that are now readily available and we will feast on edamame and meringues.
2nd March - Bread and pastry - 3 spaces
7th March - Bread and pastry - 3 spaces
Anybody who’s spent any time in this kitchen knows about the bread. We’ll make that and sweet pastry, short pastry, puff pastry and choux pastry. We’ll turn the short pastry into quiche, the choux into eclairs and the sweet into tarte tatin. Sounds like a fun lunch to me! This is a totally hands-on class. It’s the only way to work out how to do it. Timings are fluid at the moment but I would expect it to be 10am – 2pm (ish - it might run on for 10 minutes or so). This has been one of the most requested courses and as far as I have been told, enormously rewarding for those who come. Book as soon as you can.
March 24th - Fabulous fish
You all know that cooking in this kitchen is wonderfully easy, but it all tastes and looks wonderful. Never tell anyone how easy it is because if you do, they will forget you're a genius. This course is a classic example. It's the first Mashed and Smashed course I ever set up and it's still one of my favourites...... River Cafe's Clam Soup, Mashed and Smashed Fish stew, a classic panfried sea bream with all sorts of (simple) clever additions, some garlic and chilli fried prawns and a lovely salsa verde.
All courses are £60 per head unless specified. All equipment is supplied as are all recipes.
One last thing for the moment – Marmalade season is on us and I have had several requests for the Mashed and Smashed version. Let me know if you’re interested so that I can make sure that I have enough.