No need to cook on these Saturdays.
Spend the day watching the tutor prepare a wide selection of delicious traditional Italian dishes, which may include antipasti, fresh pasta, risotto, main courses and desserts. The day includes a 3 course lunch with wine.
Please note that recipes may include use of nuts or dairy produce or ingredients containing gluten, and therefore please advise the admin office at the point of enrolment if you are allergic to any ingredients.
A demonstration course, with some opportunity for hands-on participation.
There is an additional ingredients cost, usually between £5 - £7, payable to the tutor for each session.
What can students expect?
To learn how to cook a series of traditional Italian recipes, sometimes including fresh pasta, and enjoying tasting all the dishes cooked on the day. Cooking and eating a selection of Italian dishes. We will often make fresh pasta, such as tagliatelle, lasagne, etc..and learn different sauces to go with it.
It is aimed at anyone with an interest in cooking and eating delicious Mediterranean food, but also at anyone who would like to have an insight on what Italian cooking is all about.
Previous experience required?
Some basic cooking knowledge would be useful, but it is not essential. Try and think what are some of the Italian dishes that are most common in Britain. Also if you have been to Italy, can you remember what you ate? Have you got a favourite Italian dish?
What is the progression route?
Coming to another Italian cookery course, because generally the tutor cooks different dishes each time. However, if you come on a regular basis and you want to avoid any chances of cooking the same dish again then please contact the tutor via the office staff nearer the time and you will be informed of the chosen dishes for the individual session.
Are there any extra costs?
Cost of the ingredients which need to be paid to the tutor on the day of the course.
Are there any set books?
No. What would be useful preparation before the course?
Try and think what are some of the Italian dishes that are most common in Britain. Also if you have been to Italy, can you remember what you ate? Have you got a favourite Italian dish?
What should students bring?
An apron, if you wish and some money for the ingredients
By observing the tutor cook and also by trying your hands at some cooking skills and at making fresh pasta. You will also learn by cooking as a group towards a series of final dishes.
You will be given printed recipes to keep so that you can follow the tutor step by step. You will also be able to recreate the dishes at home by following clear and simple instructions and a neat list of ingredients.
The course is also a great chance to socialise and exchange recipe ideas and skills and to spend a day relaxing yourself in the company of good food.