Cookery and Wine Appreciation


Beautiful, Bountiful BrunchesInspiration, recipes and hands-on practice to create easy and delicious brunches.
Breads - Savoury & SweetInspiration, recipes and hands-on practice to create sweet and savoury doughs, breads and buns.
Christmas BakingGet ready for Christmas! Learn how to make delicious sausage rolls (meat and vegetarian), make biscotti and gingerbread syrup (to add to coffee and hot chocolate) for guests and gifts and stock the cake tin with apple spiced friands
Fast and Fabulous Comfort FoodInspiration, recipes and hands-on practice to create good food quickly and easily. Comfort food is restoring, makes us feel good, and nurtures us.
Gluten Free CookeryA "dual approach" demonstration of dishes using gluten-free ingredients such as quinoa, as well as a selection of baked sweet and savoury products avoiding the use of wheat flour.
Inspirations for SummerInspiration, recipes and hands-on practice to create good food that prepares us for the warmer months.
Inspired by India - Its Food and its PeopleInspiration, recipes and hands-on practice to create food inspired by India.
Inspired by MexicoInspiration, recipes and hands-on practice to discover and create the delicious food of Mexico & Latin America.
Inspired by the MediterraneanInspiration, recipes and hands-on practice to create a range of Tapas from Greece, Portugal & Spain.
Look and Cook : Beginners to WinnersGain confidence and basic cooking skills! On alternate weeks the tutor will demonstrate a choice of dishes and you will cook one of them the following week at Stoke Lodge.
Look and Cook: Healthy EatingAn introduction to healthy eating, using fresh, natural ingredients to create tasty dishes
Look, Cook and Eat: SconesA demonstration followed by a chance for the group to bake a variety of scones
Moroccan and North African CuisineExplore the culinary traditions from the North of Africa showing a love of herbs, spice and fragrance and making use of pulses, grains, nuts and fruit to create a bejeweled array of dishes.
Pastry - Savoury & SweetInspiration, recipes and hands-on practice to create a variety of sweet and savoury pastries from scratch and use them to make a range of dishes.
Sherry, Port and MadeiraThinking of buying fortified wines for Christmas? If so, today is a great opportunity to discover more about them and try before you buy. Learn about the differences in production methods and taste the wide range of flavours that result.
Supermarket WinesWe buy most of our wine from supermarkets but where is the best quality and value? Should we buy their 'own label' wines or half price offers? Join me and discover some interesting surprises you might have left on the shelves.
Vegetarian CookeryShare ideas and information about the various benefits of vegetarian foods whilst watching the tutor cook a range of easy, meat free dishes such as spicy chick peas, sheep-less shepherds pie and nut roast. Enjoy eating the results for lunch.
Wines of Germany, Austria and HungaryToday these three countries produce some attractive and great value wines, yet are still ignored by many. Its time to forget any past disappointments and join us to enjoy some delightful wines from famous and lesser known grape varieties.
Wines of the MediterraneanHolidaying in the Mediterranean soon? With a perfect wine climate and generations of winemaking experience, you'll find delicious bottles to suit all tastes. Today we'll learn more and sample a few of the diverse styles from across this fascinating region.
Winter WarmersInspiration, recipes and hands-on practice to create good winter food, for fuel and sustenance, and for whiling away the dark, rainy days when we can’t get outside.