Cookery and Wine Appreciation
There are lots of courses on this page - There is a summary list to help you find your course more easily.
Age-Well: Health and NutritionHow to use food to help you maintain health & wellbeing during the ageing process. 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. Ch’ang Ming Cookery - DemonstrationDelicious food for an organic spring cleanse Considering Going Vegan? - DemonstrationBegin by changing your lunch – see a range of fast, easy and affordable ideas for midday meals and packable snacks which do not use meat or animal products 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 Cookery - DemonstrationA gluten-free diet need not be restrictive - exchange information and ideas and see a range of main courses and baked dishes, for example Millet Burgers, Chocolate Brownies. GM Free Cookery - DemonstrationEnjoy a traditional organic midsummer lunch, and discuss how to shop wisely to avoid GM food. 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. Italian CookerySpend the day watching the tutor prepare a wide selection of delicious traditional Italian dishes. Italian Cookery - Hands-on Courses - BiscottiCome and learn how to bake traditional Italian biscuits and sweets, like Cantucci biscotti and Sicilian almond pastes. Italian Cookery - Hands-on Courses - AntipastyPrepare a selection of delicious Italian antipasti that you will enjoy as part of your garden party or on a summer picnic. Italian Cookery - Hands-on Courses - PizzaCome and learn how to make authentic Italian pizza from scratch. Italian Cookery: Fresh Pasta - Hands-on CourseCome and learn how to make authentic Italian pasta from scratch. Kofta TagineA demonstration - followed by a chance for you to make a Tagine the following week at Stoke Lodge and take it home for supper Look and Cook : Tea Time TreatsDelicious, tempting indulgences for morning coffee, picnics and lunchboxes. 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: Chicken TagineA demonstration - followed by a chance for you to make a Tagine the following week at Stoke Lodge and take it home for supper! Look and Cook: Healthy EatingAn introduction to healthy eating, using fresh, natural ingredients to create tasty dishes Look and Cook: Moroccan and North African CuisineOn alternate weeks the tutor will demonstrate a choice of straightforward dishes from the region, such as tagine, chicken with lemon and olives, couscous, tabbouleh and Tunisian Cake Look and Cook: Vegetarian CookeryOn alternate weeks the tutor will demonstrate a choice of straightforward, meat-free dishes. Look, Cook and Eat: SconesA demonstration followed by a chance for the group to bake a variety of scones Middle Eastern MezzeInspiration, recipes and hands-on practice to create a range of Middle Eastern Mezze. Moroccan and North African Cuisine - DemonstrationObserve, learn, and taste a variety of dishes from the North of Africa. Look at incorporating this style into your own cooking by using the herbs, spices, pulses, grains, nuts and fruit of the region. 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. Store Cupboard Cookery - DemonstrationLearn to make traditional organic winter staples. The Wines of ItalyWith more different native grape varieties than any other country, the wines of Italy can seem confusing. But they don’t need to be as you will discover today. Vegetable TagineA demonstration - followed by a chance for you to make a Tagine the following week at Stoke Lodge and take it home for supper! Vegetarian Cookery - DemonstrationShare 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 shepherd’s pie and nut-roast. West Country Wonders - Demo & DineThis Demo & Dine will showcase seasonal produce with tasters. Wine: Anything but Chardonnay, Anything but CabernetIf this is your view about these 2 famous grape varieties, have you just been unlucky in the bottles you’ve chosen or would you really prefer something else? We’ll explore the options. Wines of AustraliaNo longer just easy drinking ‘Sunshine in a Bottle’, Australia is now producing some delicious wines in many different styles. Wines: Europe v the Rest of the WorldDo you enjoy French wine? Or Spanish? Or do you prefer Australian or Californian? Today, we’ll taste a selection of wines ‘blind’. Then you will vote for your favourites. Surprises guaranteed! 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.