Join the River Cottage team for wonderful day of interactive learning on our One Day Cookery School.
A fun and informal introduction to cooking, we will take a look at a whole host of different techniques and ideas that will stand you in good stead to get cooking at home.
During the course of the day you will create a seasonal starter, a main and pudding.
You will get hands-on with bread, making and baking your own farmhouse loaf. Try your hand at fish cookery and learn the principles of slow roasting meat. You may get to grips with cooking offal or learn how to make sausages, and for those of you with a sweet tooth you'll be making a greedy pudding.
Your day at River Cottage
Arrive: Tractor ride down to the farm
Welcome: Meet your hosts, see for yourself the famous River Cottage farmhouse and kitchen garden. Enjoy a morning tea or coffee and tasty River Cottage treats.
Practical session one: Bread - the perfect start to the day, discuss the principles of bread and sourdough and make your very own farmhouse loaf. You will be coming back to the bread throughout the day as you 'knock back', shape and bake your loaves.
Practical session two: Pudding - pick up the principles behind making delicious desserts as you get pudding under way.
Practical session three: Meat - celebrate the River Cottage philosophy to eating meat and our nose-to-tail approach, whilst you prepare the main course.
Practical session four: Veg - prepare a delicious veggie snack such as roast carrot hummus and flat bread.
Demo session one: Fish - learn the skills and techniques involved in filleting fish as your chef demonstrates a delicious yet quick and easy fish dish from scratch.
Practical session five: Pulling it all together - You'll add the final touches to your three course menu, preparing sauces and accompaniments that will be the final dressing for your delicious supper.
Supper: After all the hard work cooking and preparing the food you will enjoy sitting down to enjoy your sumptuous three course supper of local seasonal fare.
Close: Have a chat with fellow course attendees and members of the River Cottage team, before jumping on the tractor to take you back up the hill.
This is a guide to the activities that will make up your course at River Cottage. This is by no means set in stone and will depend on the season as well as the group's interest.
Location: This course is run from River Cottage HQ on the Dorset/Devon borders. Full address details of HQ will be provided once you have booked.
Wine/drink: We are a licensed venue. We have a wide selection of the finest organic wines.
Accommodation: If you need local accommodation please click here.
Age: We advise that this course is only suitable for 12 years of age and upwards. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our guests.
Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Dietary information: Unfortunately this course is not suitable for those with allergies or specific food preferences, however we run a specific Gluten Free course and a Veg Cookery day.
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