Our Classes

Whether you are a beginner or experienced cook we will have a class to suit you.   The emphasis is on having fun and learning something new at the same time.   All you have to do is turn up and we will do everything else – provide the equipment, the food and the expertise!

Each lesson lasts about 2 hours and then you will sit down and eat what you have prepared together with a glass of wine!  All of the recipes from the class will be available for you to keep.  If you would like to book our children’s classes then please go to the Little Bites page on the main menu.

We now have classes at 4 different locations throughout Oxford so please check when booking which location the class is being held at, thank you!

To book online, simply ‘add to basket’ on the event you require below. To continue with your purchase, click on the shopping basket, top right. Do please contact us with any queries!

Our locations are:

The Jericho Kitchen, 102 Thame Road, Warborough, OX10 7DG

Pop-up @ North Gardener’s Cottage, Medcroft Road, Tackley, OX5 3AH

Pop-up @ Barefoot Kitchen, 74a Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6EA

Pasta

Simply – how to make Fresh Pasta with Mariella Bliss – Thursday 12th January 2017 @ 6.30pm – BAREFOOT VENUE

£40.00

We decided that our first class of 2017 was going to be what is becoming our most popular class so far – yes, mastering the basic skill of making pasta from scratch.  This class with be held at the Barefoot on Walton Street, Oxford.

This fresh pasta workshop covers ‘what it says on the tin’:  learn how to make fresh egg and flour pasta  – lasagna sheets, tagliatelle and pappardelle.

Join the table making the most delicious fresh pasta altogether chatting away and sharing skills.  Listen to the story of the perfect marriage between pasta shapes and sauces. This class creates the most authentic Italian atmosphere…accent included!

We start the class with one of Mariella’s infamous #Apericena platters and will finish with the chance to ask Mariella any questions!

 

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Vietnamese Street Food with Vy Pettit – Sunday 15th January 2017 @ 11am – WARBOROUGH VENUE

£60.00

What better to start the new year with wonderfully colourful and tasty class.  This will be Vy’s second class with the Jericho Kitchen – the fresh ingredients and healthy aspect of this cuisine is proving very popular!

In this 2,5 hour class you will learn how to make fresh and fried rolls including two kinds of rolls: gỏi cuốn (fresh rolls) with two filling options: pork +prawn and tofu one for vegan Chả giò (Fried Rolls) again with pork and mushroom filling or sweet corn and vegetables.   Of course we will also be making several kinds of dipping sauces to go with each .

The rolls are rice based, so they are a tasty and healthy starter for a dinner party or for a light bites lunch or snack. Get booking as we think that this course is going to sell out fast!

 

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Sushi! with Yukiko Milne – Thursday 19th January 2017 @ 6.30pm – BAREFOOT VENUE

£50.00

We are pleased to welcome Yukiko to the Jericho Kitchen and to hold her first long awaited Sushi making class.

We have had so many requests to learn how to make this fresh, healthy & tasty little roll!  Yukiko making healthy, fresh and tasty sushi.   Learn how to prepare the rice ready to use ingredients such as nori and fish, and vegetarians are well catered for as there are alternative ingredients provided.  You will learn classics such as maki and inside-out roll.

Super healthy for the new year and so much more tasty than its supermarket relation!

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Lebanese Dinner Party with Sara Nasser – Sunday 22nd January 2017 @ 11am – WARBOROUGH VENUE

£70.00

For those of you how have visited Elham’s Lebanese Deli in Little Clarendon Street, Oxford and sampled their exquisite food you know how exciting it is for us to have Sara coming along to share some family secrets about how to make the perfect Lebanese meal!
 
We will master the art of making tabbouleh & baba ghanouj, a main of stuffed meaty vine leaves with lamb chops and for dessert a mixed nut baklava with homemade orange blossom syrup. We think that this is going to be an extremely popular class so book quickly!!

 

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The Italian Vegetarian with Mariella Bliss – Friday 27th January 2017 @ 6.30pm – TACKLEY VENUE

£70.00

We all know the benefits of vegetarian food so why not let Mariella guide you through some classic Italian dishes that even the most die-hard meat eaters couldn’t resist!  This class will be held in Tackley in Mariella’s wonderful kitchen.

In this class we will be creating several dishes that could include Parmigiana di melenzane, peperonata, Torta Pasqualina, frittata with broad beans, mint and Feta, Risotto with superb Sagrantino wine, Spinach Pesto, roasted courgettes and the most delicious fried nibbles: artichokes, sage and courgette flowers. We will end our meal with a quick and fresh Mango Sorbet and a glass of something Italian!

Definitely one not to miss!

 

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French Pastries with Paul Bellchambers – Sunday 29th January 2017 @ 11am – WARBOROUGH VENUE

£60.00

We all love the French patisserie shops when we visit France. My favourite is the Flan Patissier, essentially an egg custard with vanilla on a soft pastry base, delicious with a mid-morning coffee. The delightful fruit tartlet with fresh fruits on a bed of patisserie cream, beautiful to look at and oh so succulent to eat. Then sweet pastry providing a case for frangipane and apples, or other fruits, to make a sophisticated apple tart. All this above the croissant and other French patisserie creations that we love but are not sure how to do in our own kitchens. We will try out the pastry, the cream and more to have a go at these amazing recipes.

 

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Simply – how to make Focaccia & Ciabatta! with Mariella Bliss – Sunday 5th February 2017 @ 6.30pm – BAREFOOT VENUE

£50.00

Mariella has been successfully baking and selling focaccia and ciabatta for over ten years. Come and learn the secret of Italian bread making using a biga starter or handling a very wet dough for light but fully flavoured bread.

Luckily for us Mariella prepares the biga and a portion each of focaccia and ciabatta in advance so you taste this whilst you make your own with her that evening.  Bread takes time and so you take away your creation to bake at home.

We will start the evening with one of Mariella’s delicious platters – perfect with some fresh bread!

 

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Cheesemaking with Louise Talbot – Sunday 12th February 2017 @ 12 noon – WARBOROUGH VENUE

£70.00

We pleased to welcome back Louise to her 3rd class at the school.  Every class so far being completely sold out – it is that good!

This four hour class is a good mix of demonstration and hands-on and we’ll make halloumi, mascarpone and mozzarella cheese and butter, using raw farm or Supermarket milk, vegetarian rennet and basic kitchen equipment as well as tea and homemade cake – served with warm freshly made mascarpone!

You’ll also receive a folder of recipes and theory – you do need to understand the science of turning milk into cheese! Fun, relaxed and informative, these classes are a total immersion in all things cheese and dairy and include a cheesy competition and quiz! You’ll take home a selection of the cheese/butter and leave with the skills and knowledge required to make a wide range of cheese, with techniques and tips for hard cheeses explained.

Cheese kits (£30) will be available for purchase for those who’d like to get started at home straight away!

 

 

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Tapas! with Carolina Catala-Fortuny – Saturday 18th February 2017 @ 11am – WARBOROUGH VENUE

£60.00

A warm welcome to an old friend from London cookery school days – Carolina who will be bringing alot of Spanish energy to Oxford for this Tapas class!

Tapas can be found all over Spain. Originally a little something that was given for free with your glass of wine or beer, tapas have now become an informal and fun way of eating out without breaking the bank.

The variety of tapas is pretty much endless and in this hands-on class you will produce seasonal tapas, from your classic tortilla to other less well known bites of deliciousness, to enjoy later with a glass of something!

 

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Daily Delicious Japanese! with Yukiko Milne – Sunday 26th February 2017 @ 11am – WARBOROUGH VENUE

£60.00

We are very excited to welcome Yukiko as our resident Japanese cuisine expert!  In the first of her classes she will teach you the basics of Japanese home cooking and dispel the myth that it is a difficult cuisine to master.  All the recipes will be able to be prepared at home and with ingredients that you can get from any supermarket.

To start we will be preparing Futomaki Sushi rolls with various fillings including chicken breasts with vegetable stuffing and stuffed aubergine rolls.  We will also learn how to make authentic oriental dressings and prepare several traditional salads.
Hopefully the first of many classes at The Jericho Kitchen!

 

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Simply – how to make Fresh Pasta with Mariella Bliss – Thursday 2nd March 2017 @ 6.30pm – BAREFOOT VENUE

£50.00

Fast proving to be one of our most popular courses, come along and master the basic skill of making pasta from scratch.  This class with be held at the Barefoot on Walton Street, Oxford.

This fresh pasta workshop covers ‘what it says on the tin’:  learn how to make fresh egg and flour pasta  – lasagna sheets, tagliatelle and pappardelle.

Join the table making the most delicious fresh pasta altogether chatting away and sharing skills.  Listen to the story of the perfect marriage between pasta shapes and sauces. This class creates the most authentic Italian atmosphere…accent included!

We start the class with one of Mariella’s infamous #Apericena platters and will finish the class with the chance to ask Mariella any questions whilst tasting a bowl of your own homemade pasta.

 

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Lebanese 3-course Dinner Party with Sara Nasser – Sunday 5th March 2017 @ 11am – WARBOROUGH VENUE

£70.00

After Sara’s first sell out class and lots of requests for another one – we are happy to oblige!!  For those of you how have visited Elham’s Lebanese Deli in Little Clarendon Street, Oxford and sampled their exquisite food you know how exciting it is for us to have Sara coming along to share some family secrets about how to make the perfect Lebanese meal!
 
We will master the art of making tabbouleh & baba ghanouj, a main of stuffed meaty vine leaves with lamb chops and for dessert a mixed nut baklava with homemade orange blossom syrup. We think that this is going to be an extremely popular class so book quickly!!

 

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Simply – how to make gnocchi with Mariella Bliss – Monday 6th March 2017 @ 6.30pm – BAREFOOT VENUE

£50.00

If you have only ever tried supermarket gnocchi and aren’t that keen, we understand!

Wait until you try Mariella’s gnocchi – light and fluffy and covered in the most delicious sauces.  The idea is sharing our gnocchi making skills with you for two hours, making the most delicious ‘dumplings’ all together around the big table (just like in Italy!), and you going home with your dinner ready to cook. This class creates the most authentic Italian atmosphere…accent included!

We will start the evening with one of Mariella’s delicious platters – perfect with some fresh bread!

 

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Spring Street Food of Pakistan with Sumayya Usmani – Saturday 18th March 2017 @ 11am – WARBOROUGH VENUE

£70.00

We are so pleased to welcome back Sumayya to the Jericho Kitchen.   Now on book two and always travelling around the world to promote we have managed to book her in!  Join us for a day of fresh and spicy street food from Pakistan – lentil and potato bun kebabs with coriander and tamarind chutney, spicy fruit chaat, kebab rolls with lamb and salad and other aromatic and fresh flavours of Sumayya’s homeland will be taught in this exciting spring inspired menu.

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Simply – how to make Focaccia & Ciabatta! with Mariella Bliss – Friday 24 March 2017 @ 6.30pm – BAREFOOT VENUE

£50.00

Mariella has been successfully baking and selling focaccia and ciabatta for over ten years. Come and learn the secret of Italian bread making using a biga starter or handling a very wet dough for light but fully flavoured bread.

Luckily for us Mariella prepares the biga and a portion each of focaccia and ciabatta in advance so you taste this whilst you make your own with her that evening.  Bread takes time and so you take away your creation to bake at home.

We will start the evening with one of Mariella’s delicious platters – perfect with some fresh bread!

 

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Food Photography with Camilla Federici – Sunday 9th April 2017 – 10am – WARBOROUGH VENUE

More information including the price coming before Christmas!

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Italian Street Food with Mariella Bliss – Sunday 30th April 2017 @ 11am – WARBOROUGH VENUE

£60.00

Join the feast and make the most delicious (but inexpensive) food in Italy.

Each region has its own speciality: Sicilian Arancini and Rice suppli’, Piadine wrap filled with Cheese and Parma Ham, Fried Polenta, Ligurian Focaccia di Recco and Farinata, Apulian Calzoni, Sicilian Brioche with ice cream and Neapolitan Pizza Fritta.

What will Mariella choose?  Come down and experience this stunning cafe and afterwards we will sit down and enjoy our street food with a glass or two of wine and soak up the atmosphere together!

 

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The Summer Trattoria with Mariella Bliss – Sunday 7th May 2017 @ 11am – WARBOROUGH VENUE

£60.00

A trattoria is a small, simple, classless ‘local’ restaurant. Therefore, Italian trattoria food is the most honest, simple and typical of Italy: fresh home made pasta, locally produced cheeses and cured meat, traditional soups, seafood dishes and country bread!

After Mariella’s sell out Winter Trattoria class we are coming back with a more spring like menu that could include dishes such as those perfectly round little arancini,  seasonal frittata, polenta baked with greens, baked seabass, seafood risotto, pannacotta or ricotta and pear tart.

Perfect for enabling you to go home and create a fabulous feast for friends and family!

 

 

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