• Have you always wanted to master the art of making your own Gyoza? Japanese gyoza are a great food to share with friends and family and are the ultimate Japanese street food! Let Yukiko teach you the art of folding your own using 3 different types of fillings including pork, prawn and vegetable varieties So this class can be vegetarian and vegan.  It is always wonderful to see people’s faces in the class when they suddenly realise that they too can do it!!! You will also learn how to make different types of Japanese sauces to accompany them. As with all our classes we will be able to recommend local suppliers for all ingredients so that you can go home and replicate them straight away. Simple, tasty and easy to master – even for a complete beginner!
  • This home cooking course will introduce you to the simple, healthy, economic and delicious vegetarian dishes that the Japanese cook in their homes. Shira-ae is a seasonal vegetable side dish mixed with pureed soft silken tofu with ground pan roasted sesame seeds and seasoned with mirin, miso and soya sauce. Kinpira Gobo is a simple Japanese stir fry with seasonal vegetable such as braised carrot & burdock root, cooked with a soy sauce, mirin and sugar sauce. Alongside sushi and raman tempura is another mandatory menu item in Japanese restaurants.  Encased in a crunchy, crispy yet light batter, these perfectly deep fried vegetable are seriously addictive! Tofu Miso soup/Konbu (seaweed soup stock)   Seaweed, ginger, garlic, and soybeans, in the form of miso and tofu, combine to lend flavor and nutrients to a delicate soup. This soup is brimming with soy, an excellent source of protein as well as antioxidants. Leave feeling super healthy!!!
  • In Italy hardly a meal is served without pasta, it is the most important part of the multi course meal.   This class is perfect for all levels,  as with over 20 years experience of teaching, you are in the most experienced hands with Ursula! In this beginners class you will make pasta from scratch and then learn how to make your own pasta shapes including lasagna sheets, tagliatelle and ravioli.   You will learn how to make two types of pasta in this class the traditional egg pasta but also the water based semolina style pasta - each shape differs with its preference to a specific type of pasta!! Ursula Ferrigno is a talented cook with a deep love of Southern Italian food. Half Italian and a noted teacher Ursula specialises in demonstrating the making of Italian breads, Italian soups, risottos, vegetables, fruit dishes and every kind of pasta dish. She has cooked on many TV programmes and is a prolific author.    These classes are selling out fast these days so book early to avoid disappointment.
  • In Italy hardly a meal is served without pasta, it is the most important part of the multi course meal.   This class is perfect for all levels,  as with over 20 years experience of teaching, you are in the most experienced hands with Ursula!  This class is an absolute MUST!! If you have made pasta from scratch before and want to improve your pasta making techniques this is the class for you!  We will be making pasta from scratch but concentrating more the myriad of shapes (about 350!!) including garganelli, trofie, gnocchi Sarde, orrechiette, cavatappi, fusilli and trofie.  Not only that also learn how to create coloured pasta with  spinach, beetroot or maybe even saffron. You will learn how to make two types of pasta in this class the traditional egg pasta but also the water based semolina style pasta - each shape differs with its preference to a specific type of pasta!! Ursula Ferrigno is a talented cook with a deep love of Southern Italian food. Half Italian and a noted teacher Ursula specialises in demonstrating the making of Italian breads, Italian soups, risottos, vegetables, fruit dishes and every kind of pasta dish. She has cooked on many TV programmes and is a prolific author.    These classes are selling out fast these days so book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Everyone wants to chop like a pro and once you know how, you’ll not only enjoy chopping and cutting but will you will save so much time in the kitchen. You’ll want to show off your newfound skills! On this very hands on masterclass you’ll learn many hints, tips and tricks that chefs learn over many years in the kitchen. You’ll also discover:
    • What’s the best knife for you?
    • How do you use, handle and look after your knife safely and efficiently?
    • What and why are there so many different knives?
    • What knives do I need?
    • How do I keep my knives sharp?
    • How to chop an onion like a profession chef!
    Learn the main cuts and the several cutting terms used and we’ll turn them into a fantastic feast for you to enjoy at the end of the class! A double bonus! Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch?  For lunch in this class we are going Mexican!  You will be preparing and eating:
    • Heuvenos Rancheros
    • Vegetable Enchiladas with guacamole, refried beans, jalapenos and chive sour cream
    • Roast aubergine with chilli
    • Spiced Apple Tart
    You are more than welcome to bring your own knives but we will provide you with a knife for the session!
  • Have you always wanted to master the art of making your own Gyoza? Japanese gyoza are a great food to share with friends and family and are the ultimate Japanese street food! Let Yukiko teach you the art of folding your own using 3 different types of fillings including pork, prawn and vegetable varieties So this class can be vegetarian and vegan.  It is always wonderful to see people’s faces in the class when they suddenly realise that they too can do it!!! You will also learn how to make different types of Japanese sauces to accompany them. As with all our classes we will be able to recommend local suppliers for all ingredients so that you can go home and replicate them straight away. Simple, tasty and easy to master – even for a complete beginner!
  • Ursula Ferrigno is a talented cook with a deep love of Southern Italian food. Half Italian and a noted teacher Ursula specialises in demonstrating the making of Italian breads, Italian soups, risottos, vegetables, fruit dishes and every kind of pasta dish. She has cooked on many TV programmes and is a prolific author. She is also listed by the Guardian as one of their 10 top chefs to learn to cook with - and after a class with Ursula you will know why. During this fun filled class you will learn how to make the following dishes - so come hungry!!
    • Torta al testo – Umbrian flatbreads
    • Gulingiones di patate – traditional Sardinian potato ravioli with ricotta & mint
    • Insalata di cavolfiori - Pickled cauliflower salad
    • Ceci fritti con salvia e oregano e gustoso olive nero – Fried chickpeas with herbs and very tasty olive relish!
    • Torta di mele d’Maria – Apple Cake
    As soon as we put these classes up they sell out - so get booking to avoid disappointment!!!  
  • Everyone wants to chop like a pro and once you know how, you’ll not only enjoy chopping and cutting but will you will save so much time in the kitchen. You’ll want to show off your newfound skills! On this very hands on masterclass you’ll learn many hints, tips and tricks that chefs learn over many years in the kitchen. You’ll also discover:
    • What’s the best knife for you?
    • How do you use, handle and look after your knife safely and efficiently?
    • What and why are there so many different knives?
    • What knives do I need?
    • How do I keep my knives sharp?
    • How to chop an onion like a profession chef!
    Learn the main cuts and the several cutting terms used and we’ll turn them into a fantastic feast for you to enjoy at the end of the class! A double bonus! Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch?  For lunch in this class we are going Mexican!  You will be preparing and eating:
    • Heuvenos Rancheros
    • Vegetable Enchiladas with guacamole, refried beans, jalapenos and chive sour cream
    • Roast aubergine with chilli
    • Spiced Apple Tart
    You are more than welcome to bring your own knives but we will provide you with a knife for the session!