Classes are suitable from absolutely anyone, from beginner to confident cook. We hold the classes in pop-up venues in and around Oxford, and each class in 2.5-3 hours long. All ingredients and equipment are provided – just bring yourself, and come along to enjoy cooking and eating together.

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June 2017

Lemongrass, Lime, and Chilli – Thursday 29th June 2017

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Restore Garden Cafe, Manzil Way, Cowley Road
Oxford, OX4 1YH United Kingdom
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One of our favourite classes: in this course we start with the classic Southeast Asian core ingredients of lemongrass, lime, chillies, kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce, and more, and use them to create a tableful of gloriously energising dishes from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. Join us to cook up and savour dishes such as Pad Thai, Chicken Rendang (cooked in a rich dark coconut gravy),  Vietnamese Bo Nhung Dam, a Vietnamese hotpot, simmered in an aromatic vinegar broth, or the outrageously more-ish Perkedel Jagung…

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July 2017

One (Big) Step Beyond Cheese on Toast – Friday 7th July 2017

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jericho Cheese Company, 25 Little Clarendon Street
Oxford, OX1 2HU
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With Adam Verlander of The Jericho Cheese Company. If there’s one thing the British make superlatively well, it’s cheese. Better even than the French (who have a tendency to rest on their laurels). In this class we will be combining fine cheese tasting - with the incredibly knowledgeable Adam Verlander - with the creation of a gaggle of gorgeous cheese dishes that make the most of our home grown cheeses. We’re thinking of a rich and creamy aligot, made with washed-rind…

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Summer Pasta – Thursday 13th July 2017

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Restore Garden Cafe, Manzil Way, Cowley Road
Oxford, OX4 1YH United Kingdom
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A repeat of what is now one of our most popular classes. Learn how to master the art of making perfect pasta - it's easy, we promise! Start by making your own pasta dough and then create beautiful dishes such as: cappelletti with artichokes, parsley, lemon and parmesan; ravioli with ricotta, lemon and mint; or goats cheese and rosemary tortellini. And of course, learn how to make the classic tomato sauce that can adapted into into many delicious sauces including…

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Tapas – Thursday 20th July 2017

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - September 21 @ 9:00 pm
Restore Garden Cafe, Manzil Way, Cowley Road
Oxford, OX4 1YH United Kingdom
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The Spanish have perfected the art of grazing with their delightful tapas. In this class we’ll be doing just the same, rustling up our own array of small dishes to enjoy with a glass or two of Rioja. There are so many to choose from, but we may well include a bite or two of chorizo braised in cider, little empanadas (pies) filled with salt cod, croquetas (potato croquettes), albondigas (meatballs), spinach with chickpeas,  and more.

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Asafetida to Jaggery: an Introduction to Gujarati Cuisine with Samar Khatiwala – Sunday 23rd July 2017

July 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Restore Garden Cafe, Manzil Way, Cowley Road
Oxford, OX4 1YH United Kingdom
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Gujarati food may be India’s best kept culinary secret. Even in a country with as diverse and fragmented a cuisine as India, Gujarati food is particularly renowned for its variety, extensive use of legumes, and distinct combination of sweet, sour and savoury flavours. In this class we’ll be making classic fare such as muthia (steamed vegetable dumplings), upma (semolina and vegetable 'pilaf'), shrikhand (strained yogurt sweet with saffron and pistachios) and dudhi chana dal – a comfort dish that will…

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Totally Vegetarian – Thursday 27th July 2017

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Restore Garden Cafe, Manzil Way, Cowley Road
Oxford, OX4 1YH United Kingdom
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We love our vegetarian classes but this may just be our favourite.  A celebration of all things vegetable and meat-free, this is an evening for vegetarians and omnivores in search of new, vibrant and satisfying flavours. Dishes may include tatin of goats cheese and shallot, spinach and ricotta gnocchi, or watercress bhajis with watercress coconut chutney. Really one not to be missed!

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Cusine de Provence – Friday 28th July 2017

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Restore Garden Cafe, Manzil Way, Cowley Road
Oxford, OX4 1YH United Kingdom
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Radically different to the butter-heavy classical French tradition, Provencal cooking is exuberantly Southern, with its fabulous tomatoes, anchovies, garlic and abundant fish. Olive oil and lemons, sea and sunshine, all come together to create one of  the great Mediterranean cuisines. We’re spoilt for choice, but we think we may cook up a salty sweet pissaldiere, the French answer to pizza, spatchcock roast chicken with tapenade or anchoiade, petits farcis niçois (stuffed vegetables) and possibly a decadent orange and olive oil…

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August 2017

Lemongrass, Lime, and Chilli – Thursday 3rd August 2017

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TBC, Oxford, + Google Map

One of our favourite classes: in this course we start with the classic Southeast Asian core ingredients of lemongrass, lime, chillies, kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce, and more, and use them to create a tableful of gloriously energising dishes from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. Join us to cook up and savour dishes such as Pad Thai, Chicken Rendang (cooked in a rich dark coconut gravy),  Vietnamese Bo Nhung Dam, a Vietnamese hotpot, simmered in an aromatic vinegar broth, or the outrageously more-ish Perkedel Jagung…

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September 2017

Basics for Beginners: Core Cooking Skills for Students and Teenagers – Part 1 – Wednesday 13th September 2017

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TBC, Oxford, + Google Map

We’ll begin at the very beginning. If you know someone heading off to university or a teenager who doesn’t know a spoon from a spice rack, send them to us and we’ll give them the essential grounding they need to feed themselves. We’ll cover skills from chopping an onion without chopping your fingers off, to how to prepare and cook chicken. We’ll make an essential simple tomato sauce and vary it for a myriad of quick rice, couscous and pasta…

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Basics for Beginners: Core Cooking Skills for Students and Teenagers – Part 2 – Thursday 14th September 2017

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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This second class can be taken as a standalone or in conjunction with Part 1. Recipes in this class may require the use of an oven. Here we'll tune up with more basic skills – how to prepare and roast seasonal vegetables, how to get the best out of minced beef, or how to concoct a classic white (béchamel) sauce - essential for anything from a sizzling leftovers gratin, to a full-blown lasagna or impressive soufflé. We’ll also be making…

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Bread Plus – Friday 15th September 2017

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Once you’ve mastered the basics of bread-baking, a whole new world of possibilities unfolds before you. In this class we dive into this new world, enriching doughs to create gorgeous sticky Chelsea or Cinnamon Buns, or savoury, crisp seedy Grissini, paper thin Sicilian Carta di Musica bread, or chewy, glossy bagels ready to be stuffed with smoked salmon or creamy scrambled eggs.

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A Swedish Smörgåsbord with Claire Andersson – Thursday 21st September 2017

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Swedish smorgasbord is a thing of great joy, with its marvellous array of hot and cold dishes, from herrings and any number of fish dishes, through to tender meatballs (kottbullar) or pyttipanna, potato and meat hash. Rodbetssalladand other sweet sharp sharp salads, cheeses and fresh rye bread and crispbreads fill the gaps. Chef Claire Andersson married into a Swedish family, learning to cook classic smorgasbord dishes from her mother-in-law and local friends. In this class, she’ll teach us how…

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Macarons and More – Friday 22nd September 2017

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TBC, Oxford, + Google Map

The French pâtissier's macaron has become more and more popular in recent years, and yet few people are confident enough to make them at home. Beautiful and delicious, macarons are the perfect thing to bake when you want to impress, and can be made in an endless variety of flavours and colours. In this class we'll guide you through the techniques needed to achieve those delicate little almond shells as we bake them together, answering questions and troubleshooting, as well as…

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Latin American Vegetarian – Thursday 28th September 2017

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TBC, Oxford, + Google Map

From the homelands of avocados, potatoes, tomatoes, and chillis comes a delicious array of meat free recipes. In this class we’ll be harvesting a clutch of them – perhaps some irresistible Colombian Corn Arepas (breads) with molten cheese, rich and smokey Chilaquiles (bean and tortilla stew), the unusual and beautifully spiced Sopa Seca de Fideos (fried pasta with chillies and tomatoes), or a refreshing and bright Chayote and Watermelon Salad.  

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Lemongrass, Lime, and Chilli – Friday 29th September 2017

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TBC, Oxford, + Google Map

One of our favourite classes: in this course we start with the classic Southeast Asian core ingredients of lemongrass, lime, chillies, kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce, and more, and use them to create a tableful of gloriously energising dishes from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. Join us to cook up and savour dishes such as Pad Thai, Chicken Rendang (cooked in a rich dark coconut gravy),  Vietnamese Bo Nhung Dam (a Vietnamese hotpot, simmered in an aromatic vinegar broth), or the outrageously more-ish Perkedel Jagung…

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October 2017

Noodles, Lemongrass, and Coriander: Vietnamese Home Cooking with Ai-Linh – Sunday 1st October 2017

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TBC, Oxford, + Google Map

For those who missed out on Ai-Linh's first and highly successful sell-out Vietnamese class with us, we're running it a second time. Vietnamese food is a thrilling combination of fresh, vibrant flavours, seasoned with enthusiasm and delight. In this class Ai-Linh Tran, will be showing us how to make the dishes she has loved ever since she was a small child. There’s a lot to choose from, but we hope to be cooking Gỏi Cuốn, soft summer rolls with their…

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