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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If you are the lucky recipient of one of our vouchers, all you need to do is send us an email at sophiescookeryschool@gmail.com.  Let us know your voucher number, and which course you would like to attend.  We’ll book you straight in.

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June 2019

BREAD FOR BEGINNERS – Thursday, 13th June 2019

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Restore Garden Cafe, Manzil Way, Cowley Road
Oxford, OX4 1YH United Kingdom
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This is the course that proves that you have both the time and the skill to bake your own bread.  We’ll be kneading and shaping and baking a range of yeast-breads including such delights as pitta breads (so much better than supermarket packaged versions), fougasse, and the quickest and most more-ish wholemeal bread.  It won’t be long before the yeasty scent of freshly baked wafts seductively through your house.   Rachel  Grenville-Hunt, of Rachel's Apron, will be leading you through…

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Mariella’s Fresh Pasta, from Tagliatelle to Orecchiete – 28th June 2019

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Restore Garden Cafe, Manzil Way, Cowley Road
Oxford, OX4 1YH United Kingdom
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In this class, Mariella Bliss, with infinite patience, will be teaching you how to make the best fresh pasta dough,  with or without eggs, and then how to  transform it into an epic number of different pasta shapes.   Lasagne and tagliatelle - easy - but fusilli, orecchiete, ravioli, now that's the real challenge.   You'll also learn how to make coloured pasta dyed with spinach or beetroot , and then cook and eat it all with a classic Italian sauce.

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September 2019

FOOD WRITING AND PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKEND – 21 & 22 SEPTEMBER 2019

September 21 - September 22
Honesty Cookery School, The Barn North Sydmonton House North Sydmonton Newbury Berkshire RG20 4UL
Newbury, RG20 4UL United Kingdom
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Combine our food writing and food photography days to create a weekend filled with food words and food vision.   We're lucky enough to be taking over the wonderful  Honesty Cookery School .  For more on the programme for each day, read the individual day details below.   Please note that neither accommodation nor evening meals are included.   If you would like recommendations for places to stay and eat in or near Newbury, we're happy to help.  

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FOOD WRITING DAY WORKSHOP ** HOT OFF THE PRESS

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Honesty Cookery School, The Barn North Sydmonton House North Sydmonton Newbury Berkshire RG20 4UL
Newbury, RG20 4UL United Kingdom
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If you've ever wanted to write your own food blog, or cook book, or  considered a new career in food writing, then our  brand new food writing course, led by Sophie Grigson, author of over 20 cookery books is just the thing for you.  Learn how to craft your words, focus your passions and seduce your reader. The class will take place in the magnificent Honesty Cookery School just outside Newbury.   MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW SHORTLY

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FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY WORKSHOP ** HOT OFF THE PRESS

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Honesty Cookery School, The Barn North Sydmonton House North Sydmonton Newbury Berkshire RG20 4UL
Newbury, RG20 4UL United Kingdom
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A whole day dedicated to taking stunning hunger-inducing photographs, led by leading food photographer,  William Shaw.   Whether your equipment is an iphone or a more sophisticated digital camera, you'll learn how to work food and compose shots, make the most of natural lighting, and understand what makes an image of a scone or a sizzling tray of oven roast vegetables sing on the screen or page. Our home for the day is the magnificent Honesty Cookery School near Newbury. MORE INFORMATION…

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