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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July 2018

PASTA MAKING – Friday, 20th July 2018

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Restore Garden Cafe, Manzil Way, Cowley Road
Oxford, OX4 1YH United Kingdom
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  Making pasta is just about the most satisfying thing you can do in the kitchen and surprisingly easy.   In this class, not only do we make the dough from scratch, but we also roll and cut, shape and fill it to create dishes such as sweet potato, mint and lime ravioli, ricotta, olive and spinach tortellini and stained glass pasta with salsa cruda.  

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EASY PATISSERIE – Thursday, 26th July 2018

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Castleyard Cafe, Oxford Castle
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BY United Kingdom
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If you drool at the sight of a tray beautiful patisserie, at those lovely éclairs lined up in sugary rows, or at the neat rectangles of high-stacked creamy-filled mille-feuilles, at the mousses and tartelettes filled with glazed strawberries, then book quickly, and join us to learn how to make them yourself, and how to rustle up your own unique patisserie creations. Oh yes, you can!

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August 2018

LEMONGRASS, LIME AND CHILLI – 5th August 2018 – SOLD OUT SOLD OUT

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Restore Garden Cafe, Manzil Way, Cowley Road
Oxford, OX4 1YH United Kingdom
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SOLD OUT BUT THERE'S ANOTHER ONE ON 7TH sEPTEMBER.... 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), or the outrageously more-ish Perkedel Jagung  (Indonesian corn fritters).

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September 2018

Eastern Mediterranean Vegetarian

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Restore Garden Cafe, Manzil Way, Cowley Road
Oxford, OX4 1YH United Kingdom
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From Greece through Turkey, all the way round to the shores of Israel, the basics of daily fare are luscious vegetables, sustaining beans and lentils, salty cheeses and of course, the best olive oil. In this class well be embracing the likes of Aleppo-style ful (beans) with tahini and chilli, Lebanese spinach and sumac pastries, baked  spinach eggah , grilled marinated halloumi swaddled in aubergine, Turkish slow-braised runner beans with tomato and olive oil, or the bride’s soup – ezo gelin corbasi, red lentil, bulgur and…

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LEMONGRASS, LIME AND CHILLI – Friday, 7th September 2018

September 7 @ 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), or the outrageously more-ish Perkedel Jagung  (Indonesian corn fritters).

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BREAD FOR BEGINNERS – Sunday, 16th September 2018

September 16 @ 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 do 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.      

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Easy Patisserie – Thursday, 20th September 2018

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Castleyard Cafe, Oxford Castle
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BY United Kingdom
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If you drool at the sight of a tray of  beautiful patisserie, at those lovely éclairs lined up in sugary rows, or at the neat rectangles of high-stacked creamy-filled mille-feuilles, at the mousses and tartelettes filled with glazed strawberries, then book quickly, and join us to learn how to make (some of) them yourself, and how to rustle up your own unique patisserie creations. Oh yes, you can!

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Noodles, Lemongrass and Coriander: Ai-Linh’s Vietnamese Home Cooking – Saturday, 22nd September 2018

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Restore Garden Cafe, Manzil Way, Cowley Road
Oxford, OX4 1YH United Kingdom
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For those who missed out on Ai-Linh's previous highly successful sell-out Vietnamese classes with us, we're running it again.   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 cargo of fresh…

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Sophie’s Mexican/Oxford Kitchen – Thursday, 27th September 2017

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Restore Garden Cafe, Manzil Way, Cowley Road
Oxford, OX4 1YH United Kingdom
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For the first 6 months of this year, Sophie's Oxford kitchen became the creative power house for a young Mexican chef, Roman Suarez and his partner Florrie Grigson .   From them she learnt to make fabulous black bean and avocado leaf tamales, chilaquiles verde (home fried tortilla crisps with chicken and salsa verde), gorditas (which translates as 'little tubby ones' )  Flan, creme caramel Mexican-style and so much more.  They've headed back to Mexico, leaving Sophie with their secrets for…

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October 2018

FABULOUS AUTUMN PASTA – 5th October 2018

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Restore Garden Cafe, Manzil Way, Cowley Road
Oxford, OX4 1YH United Kingdom
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Autumn is the perfect time to be making pasta.   With nights drawing in, there is little more  satisfying than conjuring up your own beautiful pasta shapes to partner with the rich flavours of early autumn.   In this class, not only do we make the dough from scratch, but we also roll and cut, shape and fill it to create dishes such as sweet potato, mint and lime ravioli, pumpkin tortellini and our favourite, stained glass pasta with plump purple figs…

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LEMONGRASS LIME AND CHILLI – Wednesday, 17th October 2018

October 17 @ 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), or the outrageously more-ish Perkedel Jagung  (Indonesian corn fritters).

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LATIN-AMERICAN VEGETARIAN – 18th October 2018

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Restore Garden Cafe, Manzil Way, Cowley Road
Oxford, OX4 1YH United Kingdom
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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 chilaquiles with black beans and salsa verde, or refried beans with avocado and spiced salsa, or a zestfull watermelon, and chayote salad.

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November 2018

LEMONGRASS, LIME AND CHILLI – Friday, 9th November 2018

November 9 @ 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), or the outrageously more-ish Perkedel Jagung  (Indonesian corn fritters).

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January 2019

BREAD FOR BEGINNERS – Thursday, 10th January 2019

10/01/2019 @ 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 do 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.  

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LEMONGRASS, LIME AND CHILLI – Friday, 11th January 2019

11/01/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Restore Garden Cafe 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), or the outrageously more-ish Perkedel Jagung  (Indonesian corn fritters).

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February 2019

EASY PATISSERIE – Friday, 1st February 2018

01/02/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Castleyard Cafe, Oxford Castle
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BY United Kingdom
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If you drool at the sight of a tray of  beautiful patisserie, at those lovely éclairs lined up in sugary rows, or at the neat rectangles of high-stacked creamy-filled mille-feuilles, at the mousses and tartelettes filled with glazed strawberries, then book quickly, and join us to learn how to make (some of) them yourself, and how to rustle up your own unique patisserie creations. Oh yes, you can!

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