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.

How to Redeem a Gift Voucher

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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April 2019

Korean Classics with Samar – Thursday, 25th April 2019

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Restore Garden Cafe, Manzil Way, Cowley Road
Oxford, OX4 1YH United Kingdom
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Korean food has taken the world by storm over the past decade. And no wonder. While best known for kimchi (spicy, fermented cabbage), there’s a lot more to this ancient culinary tradition, which incorporates Japanese and Chinese influences to result in one of the world’s tastiest and healthiest cuisines. We are so excited to be able to bring  you this Korean cookery class, taught by the incredibly knowledgeable Samar Khatiwala. With his help, you will be conjuring up classic dishes…

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May 2019

EASY PATISSERIE – Thursday, 9th May 2019

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Restore Garden Cafe, Manzil Way, Cowley Road
Oxford, OX4 1YH 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 cream-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! The talented Rachel Grenville-Hunt of Rachel's Apron will lead you through the essentials.

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Amalfi on a Plate

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Restore Garden Cafe, Manzil Way, Cowley Road
Oxford, OX4 1YH United Kingdom
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Our all-time favourite  Italian cookery teacher, Mariella Bliss, is back and  ready to fly you to the beautiful Amalfi coast, famous for its sea views and luscious lemons, and  just a small hop from her home town of Naples.  Her passion for her home cooking is utterly infectious, and will guide you through the making of the most delicious  scialatielli pasta with prawns and lemon zest,   polpettine (mini meatballs), and a real Neapolitan pizza followed  by lemon Pasticcini dessert with…

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June 2019

FOOD WRITING AND PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKEND – 1 & 2 JUNE 2019

June 1 - June 2
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

June 1 @ 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

June 2 @ 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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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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