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Cookery course for Absolute Beginners

Mumsnet Academy

Monday, September 17, 2012 at 10:00 AM - Friday, September 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM (BST)

Cookery course for Absolute Beginners

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  • Course Description


    If you are a total newcomer to cooking and don’t know your spoon from your spatula, then do not fear, this is the course for you! We will teach you the absolute basics so that you leave feeling confident and inspired.

    This course is all about mastering the fundamentals of cooking, so we take nothing for granted and assume that this is your first foray into cooking. We will teach you simple and delicious recipes that are unintimidating and that you will want to make over and over again. 


  • What's Included


    Course Structure


    Day 1:
    Learn to make some delicious soups. Once you can make one soup, the possibilities are endless. Delicious and nutritious, soups are the ultimate comfort food and great to whip up for a simple lunch or a dinner party starter. Minestrone soup, Borscht, green pea and mint soup, mushroom soup, herby tomato soup, Vichyoisse and butternut soup are all on the menu. We’ll also show you how to make a granary bread.
    Day 2:
    You will learn how to make a great stew, and will be amazed at how many dishes are based on the principle of a basic stew. You will learn how to make a classic Bolognese, a lamb tagine, a chicken cacciatore, a beef Bourguignon and a mixed bean ragout.
    Day 3:
    Once you have mastered a classic roast, your Sundays will never be the same! Crispy roast chicken, herby roast lamb, a traditional roast beef, roast root vegetables and whole roast potatoes will all be on the menu.
    Day 4:
    Learn how to make melting chocolate brownies, a basic sponge cake, mini meringues, apple crumble and scrumptious spiced butter biscuits. Making delicious desserts is so much easier than you think and you can wow your friends with your new baking skills!
    Day 5:
    Never be intimidated by cooking fish again. In this introduction to fish, you will learn how to make grilled plaice and sauce vierge, goujons and tartare sauce, steamed fish and parsley sauce, mashed potatoes and dauphinoise, mackerel pate and a simple fish soup with prawns and mussels.


  • Tutor Details


    All of the teachers at the Cookery School at Little Portland Street are experienced professionals with years of catering experience. They are also incredibly friendly, and hospitable and enjoy creating an atmosphere which is relaxed and fun. 


  • More Information


    The class will take place at the Cookery School at Little Portland Street, London W1.

    Cookery School's approach to food is simple, modern and imaginative. We love sharing our ideas for delicious home-cooking and are constantly finding fresh sources of inspiration to bring to our classes. At Cookery School the atmosphere is fun and informal. We provide the skills necessary to become a confident and independent cook and all our classes have a very high proportion of hands on practice. There is always plenty of opportunity to ask questions and gain understanding of supposedly demanding techniques. Every session involves tasting all the food that has been made, further enhancing your ability to become a skilled home cook.

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When & Where

15 Little Portland St
W1W 8BW London
United Kingdom

Monday, September 17, 2012 at 10:00 AM - Friday, September 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM (BST)

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So what is this Academy thing?
We're very excited to be launching The Mumsnet Academy - a brand new enterprise which aims to curate a portfolio of fantastic courses to fit around family commitments and busy working lives.
A while back we asked you what courses you would like and the programme of masterclasses, workshops, and events we've come up with is a reflection of your  responses.
To help us deliver the programme we have enlisted some fabulous experts in a range of fields as well as teaming up with some great partners who have a reputation for delivering high-quality, life-changing courses.
This collaborative approach allows us to offer a programme across a range of different subjects including entrepreneurship, business, technology, social media, blogging, history of art, creative writing, publishing, gardening, philosophy, finance, fashion as well as courses concerned with self-improvement and the concept of learning to live wisely and well. Some of these courses will be skill-based, while others will explore concepts, theory and ideas. 
If we've missed something you think is a must, fear not, we will be adding classes to our portfolio all the time so please drop us a line or complete the suggestion box on our website.
One of the things that we felt was important was to ensure our Academy courses are available across the UK and we are pleased to announce that we will be running events in Birmingham, Edinburgh, London and Manchester from day one. We are also keen to develop some online courses and hope to announce the first of these later this year.
While our courses are scheduled at times which are more convenient for those with young children, they are absolutely open to everyone. Ultimately, the overall aim of the Mumsnet Academy is to bring people together in a thought-provoking and fulfilling environment where there is a universal willingness to explore ideas, develop skills, and learn from experts as well from each other.
For more information about the Mumsnet Academy, please contact us at academy@mumsnet.com.


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