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Festive Chestnut Cookery Class

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Merchant Gourmet Grain & Graze

330 Upper Street

Islington

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N1 2XQ

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Christmas is most definitely a time for Chestnuts and in this class you will learn how to enhance your festive recipes with through different techniques to create 3 delicious seasonal chestnut recipes. Chestnuts are similar nutritionally to brown rice and wheat – like a grain that grows on the tree, they are have very low in fat, are high in carbohydrate with little cholesterol. But Alex won’t talk about any of that, he just thinks they are delicious and he uses them in the most incredible range of recipes.


This class covers the following recipes:


  • Roast Duck Breast with Chestnuts – Served with Chorizo Chipolatas, Smoked Paprika Sauce and Creamy Chestnut & Roast Pepper Hummus, once you’ve tried Alex’s method of cooking duck breasts they’ll become a regular part of your repertoire. The crisp skin is thin and the flesh is lean and succulent. You also get the golden fat to fry the potatoes and chestnuts in.
  • Oven Roasted Cod with Squash, Bacon & Chestnuts – This is a glorious combination of sweet, succulent and salty with the butter giving it a smooth finish and the lemon adding a sunny smile. Fish can sometimes be tricky to cook but you will learn an excellent and simple method with Alex to serve alongside the sweet, soft and slightly salty mixture of Squash, bacon and chestnuts.
  • Chocolate and Chestnut Christmas Pudding – served with Orange and Prune Syrup, This looks and feels very much like a Christmas pudding and makes a wonderful alternative to the traditional version! Gluten free and extremely decadent, the spongy exterior makes way for a gooey centre. The pudding can be prepared in advance and includes techniques you need to know to make chocolate mousse and all manner of meringues.

Led by Merchant Gourmet Cook and ex Le Manoir Cookery School head Alex Mackay, the classes are very hands on at our custom designed cookery school, you won’t just watch and wonder but cook and learn with Alex. He teaches so much more than single recipes, giving you tons of techniques and tips that you can apply to your everyday cooking. Each student will have their own section to cook in and there will be an assistant to do the washing up so you only need concentrate on the fun parts! You will touch, taste, smell and cook your way to confidence in the kitchen.

What's included:

  • Expert tuition
  • Ingredients and equipment to cook 3 recipes
  • A glass of prosecco or a soft drink
  • More delicious food to eat with the class or to take home
  • A Merchant Gourmet goodie bag with products and recipe cards
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Merchant Gourmet Grain & Graze

330 Upper Street

Islington

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N1 2XQ

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