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Ashdown Manna Cookery School

5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
01825 712434

December 2021

Vietnamese Street Food

December 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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Vietnam is a real foodie's heaven, on almost every street corner you'll find people cooking and eating - from an early morning bowl of pho to a late night snack of freshly fried dumplings.  This morning, our professional chef will guide you through some of Vietnam's best street food recipes, making some delicious dishes to take home and enjoy! Sample dishes • Bao Buns with Slow Braised Chilli Pork & Pickled Veg • Mung Bean Fritters • Nuoc Cham Dipping…

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Thai Street Food

December 11 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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Thai people like to eat at all hours of the day and often on the move, so street food or hawker food is a subculture that thrives all over the country and some of Thailand’s best food can be found on these market stalls.  This afternoon, our professional chef will help you prepare a variety of dishes, and as usual you will be able to take your delicious, spicy results home with you. . Half day hands on course. Includes…

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French Cookery

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£135 2 places left

Traditional French Bistro’s feature the most glamorous comfort food in the world and today is all about learning how to cook these simple, classical dishes in your own home.  Take a trip around this amazing gastronomic country today, embracing the wonderful aromas of this fabulous cuisine. Sample dishes • Fish Soup with Rouille and Croutons (Provence) • Confit Duck Leg with puy lentils (Paris) • Chicken with Wild Mushrooms & Tarragon  (Normandy) • Grand Marnier Soufflé Full day hands on…

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Christmas Canapes

December 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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Entertaining over the Christmas, New Year period? Once you have learnt how easy and delicious it is to make your own bite size canapés, you will never open a box of soggy frozen ones again!  Shop bought canapes can often be disappointing as well as expensive, so impress your family and friends this festive season with some home made delicacies. You will go home laden with an amazing selection of festive goodies, perfect with a glass of fizz! Half day course…

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Edible Christmas Gifts

December 17 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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There is something very special about giving a home made gift, and this afternoon we will be making a selection of treats for you to give to families and friends over the Christmas period.  We will supply gift bags, boxes, ribbons and string for you to attractively present your goodies. Half day course hands on course. Includes – tuition from a professional chef, all ingredients, laminated recipe cards, aprons, boxes to take your finished gifts home in, and even someone…

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Italian Cookery

December 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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On this full day course, we embrace all the Italian classics and celebrate their passion for good, hearty food.  You will learn how to make your own pasta and gnocchi, the secret behind cooking the perfect risotto, delicious Focaccia Bread and a traditional dessert.  You won't be going home hungry after this one! Full day hands on course. Includes – tuition from a professional chef, all ingredients, laminated recipe cards, aprons, three course lunch with wine, a dish for two to…

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Festive Baking

December 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
£65 Sold out / Wait list available

Come along and join in the festive spirit today making some fabulous Christmas bakes to impress your guests over Christmas.  Boxes, bags, ribbons and ties will be supplied to attractively present your goodies. Half day course hands on course. Includes – tuition from a professional chef, all ingredients, laminated recipe cards, aprons, boxes to take your finished goodies home in, and even someone to wash up! Sample dishes • Gingerbread Roll with Cinnamon Cream • Panettone • Mini Frangipane Mince Pies

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Edible Christmas Gifts

December 19 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£65.00 Sold out / Wait list available
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There is something very special about giving a home made gift, and this afternoon we will be making a selection of treats for you to give to families and friends over the Christmas period.  We will supply gift bags, boxes, ribbons and string for you to attractively present your goodies. Half day course hands on course. Includes – tuition from a professional chef, all ingredients, laminated recipe cards, aprons, boxes to take your finished gifts home in, and even someone…

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Tapas

December 30 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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Experience Spain's magnificent, colourful, mini Mediterranean dishes on this morning's half day course.  Traditional tapas dishes, make great Canapés or light lunch dishes if you are entertaining.  You can nibble on the fruits of your labour during the course, and there will still be plenty to take home to share with family and friends. Half day course hands on course. Includes – tuition from a professional chef, all ingredients, laminated recipe cards, boxes to take your food home in, and…

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January 2022

Artisan Pizza Course

January 8, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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This morning we will show you how easy it is to make your own pizzas at home from scratch!

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Thai Street Food

January 15, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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Thai people like to eat at all hours of the day and often on the move, so street food or hawker food is a subculture that thrives all over the country and some of Thailand’s best food can be found on these market stalls.  This afternoon, our professional chef will help you prepare a variety of dishes, and as usual you will be able to take your delicious, spicy results home with you. . Half day hands on course. Includes…

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Vietnamese Street Food

January 15, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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Vietnam is a real foodie's heaven, on almost every street corner you'll find people cooking and eating - from an early morning bowl of pho to a late night snack of freshly fried dumplings.  This morning, our professional chef will guide you through some of Vietnam's best street food recipes, making some delicious dishes to take home and enjoy! Sample dishes • Bao Buns with Slow Braised Chilli Pork & Pickled Veg • Mung Bean Fritters • Nuoc Cham Dipping…

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Indian Cookery

January 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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Enjoy preparing authentic, colourful, aromatic dishes from the Indian sub-continent including traditional curries, dahls and chutneys.  Today we will show you how to blend spices to suit your own palate and how easy it is to adapt recipes to give a healthier alternative to takeaways and bland supermarket ready meals. You will sit down and enjoy some of your dishes you prepare for lunch with a glass of wine or beer, and the rest take home and enjoy in the evening or…

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Indian Vegetarian

January 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£135 6 places left

Vegetables are an integral part of Indian food, which boasts a huge variety of tasty and nutritious dishes, veggie heaven! Today we will show you how to blend spices to suit your own palate and how easy it is to adapt recipes to give a healthier alternative to takeaways and bland supermarket ready meals. Please note this course can easily be adapted to suit a vegan diet too.  So please just let us know when booking. You will sit down and enjoy…

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Italian Cookery

January 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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On this full day course, we embrace all the Italian classics and celebrate their passion for good, hearty food.  You will learn how to make your own pasta and gnocchi, the secret behind cooking the perfect risotto, delicious Focaccia Bread and a traditional dessert.  You won't be going home hungry after this one! Full day hands on course. Includes – tuition from a professional chef, all ingredients, laminated recipe cards, aprons, three course lunch with wine, a dish for two to…

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Everyday Vegan

January 23, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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An introduction this afternoon to Vegan cookery for those who are interested in following a plant-based diet.  Whether you want to become a full time vegan, entertain vegans or just want to have some family friendly recipes, this is the course for you.  As always, at the end of this hands on course, we will provide containers for your to take your food home in. Sample dishes: • Smoky mushroom & walnut-stuffed portobellos • Massaman Vegetable Curry • Moussaka bowls…

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Knife Skills

January 23, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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Don't know your filleting knife from your chef's knife? Not sure which knife to use or how to sharpen your knives? Then this is the course for you. Today, our professional chef, Jack Balchin, will cover a wide range of culinary techniques, including segmenting, boning, filleting and chopping vegetables.  You will be able to take all the dishes you prepare home with you. Half day hands on course. Includes – tuition from a professional chef, all ingredients, laminated recipe cards, aprons, boxes to…

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Tapas

January 29, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£65.00 2 places left

Experience Spain's magnificent, colourful, mini Mediterranean dishes on this morning's half day course.  Traditional tapas dishes, make great Canapés or light lunch dishes if you are entertaining.  You can nibble on the fruits of your labour during the course, and there will still be plenty to take home to share with family and friends. Half day course hands on course. Includes – tuition from a professional chef, all ingredients, laminated recipe cards, boxes to take your food home in, and…

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French Cookery

January 30, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£135 3 places left

Traditional French Bistro’s feature the most glamorous comfort food in the world and today is all about learning how to cook these simple, classical dishes in your own home.  Take a trip around this amazing gastronomic country today, embracing the wonderful aromas of this fabulous cuisine. Sample dishes • Fish Soup with Rouille and Croutons (Provence) • Confit Duck Leg with puy lentils (Paris) • Chicken with Wild Mushrooms & Tarragon  (Normandy) • Grand Marnier Soufflé Full day hands on…

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February 2022

Chef Skills

February 4, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£135 Sold out / Wait list available
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This all-encompassing course, covers a wide range of essential life skills that will enable you to produce creative, delicious meals in your own kitchen. Learn how to fillet a fish, joint a chicken, make sauces and even poach the perfect egg. A great course if you are looking to gain confidence in the kitchen or improve on your existing culinary skills. We will also cover food matching, portion sizes, textures and most importantly how to present your food to make…

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Artisan Pizza Course

February 5, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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This morning we will show you how easy it is to make your own pizzas at home from scratch!

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Pasta & Pasta Sauces

February 5, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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Ever wanted to learn how to make your own Pasta from scratch? Well dust off that pasta machine, as this afternoon we will show you just how easy it is! We will also cover the art of pasta/sauce matching, making three very different sauces, and how to make a simple filling and stuff your pasta. Pot your sauces and pasta up to take home and enjoy! Sample dishes: • Fresh egg pasta dough • Trenette with green pesto sauce • Spinach pasta…

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Indian Cookery

February 18, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£135 8 places left

Enjoy preparing authentic, colourful, aromatic dishes from the Indian sub-continent including traditional curries, dahls and chutneys.  Today we will show you how to blend spices to suit your own palate and how easy it is to adapt recipes to give a healthier alternative to takeaways and bland supermarket ready meals. You will sit down and enjoy some of your dishes you prepare for lunch with a glass of wine or beer, and the rest take home and enjoy in the evening or…

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Patisserie

February 19, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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This morning, discover the art of working with sweet shortcrust and choux pastries, to produce three exquisite desserts to take home with you. As well as learning the techniques of making these pastries from scratch from simple ingredients, you will also learn how to make the perfect frangipane and créme patissiere, two classics that form the base of so many desserts. Sample dishes: • Pear Frangipane Tartlets • Individual Fruit Tarts with Creme Patisserie • Mini Chocolate, Rose Water & Coffee Iced…

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Italian Cookery

February 20, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£135 Sold out / Wait list available
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On this full day course, we embrace all the Italian classics and celebrate their passion for good, hearty food.  You will learn how to make your own pasta and gnocchi, the secret behind cooking the perfect risotto, delicious Focaccia Bread and a traditional dessert.  You won't be going home hungry after this one! Full day hands on course. Includes – tuition from a professional chef, all ingredients, laminated recipe cards, aprons, three course lunch with wine, a dish for two to…

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Pan Asian

February 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£135 6 places left

Discover some different and exotic dishes today from across Asia including Vietnam, Thailand & Cambodia. As with all our courses you will prepare your own lunch, after a demonstration of each dish from our professional chef. Return to the kitchen to make a delicious Cambodian Chicken Curry for two to take home. Full day hands on course. Includes – tuition from a professional chef, all ingredients, laminated recipe cards, aprons, three course lunch with wine, a dish for two to…

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Vietnamese Street Food

February 26, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£65 4 places left

Vietnam is a real foodie's heaven, on almost every street corner you'll find people cooking and eating - from an early morning bowl of pho to a late night snack of freshly fried dumplings.  This morning, our professional chef will guide you through some of Vietnam's best street food recipes, making some delicious dishes to take home and enjoy! Sample dishes • Bao Buns with Slow Braised Chilli Pork & Pickled Veg • Mung Bean Fritters • Nuoc Cham Dipping…

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Thai Street Food

February 26, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£65 Sold out / Wait list available

Thai people like to eat at all hours of the day and often on the move, so street food or hawker food is a subculture that thrives all over the country and some of Thailand’s best food can be found on these market stalls.  This afternoon, our professional chef will help you prepare a variety of dishes, and as usual you will be able to take your delicious, spicy results home with you. . Half day hands on course. Includes…

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Fish & Seafood

February 27, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£135 8 places left

Today our professional chef, will cover what to look for when buying fresh fish, basic knife skills of filleting a fish, prepping shellfish, as well as producing some new and exciting seafood recipes. Full day hands on course. Includes - tuition from a professional chef, all ingredients, laminated recipe cards, aprons, three course lunch with wine, a dish for two to take home, and even someone to wash up! Sample dishes: • Crab, Coriander, Chilli & Ginger Tian with a…

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March 2022

Artisan Pizza Course

March 5, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£65 8 places left

This morning we will show you how easy it is to make your own pizzas at home from scratch!

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Pasta & Pasta Sauces

March 5, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£65 3 places left

Ever wanted to learn how to make your own Pasta from scratch? Well dust off that pasta machine, as this afternoon we will show you just how easy it is! We will also cover the art of pasta/sauce matching, making three very different sauces, and how to make a simple filling and stuff your pasta. Pot your sauces and pasta up to take home and enjoy! Sample dishes: • Fresh egg pasta dough • Trenette with green pesto sauce • Spinach pasta…

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Bread Plus

March 6, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£65 8 places left

Discover the more intricate techniques of pre fermented doughs and sweet breads on this half day course.  We will use our own 'sourdough' starter to make your loaf, but you will also have the opportunity to make your own starter to take and home and nuture in a jar for future bread baking!  N.B. You don't have to have been on our introduction to Bread Course, this course is suitable for beginners as well. Half day course hands on course.…

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Patisserie

March 6, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£65 8 places left

This morning, discover the art of working with sweet shortcrust and choux pastries, to produce three exquisite desserts to take home with you. As well as learning the techniques of making these pastries from scratch from simple ingredients, you will also learn how to make the perfect frangipane and créme patissiere, two classics that form the base of so many desserts. Sample dishes: • Pear Frangipane Tartlets • Individual Fruit Tarts with Creme Patisserie • Mini Chocolate, Rose Water & Coffee Iced…

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Sushi Roll Class

March 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
£65 8 places left

Master the ancient art of sushi preparation in this step-by-step class with Japanese chef, Noriko Tanaka.  Firstly, you will learn how to make classic premium white sushi rice, then make your own rolled sushi with your favourite fillings such as salmon sashimi with avocado, spicy tuna with avocado. Beside rolled sushi, you will also learn to make different kinds of nigiri and aburi (seared salmon nigiri). About Noriko Tanaka - Noriko is a highly skilled professional sushi chef. After completing…

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Chef Skills

March 13, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£135 8 places left

This all-encompassing course, covers a wide range of essential life skills that will enable you to produce creative, delicious meals in your own kitchen. Learn how to fillet a fish, joint a chicken, make sauces and even poach the perfect egg. A great course if you are looking to gain confidence in the kitchen or improve on your existing culinary skills. We will also cover food matching, portion sizes, textures and most importantly how to present your food to make…

Find out more »

Thai Street Food

March 19, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£65 8 places left

Thai people like to eat at all hours of the day and often on the move, so street food or hawker food is a subculture that thrives all over the country and some of Thailand’s best food can be found on these market stalls.  This afternoon, our professional chef will help you prepare a variety of dishes, and as usual you will be able to take your delicious, spicy results home with you. . Half day hands on course. Includes…

Find out more »

Italian Cookery

March 20, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£65 8 places left

On this full day course, we embrace all the Italian classics and celebrate their passion for good, hearty food.  You will learn how to make your own pasta and gnocchi, the secret behind cooking the perfect risotto, delicious Focaccia Bread and a traditional dessert.  You won't be going home hungry after this one! Full day hands on course. Includes – tuition from a professional chef, all ingredients, laminated recipe cards, aprons, three course lunch with wine, a dish for two to…

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Afternoon Tea – Macaroons & Paris Brest Gateaux

March 27, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£65 8 places left

A Mother's Day treat! This morning we are going to cover two classic baking techniques - macaroons and choux pastry. We will be making crispy, filled Macaroons and Paris Brest Gateaux, rings of choux pastry filled with a praline mousse and decorated with almonds and icing sugar. As always we will supply boxes for your to take your goodies home in, but we know not all of them will make it! • Macaroons • Choux Pastry • Praline Mousse  

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April 2022

Middle Eastern Cookery

April 3, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£135.00 8 places left

Today we will guide you around the delicious meze table of the Middle East, teaching you how different spices work together to produce these beautifully, fresh aromatic dishes. Sample Dishes: •  Fava bean puree  •  Lebanese Poppy Seed, Garlic & Lemon pitta Breads •  Aubergines with garlic, mint and chilli •  Lamb Kibbeh cooked in yoghurt •  Hake Tagine with Potatoes, Tomatoes and Olives •  Baklava

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