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Ashdown Manna Cookery School

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

August 2022

Afternoon Tea – Macaroons & Paris Brest Gateaux

August 13 @ 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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This afternoon 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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NEW! TEENS – Italian Class

August 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£60.00 3 places left

For Summer 2022 we are introducing some new half day courses, specifically for teenagers (12-15 years).  This morning, Stefano Imperiale, our Italian Chef,  will teach how to make your own pasta from scratch and a delicious Arrabiata sauce to accompany it.  These can be boxed up and  taken home.  We will also make pizza dough to make your own delicious pizza, which can be eaten at the end of the course or taken home.  This is a fun and relaxed…

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Pasta & Pasta Sauces

August 14 @ 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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Greek Cookery

August 19 @ 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 will reveal the mouthwatering variety of traditional Greek Cuisine. From delicious fish dishes from the coast, to pies and breads from rural mountain villages. It is the original Mediterranean cuisine, and these delicious meze style dishes are perfect for entertaining. Sample Dishes: • Tzatziki • Dolmades - Stuffed Grape Vine Leaves • Pitta Bread • Courgette & Halloumi fritters • Retsina Steamed Sea Bass • Loukoumades (honey puff donuts) served with honey, greek yoghurt and…

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Indian Vegetarian

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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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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NEW BBQ Class – Smoking, Grilling and Baking

August 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£99.00 4 places left

We are delighted to introduce our new BBQ courses this Summer, in our fabulous new garden area up at the farm. We will mainly focus on the popular Japanese Kamado style bbq's, with our new Green Eggs, and their incredible versatility which allow you to smoke, grill and even slow bake.  Learn how to light your bbq, what fuel to use and the secrets behind cooking succulent roast and smoked dishes. This is a hands on course and dishes will…

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Thai Street Food

August 27 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£65.00 4 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 morning, 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

August 27 @ 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

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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Patisserie

August 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£65.00 2 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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September 2022

Sushi Roll Class

September 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
£65.00 2 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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NEW Vegan Sushi Roll Class

September 3 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
£65.00 7 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 including Hosomaki and Utamaro. Beside rolled sushi, you will also learn how to make different kinds of nigiri and tempura Japanese vegetables. About Noriko Tanaka - Noriko is a highly skilled professional sushi chef. After completing her art degree in sculpture at The Slade School of…

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Pan Asian

September 4 @ 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 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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Chinese

September 9 @ 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 5 places left

Chinese has always been a huge takeaway favourite, so it's actually one cuisine you probably haven't tried cooking yourself.  We will change that this today as we show you how easy it is to rustle up your own Chinese feast, with a depth of flavours and freshness you will never find in a takeaway. This hands on, face to face, course includes all ingredients, recipe cards and containers to take your food home in. Some dishes will be enjoyed at…

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Italian Cookery

September 10 @ 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 4 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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French Cookery

September 11 @ 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 6 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. We've lightened up some of our dishes for the Summer! Sample dishes • Galette Serpentine (puff pastries with almond cream) • Cep & Garlic Bread • Mixed Olive Tapenade • Grilled Red Mullet with…

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Indian Vegetarian

September 16 @ 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 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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Tapas

September 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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£65.00 1 place left

Experience Spain's magnificent, colourful, mini Mediterranean dishes on this afternoon'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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NEW BBQ Class – Smoking, Grilling and Baking

September 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£99.00 8 places left

We are delighted to introduce our new BBQ courses this Summer, in our fabulous new garden area up at the farm. We will mainly focus on the popular Japanese Kamado style bbq's, with our new Green Eggs, and their incredible versatility which allow you to smoke, grill and even slow bake.  Learn how to light your bbq, what fuel to use and the secrets behind cooking succulent roast and smoked dishes. This is a hands on course and dishes will…

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NEW! Indian Street Food

September 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£65.00 3 places left

We are delighted to introduce a new half day course to our very popular stable of Street Food Courses.  Indian Street food dishes surprise and excite the palate with their vibrant flavours and textures. Our Indian chef Kirna, will walk you through these authentic recipes this morning and for those that don't get eaten along the way can be boxed up and taken home. Sample dishes • Aloo Paratha - buttery, flakey flat bread filled with spicy, mashed potato •…

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NEW! Vegetarian Indian Street Food

September 24 @ 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

This afternoon we continue our journey through India focusing purely on vegetarian dishes, very popular right across the continent.  These small dishes make excellent appetizers and sides to any Indian meal. Sample dishes • Dahi Puri- Crispy pastry puffs filled with potatoes, chickpeas, spicy yoghurt, noodles and topped with chutney • Pav Bhaji - popular dish from Mumbai - vegetables cooked with onions, tomatoes and a special masala • Bateda Vada - Balls of spicy mashed potato dipped in a…

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Bread Plus

September 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£65.00 7 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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Afternoon Tea – Macaroons & Paris Brest Gateaux

September 25 @ 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 7 places left

This afternoon 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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October 2022

Thai Street Food

October 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£65.00 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 morning, 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 »

Vietnamese Street Food

October 1 @ 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 8 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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Artisan Pizza Course

October 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£65.00 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

October 2 @ 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 7 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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Greek Cookery

October 7 @ 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

On this full day course we will reveal the mouthwatering variety of traditional Greek Cuisine. From delicious fish dishes from the coast, to pies and breads from rural mountain villages. It is the original Mediterranean cuisine, and these delicious meze style dishes are perfect for entertaining. Sample Dishes: • Tzatziki • Dolmades - Stuffed Grape Vine Leaves • Pitta Bread • Courgette & Halloumi fritters • Retsina Steamed Sea Bass • Loukoumades (honey puff donuts) served with honey, greek yoghurt and…

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Fish & Seafood

October 8 @ 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 5 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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Chef Skills

October 9 @ 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 7 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…

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Indian Cookery

October 14 @ 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

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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Middle Eastern Cookery

October 16 @ 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 7 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 •  Soft Boiled Eggs rolled in Dukkah •  Lamb Kibbeh •  Peynirli Sigara Boregi (filo rolls stuffed with feta and dill) •  Tabbuouleh •  Hake Tagine with Potatoes, Tomatoes and Olives  

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NEW! Vegetarian Indian Street Food

October 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£65.00 8 places left

This afternoon we continue our journey through India focusing purely on vegetarian dishes, very popular right across the continent.  These small dishes make excellent appetizers and sides to any Indian meal. Sample dishes • Dahi Puri- Crispy pastry puffs filled with potatoes, chickpeas, spicy yoghurt, noodles and topped with chutney • Pav Bhaji - popular dish from Mumbai - vegetables cooked with onions, tomatoes and a special masala • Bateda Vada - Balls of spicy mashed potato dipped in a…

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NEW! TEENS – Indian Street Food

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£60.00 8 places left

For Summer 2022 we are introducing some new half day courses, specifically for teenagers (12-15 years).  This afternoon, Kirna, our Indian Chef, will teach how to blend spices and make some mouthwatering, authentic Indian dishes.  These can be boxed up and taken home. This is a fun and relaxed afternoon, a great introduction to the fundamentals of Indian cookery, incorporating some essential cooking techniques. Suitable for vegetarians. Sample dishes • Butter Chicken Curry • Vegetable Samosas • Stuffed Paratha Bread

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Italian Cookery

October 29 @ 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 6 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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Knife Skills

October 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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£65.00 8 places left

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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