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Ashdown Manna Cookery School

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

June 2019

Indian Cookery

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£125 1 place 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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Macaroons

June 23 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£60 Sold out

These delightful French-style fancies make a perfect bite sized after-dinner treat and unfilled will keep in an airtight container for a few weeks, so make perfect foodie gifts.  As simple as they look, Macaroons can be a little tricky, so come along and master the basic techniques of creating these delicious treats with their soft chewy centres and crisp meringue shells. We will also show you a variety of fillings and decorations for your macaroons, including chocolate ganache! Half day…

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Sushi Roll Class

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
£60 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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Italian Cookery

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£125 Sold out

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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July 2019

Fish & Seafood

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£125 1 place left

Today Ian Dowding, 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…

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Indian Vegetarian

July 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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£125 Sold out

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

July 13 @ 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 Sold out

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, aprons, boxes to take your food home in,…

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Patisserie

July 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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£60 1 place left

This afternoon, 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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A Taste of Turkey

July 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 8 places left

Classic Turkish cooking ranks among the greatest cuisines of the world and has a long and colourful history from its nomadic Central Asian roots to the refined recipes of the Ottoman empire. As part of our Summer course schedule, we are delighted to introduce this new half day course and welcome Mediha Kaya, who will be demonstrating her traditional, delicious recipes this morning. At the end of the morning you will be able to take the fruits of your labour…

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Vietnamese Street Food Evening

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£60 1 place 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 evening, our professional chef will guide you through some of Vietnam's best street food recipes, making some delicious dishes to nibble on during the evening and an amazing bowl of Pho to finish with.  You will be able to take some of the fritters, meatballs and…

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Thai Street Food

July 20 @ 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 1 place 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. Please note: this course falls over the…

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Italian Cookery

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£125 Sold out

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

July 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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£60 3 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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Sauces

July 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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£60 5 places left

Sauces are the heart to great dishes, in particular classic French gastronomy, and this afternoon's course will teach you how to make a range of sauces to enhance your cooking repertoire. With just a few simple ingredients you will learn how to make a variety of savoury and sweet sauces, including emulsion based sauces and fruit coulis, that can be used as a starting point for your cooking creativity. Sample dishes • Stocks & Restaurant Style Reductions • Bechamel Sauce…

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Bread Plus

July 28 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£60 4 places left

NEW FOR 2019, due to demand, we are delighted to include a sourdough loaf to our stable of breads for our Bread Plus Course as we discover the more intricate techniques of pre fermented doughs and sweet breads.  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…

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August 2019

Everyday Vegan

August 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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£60 7 places left

An introduction this morning 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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Tapas

August 3 @ 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 3 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, aprons, boxes to take your food home in,…

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Greek Cookery

August 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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£125 5 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: • Individual Spanakopita (individual spinach and cheese pies) • Retsina Steamed Sea Bass • Beetroot & Mint Dip • Greek Olive & Onion Bread • Courgette & Halloumi fritters • Tarmasalata • Lamb…

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Gluten Free Baking

August 7 @ 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 4 places left

No gluten, no problem!   We know baking is one of the biggest challenges if you're gluten free so we've come up with a range of recipes putting cakes, bread and pastry back on the menu!  We've experimented with endless blends of gluten free flours, with some fantastic results that will give expensive shop bought alternatives a run for their money! Sample dishes: • Malted Walnut Seed Loaf • Mushroom & Pancetta Mini Quiches • Orange & Rosemary Polenta Cake…

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Italian Cookery

August 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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£125 1 place 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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Fish & Seafood

August 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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£125 4 places left

Today Ian Dowding, 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…

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Artisan Pizza Evening Course

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£60 6 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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Indian Cookery

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£125 3 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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Just Desserts

August 18 @ 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 6 places left

The grand finalé to any meal, a delicious pud!  Today we will cover three very traditional desserts, that you can add to your entertaining repertoire.  The perfect roulade, a crisp delicate lemon tart and some melt in the mouth mini meringues.  As always we will supply boxes for you to take your baked creations home in, how many actually make it home is up to you! Sample dishes: • Chocolate Roulade with fresh Strawberries & Cream • Tart au Citron • Mini Mocha Meringues

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Thai Street Food

August 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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£60 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 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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£60 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 afternoon, 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 • Pho Ga (noodle soup with chicken) • Mung Bean Fritters with Coriander Chutney • Pork & Lemongrass Meatballs with…

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Patisserie

August 31 @ 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 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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September 2019

Chef Skills

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£125 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…

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Pan Asian

September 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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£125 8 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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Artisan Pizza Course

September 8 @ 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 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

September 8 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£60 8 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 ravioli with a pea &…

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