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Ashdown Manna Cookery School

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

September 2020

Gluten Free Baking

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 1 place 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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Tapas

September 26 @ 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 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, aprons, boxes to take your food home in,…

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Pan Asian

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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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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October 2020

Everyday Vegan

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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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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Indian Cookery

October 3 @ 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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Greek Cookery

October 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 1 place 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 • Tarmasalata • Pitta Bread • Courgette & Halloumi fritters • Retsina Steamed Sea Bass • Loukoumades (honey puff donuts) served with honey, greek yoghurt and chopped pistachios • Individual Spanakopita…

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Thai Street Food

October 10 @ 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 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 on Good…

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French Cookery

October 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 Sold out / Wait list available
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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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Thai Street Food

October 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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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 evening, our professional chef will help you prepare a variety of dishes, you will be able to enjoy your Thai Green Chicken Curry at the end of the evening, as well as nibbling on your…

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Artisan Pizza Course

October 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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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 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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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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Fish & Seafood

October 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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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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Chef Skills

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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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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Thai Cookery

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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Thai cooking is famous for its combination of flavours, including the four main seasonings, salty, sweet, sour and spicy, producing some of the world's most complex and dazzling dishes.  Today we will explore these ingredients combinations producing some truly authentic, mouthwatering dishes including salads, dipping sauces and curry pastes.  As always you will sit down to a three course lunch with a glass of wine and in the afternoon make a delicious curry for two to take home. Sample dishes:…

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Knife Skills

October 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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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

October 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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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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Macaroons

October 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 4 places left

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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Vietnamese Street Food

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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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 • Bao Buns with Slow Braised Chilli Pork & Pickled Veg • Mung Bean Fritters • Nuoc Cham Dipping…

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Italian Cookery

October 31 @ 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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November 2020

Patisserie

November 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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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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Bread Plus

November 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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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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Tapas

November 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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£65 2 places 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, aprons, boxes to take your food home in,…

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Tapas

November 7 @ 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
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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, aprons, boxes to take your food home in,…

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Indian Vegetarian

November 13 @ 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

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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Thai Street Food

November 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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£65 Sold out / Wait list available
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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 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 on Good…

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Vietnamese Street Food

November 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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£65 Sold out / Wait list available
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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 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 • Bao Buns with Slow Braised Chilli Pork & Pickled Veg • Mung Bean Fritters • Nuoc Cham Dipping…

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French Cookery

November 15 @ 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
Sorry, all future courses are also sold out

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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Everyday Vegan

November 21 @ 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 Sold out / Wait list available

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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Everyday Vegan

November 21 @ 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 5 places left

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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Chef Skills

November 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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£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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Italian Cookery

November 28 @ 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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Fish & Seafood

November 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 Sold out / Wait list available

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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December 2020

Indian Cookery

December 5 @ 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 4 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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Chef Skills

December 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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£135 4 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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Thai Street Food

December 12 @ 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 2 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.  Please note this course falls on Good…

Find out more »

Vietnamese Street Food

December 12 @ 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 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 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 • Bao Buns with Slow Braised Chilli Pork & Pickled Veg • Mung Bean Fritters • Nuoc Cham Dipping…

Find out more »

Italian Cookery

December 13 @ 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 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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