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Ashdown Manna Cookery School

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

September 2019

Indian Cookery

September 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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£125 Sold out / Wait list available

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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Sushi Roll Class

September 21 @ 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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Knife Skills

September 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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£60 4 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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Macaroons

September 22 @ 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

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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Italian Cookery

September 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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£125 Sold out / Wait list available

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, 3 course lunch with wine, a dish for two to…

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Fish & Seafood

September 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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£125 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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October 2019

Seafood Supper Club

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£60

Why not join us for an unforgettable evening at our Chefs Table Supper Club, with our professional chef Jack Balchin, this month focusing on Seafood.  This is a demonstration evening with a sumptuous 5 course meal, so you can sit back and relax and pick up tips as Jack prepares each course in front of you.  The evening will be limited to 10 people and will include a welcome glass of fizz, a glass of wine with your meal, soft…

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Bread Plus

October 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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£60 1 place 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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Tapas

October 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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£60 Sold out / Wait list available

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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Greek Cookery

October 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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£125 Sold out / Wait list available

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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Vietnamese Street Food Evening

October 17 @ 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 Sold out / Wait list available

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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Indian Vegetarian

October 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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£125 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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Bread Plus

October 20 @ 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

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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Thai Street Food

October 26 @ 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 / 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 –…

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Italian Cookery

October 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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£125 3 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, 3 course lunch with wine, a dish for two to…

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Macaroons

October 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

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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November 2019

Indian Cookery

November 2 @ 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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Patisserie

November 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 7 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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Pan Asian

November 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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£125 3 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

November 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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£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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Pasta & Pasta Sauces

November 10 @ 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

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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Greek Cookery

November 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 6 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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Thai Street Food

November 23 @ 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 / 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 –…

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French Cookery

November 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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£125 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. 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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Indian Vegetarian

November 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 5 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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