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We are taking private bookings only over the Summer, and will announce more upcoming classes from September.

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— Middle Eastern Feast —

In this class, we’ll be cooking up flavoursome food from the Middle East, using tahini paste, pomegranate molasses, fragrant orange blossom water, barberries and more delicious ingredients to conjure up the warmth and sunshine of the region.

Dishes include Pomegranate Beef, Persian Crispy Rice with Barberries and Tahdig, Labneh and Za’atar Roasted Squash Salad with Zhoug, Spiced Tahini Shortbreads and more.

We’ll cook together, before sitting down to a delicious meal, and you’ll leave with plenty of inspiration for cooking Middle Eastern feasts at home.

Date: Sunday 17th September 2017

Time: 1-4.30pm

Venue: Rachel’s Kitchen, East Finchley

Cost: £110 including class, meal and wine.

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— Autumn Cooking —

In our new look at seasonal cooking, we’ll be making comforting food, ideal for cooler weather, and taking advantage of the foods that are available at this time of year, such as mackerel, celeriac, parsnips, plums and more.

Join us for plenty of inspiration, and lots of delicious, warming dishes that are full of flavour.

The menu will include: Celeriac and Apple Soup with Toasted Hazelnuts and Beurre Noisette, Mackerel Tartare with Olive Oil Crackers, Beer Braised Beef Short Ribs with Parsnip Horseradish Mash, and Baked Spiced Plums with Caramel Rice Pudding.

Date: Tuesday 10th October 2017

Time: 12-3.30pm

Venue: Rachel’s Kitchen, East Finchley

Cost: £110 including class, meal and wine.

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We can also offer group classes based on demand. Some options include:
—- Spanish Tapas —- Learn how to cook delicious Spanish flavours including Tostas de pimientos (Roasted red pepper salad on caramelised garlic toasts), Albondigas (Spicy meatballs in tomato sauce), Gambas al ajillo (Garlic prawns), Ensalada de naranja (Orange, red onion and black olive salad), Queso de cabra frito con miel (Fried goat’s cheese with honey), Crema Catalana and more. You’ll then sit down and enjoy the delicious flavours of Spain with some lovely wine and dessert.
—- How To Make Macarons —- In this macaron class we’ll cover how to make perfect macarons with delicious fillings in four tasty flavours. You’ll discover how to avoid commonly made mistakes, ensuring beautiful macarons every time. Flavour possibilities include delicious salted caramel fleur, lemon mascarpone and raspberries and cream. You can then enjoy a few macarons with a glass of bubbly, taking home the rest, as well as  recipes to keep.
—- Patisserie Masterclass —- If you’ve always wanted to learn how to make your own pastry, whip up some choux, and bake melt-in-the-mouth shortbread, then this class is for you. Covering key patisserie skills, we’ll be making Chocolate and Raspberry Tartlets, Coffee Éclairs with Crème Chantilly and Fleur de Sel Shortbread. After this hands-on class, you’ll leave with the confidence to tackle patisserie.
—- Fresh Pasta Masterclass —- In this class we’ll make homemade pasta together, including Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage and Lemon Sauce, and Fresh Tagliatelle with Wild Mushrooms and Gorgonzola. We’ll then sit down and enjoy the delicious flavours of homemade ravioli and tagliatelle, along with salads, bread and lovely wine followed by cardamom cantucci biscuits and coffee.
—- Sushi Masterclass —- In this Sushi Masterclass we’ll be making Maki rolls, Inside out rolls, Hand rolls and Nigiri sushi. You’ll learn all the skills to make your own sushi, using raw fish and vegetables, and will leave as a confident sushi chef ready to host your own sushi party! After the lesson you’ll have a chance to relax and enjoy the sushi you’ve made, drink wine and sake, and there is always enough sushi for a very substantial meal.
—- Knife Skills —- Getting confident with a knife, a cook’s most valued tool. Using a whole fresh fish and a range of fruit and vegetables, you’ll learn invaluable chopping, slicing and dicing techniques. Rachel will teach you about different types of knives and share tips about keeping them in tiptop condition. We’ll then prepare three delicious dishes, including a hearty vegetable soup, a light fish dish with a salad, and an infused fruit salad.
To register your interest for any of these classes, please fill out the enquiry form here, specifying which class you’d be interested in.
Please note that classes are non-refundable. If you can’t make it to a class, you are more than welcome to send a friend in your place. Just please let us know who is coming instead, along with their contact information and any allergies or dietary requirements.
If a class is cancelled, we will contact you as soon as possible to let you know, and your payment with be refunded.
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