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— Sushi Making Masterclass —

In this Sushi Masterclass, we’ll make food that will introduce fun, new ingredients, leaving you inspired and able to make sushi at home and with friends.

We’ll be chopping up fresh vegetables and using delicious raw and cooked fish to make Maki rolls, Inside out rolls, Hand rolls, Nigiri sushi and Hosomaki.

You’ll nibble on edamame while you learn and put into practice all the skills to make your own sushi.

Then you’ll have a chance to relax and eat a meal, enjoying all the sushi you’ve made, along with some sake and wine, followed by Japanese ice cream.

Date: Wednesday 15th November 2017

Time: 12.30-3.30pm

Venue: Rachel’s Kitchen, East Finchley

Cost: £85 including class, meal and wine

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—- Winter One Pot Dishes at JW3 —-

I’m delighted to be back at JW3 for a warming Winter class.

These one-pot wonders are some of my favourites, and include braised puy lentils; cod and salsa verde chard; spelt and goat’s cheese risotto; fennel, chickpea and harissa fish stew; baked spiced plums; and rice pudding.

Date: Monday 20th November 2017

Time: 10am-1pm

Venue: JW3. Bookings can be made through their website here.


—- Edible Festive Gifts —-

‘Tis the season to sip on mulled wine and indulge. So join us in making delicious edible gifts that you will want to make extra of, so you can keep some for yourself too!

We’ll be making Parmesan and nigella seed sablés, Candied ginger and sour cherry florentines, Spiced mulling syrup, Ginger crunch squares and Salted caramel sauce.

Rachel will be sharing tips about how to make the perfect pastry, caramel and more, and then you’ll take your edible gifts home with you!

Date: Sunday 3rd December 2017

Time: 1-4pm

Venue: Rachel’s Kitchen, East Finchley

Cost: £110 including class, wine and nibbles, and gifts to take away with you

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—- Celebration Cakes —-

Never let making a cake intimidate you again. We’ll cover the basics of making a celebration cake, from baking a delicious sponge and everything it entails, to making buttercream, filling, masking, piping, creating a beautifully decorated cake, and even decorating a few cupcakes too.

In a joint class with the amazing Maria from Bake with Maria, we’ll cover everything you need to make the greatest birthday and celebration cakes, and you’ll do it all yourself too, so you’ll have all the tools to make cakes to impress.


Date: Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Time: 10.30am-2pm

Venue: Rachel’s Kitchen, East Finchley, N2

Cost: £110 per person including class, nibbles, a light lunch and lots of goodies to take home

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—- Baking With Confidence —-

We assume no prior knowledge, just a willingness to get involved and bake delicious treats!

We’ll cover the basics of baking, including lots of tips and tricks, how to line tins, avoid common baking pitfalls, fold, whisk, whip, measure, test for doneness and be confident in your baking ability.

We’ll be making Pavolvas with passion fruit and creme chantilly; Chocolate and sea salt brownie; Cardamom shortbread; Sponge sandwich with raspberry and mascarpone filling.

This is one not to miss!

Date: Saturday 27th January 2018

Time: 1-4.30pm

Venue: Rachel’s Kitchen, East Finchley, N2

Cost: £110 per person including class, nibbles and lots of goodies to take home

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—- Easy. Healthy. Delicious. —-

We’ll be focussing on food that’s good for you, quick and easy to make, that will keep you feeling satisfied without compromising on flavour.

It’s how we cook every day, and we invite you to make and taste the food yourself, and see how you like it!

Dishes include Turkish Kisir – bulgur salad with pomegranate seeds, Melt in the mouth Miso salmon, full of fermented goodness, Green salad, with grated broccoli, spinach, beans, peas, cranberries and seeds, with a tangy buttermilk dressing, Kuku Sabzi – Persian herb frittata with barberries, and Roasted carrot, freekeh and manouri with tahini.

We’ll cook together, before sitting down to a delicious meal, and you’ll leave with plenty of inspiration for cooking quick, tasty and healthy dishes at home.

Date: Tuesday 13th February 2018

Time: 11.30am-3pm

Venue: Rachel’s Kitchen, East Finchley

Cost: £110 per person including class, meal and wine

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—- Spanish Tapas —-

Learn how to cook delicious Spanish flavours including Albondigas (Spicy meatballs in tomato sauce), Salt baked prawns with anis and fennel herb mayonnaise, Ensalada de naranja (Orange, red onion and black olive salad), Queso de cabra frito con miel (Fried goat’s cheese with orange blossom honey), Chorizo and potato salad, and Crema Catalana.

You’ll learn knife skills, how to use Spanish ingredients and spices, baking in salt, how to make mayonnaise, seasoning, how to use a blow torch and more.

After cooking, you’ll sit down to enjoy the sunny flavours of Spain with some lovely wine and dessert.

Date: Saturday 24th February 2018

Time: 12.00-3.30pm

Venue: Rachel’s Kitchen, East Finchley

Cost: £110 per person including class, meal and wine

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—- Knife Skills —-

Feeling confident using a knife is the key to enjoying your time in the kitchen. We’ll cut up a range of vegetables and fruit, as well as a whole chicken, discussing methods for cutting, what tools work best, and how to use your knives in the most efficient way. We’ll then cook and enjoy a meal from the results.

You’ll also learn about kitchen tools, sharpening your knife, and plenty of techniques to keep you slicing and dicing with skill.

Date: Saturday 3rd March 2018

Time: 12-3.30pm

Venue: Rachel’s Kitchen, East Finchley

Cost: £110 per person 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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