Results tagged “autumn”

Autumn Preserving, Fri 3rd, Sat 4th, Sun 5th Oct 2014


smpreservingoct20120079.jpgIn partnership with Riverford, the lovely organic veg box people, I offer seasonal preserving workshops. We cover all the basics of preserving fruits and vegetables and together we make five you can take home.

You will learn about sterilising jars, using sugar, salt and vinegar correctly as preservatives, reaching ‘setting point’ for jams and jellies, safe bottling and more. Class sizes are kept small (max 8 people) and very hands-on. As well as your filled jars, there are recipes and guidance notes to take home.

At the Autumn workshops we will make (subject to produce availability):

Bottled roasted tomato passatasmAutumnPreserving20130062.jpg

Hedgerow jelly

Chilli jam


Pear, squash & date chutney



smAutumnPreserving20130020.jpg"Thanks again for such a brilliant day and for sharing your wonderful skills. I can't believe how much we made and how much I learned in your lovely kitchen!"
"Great fun!  My preserves are looking so pretty on my shelf I don't want to eat them! Thank you again for a fabulous day.  Your relaxed but professional style of teaching was just perfect. Looking forward to visiting again."

"The pace was just right- a good combination of a bit of the science behind preserving, a hands on approach to learning, and the opportunity to chat and discuss. I think the size of the class was ideal."

See photos from previous Autumn Preserving workshops here and here.


Dates: Friday 3rd October 2014, repeated Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th October

Time: 10am - 3pm

Location: London N5

Price: £80, or two for £144 (includes lunch with wine)

To book: email Anna Please read the booking terms & conditions before booking your place. Thank you.




How to Drink Great Wine in Autumn, Wed 24 Thur 25 Sep 2014


Victoria Moore 3.jpgwith the Telegraph's wine editor, Victoria Moore

How to drink your way out of a rut:

the best autumn wines this year and food to go with them.


You will taste and drink at least six of Victoria's current favourite wines, paired with a series of autumnal dishes cooked by Anna. You will learn how food changes wine, how to plan pairings for autumnal dinners, and how to drink extremely well without spending a fortune.  To finish we will enjoy a drink currently on its way back into fashion - port - with treats to match.


You will leave with a full stomach, a better understanding of food and wine pairing, and plenty of affordable ideas to fill your autumn wine rack.


How to Drink book cover.jpgVictoria Moore is an award-winning journalist who's been writing about drinking since 1998 when she began a column in the New Statesman. She's now the wine correspondent for the Telegraph and Olive magazine, having previously written the wine column for the Guardian Saturday Weekend magazine. Victoria is also a judge for the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards. Her bestselling book, How to Drink, is a hugely readable and beautiful handbook that aims to inform, entertain and ensure you are never without the perfect drink for every occasion.


Dates:  Weds 24th September 2014, repeated Thurs 25th September if demand

Time:  7pm to around 9.30pm

Location:  Culinary Anthropologist home teaching kitchen, London N5, near Arsenal tube

Price:  £65, or £170 for 3 places (ie. £25 discount)

How to book:  Email  You will be asked to pay the class fee in advance to confirm your booking.  Please see the Culinary Anthropologist terms & conditions before booking.


Please note that this class is not suitable for vegetarians since the menu is fixed.


Comments from previous How to Drink class guests:

How to drink class 4.jpg"Fabulous wine! Fabulous cocktails! Loved it!"

"A really wonderful evening - beautiful food and drinks."

"Fabulous darling! When's the next one?"

"Excellent, as always!"


Secret Kitchen menu, 13th Nov 2010


Chicken liver paté and candied quince on brioche toasts

Winter salad of chicory, watercress, poached quince,
Stichelton and walnuts

Roast pork with sweet pickled quince, celeriac purée,
cavolo nero & Savoy cabbage gratin and grilled radicchio

Turkish baked quince with clotted cream

Corsican sheep’s milk cheese with membrillo

Secret Kitchen menu, 16th Oct 2010

thinking of Sicily and Puglia

Mulberry and elderberry cocktails
Crostini with goat’s cheese, smoked chicken & pesto
Parsley & black pepper panelle

Ciceri e tria

Sicilian orange & olive salad

Wood-fired oven roast chicken with rosemary roast potatoes

Baked pears with Marsala & raisin ice cream

Coffee, amaretti and bay leaf liqueur



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