November 2011 Archives

Home Bread in a Day, Fri 25th, Sat 26th & Sun 27th Nov 2011

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Food Safari new logo.bmpsm5minartisanbread0009.jpgThis workshop is a partnership between Culinary Anthropologist and the lovely Food Safari people.

We will focus on how to fit making your own bread into a busy lifestyle.  Who has the time to knead dough after work every day, let alone wait for it to rise twice before you bake it?  At this class you will learn cunning techniques and recipes for making your own artisan style bread without using a bread machine. 

artisanbreadt.jpgAfter this hands-on intensive workshop you will be able to make a range of breads - classic white boules, walnut and olive breads, rye sourdough loaves, focaccia, naan and flatbreads - without any of them being a chore.  Homemade pizza or pitta on a school night will suddenly become a possibility!

What’s more you will go home with a homemade bread-making kit specially sourced by Anna which will include all the essentials you need to get going immediately, even your own bread dough and sourdough starter.  Plus of course there will be plenty of the freshly baked bread you have made to take home. 

The workshop includes a delicious seasonal lunch showcasing different types of bread.

5minartisanbread2803110009.jpgDates:  Friday 25th November 2011, repeated Sat 26th Nov and Sun 27th Nov

Time:  10am - 4pm

Location:  London N5

Price:  £150, or £275 for two

Book online on the Food Safari website
Or email Anna with any queries or to ask about the special discount for Culinary Anthropologist customers

Secret Kitchen menu, 19th Nov 2011

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smSouthallmangos0001.jpgIndian night

Sipsmith gin and tonic with grapefruit
Pani puri

Tarka dal and makhani dal
with naan breads

Tandoori chicken from the wood-fired oven,
saffron rice, rogan josh, cauliflower bhaji, Kashmiri style kale,
carrot raita, tomato & cucumber kachumber, mango chutney

Cardamom kulfi with rose-scented quince and pistachios

Coffee, mint tea, liqueurs and mukhwas

Late Autumn preserving workshops, 11th, 12th & 13th Nov 2011

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smpreserving2410100014.JPGIn association with Riverford, the lovely organic veg box people, I offer seasonal preserving workshops.  I 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 Late Autumn workshops we hope to make (subject to produce availability):

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Sage & garlic jelly
Balsamic pickled onions
Bottled pears in spiced red wine
Beetroot & ginger chutney

Dates:  Friday 11th November, repeated Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November

Time:  10am - 3pm

SmPreservingClassesJune2011Kate2.jpgLocation:  London N5

Price:  £60 (includes light lunch)

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

"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!"

"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."

Cooking Club, Tues 8th & Weds 9th Nov 2011

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smcavolonero0005.JPGThe Cooking Club is a monthly series of classes that you can dip in and out of as you please.  Classes are usually held on the second Tuesday and Wednesday of the month, 6-10pm.  At each class we cook a seasonal supper, the stars of which are Riverford's beautiful organic vegetables and fruits. 

Each class focuses on different produce and culinary techniques, so if you attend several they form a course.  You will develop knife skills and learn easy but delicious dishes you can repeat at home.

Classes end with an informal meal together around the table with some good wine, and recipes to take home. 

SmMoroccanClass0805100010.JPG“I really enjoyed the Cooking Club - and was very impressed with the results!  You are inspirational!”

“Thanks for such a great class, it was brilliant fun and I learnt a lot.”

(the menu may change depending on ingredient availability and guests’ preferences)
Turkish leek, yoghurt & mint soup
Mushroom and kale frittatas
Roasted cauliflower & radicchio salad
Pear & apple crumble with homemade custard

Date:  Tuesday 8th November 2011, repeated Wednesday 9th Nov if demand

Time:  6 - 10pm

Location:  London N5 (Arsenal tube 2 mins walk)

Price:  £40 per person per class.  Or £35 if you book 3 Cooking Club class places, which could be 3 for you, or you plus 2 friends, or as gifts, or any combination of those options.

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


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