January 2012 Archives


greece, turkey
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The best baklava in Turkey comes from the southeast, notably the town of Gaziantep, which is surrounded by pistachio groves and known for its master baklava makers.  Traditionally it would be made with yufka, which is a super-fine dough rather like filo, and baked in a round dish called a tepsi in a wood-fired oven.  There are all kinds of different baklava shapes - layered, rolled, twisted and coiled - and it can of course be made with different nuts - walnuts, pistachios and hazelnuts being most common.  For added flavour use honey instead of some or all of the sugar.


Secret Kitchen menu, 22nd Jan 2012

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a breakfast tour

Bloody Mary
Turkish nibbles

Polish żurek

Ethiopian ful

Blood orange sorbet


Winter rainbow coleslaw

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This recipe is just a guide - use whichever vegetables you have to hand and dressing quantities that suit your taste.  This is a great way to use up those winter veg that might otherwise hang around in the fridge too long, and keeps well in the fridge for a couple of days.  Eating them raw makes a refreshing change, too.  The rainbow colours are pretty, and the salad looks stunning served in a bowl lined with the beautiful outer leaves of a large January King cabbage, which are sea green fringed with purple.


Cooking Club, Weds 11th Jan 2012

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smcabbagesriverford0008.JPGJanuary 2012 Cooking Club:  The usual suspects
We'll be cooking the usual winter suspects in some new and delicious ways.  Think cabbages, swede, parsnip and celeriac - but fun and delicious!
(The exact menu will depend on ingredient availability.)

The Cooking Club is a monthly series of classes that you can dip in and out of as you please.  At each class we cook a seasonal vegetarian supper, the stars of which are Riverford's beautiful organic vegetables and fruits.  This class is perfect for those who want to eat seasonally and are after a little recipe inspiration (as well as a fun night out). 

Classes are usually held on the second Tuesday and/or Wednesday of the month, 7pm-10pm.  We cook together for a couple of hours - learning different culinary techniques each month - and then sit to enjoy a convivial dinner around the kitchen table with wine. 

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

“I had a great time last night - it was fun, informative and relaxing.”

Date:  Wednesday 11th January 2012

Time:  7pm - 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.


Culinary Anthropologist