February 2013 Archives

Special New Nordic Secret Kitchen dinners, Sat 16th & Sun 17th Feb 2013

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Braised pork.JPGNew Nordic Winter menu

with guest chef Mia Kristensen from Copenhagen

Aquavit cocktails

Fishcakes with pickled cauliflower and chervil


Open sandwiches on dark rye bread:

Smoked potato with cress mayonnaise

Roast venison with blackberry & apple chutney

Poached cod roe with pickled carrots and dill


Cider-braised pork neck with leeks, smoky bacon and horseradish

Apple sourdough


Malt cookie, skyr cream, sweet woodruff and cherry trifle

with Danish cherry wine


Coffee shots and licorice candies


Cooking Club, Tues 12th & Weds 13th Feb 2013

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smcookingclubpastry0001.jpgThe 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).

smleeksalagrecque0007.JPGClasses 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.

Come in February for inspiration for cooking seasonal stars such as potatoes, salsify, leeks, Jerusalem artichokes and blood oranges. The menu is usually set at the last minute so that the best seasonal produce available from Riverford at the time can be used.

carrotorangecreamsoup.jpg“I have thoroughly enjoyed these classes. I have learned many new skills and the classes have given me ideas on using seasonal vegetables. I have used many of the recipes again.”

“Thank you for another wonderfully inspiring and enjoyable evening.”

Date: Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th February 2013

Time: 7pm - 10pm

Location: London N5 (Arsenal tube 2 mins walk)

Price: £45 per person per class. Or £120 for 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.

Winter Preserving workshops, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Feb 2013

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IMG_0124.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.

smpreservedlemonsjars0001.jpgYou'll 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 and very hands-on.  As well as your filled jars, there are recipes and guidance notes to take home.  

The February Winter Preserving workshops will be a citrus extravaganza and include:

Smmumsmarmalade0014.JPGSeville orange marmalade
Moroccan preserved lemons

Spiced pickled oranges
Tangerine jam
Blood orange & port jelly

"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."

Dates:  Saturday 2nd, repeated Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th February 2013

Time:  10am - 3pm

Location:  London N5

Price:  £70 (includes lunch with wine)

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


Culinary Anthropologist