July 2013 Archives

Secret Kitchen menu, 13th July 2013

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nasturtiums.jpggarden inspiration

Lovage G&Ts
Gazpacho shots with guindillas

Figs, peaches, prosciutto & mozzarella

Salmon baked in fig leaves with nasturtium butter,
new potatoes, courgettes and garden leaves

Cherry meringue cake

Homemade liqueur

Cooking Club, Tues 9th & Weds 10th July 2013

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smbroadbeanpapardelle0003t.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).

smrhubarb0001_1.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.

The menu will feature seasonal produce available from Riverford at the time. Vegetarian.

In June and July we expect to be cooking with broad beans, courgettes, spinach, new potatoes and hopefully globe artichokes, and rhubarb, cherries, strawberries or perhaps gooseberries.

smclafoutis0002.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.”

Dates: Tuesday 9th July, repeated Wednesday 10th July 2013

Time: 7pm - 10pm

Location: London N5 (Arsenal tube 2 mins walk)

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

Summer Preserving workshops, Fri 5th, Sat 6th & Sun 7th July 2013

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SmPreservingClass0603100004.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'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.

smstrawbrhubjam0002.JPGAt the Summer workshops we will make:
Strawberry & rhubarb jam
Bread & butter pickles
Spicy courgette chutney
Bottled brandied summer fruits
Gooseberry curd

The exact menu may change slightly nearer the time when we know what produce the fields will be yielding!

“I greatly enjoyed the workshop. I thought there was the right combination of instruction, hands on experience and nice people. The lunch provided was delicious.”

Dates: Friday 5th July 2013, repeated Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July

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.

Patisserie Masterclass, Weds 3rd July 2013

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smPatisserieMasterclass2703130002.jpgIf 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.

Guest chef Rachel Davies (of Rachel's Kitchen) will demonstrate key patisserie skills and you will make 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 at home.

smPatisserieMasterclass2703130011.jpgThis class includes supper with wine, and patisserie and recipes to take home.

Rachel Davies trained in Cuisine and Patisserie at Le Cordon Bleu and worked at Galvin Bistro de Luxe in Baker Street and Lanka Patisserie in Primrose Hill.

smPatisserieMasterclass2703130026.jpgDate: 3rd July 2013

Time: 7pm-10.15pm

Location: Highbury, London N5, near Arsenal tube

Price: £75. 10% discount if you bring a friend, so £135 for two.

To book: email Anna

smPatisserieMasterclass2703130036.jpgPlease read the booking terms & conditions before booking your place. Thank you.


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