The Taste of Morocco Cookery Class is brought to you by the Akhaya Cookery School (Akhaya meaning unique) has revolutionised the ordinary cookery school approach by being the UK’s first cookery school solely dedicated to food from across Africa. We attract people with a passion for culture, travel, discovery, an interest in healthy eating and the freedom to indulge their love of cookery. Our ‘Taste of Morocco’ cookery class uncovers authentic food from across Morocco, exploring the fragrant and exotic flavours of this popular travel destination. This cookery class uses authentic ingredients and spices directly from Marrakech! Typical dishes in this class include Lamb tagine, Kohbz (Moroccan sesame bread) and Harira soup. This is a great opportunity to meet other foodies in a fun and welcoming environment. Our classes are suitable for cooks of all levels and abilities and it is a great way of discovering the exciting tastes of Africa. All ingredients are freshly prepared for each student, as our experienced tutor leads through 2-3 dishes with one to one assistance. Although recipes are used in classes, all our students are encouraged to use their creativity by blending herbs and spice of their choice in their dishes. Our classes are very practical in nature so be prepared to cook!
With food ranging from refreshing gazpacho to the freshest salmon, from tasty chicken supreme to exotic passion fruit panna cotta, choose the menu to suit your tastes from a wide ranging selection. The class will see you in the kitchen learning and cooking a fantastic meal under the helpful eye of Michelin star trained international chefs, in a bright and spacious kitchen. Once you've acquired your new skills and cooked your mouth watering meal, head to the modern dining room to enjoy your food with a complimentary half bottle of wine. You will receive an exclusive L'atelier des Chefs apron and the recipes will be forwarded to you via email so you can recreate them at home.
As an obesity epidemic sweeps the planet, with people of all ages from all walks of life facing health problems as a result of poor diet, it is no surprise that the finger of blame is often pointed in the direction of fast food outlets.
With high calorie meals being offered by chains across the globe at prices that many claim they can’t beat with home cooking, nutritionists and health professionals have been quick to slam the brands that we all know and love.
But is it true that fast food is always unhealthy? Is it truly the fault of these big name brands that so many people are suffering as a result of overeating? Or is it simply the case that the consumer is refusing to consider the healthy options that many so-called “junk food” restaurants have on offer?
Do You Want Fries With That?
Fast food chains are so successful because everyone loves what they have to offer. We all enjoy the occasional burger, pizza or drumstick. And if it was simply a case of consumers indulging in these treats occasionally and in isolation then there would be less of a problem. However the marketing used by fast food chains across the globe makes moderation a problem for many people. When ordering in fast food chains, people are subjected to the “upsell” where members of staff try and tempt them into ordering extras or plus-size portions in place of the meal they had originally chosen.
Think about it, have you ever order a regular sized meal in a burger chain, only to opt for a super-sized version when given the choice by your server? What about the last time you called Dominos for a pizza, only to hang up having tacked on an order for garlic bread? Yep, you’ve fallen for the upsell – and have likely ingested an increased amount of calories and fat as a result.
How about a Salad on the Side?
Of course, the fast food giants will tell you that it is your choice what foods you put on your plate or in your mouth – but are they offering a wide enough range of options to help you resist temptation? And if you do choose the salad – is it really worth it?
Some “healthy” choice dishes from fast food restaurants contain as many, or even more, calories than the simpler options from their mainstream menu. Salads with breaded meats and creamy or sugar laden dressings can tot up the calories quite quickly, while there is essentially not a lot of difference nutritionally speaking between a split ciabatta filled with meat, cheese and a few green trimmings and a Big Mac or a whopper.
The exception, it would seem, are the children’s meal options offered by fast food chains, where many have downsized the fat, salt and carb contents, and offer a selection of fresh fruit and water or juice in place of the once-standard fries and fizzy drink.
A Question of Personal Choice
What it comes down to, in the end, is personal freedom and self-control. Fast food restaurants are not bad per se – but choosing fast food above all other forms of nutrition is. As a treat once in a while, even the most health conscious person can enjoy a burger meal or chicken bucket – but the secret is keeping it just that, a rare treat in an otherwise healthy lifestyle.
With our Indian Cookery Class is a hands-on course. The classes are not a demonstration: you do the cooking. The service is personal and completely bespoke and is designed to fit your needs, food likes and dislikes. This is a private class where you will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a professional chef. All the ingredients are supplied and only the freshest products are used. This experience really gives you something to brag about. Now you can invite your friends over to sample your new culinery creations.
Spend an unforgettable day in the London kitchen of patissier to the celebrities, Eric Lanlard, as you choose from an exciting selection of unique and delicious cookery courses.Covering subjects such as Cooking with Chocolate, French Bakery and Glamorous Cake Decorating, you'll receive expert insights into gourmet cooking.Starting with a welcome breakfast and including a delicious lunch with wine, as well as other goodies, this is a culinary experience not to be missed! Location: London (South East)
Learn to cook authentic Indiandishes from scratchwitha hands-on cookery courseatthis fun and friendly cookery school in London. In groups of up to six people you will learn how to make five different dishes, with enough food to take home. You can choose from a variety of set menusincluding Curry in a Hurry, Dinner Party Group Class or Vegetarian Cooking. All ingredients are suppliedso all you need do is the cooking! Location: London (South East)
Gain insider tips and tricks of the trade from specialist and professional chefs in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. Fresh local ingredients and professional, down to earth tuition helps create sublime dishes. After tea or coffee with croissants you have a brief overview of your chosen course. Spend the next three hours enjoying the hands-on part, guaranteed to teach you some slick and exciting new kitchen skills. Courses available include Beginners Gourmet, Fish and Seafood, Chocolate, Easy Entertaining, Tastes of the Med, Indian Spectacular and Cooking for Two.