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The chemistry of food and cooking is just one example of the many roles chemistry plays in our everyday lives. This topic provides an exciting context for some familiar chemistry and a way to engage students with the subject. Kitchen Chemistry contains a wide variety of activities, from class practicals and demonstrations to reading comprehension and paper-based exercises. Each activity deals with an aspect of the chemistry of food and/or cooking. The material is suitable for a wide range of ages, from primary to post-16, and helps reinforce the idea that everything is made of chemicals and that there is no difference between `man-made` and `natural` chemicals. Warning! Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts - Choking Hazard. Use under the direct supervision of an AdultArts and crafts8+Years
The perfect gift for anyone who likes to get creative in the kitchen, this unique and attractive apron is officially licensed by Royal Mail and comes in a charming postal-themed gift box – guaranteed to please anyone looking to put their own personal stamp on the cooking. Location:
Enjoy a few beer samples in the Windsor Castle Inn, an award-winning tap house where you meet the brewer before heading into the Windsor Castle Brewery itself. See the brewing process in action and pick up some interesting facts on your tour of this brewery, now in its fourth generation of family brewers. Your visit takes you through the pub cellars through to the relaxed side of the bar, where Sadler's will serve some of their award-winning home cooked food, including the speciality beer bread, beer baked ham, pickles and hop cheese, all washed down with some first class ale. Don't forget to stop off at the gift shop to pick up your gift pack of bottled ales to take home and enjoy.
Visit a local market to buy fresh produce before you discover the secrets to the various spices and ingredients used in Moroccan cooking while learning to make Moroccan salads, tajines or couscous. At the end of your class, feast on your achievements!
Even if your children have never cooked at home before, they will enjoy the messiness, the tasting and creativity of being in charge of their own food. Children from the age of five will learn all the basic skills of cooking. Depending on the chosen course, children will learn basic cooking techniques from bread making to cooking lasagne and will even have a go at making chocolate soufflés. Location: London (South East)
Enjoy the messiness, the tasting and creativity of being in charge of your own food with this great gift experience. Children can learn the basics of cooking, from bread making to cooking lasagne and even have a go at making soufflés.LocationLondon (South East).AvailabilityAfter school classes start at 4:15pm.Holiday classes run from 10.00 - 1.30 or 3.00- 5.00pm.Your voucher is valid for 10 months.You must pre-book your experience.All courses and dates are subject to availability.Please NoteClasses during the holidays are suitable for children as young as five.After school classes are suitable for ages 8 and up.The children will be provided with all the equipment and ingredients.ProgrammeLearn all the basic skills of cooking. Depending on the chosen course, children will learn basic cooking techniques from bread making to cooking lasagne and even a go at making chocolate soufflés. Courses will be festively based so during the Christmas period, children will try their hand at edible gifts and at Easter have the option to make their own Easter eggs.For further information on this gift experience, please see our terms and conditions.
Travelling around France with Joanne Harris while researching The French Kitchen (Doubleday 2002) and The French Market (Doubleday 2005), Fran gained an intrinsic sense of how the French eat. As passionate foodies it's no secret that the French prioritise quality produce from independent specialists over the speed and convenience of purchasing from chain stores. With the produce gathered it's time for the preparation and cooking to begin. Join Fran at Divertimenti for a demonstration of some of the most treasured recipes from her journey. Dishes include Aioli with Herbs & Crudités, Pissaladière (the classic Southern tart of onion, anchovy and olive), Coq Au Vin and dainty Mendiants. Class includes tastings of all the dishes made and tea or coffee on arrival.
Let Jenny Chandler chase away those winter blues with her Spanish inspired menu. Reinvigorate long winter days with classic Pardinas Lentils with Chorizo, Wild Mushroom Meatballs, Trout with Crisped Jamòn & Braised Red Cabbage, Catalan Chickpeas with Spinach and the ultimate Santiago Tart. The class includes tastings of all the dishes made and tea or coffee on arrival.
This popular class is underpinned by a unique combination of flavours from two food-worshipping cultures. Born in Rome, home to Europe's oldest Jewish community, Silvia was brought up cooking in the Italian Jewish tradition. Join her as she demonstrates authentic, seasonal dishes that are sure to become favourites in your own kitchen. These include Pasta e Fagioli (pasta and Borlotti bean soup), Zucchine Ripiene di Carne (courgettes stuffed with kosher meat), Cipolline en Agro Dolce (sweet & sour onions), Cavoli e Patate Ripassati (sautéed cabbage & potatoes) and the delicious Pizza Romana (traditional Roman Jewish fruit cake). Class includes tastings of all the dishes made and tea or coffee on arrival.
Join professional caterer Julie Platania as she reveals some of the time-saving tips and tricks of the trade to make your dinner parties easy and delicious. Recipes include Twice-Baked Roquefort Soufflés with Red Onion Jam, Steamed Spiced Sea Bass Parcels with Crisp Vegetables & Mirin Dressing, Slow-Roasted Honeyed Duck with Roasted Roots & Spinach, and Salted Caramel, Pear & Chocolate Tarts. Class includes tastings of all the dishes made and tea or coffee on arrival.
Get the kids cooking with this interesting and enjoyable Italian cookery lesson. The children will receive a full briefing on how to cook safely in a kitchen and cookery assistants will be on hand to help the children as they prepare an appeitising2 course meal consisting of a savoury dish and a sweet one. At the end of the lesson the children will take a break and enjoy the delicious meal they have prepared. They will return home with a recipe pack of the day's dishesand a newfound enthusiasm for cookery! Location: London (Greater London)
Trying to keep up the daily quota of '5 a day' can be a tedious task, much like throwing back your daily dose of Cod Liver Oil. Join Alex Mackay, father and food writer, to learn how to bring some variety and excitement into your accompaniments. Although boiling and stirring through a knob of butter can make the new season's vegetables more delectable, learning how to bake, roast, braise, glaze, gratinate and grill is the best way to truly intensify flavours. Alex will take a root vegetable, a leaf vegetable, a squash and a brassica; demonstrating recipes and techniques to suit a huge range of choices and ensuring that you never look at your '2 veg' in the same way again. He will cook Chicken with a Carrot & Ginger Salad, Glazed Carrots and Spiced Carrots; Salmon with a Spinach & Pear Salad, Creamed Spinach and Garlic Spinach; Grilled Halloumi with a Courgette & Herb Salad, Courgette & Tomato Tian and Sautéed Courgettes; and Pork Belly with a Cauliflower & Lemon Salad, Cauliflower Purée and a Quick Cauliflower Gratin. Class includes a glass of wine on arrival and generous tastings of each of the dishes demonstrated.
Don't miss the opportunity for your budding chefs to learn the basics of Italian cooking. Chef Martha Money will show them how to make fresh pasta from scratch, how to knead, prove and bake a Focaccia, as well as Beef Meatballs in Tomato Sauce and a decadent Funky Monkey Tiramisu. Class size is limited to 12, for children ages 10-14.
This revolutionary cookery school offers hands-on cooking classes from fresh fish to juicy steaks, delicious desserts to delicate canapes, and the choices are as varied as the cuisines on offer. Classes are run by professional Michelin star trained chefs who share their passion for food through delicious recipes which can be cooked at home. In the modern, state-of-the-art kitchens you will be guided through each step of your chosen menu, sharing expert tips and tricks of the trade along the way. Once everything is ready, sit down to enjoy your delicious creations over a well-earned glass of wine in the dining area. You will receive a L'atelier des Chefs apron and the recipes will be forwarded to you via email so you can recreate them at home.
Inject some island flavour into your kitchen repetoire with this 3 hour Caribbean cookery demonstration, where you'll learn how to prepare and cook 4-5 courses of delicious Caribbean cuisine with the help of a professional. Rum cocktails flow throughout the evening and you'll get a full insight on the culinary traditions, ingredients andspecial cooking techniquesof the Caribbean. A fun, relaxed and informative evening of cooking and learning for food enthusiasts everywhere. Location: Shoreditch, Greenwich, Putney, Victoria (London)
Looking for a lunchtime experience with a difference? Join L’atelier des Chefs for a 30 minute cooking class where under the watchful eye of a professional chef you will prepare a fantastic main course dish. You can then sit down to enjoy your hard work or even take your food back to the office to show off to your colleagues. Whether it’s a spicy curry or tasty fresh sea bass this will definitely be a lunchtime worth remembering.
In the heart of the West End this contemporary cookery school offers a culinary experience with a difference. During this interactive cooking class you will spend one hour in the kitchen preparing two fantastic recipes under the watchful eye of a Michelin star trained Chef before sitting down to enjoy the results of your hard work along with a glass of wine! Whether it’s a spicy Thai fishcake or fillet steak with Béarnaise sauce this two course menu is perfect for cooking again and again at home.