The Cookery School Blog
Posted: 25 May 2012 by Julie Brown
The summer has finally arrived and Braxted Park is looking beautiful in the sunshine.
What better time to dust off the barbecue, grab a bag of charcoal and get cooking! Before you reach for same old sausages and ready made burgers think about turning this year's barbecue into a gastronomic event. Join us for our great cooking and dining experience, the Cookery School, Afternoon Summer Barbecue.
This class will run from 1.30pm and the barbecue will be fired up for an alfresco meal in the stunning Walled Garden on the Estate. Chef Mark David has created a wonderful array of dishes for the perfect summer barbecue, with hands on cookery in the afternoon and a lesson in barbecue cooking techniques.
The class is being held on July 4th, American Independence Day, what better excuse for a home made burger and cold beer! We hope you can join us for what promises to be great event. Numbers are restriced, so please book early.
Posted: 23 May 2012 by Julie Brown
Time for Italian!
We are thrilled to welcome our new Italian chef, Ursula Ferrigno to The Cookery School at Braxted Park. Ursula is an accomplished chef, teacher and writer with a love of all things Italian, boasting years of skill, knowledge and experience cooking exciting Italian cuisine.
Ursula has taught at Leith’s, Divertimenti and Caldesi in Ireland, been a consultant to Café Nero for 15 years and currently cooks at the RSJ restaurant on the Embankment.
She has also had her fair share of magazine mentions, television and radio spots including features on BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme, Good Food Live, Granada TV, GMTV’s Saturday Disney and BBC North. If that wasn’t enough, Ursula is also an accomplished writer having written 17 international books!
Ursula has designed two new and exciting cookery classes which focus on real Italian food and simple but appetising dishes which can be served in 20 minutes.
The first is Authentic Italian on Wednesday 18th July. This class shows you how to create stand-out Italian dishes using fresh ingredients to make delicious authentic meals. This class is also suitable for vegetarians – showing you new and exciting recipes to add to your repertoire.
On Wednesday 5th September Delicious Dishes in 20 Minutes is perfect for high speed brilliantly tasty dishes when time is tight. Perfect for weekday meals which the whole family will enjoy!
We look forward to welcoming Ursula and her new cookery classes and hope to see you here too for a taste of authentic Italian!
Posted: 11 May 2012 by Julie Brown
We are very happy to announce new dates for our popular cookery classes as well as introduce brand new classes!
Whether cooking with chocolate, marinating your meat for a summer afternoon BBQ or brushing up on your food presentation skills; we have lots of mouth-watering cookery courses this summer run by our fantastic award-winning chefs…Happy Cooking!
18th – Modern British
3rd – Presentation on a Plate – New class!
4th – Summer Afternoon BBQ – New class!
9th – Cooking for Beginners 1
11th – Seafood Extravaganza
24th – Summer Canapés – New class!
7th – Indian for Beginners
14th – Cooking with Chocolate: Savoury & Sweet – New class!
20th – Introduction to Thai – New class!
4th – Quick, Easy & Impressive Entertaining
11th – Daring Italian
18th – Brilliant Baking
25th – Cooking for Beginners 2
27th – Breads & Pastries
To book, visit our 'Courses' page on our website or call us on 01621 890300