• This has possibly been the most enjoyable project I have ever worked on!  Justine and I have been working on this for the last couple of months.  We have been collecting and crafting seasonal plants and berries to create the most relaxing and pampering gift pack for you!  Everything is locally foraged and sourced sustainably and hand crafted with love and intention. We also asked some of our favourite independent local suppliers to be involved.  Although Little Bird soaps are not so local, we are eternally grateful to Katie (who owns Little Bird) as she introduced Justine to us! We are starting pre-orders from Saturday 7th November and these will be ready to collect from 1st December onwards (so everything keeps optimum freshness!).   If you require your hamper before that date just give us a week's notice and we can arrange that for you! We also decided not to source the traditional style hamper but something a little more sustainable and useful!  We absolutely love our Kula backpacks which are recycled paper and waterproof and we are the only people in Oxford selling these at the moment. So in your hamper you will receive the following:
    • Mugwort & lavender pillow spray
    • Hibicus, lavender, calendula & Himalayan pink salt bath soak
    • Hop & mugwort slumber balm
    • Dandelion tea
    • Rosehip & hawthorn tea
    • Sloe, hibiscus & honey cordial
    • Mugwort smudge stick
    • Little Bird organic homemade soap (Frankincense & Myrrh or Rosemary & Thyme or Winter Spice)
    • Quince & apple spiced winter chutney
    • Warborough Honey (340g)
    • Warborough Honey Bee wax
    • Gluten free seeded crackers - kale and turmeric flavour by Sarada of Shakitkitchen
    • Rose and pistachio energy balls by Sarada of Shakitkitchen
    • Make your own Christmas wreath kit
    • Your very own Kula backpack
    We are operating a click and collect system for these from Oxford or Nuneham although we can arrange for it to be sent to you but it will be extra for p&p depending on where we are sending them to! Here's to having the best Christmas we can this year - 2021 will be so much better!  Thank you for supporting us and some of our local producers - we can't tell you how much we appreciate it - especially this year!!! Merry Christmas! Emma and the team x    
  • After many requests for us to make a slightly smaller version of our Christmas Hamper - here it is!!! Still packed full of handcrafted goods and packed full of love! This has possibly been the most enjoyable project I have ever worked on!  Justine and I have been working on this for the last couple of months.  We have been collecting and crafting seasonal plants and berries to create the most relaxing and pampering gift pack for you!  Everything is locally foraged and sourced sustainably and hand crafted with love and intention. We are starting pre-orders from Friday 13th November and these will be ready to collect from 1st December onwards (so everything keeps optimum freshness!).   If you require your hamper before that date just give us a week’s notice and we can arrange that for you! So in your hamper you will receive the following:
    • Mugwort & lavender pillow spray
    • Hibicus, lavender, calendula & Himalayan pink salt bath soak
    • Hop & mugwort slumber balm
    • Dandelion tea
    • Rosehip & hawthorn tea
    • Sloe, hibiscus & honey cordial
    • Mugwort smudge stick
    • Little Bird organic homemade soap (Frankincense & Myrrh or Rosemary & Thyme or Winter Spice)
    We are operating a click and collect system for these from Oxford or Nuneham although we can arrange for it to be sent to you but it will be extra for p&p depending on where we are sending them to! Here’s to having the best Christmas we can this year – 2021 will be so much better!  Thank you for supporting us and some of our local producers – we can’t tell you how much we appreciate it – especially this year!!! Merry Christmas! Emma and the team x  
  • With Christmas just around the corner what better way to spend an evening than making these delicious chocolate and sweet treats to take home for someone special or indeed just for yourself! With 25 years teaching experience and triple that in enthusiasm let Ursula guide you through making the following that you can then recreate at home again and again. Beautiful gift packing will be provided along with a delicious light on the hoof dinner snack to keep you going! You will go home with all these amazing treats!:
    • Figs stuffed with toasted almond rolled in orange zest and chocolate
    • Peanut butter cups
    • Sea salted caramel or Earl Grey Tea truffles
    • Candied Peel
    • Chocolate salami
    This was a sell out class last year and for good reason!
  • With Christmas just around the corner what better way to spend an evening than making these delicious chocolate and sweet treats to take home for someone special or indeed just for yourself! With 25 years teaching experience and triple that in enthusiasm let Ursula guide you through making the following that you can then recreate at home again and again. Beautiful gift packing will be provided along with a delicious light on the hoof dinner snack to keep you going! You will go home with all these amazing treats!:
    • Figs stuffed with toasted almond rolled in orange zest and chocolate
    • Peanut butter cups
    • Sea salted caramel or Earl Grey Tea truffles
    • Candied Peel
    • Chocolate salami
    We sold out the evening class so are now adding an afternoon class too!!
    If two of you from the same bubble book then we give you 10% discount and if 3 of you from the same bubble book then we give you a 20% discount.   Simply add Bubble 2 or Bubble 3 when you checkout and it will automatically take that amount from the total! Win, win!!!
  • The Street Food industry has totally exploded over the last few years and is worth well over £1bn and growing! Come join us as we recreate those tantilising morsels you devoured on your travels and so wish you knew how. It's become the most popular option globally due to its convenience, speed and great value. In our first of many world street food classes we start with some big hitters:
    • South Asian Chicken Satays with peanut sauce
    • Chinese Boa
    • Ceviche
    • Gyoza
    • Aloo Gobi
    • Mexican Style Churros with chocolate sauce
    With 3 sold out classes already this autumn we  just had to add another one!!!  Book fast to avoid disappointment!
  • With its diverse landscape and agriculture, Vietnam is blessed with a wealth of beautiful produce and they sure know how to make the most of it, balancing flavours, colours, seasonings and textures in an exquisite manner. Honest, humble, ingenious and ever so satisfying - lets brighten up a winter's day with this tasty menu:
    • Vietnamese Papaya Salad
    • Summer Rolls
    • Pineapple Dipping Sauce
    • Bun Cha with Pork meatballs and chargrilled pork belly
    • Chicken Satay skewers
    • Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese dipping Sauce)
    This is a first for us in a long time - you requested it, we provide it!!
  • Tapas to enjoy and impress is what you will be cooking in this fun and busy class. Carolina hails from Barcelona so expect regional dishes of deliciousness! Small morsels of traditional Spanish dishes together with some less known ones will make a delightful lunch and more importantly, will give you some ideas and a good base to recreate these tasty bits of food at home. In this class you will be making the following dishes:
    • Olivas rellenas - Deep fried manchego stuffed gordal olives
    • Broqueta de gamba y chorizo - Prawn and chorizo skewers
    • Buñuelos de bacalao - Salt cod fritters
    • Mandonguilles amb fesols i romesco - Meatballs, haricot beans and  romesco sauce
    • Tarta de membrillo - Quince cake
    Always one of our most popular classes and for good reason – the feedback is always outstanding!! If two of you from the same bubble book then we give you 10% discount and if 3 of you from the same bubble book then we give you a 20% discount.   Simply add Bubble 2 or Bubble 3 when you checkout and it will automatically take that amount from the total! Win, win!!!
  • A huge welcome to Justine our resident forager and trained herbalist who is going to be guiding you through this beginners guide to foraging in the grounds of the cookery school in Nuneham Courtney.  Justine will also help you understand the impact of plants on your physical and mental health. As with as many classes as possible we are only holding socially distanced ones in the fresh air so everyone can feel completely comfortable and relaxed at a very safe distance - we have a lot of space in the grounds! Justine will be teaching the basics of foraging and how to sustainably harvest seasonal edibles for their nutritional and medicinal values. You will also learn how to craft from these freshly harvested plants and in different classes also cooking, fermenting and concocting naturals remedies.   All classes will be suitable for all different levels - just come with the desire to learn!!! You will leave having an understanding of some of the most commonly found plants that you can forage and also ones that you need to avoid!!! Start your journey to a lifetime of free food and the health benefits associated with it. Participants must be aged 18 or if under 18 accompanied by an adult and dogs are not permitted on the course, sorry!   Book fast we think these classes will be extremely popular!
  • We are getting back to basics!  Join us for an alfresco class where you’ll learn how to master the art of making a wood fire and cooking delicious fresh food, in a rustic stripped-back style.  Safe and totally socially distanced in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside! John will teach you how to build your own fire pit, mange your fire, how to cook on direct and indirect heat, as well as the art of Dutch oven and pit cooking. Not only that but join Justine, our foraging expert, to forage for the other part of your meal.  December is one of the best months for foraging – think greens, flowers, nuts and fungi to be found on chilly walks - oyster mushrooms, chickweed, navelwort, winter chanterelles and whatever we find on the day! We will then return and start the cooking together around the fire pit.  Think baked Camembert, roasted root vegetables, spatchcock poussin, catch of the day fish wrapped in banana leaves and all your foraged treasures! What better way to spend the day than being in the fresh air, sitting around a fire and eating fabulous food! We know that this is going to be an extremely popular class so book fast to avoid disappointment!
  • Yukiko is on a mission to inform us that sushi is not just salmon and avocado!!!
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    Join us at Will's Deli, Woodstock Road, Oxford and spend an evening learning how to make the traditional Futomaki and Hosomaki rolls but also the Uramaki (inside out!) rolls.    This is the perfect class to learn the techniques and then have the confidence to go home and make your own at a fraction of the price of shop sushi and also oh so much more tasty.
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    Finish off with an authentic green tea and ask Yukiko as many questions as you possible can, and people do!   From the amount of photos we get back from people showing how successful they are at making sushi afterwards we know this class works!!
  • Are you interested in exploring the plant based world?  Are you transitioning to a wholefood plantbased way of eating or just trying to bring more plants into your diet for better health and improved immunity? Do you have a new vegan in the family and don't know where to start?
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    Let Sarada, lifelong veggie and passionate plantbased cook, guide you in creating some exciting dishes that can be put together for a well balanced nutritious complete vegan meal or added to an omni spread. She will introduce you to some staples of the plantbased kitchen and show you some quick and easy ways of transforming simple everyday ingredients into super tasty meals that everyone can enjoy. These will be hearty robust dishes that use the best of the seasons produce, you'll be surprised at how satisfying plantbased food can be!
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    Always bursting with big bold flavours, Sarada's cooking is inspired by her childhood in Southeast Asia and global travels. She uses carefully chosen ingredients, freshness, flavour and health benefits being the priorities. Only unrefined natural sugars are used and all the dishes in this class are suitable for gluten free diets (and vegans).
    Dishes may include:
    • Piquant rose harissa roasted vegetables with preserved lemon
    • Vegan frittata filled with seasonal vegetables
    • Delicately spiced rice pilaf studded with nuts & apricots
    • The most amazing warm lentil salad
    • A hearty winter greens & beetroot salad with toasted seeds
    • Tahini sauce (a must in every plant based kitchen)
    • Green sauce (sooooooo good, must be tried!)
    • Rose & pistachio cheesecake (no cheese obviously but you'd never know!)
    We know that this is going to be popular so book fast to avoid disappointment!
  • Welcome to the wonderful world of plant-based entertaining!
    The most joyous thing about Christmas for us is the togetherness and the festive food that brings us all together.....we are big fans of parties and fun times! Christmas, for many, is a time for tradition as well as extravagance so a fully vegan party menu may flummox some of you. Let us show you how it's done!
    We have some clever little plant hacks to bring all the luxurious creamy decadence to your table to satisfy everyone but not an animal product in sight. Sarada from Shakti Kitchen will share some of her vibrant, globally influenced party dishes that are good for you, your family and friends as well as the planet. Spreading love, joy and cheer the vegan way. The sweet treats make marvellous gifts as well.
    • Dainty rye toast bites topped with a herbed sunflower seed pate & quick pickled red cabbage
    • Delicately spiced and crumbed cauliflower nuggets served with a super yum chilli dipping sauce (GF)
    • Potato pastry tartlets filled with Swedish creamed kale (GF)
    • Little vegan blinis topped with cashew sour "cream" & chives (GF)
    • Vegan mince pies made with  a super light spelt pastry and a lower sugar homemade apple mincemeat
    • Luxurious chocolate truffles.....no sugar only dates!!! (GF)
    What better way to spend the morning - we all need a bit of Christmas cheer and this will certainly deliver it!!   Don't forget our booking bubble offer!!
    If two of you from the same bubble book then we give you 10% discount and if 3 of you from the same bubble book then we give you a 20% discount.   Simply add Bubble 2 or Bubble 3 when you checkout and it will automatically take that amount off.
  • With Christmas just around the corner what better way to spend an morning than making these delicious chocolate and sweet treats to take home for someone special or indeed just for yourself! With 25 years teaching experience and triple that in enthusiasm let Ursula guide you through making the following that you can then recreate at home again and again. Beautiful gift packing will be provided along with a delicious light on the hoof lunch snack to keep you going or indeed to take home!  You will go home with all these amazing treats!:
    • Figs stuffed with toasted almond rolled in orange zest and chocolate
    • Peanut butter cups
    • Sea salted caramel or Earl Grey Tea truffles
    • Candied Peel
    • Chocolate salami
    As we had 2 sold out classes early in December we thought you might like another one!!!  Book fast to avoid missing out and making all these delicious goodies!!!  We will also provide you with an on the hoof lunch that can taken home - with homemade Ursula spelt bread with honey, black pepper and rosemary.... The perfect end to 2020!!!!   Thank you Jenny Back for the fab photo!! X
  • A huge welcome to Justine our resident forager and trained herbalist who is going to be guiding you through this beginners guide to foraging in the grounds of the cookery school in Nuneham Courtney.  Justine will also help you understand the impact of plants on your physical and mental health. As with as many classes as possible we are only holding socially distanced ones in the fresh air so everyone can feel completely comfortable and relaxed at a very safe distance - we have a lot of space in the grounds! Justine will be teaching the basics of foraging and how to sustainably harvest seasonal edibles for their nutritional and medicinal values. You will also learn how to craft from these freshly harvested plants and in different classes also cooking, fermenting and concocting naturals remedies.   All classes will be suitable for all different levels - just come with the desire to learn!!! You will leave having an understanding of some of the most commonly found plants that you can forage and also ones that you need to avoid!!! Start your journey to a lifetime of free food and the health benefits associated with it. Participants must be aged 18 or if under 18 accompanied by an adult and dogs are not permitted on the course, sorry!   Book fast we think these classes will be extremely popular!
  • Our first course sold out in less than 24 hours so we are busy adding more for you! We think that this will make a fabulous Christmas presents too!! We are getting back to basics!  Join us for an alfresco class where you’ll learn how to master the art of making a wood fire and cooking delicious fresh food, in a rustic stripped-back style.  Safe and totally socially distanced in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside! John will teach you how to build your own fire pit, mange your fire, how to cook on direct and indirect heat, as well as the art of Dutch oven and pit cooking. Not only that but join Justine, our foraging expert, to forage for the other part of your meal.  January is one of the more leaner months for foraging but rest assured Justine will find little treasures everywhere! We will then return and start the cooking together around the fire pit.  Think baked Camembert, roasted root vegetables, spatchcock poussin, catch of the day fish wrapped in banana leaves and all your foraged treasures! What better way to spend the day than being in the fresh air, sitting around a fire and eating fabulous food! We know that this is going to be an extremely popular class so book fast to avoid disappointment! t!
  • Join Richard and Suzanne for their second class with us here at the Jericho Kitchen! Willow baskets were used to carry our shopping home before the invention of the plastic bag and now more than ever this seems like something we should all do again. The ultimate sustainable bag for life and one you are probably not likely to forget at home! In this class we will be learning how to make a Breton style basket. This class is suitable for beginners and we will provide you with all the materials and tools that you will need to make your own basket.   Lots of tips, practical advice and most importantly help from your expert tutors! There will be breaks and we will provide you with a light lunch and refreshments during the day.
  • The Street Food industry has totally exploded over the last few years and is worth well over £1bn and growing! Come join us as we recreate those tantilising morsels you devoured on your travels and so wish you knew how. It's become the most popular option globally due to its convenience, speed and great value. In our first of many world street food classes we start with some big hitters:
    • South Asian Chicken Satays with peanut sauce
    • Chinese Boa
    • Ceviche
    • Gyoza
    • Aloo Gobi
    • Mexican Style Churros with chocolate sauce
    This class is now officially our most popular class and for good reason!!!   Book fast to avoid disappointment!
  • The Street Food industry has totally exploded over the last few years and is worth well over £1bn and growing! Come join us as we recreate those tantilising morsels you devoured on your travels and so wish you knew how. It's become the most popular option globally due to its convenience, speed and great value. In our first of many world street food classes we start with some big hitters:
    • South Asian Chicken Satays with peanut sauce
    • Chinese Boa
    • Ceviche
    • Gyoza
    • Aloo Gobi
    • Mexican Style Churros with chocolate sauce
    This class is now officially our most popular class and for good reason!!!   Book fast to avoid disappointment!
  • A warm welcome to Sumayya Usmani who is our latest edition to our fabulous teaching team!  Her first class with us will be a feast of flavours and top tips on Pakistani home cooking.  So if you want a class packed with these recipes then get booking!!!
    • Turmeric lentil cauliflower pakora
    • Red chilli and garlic chutney
    • Chapattis
    • Carrot and coriander biryani
    • Sindhi Karri, turmeric yoghurt stew with seasonal vegetables
    • Beetroot shami kebab
    You will learn the following techniques in this class:
    • Balancing different flavours that make up Pakistani cookery
    • Toasting & grinding whole spices
    • How to ‘temper’ spices
    • Perfecting how to cook rice & making a biryani
    • Making perfect chapattis
     
  • A warm welcome back to Sumayya Usmani who is our latest edition to our fabulous teaching team!  Her second class with us (her first sold out so we had to repeat it!!)  will be a feast of flavours and top tips on Pakistani home cooking.  So if you want a class packed with these recipes then get booking!!!
    • Turmeric lentil cauliflower pakora
    • Red chilli and garlic chutney
    • Chapattis
    • Carrot and coriander biryani
    • Sindhi Karri, turmeric yoghurt stew with seasonal vegetables
    • Beetroot shami kebab
    You will learn the following techniques in this class:
    • Balancing different flavours that make up Pakistani cookery
    • Toasting & grinding whole spices
    • How to ‘temper’ spices
    • Perfecting how to cook rice & making a biryani
    • Making perfect chapattis
    If you are booking 2 people who are in a bubble then let us know and we will give you a 20% discount on your second person! Book fast to avoid disappointment - the perfect Christmas present!!!  
  • Let us transport you to Singapore - Southeast Asian garden city and a foodies paradise.  There you will find a melting pot of different cultures and their rich food traditions - it is easy to see why the favourite pastime of many Singaporeans is eating delicious food and a common greeting isn’t “How are you?” but “Have you eaten?” Our teacher is Sarada Wong, a passionate plant-based cook who was lucky enough to grow up there. What an incredible culinary upbringing! She will guide you in recreating some of her childhood favourites, a selection of local Malay delicacies with a plant-based twist. This was what we made in the last class and Sarada is currently putting together a completely new menu but dishes similar to:
    • Sayur Lodeh (an assortment of vegetables in a light and delicately spiced coconut broth)
    • Aubergine Rendang (a drier very rich and aromatic coconut curry)
    • Tahu Goreng (a fresh vegetable & tofu salad with a sweet and tangy tamarind & peanut sauce)
    • Sambal (a hot and fragrant spicy chilli condiment commonly served all over Singapore, Malaysia & Indonesia)
    • Lemon grass & coconut infused Rice - perfectly cooked, the Asian way
    All dishes are suitable for gluten free and vegan diets. Only natural unrefined ingredients will be used, including the oils and sugars.  Book fast to avoid disappointment - the last class sold out in a week!
  • Let your journey with bread begin with the ultimate bread just flour water and love!  If you have tried to make bread and failed then this the class for you. If you have ever been on one of Ursula’s classes then you will know that it is impossible to leave without a love of what is being taught and you want just an ounce of the knowledge to start you off on your journey.  This class is going to be an absolute treat for any budding bread maker. So, if you want to learn how to make bread this is the class for you.  Not only will you take home all the information you need to recreate bread at home but you will also learn how to make the following breads:
    • A basic dough – used in many breads
    • Mediterranean fougasse
    • Bagels
    • The true Ligurian focaccia from Recco – the true origin of focaccia
    • Your own biga which you will take away to grow for as long as you bake bread (mine is 17 years old now!!)
    An absolute masterclass with plenty of time to ask Ursula as many questions as you can in the time!!! – book fast to avoid disappointment!   We will provide you with a light lunch to keep you going during the class. This class is sponsored by Shipton Mill Flour!!!!   Each participant will receive a bag of flour a dough scraper from Shipton Mill.
  • Ursula Ferrigno is a talented cook with a deep love of Southern Italian food. Half Italian and a noted teacher Ursula specialises in demonstrating the making of Italian breads, Italian soups, risottos, vegetables, fruit dishes and every kind of pasta dish. She has cooked on many TV programmes and is a prolific author.  She is also listed by the Guardian as one of their 10 top chefs to learn to cook with - and after a class with Ursula you will know why.   As soon as we put these classes up they sell out - so get booking to avoid disappointment!!! During this fun filled class you will learn how to make the following dishes - so come hungry!!
    • Cream of chickpeas with wild mushroom soup
    • Gnocchi with rocket and walnut pesto
    • Ricotta gnocchi with sage brown butter sauce
    • Black pepper and rosemary spelt bread
    • Radicchio and borlotti insalata
    • Spiced orange and walnut biscotti
    As with all of Ursula's classes book fast to avoid disappointment!  The perfect start to 2021!!!
  • Ursula Ferrigno, passionate ambassador of Italian food, will teach you how to make your own handmade pasta. Ursula grew up amongst the sun-drenched lemon groves and vineyards of Italy’s rugged Amalfi Coast. She learned to cook as a child by assisting her grandmother preparing the traditional family dishes. Not only will she pass onto you the authentic, essential pasta-making techniques, you'll also be introduced to the history behind fresh pasta! In this beginners class you will make pasta from scratch using:
    • The traditional egg pasta
    • Water based semolina flour pasta (suitable for vegetarians!)
    Then learn how to make your own pasta shapes including:
    • Lasagna sheets
    • Tagliatelle
    • Ravioli   and all the sauces to match them
    Lots of time to ask Ursula as many questions as you can. Book fast as these classes fly out as Christmas presents!!!  Proudly using Shipton Mill Flour and Marcato pasta machines!      
  • There are few things more satisfying during the winter ​months than a bowl of the most unctuous risotto. Nothing like the supermarket versions that you might have tasted. Let Ursula guide you how to effortlessly make the perfect risotto. Learn a few basic techniques  (including the all important vegetable stock) and then it is up to you what flavours you choose to recreate at home! We will be making the following dishes and keeping it vegetarian but Ursula will give you lots of ideas for other recipes.
    • Porcini risotto
    • Lemon and mint risotto
    • Risotto al Salto – not often found on the menu in the country but it absolutely delicious – crispy, crunchy Milanese pancake made with saffron & Parmesan
    • Arancini di riso (the perfect way to use up left over rice and next day!)
    We are very grateful to Riso Gallo UK for sponsoring this event.  Book fast to avoid disappointment! Remember if you book in your bubble - 2 people get a 10% discount (enter BUBBLE 2 at checkout) and 3 people in a bubble get 20% discount (enter BUBBLE 3 at checkout).
  • Thai has long been one of the nations favourites...and for very good reason! Asians love nothing more than big bold flavours, colours and textures and this class has it all...in abundance! Once you've mastered these classics and most importantly learning how to season and balance flavour you'll be confident creating these iconic Thai dishes again!
    • Kanon Jeeb (Pork and Prawn Dumplings)
    • Thai Dumpling Dipping Sauce
    • Dtom Yam Gung Hot and Sour Prawn Soup
    • Green Curry Paste
    • Kaeng Khiao Wan (Thai Green Chicken Curry)
    • Thai Fragrant Rice
    Suitable for all levels - John's classes are extremely popular so book fast to avoid disappointment!
  • A huge welcome to Justine our resident forager and trained herbalist who is going to be guiding you through this beginners guide to foraging in the grounds of the cookery school in Nuneham Courtney.  Justine will also help you understand the impact of plants on your physical and mental health. As with as many classes as possible we are only holding socially distanced ones in the fresh air so everyone can feel completely comfortable and relaxed at a very safe distance - we have a lot of space in the grounds! Justine will be teaching the basics of foraging and how to sustainably harvest seasonal edibles for their nutritional and medicinal values. You will also learn how to craft from these freshly harvested plants and in different classes also cooking, fermenting and concocting naturals remedies.   All classes will be suitable for all different levels - just come with the desire to learn!!! You will leave having an understanding of some of the most commonly found plants that you can forage and also ones that you need to avoid!!! Start your journey to a lifetime of free food and the health benefits associated with it. Participants must be aged 18 or if under 18 accompanied by an adult and dogs are not permitted on the course, sorry!   Book fast we think these classes will be extremely popular!
  • Our first course sold out in less than 24 hours so we are busy adding more for you! We think that this will make a fabulous Christmas presents too!! We are getting back to basics!  Join us for an alfresco class where you’ll learn how to master the art of making a wood fire and cooking delicious fresh food, in a rustic stripped-back style.  Safe and totally socially distanced in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside! John will teach you how to build your own fire pit, mange your fire, how to cook on direct and indirect heat, as well as the art of Dutch oven and pit cooking. Not only that but join Justine, our foraging expert, to forage for the other part of your meal.  January is one of the more leaner months for foraging but rest assured Justine will find little treasures everywhere! We will then return and start the cooking together around the fire pit.  Think baked Camembert, roasted root vegetables, spatchcock poussin, catch of the day fish wrapped in banana leaves and all your foraged treasures! What better way to spend the day than being in the fresh air, sitting around a fire and eating fabulous food! We know that this is going to be an extremely popular class so book fast to avoid disappointment!
  • A huge welcome back to Justine our resident forager and trained herbalist. As with as many classes as possible we are only holding socially distanced ones in the fresh air so everyone can feel completely comfortable and relaxed at a very safe distance - we have a lot of space in the grounds! For this class we are taking it further and embracing foraging on a next level, wildcrafting. After foraging and gathering our medicinal plants you will learn how to make healing oils and tinctures. In this class we are concentrating on sleep.  Something that so many people struggle with whether it getting to sleep and or getting back to sleep.  After you have foraged learn how to make the following:
    • Pillow spray
    • Crafting teas that sooth and relax the body and mind
    • Creating your own tincture to aid a restful sleep
    • Learn what other medicinal plants can be harvested at different times of the year to aid sleep
    We want to help you understand the impact of plants on your physical and mental health in a totally nature and positive way.  The feeling of well being after a class is almost guaranteed!  Fresh air, nature produce and inspirational teacher is a heady mix! Participants must be aged 18 or if under 18 accompanied by an adult and dogs are not permitted on the course, sorry!   Book fast these classes will be extremely popular!
  • Korean food has quite literally taken the UK by storm and the sweet, sticky, chewy, salty and spicy delicacies they have to offer have the country screaming for more. Sign up, learn and taste, first hand,  why Korean food has made such an explosive and lasting impact with some of their most popular dishes.
    • Bibimbap
    • Sticky sesame chicken bites
    • Mandu dumplings
    • Kombu broth
    • Tteokbukko (korean rice cake)
    • Kimchi
    • Kkwabaegi (twisted cinnamon doughnuts)
    As with all John's classes they are packed with top tips and skills that you will keep forever! Book fast this is going to be popular - as are all his classes!!!
  • Everyone wants to chop like a pro and once you know how, you'll not only enjoy chopping and cutting but will you will save so much time in the kitchen. You'll want to show off your newfound skills! On this very hands on masterclass you'll learn many hints, tips and tricks that chefs learn over many years in the kitchen. You'll also discover:
    • What's the best knife for you?
    • How do you use, handle and look after your knife safely and efficiently?
    • What and why are there so many different knives?
    • What knives do I need?
    • How do I keep my knives sharp?
    • How to chop an onion like a profession chef!
    Learn the main cuts and the several cutting terms used and we'll turn them into a fantastic feast for you to enjoy at the end of the class! A double bonus! Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch?  For lunch in this class we are going Mexican!  You will be preparing and eating:
    • Heuvenos Rancheros
    • Vegetable Enchiladas with guacamole, refried beans, jalapenos and chive sour cream
    • Roast aubergine with chilli
    • Spiced Apple Tart
    You are more than welcome to bring your own knives but we will provide you with a knife for the session!  
  • A huge welcome to Justine our resident forager and trained herbalist who is going to be guiding you through this beginners guide to foraging in the grounds of the cookery school in Nuneham Courtney.  Justine will also help you understand the impact of plants on your physical and mental health. As with as many classes as possible we are only holding socially distanced ones in the fresh air so everyone can feel completely comfortable and relaxed at a very safe distance - we have a lot of space in the grounds! Justine will be teaching the basics of foraging and how to sustainably harvest seasonal edibles for their nutritional and medicinal values. You will also learn how to craft from these freshly harvested plants and in different classes also cooking, fermenting and concocting naturals remedies.   All classes will be suitable for all different levels - just come with the desire to learn!!! You will leave having an understanding of some of the most commonly found plants that you can forage and also ones that you need to avoid!!! Start your journey to a lifetime of free food and the health benefits associated with it. Participants must be aged 18 or if under 18 accompanied by an adult and dogs are not permitted on the course, sorry!   Book fast we think these classes will be extremely popular!
  • With its diverse landscape and agriculture, Vietnam is blessed with a wealth of beautiful produce and they sure know how to make the most of it, balancing flavours, colours, seasonings and textures in an exquisite manner. Honest, humble, ingenious and ever so satisfying - lets brighten up a winter's day with this tasty menu:
    • Vietnamese Papaya Salad
    • Summer Rolls
    • Pineapple Dipping Sauce
    • Bun Cha with Pork meatballs and chargrilled pork belly
    • Chicken Satay skewers
    • Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese dipping Sauce)
    This is a first for us in a long time - you requested it, we provide it!!
  • A huge welcome back to Justine our resident forager and trained herbalist. As with as many classes as possible we are only holding socially distanced ones in the fresh air so everyone can feel completely comfortable and relaxed at a very safe distance - we have a lot of space in the grounds! For this class we are taking it further and embracing foraging on a next level, wildcrafting. After foraging and gathering our medicinal plants you will learn how to make healing oils and tinctures. In this class we are concentrating on making your own beauty products.  Once you have learnt how to make your own you will never go back (I haven't!!)  You will learn how to make the following:
    • Botanical beauty balms
    • Face oils
    • Face tonics
    • Learn what other medicinal plants and flowers can be harvested at different times of the year for different skin types
    We want to help you understand the impact of plants on your physical and mental health in a totally nature and positive way.  The feeling of well being after a class is almost guaranteed!  Fresh air, nature produce and inspirational teacher is a heady mix! Participants must be aged 18 or if under 18 accompanied by an adult and dogs are not permitted on the course, sorry!   Book fast these classes will be extremely popular!
  • As the title explains we are off to Jaipur on an food adventure with John, our resident Indian expert.  John's family are from Goa and we will be traveling around the many different regions of India with John over the coming months. In this class you will learn about spices and how to make, use and store them properly to maximise flavour with minimal fuss. Mouth watering aromas will fill the room and we hope your minds, palates and bellies will be full to bursting after this cooking extravaganza in this class filled with hints, tricks and tips.
    •  (The best) Onion Bhajis with homemade Apple and Mango chutney
    •  Naan bread
    • Homemade Garam Masala
    • Murgh makhani (aka Butter Chicken)
    • Pilaf rice fit for a King (and Queen)
    • Pistachio and Saffron Shirkhand
    This class is perfect for all levels and the Murgh dish can have a chicken replacement for vegetarians!
  • Our first course sold out in less than 24 hours so we are busy adding more for you! We think that this will make a fabulous Christmas presents too!! We are getting back to basics!  Join us for an alfresco class where you’ll learn how to master the art of making a wood fire and cooking delicious fresh food, in a rustic stripped-back style.  Safe and totally socially distanced in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside! John will teach you how to build your own fire pit, mange your fire, how to cook on direct and indirect heat, as well as the art of Dutch oven and pit cooking. Not only that but join Justine, our foraging expert, to forage for the other part of your meal.  January is one of the more leaner months for foraging but rest assured Justine will find little treasures everywhere! We will then return and start the cooking together around the fire pit.  Think baked Camembert, roasted root vegetables, spatchcock poussin, catch of the day fish wrapped in banana leaves and all your foraged treasures! What better way to spend the day than being in the fresh air, sitting around a fire and eating fabulous food! We know that this is going to be an extremely popular class so book fast to avoid disappointment!