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Five Family Suppers at Cambridge Cookery School

Wednesday, 19 February 2014
I've attended many cookery masterclasses over the years I have been blogging and on occasion my children have been able to attend along with me.  All 3 love to cook at home and my mother decided to pay for them to attend a cookery course each as a Christmas present.

My eldest attended the Five Family Suppers class at Cambridge Cookery School this past week during the Half Term Holiday, she thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt some new skills as well.

There were 12 attendees and they worked in groups of 2 or 3 throughout the course which lasted 4.5 hours.  Liz and Jackie, the course tutors were very patient and knowledgeable, talking through each recipe and offering tips, tricks and ideas how each could be adapted using different ingredients.

The students made a basic white bread dough which was then transformed into pizzas and naan breads.  Tomato sauce was made and pizza toppings prepared.  The pizzas were then cooked and eaten for lunch midway through the session, they were served with a delicious Apple, Carrot, and Raisin Salad.

After lunch all the vegetables were prepared for the recipes that were to be cooked during the rest of the session.  The remaining dishes cooked were: Fish Goujons with Spicy Mango Dipping Sauce, Smokey Bean Casserole, Burgers and Carrot and Lentil Soup accompanied by a Spinach and Radish Salad with Balsamic Dressing and a Cucumber, Mint and Yoghurt Salad, lettuce and tomato.  There was also Seasonal Fruit Crumble and Banana Icecream with Chocolate Sauce for pudding.

Both my 13yo and I would recommend this course, both for those starting out cooking and wanting to learn basic recipes, and already confident cooks.  The course cost £67 for 4.5hrs of tuition and delicious food to devour both midway through at the end of the session.


  1. What a brilliant basics course for the age group. Looks like it was perfectly pitched.

  2. Sounds like your 13yo had a great time. It is so sad that all children are not automatically taught to cook like this at school. I am sure it would make a huge difference to the nation's health in a very few years and more than pay for its self.

  3. That sounds like such fun I can't wait until Cooper is old enough to come with me and I hope he still wants to.

  4. All secondary school kids should do courses like this. I think it's terrible they don't teach home economics properly at school anymore. We'd have taken it for granted learning things like this. And they love doing it which is brilliant.


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