Skill: Everyday Cooking Essentials
Location: Edinburgh New Town Cookery School, Edinburgh – Scotland
For some old school, no nonsense, back to basics cookery, enroll on an Edinburgh New Town Cookery School Essentials class. The three-day long course takes you through everything the everyday cook needs to know. Ditch the ready meals and pick up new skills in pastry making, roasting, bread making, fish and vegetable cooking and cake making. There’s also an opportunity to sharpen your knife skills.
Find out more: www.entcs.co.uk/3-day-cookery-essentials
Skill: Foraging, prepping and cooking wild food
Location: Wild Food School, Lostwithiel – Cornwall
Cost: From £30 per person for a half day course
Our woodlands and countryside are home to a whole host of wild edible food to cook and enjoy eating. So why not get back to nature with the Wild Food School’s foraging and cookery guides? The courses will teach you how to find edible foraged items and prepare and cook them safely. Try an introductory half day or spend 3 – 4 days in Cornwall exploring the beautiful coastline and its tasty treats.
Find out more: wildfoodschool.co.uk
Skill: Cheese, Butter and Yoghurt Making
Location: Ballymaloe Cookery School, County Cork – Ireland
Get up early for this half day course in dairy products at the Ballymaloe Cookery School and help milk the Jersey cows who provide the milk used in the recipes later in the day. This short class will leave you with all the knowledge and skills need to make your own cheese, yoghurts and butter. You’ll also be taught how to add flavour and additional ingredients and resurrect one of our oldest cooking crafts.
Find out more: www.ballymaloe.com