Tell Tale Travel
based: London, UK & California, USA
Authentic holidays and soft adventure travel away from the tourist trail in Thailand, Sri Lanka and Brazil. Offering holidays with a difference, an insider experience courtesy of their unique network of local people. Offering mainly private tours for couples or families, plus a few small group departures specially designed for solo travellers.
| tailor made | family | native peoples | animals/safari | gastronomic | cookery | ethical/ecotourism | singles | Thailand | Sri Lanka | Brazil |
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A collection of global food, wine, cooking and culinary trips. Gastronomic adventures, foodie trips and culinary tours all over the world; from Japan to Mexico and from India to Italy. Also cookery getaways and breaks with cooking classes and courses, sometimes combined with wine tasting or cultural experiences.
| cookery | gastronomic | wine | Europe | Worldwide |
Vegetarian Cookery School
based: Bath, UK
Cooking courses to learn how to cook exciting, uncomplicated and unpretentious vegetarian food. We offer highly instructive, hands on cookery courses, reasonably priced and held in the beautiful city of Bath, England. Cooking courses and weekends for beginners and those with more experience.
| cookery | vegetarian/vegan | England |
Diane Seed's Culinary Adventures
based: Rome, Italy
Diane Seed runs gourmet tours and authentic Italian cookery courses in: Greece, Italy, India, Morocco and Hungary.
| cookery | Europe | India |
Good Things Cafe
based: Cork, Ireland
Irish cookery school and restaurant in West Cork, Ireland, offering weekend and week-long cooking courses.
| cookery | vegetarian | weekends/short breaks | Ireland |
Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons
based: Oxfordshire, UK
Hotel, restaurant and cookery school run by celebrity chef Raymond Blanc, courses are suitable for all levels and include short introductions, residential programmes and dinner party master classes.
| cookery | gastronomic | UK |
Pantry Bread Making
based: Dorset, UK
Traditional craft baking bread making courses at a working watermill at Cann Mills, Dorset. Offering a selection of 1, 2 or 3-day, small group, courses run with a friendly atmosphere.
| cookery | England |
The Seafood Restaurant
based: Cornwall, UK
Run by celebrity chef and restaurateur Rick Stein, cookery courses designed to cover every aspect of seafood cooking.
| cookery | England |
Wild Food School
based: Cornwall, UK
Weekend and day courses offering hands-on experience in identifying and cooking with many of Britain's edible wild plants.
| botanical | herb | cookery | England |
Do you want to learn to cook on your AGA or range/heat storage stove? These sorts of ovens do require a few different techniques and approaches and a dedicated cooking course will arm you with all the hints and tips to get the best from the oven.
AGAs and range cookers and stoves work a different way to conventional ovens – they make use of heat storage, working on the principle that a heavy cast iron oven will absorb heat from a continuous, but lower intensity source (be that gas, electricity, oil or solid fuel). This creates an efficient energy store which transfers heat steadily to its multiple ovens and hotplates. But it does mean cooking is a little different from a conventional oven and AGA and range oven cooking courses will help new AGA owners to get to know the new friend in the kitchen.
Because it's always on an AGA is ready to cook – instantly. The four oven AGA has an oven for roasting, one for baking, one for simmering as well as a plate-warming oven – the heat comes from all surfaces at the same time, resulting in a more gentle cooking that preserves the moisture and flavour of food.
A number of dedicated AGA cookery courses are on offer, some are short one-day classes while other are longer multi-day courses. The AGA site itself has a useful list of AGA approved cookery schools, including: Eckington Manor Cookery School on a working farm in the Cotswolds; the Phyl Lomas Cookery School running courses in Hartford, Cheshire; or The Cooking Experience in Hadleigh near Ipswich in Suffolk and more ...
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