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THE EXPRESS WAY TO PERFECT PASTRY!
Thursday 28th July 2011 11:46 AM
Particpants eased into pastry making on Friday 22 July 2011 on our Pastry Express half-day course. During the afternoon everyone mastered pastry making techniques and applied them with confidence creating a stunning Fruit Tart with sweet shortcrust pastry and a delicious Steak and Black Sheep Ale Pie with rough puff pastry. Rachel was delighted with her results...
She said: "As soon as I started the course, I saw at least 4 things I had been doing wrong for years! The hands-on expert tuition really helped me to iron out my pastry pitfalls and the facilities were fantastic.... not to mention the final product which I had great pleasure in devouring when I got home!"
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Thank you to everyone who came on Friday and we hope to see you back at The Cooking School soon.
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Thursday 28th July 2011 10:46 AM
Our group of 9-12 year olds had a great time in The Cooking School yesterday on our Kids in The Cooking School - Pizza Party School Holiday cooking course. They all made amazing Homemade Pizzas, Focaccia Bread and Choc and Berry Muffins.
There were definitely some young masterchefs in the making and Sandra decided that Marmaduke Hall's younger brother Aubrey should be the official judge on who out of his brother and cousins muffins were the best - we are eagerly waiting for his verdict!
Join in the fun on our next 9-12s course, "Pasta Party". The dates for this course are:
Tuesday 2 August 2011 2.00pm - 5.00pm - £45.00 per child
Friday 5 August 2011, late start 10.30 (for a holiday lie in!) - £45.00 per child
We also have a NEW 13-16s course. The dates for this course are:
Friday 29 July 2011 2.00pm - 5.00pm - £49.00 per child
Thursday 4 August 2011 10.30am - 1.30pm - £49.00 per child
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A YORKSHIRE SUMMER
Friday 22nd July 2011 1:49 PM
MADE IN YORKSHIRE - A YORKSHIRE SUMMER
Despite the lack of summer weather everyone enjoyed a true taste of a Yorkshire Summer on Saturday 16 July 2011 on our Made in Yorkshire - A Yorkshire Summer course.
Participants benefitted from the rich food heritage and traditions right on our doorstep from the wild Pennine Hill farms to the rolling Yorkshire Dales and our rocky east coast. Using wonderful regional ingredients the participants learned to prepare Yorkshire Farmed Duck Confit Terrine, Pea and Mint Bruschetta, Crispy East Coast Fish Parcels all finished off with The Cooking School's Ultimate Summer Pudding made with Leventhorpe Sparkling wine.
Deb Hastie said: "I just wanted to say what a wonderful day my friends and I had on Saturday. It was a great experience and we all came away with new ideas and inspiration for cooking. My friends, who are all cookery school stalwarts, say it was the most relaxing day cooking they had ever had."
If you would lke to experience a taste of Yorkshire like Deb book on our next Made in Yorkshire course on Saturday 1 October 2011 - Made in Yorkshire - A Dinner Party Feast
Thank you to everyone who came on Saturday and we hope to see you back at The Cooking School soon!
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SURPRISE ROYAL VISITOR TO THE GREAT YORKSHIRE SHOW
Friday 22nd July 2011 1:41 PM
There was a surprise Royal visitor to the Cooking School team on Wednesday 13 July 2011 at the Great Yorkshire Show.
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall was visiting the show with Prince Charles, who is patron of the Royal Agricultural Society. The Duchess spotted the team from Dean Clough and came over for a chat. She recalled her tour of one of the Cooking Buses from the charity Focus on Food when it paid a visit to Todmorden. The Duchess today met Principal Chef Tutor Matthew Benson-Smith, Business Development Manager Barbara Govan and Assistant Chef Tutor Sandra Rayner.
She asked for more information about the work of the charity which teaches cooking skills to children in schools and communities around the UK. The team from TCS invited the Duchess to visit the school in Halifax and she said she would be delighted to come in the future.
Chef Matthew Benson-Smith then went on to the cooking stage to prepare Beetroot Marinated Salmon and TCS Summer Pudding with commentary from Radio 2 presenter Nigel Barden from the Simon Mayo Show.
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