learn to cook in the Lake District
Daytime Practical Course
Daytime Practical Course
This is a course that looks at some meats that are deemed to be forgotten and out of favour – together with some old fashioned skills that can be adapted to a variety of uses within the kitchen.
DISHES YOU MAY BE CREATING:
Spare ribs – preparation of in conjunction with the belly pork
Roasted belly pork – preparation and cooking- with an English apple puree and a hint of star anise
Beef and Horseradish handraised pie – making a hot water crust pastry and demonstrating a little skill in the preparation and execution.
Guinea Fowl – purchase and preparation combined with what to do with the different parts of the bird – to include a Ballontine of guinea fowl breast and roasting the legs and the art of confit.
Boning, skinning, jointing
Preparation and resting of meats
Purchase and presentation
DURING YOUR DAY:
Our one day courses are designed to be fun hands-on and interactive – whatever your age, experience, or ability.
Arrive between 9.15am and 9.30 and enjoy coffee and a morning snack in the ‘Bubbling Beck’ riverside room…. Meet and chat with those also enjoying a relaxing and informative day at LucyCooks. You will get to meet your chef for the day who will do a short introduction to LucyCooks and let you know the format for your day ahead.
Around 10.00am move upstairs to the fully practical kitchen area – where you will be directed to one of our delightful galley kitchens, each one of which is fully equipped to your specific requirements, with a choice of gas, electric or induction hobs. There are also facilities for those with disabilities and children of varying ages.
Your fully practical course will start with a demonstration by your chef. You will then return to your kitchen, copy what they have shown you and start cooking…..
Lunch is a social affair back in the BubblingBeck… something light and delicious accompanied by a glass of wine.
The Afternoon session is some more watching, learning and doing, with a refreshment break somewhere along the way. By the time you have finished at around 4.00pm, you will have hopefully picked up a few tips and enjoyed a break from your regular routine.
We don’t profess to send you out with a diploma on kitchen management and culinary skills, but you will leave with a variety of new skills and inspiration. You will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labours back in the comfort of your own home and be proud of what you have achieved as you get to take all of your goodies home at the end of the day.
Please note we are able to adapt most courses to suit your particular dietary requirements
Please call 01539 822507 for late availability bookings on this course.