DISCLAIMER – Please note that due to student numbers, seasonal availability of ingredients or other factors outside of our control some dishes mentioned in our course descriptions may not be made on the day.
Far Eastern Weekend
This is a practical hands on 2 day workshop for people who've ever wondered what to do with bean curd. Take your inspiration from Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, where they really know how to make the most of these versatile, nutritious and tasty ingredients. It’s not all about beans though, as this course also features exotic ingredients such as kaffir lime leaves, tamarind paste, date syrup, ginger, papayas, holy basil and lychees.
Your tutor, Chico Francesco, who has traveled widely throughout Asia will share his wealth of ingredient knowledge and far eastern food culture. He will talk about the delicate fragrance of jasmine rice, how to blend spices that would not normally be used together and how to shop and store a variety of interesting spices used in the far east. Tempeh is also used on this course in a sophisticated way. What’s more, after you’ve learnt the secrets of the delicate and exotic flavours of the east, you can sit back and enjoy your food.
Dishes on the course include Thai style sushi using aromatic ingredients, Java black beans cooked in lime juice with creamed coconut and coconut & lychee ice cream.
ITINERARY FOR THE FAR EASTERN WEEKEND WORKSHOP
9am - 9.30am Registration and coffee
9.30am - 12am Demonstrations & Talk
12pm - 2.30pm 1st Practical Workshop
2.30pm - 3.30pm Lunch & Break
3.30pm - 6.30pm 2nd Practical Workshop
6.30pm Break & Refreshments
7pm - 10.30 pm Dinner
9am - 11am Demonstrations & Talk
11am - 2.30pm Practical Workshop
2.30pm - 3.30pm Lunch & Finish
Please note accommodation is not provided as part of this course but a list of nearby hotels you can stay at is available here.
Dates to be confirmed
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For vegetarian/vegan students under the age of 25 bursaries towards the costs of our courses may be available. Follow this link for more details.