Beginners Fire Cooking (£115) 10am to 4pm
The Pyromaniac Cookery School is rather different to many UK cookery schools and was inspired by chef Kathryn’s travels through Southeast Asia where cookery school students enjoyed a leisurely pace and an informal approach to learning. While there is plenty of hands on activity and the requisite cookery book to take home, students also take time to sip a glass or two of wine and gaze into the fire as they share a meal. All dishes taught can be recreated at home on a basic fire pit or barbecue with minimal equipment.
TripAdvisor review of Beginners Fire Cooking: “The food we prepared was extremely tasty and also achievable to recreate at home. The day was well organised and as well as learning things I will definitely use we were also given time to eat and drink around the fire, a very chilled out experience. This is all held in Kathryn’s home and it just adds to the lovely laid back overall feeling. I would highly recommend booking a place on the course as it is amazing.”
Students relax with a hot drink as they try their hand at cooking the Danish treat aebleskiver. Over the course of the day they cook the meal from prepared ingredients; creating a bespoke filling for the provided bread dough to make griddled calzone, cooking chicken (or celeriac) in dough over fire to eat with potjie potatoes and smoked salad, and baking orange and Cointreau cakes to enjoy with flambeed sauce.
- A mix of hands on cooking experience and demonstration
- A relaxed three course lunch with wine
- A cookery book to take home with you detailing the recipes prepared