No More Boring Barbecues for Beginners (£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.”
Few things are more optimistic than a barbecue but while the event in our imaginations is warm and social, the reality can often be disappointing. Not so at Gloucester Studio and in six hours you will bake Camembert (studded with smoked garlic) in coals, make amazing burgers with fire-cooked salsa served in a smoked bread bun and customise and cook pan cookies.
- 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