What you will do
3 hour class
Menu : Harissa Baked Salmon, Spiced Roasted Cauliflower, Green Beans and Preserved Lemons, Minted Cucumber, Jewelled Citrus Cous Cous, Labneh with Sumac, Fresh Fruit
Come and lose yourself in the Scents of the Souk, as we spend a morning cooking up a storm in my beautiful spacious and airy kitchen North West London! Our specially designed Teaching Kitchen is set up in a residential space, so you get all the most up-to-date kit and professional chef instruction, but in a comfortable and friendly environment (check out the photos).
By the end of the session you will be familiar with many staple Moroccan ingredients, and you will create your very own Harissa from scratch to take home. Learn the secret to getting pomegranate seeds to surrender easily from their skins, and get to grips with a pestle and mortar and a whole lot of chillies, as we grind fresh spices and fill the air with the aromas of Northern Africa.
Everyone gets to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty. You can sit and enjoy the fruits of your labours with your fellow students after the class, or feel free to take a portion home if your time is restricted.
Note 1: Our Teaching Kitchen is situated in North West London in Kensal Rise in a leafy residential area within very short walking distance of multiple public transport options (see instructions section).
Note 2: The Teaching Kitchen is a great place to switch off and get immersed. Feel free to turn off your phone, and escape the world for a couple of hours! You do not need to bring anything with you, other than perhaps a sense of humour and the willingness to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in!
Note 3: Still and Sparkling water will be available throughout the class, and we will, of course, be tasting our creations as we go – no one goes hungry here! Beer and Wine are available upon prior request. At the end of the class we will sit down to enjoy a meal together; a great opportunity to catch up with friends and make new ones! Your teacher will also be on hand to discuss and answer any questions you have. If your time is short, you are free to take your creations home with you; all packaging will be provided.
Note 4: By purchasing this class you are confirming that you understand that you will be working with potentially dangerous kitchen equipment and that you waive any and all rights to make claims for any injury or accident sustained.
Note 5: Please ensure you arrive on time (but not too early as we will be setting up)! I can highly recommend grabbing a coffee at one of our lovely nearby cafes , such as L’Angolo, Urban Soul, Cable Co. or Messapica if you arrive early!
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Heirlooms & Wooden Spoons
The Heirlooms & Wooden Spoons Teaching Kitchen is situated in a stunning, light-filled residential space in North West London. Laura likes to create a relaxed and accessible atmosphere in which to learn, whilst ensuring the school is fully equipped with the highest quality kit and ingredients. Classes are kept to a maximum of 6, ensuring high student to teacher ratio and ensuring classes are intimate and relaxed.
Laura is a joyful and irreverent teacher, and she strives to maintain a calm and fun environment in which to learn, whilst imparting professional knowledge and genuine chef tricks and tips. She has worked in the industry both as a chef and as a teacher in London, Singapore and the US. In addition, her experience as an instructor at the Culinary Institute of America makes her uniquely qualified to teach, and gives her an interesting perspective on food history as well as food future, the ethics of eating, and a particular personal interest in vegetarian and vegan recipes.
Laura's fascination with forgotten skills and vintage kitchenalia seeps into many of her recipes and techniques. She is forever finding antique equipment and tableware, and often uses vintage items and long forgotten techniques in her classes.
Laura believes that your hands are your greatest tools, so be ready for a truly immersive class (not just demonstrations). Unless otherwise stated, all classes are hands-on, and you will get to make and taste everything. Each class is designed to finish with a meal to be enjoyed with your fellow cooks, or take your creations home to share. Regardless of experience, you will be challenged and inspired to return home with renewed confidence, and new friends!
*Note 1*: We are a 6 minute walk from Kensal Green Station (Bakerloo Line) and a 7 minute walk from Kensal Rise overground station. The 187, 6, 52, 302, 28 and 452 all have stops within a few minute's walk of our front door. If you have to drive, there are a small number of pay and display options available on College Road, or (as a last resort) I can organise parking for you at a cost of £12 outside the door, but you need to email me your car registration a week before. Parking after 6.30pm and on weekends is free. *Note 2*: All equipment including aprons and even packaging to take home your creations will be provided. All our classes are 'hands on' so be prepared to learn new skills and stand at a work station! We will cover a lot over the course of the class, but all recipes will also be provided electronically so no need to stress about remembering everything, or worrying that you get your recipes messy ;) *Note 3*: Please do let me know of any dietary requirements or allergies.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.