Top 10 Best Food classes, courses, learnings kits and gifts in the UK

Learn how to slice, dice, chop, stew and bake your favourite food. Master making meals like a professional chef with hands- on cooking classes. Discover food from across the globe from spicy Indian food to Italian sauces, explore recipes and flavours from around the world. Whether you want to make sweet food or savoury food, build your culinary skills in cooking workshops.

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8. Indian Cuisine
Get an exclusive insight behind the scenes of Kanishka, the Mayfair restaurant run by two Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar which focuses on the unexplored cuisine from the so called 'Sister States' of India. Join Atul in his online classroom and learn how to prepare some of the most iconic cuisines of India. He will take you on a rich and varied tour of the South, East, North and West - showing you how to prepare his favourite regional specialities from Kerala, West Bengal, Kashmir and Goa. Atul is keen to highlight the regional differences in his home country’s food. ‘Indian cuisine doesn’t exist to be honest – we have very specific regional cuisines instead,’ he explains. ‘Sometimes the tastes are like chalk and cheese; it would be like comparing Finnish cuisine with the food of southern Italy. Calling food Indian is just as vague as describing a dish as European.’ People often shy away from Indian food, worrying that it’s too complicated and requires too many ingredients. Atul is here to debunk this myth – “If you cook along with me and follow my basic steps, by the end of the course you will be cooking these dishes exactly like me.” Atul will personally oversee your cooking methods, and will give you feedback on your dishes as you progress through the lessons. By the end of the course you will have prepared four spectacular dishes, and will have a newfound understanding of the history and culture of each region, and how this feeds into the ideas, ingredients and flavours behind the dishes you have created.
£35
00
10. Much More Veg
We all know we should eat more vegetables and plant-based foods, for our health and for the health of the planet. So how do you make sure they are always delicious? This course aims to teach you how you can transform local, seasonal plant-based produce into vegetable dishes that will be every bit as delicious as they are good for you. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will teach you a range of skills and techniques to help you fully embrace all kinds of vegetables in your cooking. Learn how to get the best out of your veg, discover new ways to turn vegetables into complete meals and take home a glut of expert knowledge to feed your family and impress your friends. There are compelling reasons why a plant-based diet isn’t just an ideal worth aiming for – it’s starting to look absolutely essential. More veg means less room for processed foods and refined carbs, for instance – things which are now widely recognized as leading causes of obesity and ill-health. More veg also means less meat – or even no meat, if you prefer. And the consequences of that, for the entire planet, could be colossal. This course is designed to make vegetables and other fantastically healthy plant foods unfailingly delicious and satisfying. You will explore the wonderful, vibrant world of veg to the absolute max. You’ll learn how to perfectly char and sear chunky summer veg on the barbecue; how to slice, dice, grate and dress raw vegetables to make them irresistible; how to combine different veg and fruits into hearty soups and hot pots; and finally how to roast veg for maximum flavour intensity and crispy, chewy golden deliciousness. This course will feature recipes inspired by Hugh’s TV series and his best-selling cookbooks ‘River Cottage Veg Every Day!’ and ‘Much More Veg’.
£35
00
14. Vegan and Plant Based Cooking with Expert Tuition
The course led by acclaimed chef Kirk Haworth immerses you in the partnership of food, art and travel, fuelled by the freedom of change. Kirk’s aim is to redefine veganism by showing vegetables in their truest form, while using them in innovative ways to maximise their flavour. Most of us make dishes where the star of the show is meat or fish, and the vegetables provide the accompaniment. Kirk has mastered the art and techniques of making vegetables the true stars of the show. You will finish this course inspired by the endless possibilities of plant-based cooking, equipped with the foundational cooking techniques you will need to create delicious dishes at a professional standard. Kirk will take you through, step by step, some of his most popular dishes, and will advise you on your technique and presentation. You will be guided through which ingredients you should be using in your local environment, and Kirk will help you to create dishes good enough to serve in his own restaurant! By the end of the course, you will have a full understanding of the environmental and nutritional benefits of a plant based-diet, and will discover the vast number of positive effects this will have on your overall wellbeing. After working in some of the world’s finest restaurants, including The French Laundry, Restaurant Sat Bains, and The Square and Quay in Sydney, Kirk opened Plates with his sister, Keeley. The concept was born following Executive Chef Kirk’s diagnosis with Lyme disease in 2014 which dramatically changed the way he now works, cooks, eats and creates.
£125
00
15. The Art of Chocolate Making with Expert Tuition
“I’m as in love with chocolate making as I was when I made my first truffle. I believe that handmade chocolates should be just that – hand made from beginning to end without the use of artificial flavours, stabalizers and preservatives. This allows the ingredients to really shine and gives the artist license to get creative with their flavours and ideas” – Paul A Young Have you always wanted to learn the wonderful skill of tempering chocolate like a pro chocolatier? Are you drooling at the idea of the perfect sea salted caramel truffle? This course will cover all the skills, troubleshooting and practise that you need to be able to achieve stunning results. Paul has a reputation as an incredibly creative flavour alchemist who often develops flavour combinations that are original, experimental, sometimes daring, yet always perfectly balanced. During this course, Paul will share the skills he has gained during his chocolate career, even letting you in on his secret recipe – his multi-award winning sea salted caramel truffle. Paul will give you the tools you need to create beautiful handmade chocolates at home. You will be taken on a whirlwind tour of the world of chocolate, covering everything from its history right through to creating and decorating truffles at a professional standard. During this course you will cover tempering, cream and water ganaches, moulding, rolling the perfect truffles, hand enrobing, shelling, decoration techniques, bars and barks, layering and perfecting caramel. Call yourself a chocoholic? It’s time to prove it. Paul Young is a groundbreaking and inspirational chocolatier who is at the forefront of the British chocolate scene. Paul’s passion for his craft and his cutting edge creativity have won him numerous awards and led to him being ranked amongst the world’s best chocolatiers. His first book ‘Adventures with Chocolate’ won the World’s Best Chocolate Book at the Gourmand Cookbook Awards in Paris, was shortlisted for the Andre Simon Award and included in the Independent’s Top 50 cookbooks. Paul is a regular on our television screens in the UK, with appearances including This Morning and Sunday Brunch, The Apprentice, Junior Masterchef and Paul Hollywood’s Pies and Puds and in the US on The Nate Berkus Show and The Today Show. In 2014 Paul was named Outstanding British Chocolatier by the International Chocolate Awards.
£125
00
16. Indian Cuisine with Expert Tuition
Get an exclusive insight behind the scenes of Kanishka, the Mayfair restaurant run by two Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar which focuses on the unexplored cuisine from the so called 'Sister States' of India. Join Atul in his online classroom and learn how to prepare some of the most iconic cuisines of India. He will take you on a rich and varied tour of the South, East, North and West - showing you how to prepare his favourite regional specialities from Kerala, West Bengal, Kashmir and Goa. Atul is keen to highlight the regional differences in his home country’s food. ‘Indian cuisine doesn’t exist to be honest – we have very specific regional cuisines instead,’ he explains. ‘Sometimes the tastes are like chalk and cheese; it would be like comparing Finnish cuisine with the food of southern Italy. Calling food Indian is just as vague as describing a dish as European.’ People often shy away from Indian food, worrying that it’s too complicated and requires too many ingredients. Atul is here to debunk this myth – “If you cook along with me and follow my basic steps, by the end of the course you will be cooking these dishes exactly like me.” Atul will personally oversee your cooking methods, and will give you feedback on your dishes as you progress through the lessons. By the end of the course you will have prepared four spectacular dishes, and will have a newfound understanding of the history and culture of each region, and how this feeds into the ideas, ingredients and flavours behind the dishes you have created. One of the pioneers of Indian fine dining, two Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar was responsible for changing our perceptions of the cuisine and helping British diners realise how refined Indian food can be. Combining the flavours of north, east and south India with the finest produce, it’s his contemporary style and love for traditional cooking which have brought him his success. Today, he continues to showcase the incredible flavours of his home country in the UK. In 1994, Atul migrated to the UK and opened Tamarind, which was soon known as one of the best Indian restaurants in the world. In 2001 it won a Michelin star – making Atul the first Michelin-starred Indian chef in the world. This spurred him on to leave Tamarind and open his own restaurant, Benares, which was awarded its own Michelin star in 2006. Since then he has opened numerous successful, award-winning restaurants; Sindhu and Hawkyns in Buckinghamshire and Indian Essence in Kent. In 2018, Atul left Benares to pursue other independent ventures, most recently Kanishka in Mayfair, London.
£125
00
17. Much More Veg with Expert Tuition
We all know we should eat more vegetables and plant-based foods, for our health and for the health of the planet. So how do you make sure they are always delicious? This course will teach you how you can transform local, seasonal plant-based produce into vegetable dishes that will be every bit as delicious as they are good for you. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will teach you a range of skills and techniques to help you fully embrace all kinds of vegetables in your cooking. Learn how to get the best out of your veg, discover new ways to turn vegetables into complete meals and take home a glut of expert knowledge to feed your family and impress your friends. There are compelling reasons why a plant-based diet isn’t just an ideal worth aiming for – it’s starting to look absolutely essential. More veg means less room for processed foods and refined carbs, for instance – things which are now widely recognized as leading causes of obesity and ill-health. More veg also means less meat – or even no meat, if you prefer. And the consequences of that, for the entire planet, could be colossal. This course is designed to make vegetables and other fantastically healthy plant foods unfailingly delicious and satisfying. You will explore the wonderful, vibrant world of veg to the absolute max. You’ll learn how to perfectly char and sear chunky summer veg on the barbecue; how to slice, dice, grate and dress raw vegetables to make them irresistible; how to combine different veg and fruits into hearty soups and hot pots; and finally how to roast veg for maximum flavour intensity and crispy, chewy golden deliciousness. This course will feature recipes inspired by Hugh’s TV series and his best-selling cookbooks ‘River Cottage Veg Every Day!’ and ‘Much More Veg’. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is a multi-award-winning writer and broadcaster known for his uncompromising commitment to seasonal, ethically produced food and his concern for the environment. He has earned a huge following through his River Cottage TV series and books, as well as campaigning documentary series such as Hugh’s Fish Fight, Hugh’s War on Waste, Britain’s Fat Fight and, his latest, War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita. Hugh’s broadcasting has earned him a BAFTA as well as awards from Radio 4, The Observer and the Guild of Food Writers. His award-winning books include The River Cottage Cookbook (2001), which won the Glenfiddich Trophy, the River Cottage Meat Book, which won the Andre Simon Award in the UK as well as the James Beard Award in the USH, and River Cottage Much More Veg. His latest book Eat Better Forever is published in December 2020.
£135
00
20. Classic French Cuisine Collection: The Roux Way with Expert Tuition
The name Roux has grand connotations in kitchens throughout the world and Michel Roux Jr. is of almost culinary blue blood. Michel Roux Jr’s father Albert and Uncle Michel Roux were awarded three Michelin stars for their London restaurant Le Gavroche – the first UK restaurant to achieve this. There are now only a few restaurants as globally influential as Le Gavroche. The Mayfair establishment has trained more than thirty Michelin starred chefs, including Gordon Ramsay, Marco Pierre White and Monica Galetti. On this trio of courses, you'll join legendary chef Michel Roux Jr in the kitchens of Le Gavroche to learn how to prepare delicious classic French cuisine in your own home. Chef Patron Michel Roux Jr invites you for the first time to join him, for an intimate learning experience, from Le Gavroche kitchen where many of the world's top chefs have been trained. The UK's culinary legend gives you a behind closed doors insight into his world and training techniques, teaching you his chef’s secrets, and his culinary philosophy. Throughout the courses you'll find they're peppered with the influence of his culinary hero, Georges Auguste Escoffier. You'll learn how to prepare delicious classic French home cooked cuisine, alongside your classmates, and have the option to receive feedback on your dishes from team Roux inside Le Gavroche! Throughout this trio of courses, you will learn the secrets of ‘how’ as well as the ‘what’ to cook to master classic French cuisine. This relaxed and creative collection is for enthusiasts through to professionals wanting to learn from a master chef, and for anyone who wants to learn how to curate a Michelin star dish at home.
£320
00

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