New dates for courses 2017!

Illustration: www.walternewton.

 The announcement of our Cookery School courses 2017, has been somewhat long awaited by the eager and organised amongst us, so here it is just in time for Xmas!

NEW dates for January-March 2017 are now available for:


– Bread: Back to Basics
– Bread: Simply Sourdough
– Sweet breads and Viennoiserie
– Flavour Geography: South Indian Dosa
– Handmade Pasta
– Macarons

Plus many more!

We’ve worked hard to fit in as many courses as we can, so we hope you’ll find something to suit your needs!

pig butchery Dosa Workshoppasta bread back to basics Seafoodone_new2 sweet breads

If not, why not buy a gift voucher?

You can purchase Cookery School gift vouchers from £1-£150!

Further dates will be staggered throughout 2017.

*Foraging & Earth Oven Building will be available from March.

Lamb & Poultry will be available from February.*

Happy Booking!

Final few places for June!

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We’ve got lots of exciting courses coming up this June!

What’s even more exciting is that we have the final few places left for the taking (even on our usually sold out and ever popular Bread: Back to Basics course!)

japan sushi rolls

Take your plate round the globe, we’re holding courses on: Pasta, Bao, Japan,  and Thailand (Brand NEW!)

 

 

earth ovensDIY your own Earth Oven (Next weekend!)

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Forage and cook from any hedgerow (what’s not to like about food for free?!)

Master butchery in chicken or lamb, learn from the best!

Snap them up while you can! You can book here!

 

Mum doesn’t have to wait too long for her course…

Mum doesn’t have to wait too long for that course you’ll be booking her onto for Mother’s Day, we’ve still got places on lots of brilliant (and usually SOLD OUT!) courses this month…

 

Pork Butchery & Charcuterie – Thurs 3rd
https://www.loafonline.co.uk/…/pig-butchery-and-charcuterie…/
pig butchery

 

Seafood One: Fish – Weds 9th
https://www.loafonline.co.uk/shop/seafood-one-fish/
Seafoodone_new2

 

Knife Skills and Maintenance – Weds 16th
https://www.loafonline.co.uk/s…/knife-skills-and-maintenance/
knife skills

 

How to make: Dosa – Tues 22nd
https://www.loafonline.co.uk/shop/dosa/
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Flavour Geography: Chinese Bao & Dumplings – Weds 23rd
https://www.loafonline.co.uk/…/flavour-geography-chinese-ba…/

 

How to make: Macarons – Thursday 24th
https://www.loafonline.co.uk/shop/how-to-make-macarons/
macarons

Book online at your convenience, or you can pop into the shop to book!

Treat Yourself

Kitchen Essentials: Illustration: www.walternewton.com

Alongside our forthcoming Forage and Cook course, we have a fantastic selection of other Loaf Cookery School courses coming up in April to whet your spring cooking appetite. Go on, treat yourself.

April 2014 Courses

Cooking Meat – Tuesday 8th April

Butchery: Perfect Poultry – Tuesday 15th April

Forage & Cook – Wednesday 16th April

Handmade Pasta  – Tuesday 22nd April (one place available)

Knife Skills – Wednesday 30th April

Why not?! Find out more here: www.loafonline.co.uk/cookeryschool or call Nancy on 0121 458 7682

Courses – Seasonal Favourites are Back

Since moving into our shop in Stirchley six months we’ve added a whole load of new courses to our Cookery School repertoire.

As well as old favourites (bread, sourdough, pasta, butchery) we’ve added a Seafood course and seven Kitchen Essentials workshops (knife skills, stocks and sauces, flavour geography etc). Our seasonal favourites, Forage and Cook, Earth Oven Building & Preserving are also back.

Sorry, but our courses and events always sell out fast, so book early!

New courses can be found on our website, or if you’re local browse in the Cookery School window: www.loafonline.co.uk/cookeryschool

Earth Oven Course

Courses – Seasonal Favourites are Back

Since moving into our shop in Stirchley six months we’ve added a whole load of new courses to our Cookery School repertoire.

As well as old favourites (bread, sourdough, pasta, butchery) we’ve added a Seafood course and seven Kitchen Essentials workshops (knife skills, stocks and sauces, flavour geography etc). Our seasonal favourites, Forage and Cook, Earth Oven Building & Preserving are also back.

Sorry, but our courses and events always sell out fast, so book early!

New courses can be found on our website, or if you’re local browse in the Cookery School window: www.loafonline.co.uk/cookeryschool

Earth Oven Course

Cookery School news

Bread: Back to Basics

There are spaces available on our 29th September Bread course, it’s a week on Saturday and will take place in the new cookery school adjacent to Stirchley Stores:

Bread: Back to Basics is a day-long course. Loaf Director Tom will equip you with the skills to make consistently good, wholesome bread at home. This experience takes bread back to its essential ingredients – flour, water, salt and yeast – and teaches you a great repertoire of beautiful breads based on these basic building blocks. You’ll learn how to make rustic white loaves, wholemeal seeded rolls, ciabatta, fougasse and pizza, which you’ll eat for your lunch. You’ll also make an enriched brioche dough for you to take home and bake the next day.

 

New butchery courses

1st November – Perfect Poultry & 21st November – Nose to Tail Lamb

These are run in partnership with Steve Rossiter, who runs Birmingham’s only certified organic butchers in Bournville.

To book a place on any of our courses, or for more information see our shop

 

Updates from Twitter and Facebook

Tomorrow marks the first week of Loaf HQ and Stirchley Stores being open to the public, and we’ve had a great response so far. There are some photos up on our facebook showing Stirchley Stores/the Loaf HQ opening, as well some of the daily loaves available, and Tom regularly puts a few photos up on his twitter, here’s Dom’s special Mustard and Chedder Boulé:

 

Bay Leaf Restaurant start new food and drink courses

Just a quick note of news just in from the restaurant I reviewed a couple of weeks ago – Bay Leaf. They have just advertised a few courses that they’ll be starting to run regularly at their place in the custard factory. They’ll be doing a cocktail making class, a wine and cheese tasting evening, and a Bangla cooking masterclass with owner Aftab Rahman, which looks great. Check out more details on their website: click here

New Course: Earth Oven Building Weekend

Just a brief post to notify you of a brand new course that we’re offering this summer which we’ve just advertised on our cookery school pages. Our Earth Oven Building Weekend will take place on the 16th and 17th July, and is a unique opportunity for you to come and learn how to make an earth oven for outdoor cooking and bread making in your own back garden. We’ll be making an oven together over the weekend in the very same style of the oven that we use to run our bread courses and community bakery from. You can see all the details of the course over on this page, and if there is enough demand for the first course we may run a second course this year before the weather turns.