Back to School with Loaf

If you’ve not been on a Loaf course but have always fancied it, why not use the changing seasons and new school term time as an excuse to learn a new skill.

We have spaces on several of our courses over the Autumn months including Seafood Masterclass, Handmade Pasta, Pork Butchery and Charcuterie, Sweet Breads and Vennoiserie and Flavour Geography: Thailand, and Chinese Bao and Dumplings (pictured above).

The courses are really enjoyable, informative and hands-on. You’ll be taught by our friendly and experienced in-house experts and passionate guest-tutors. On our courses we also share and enjoy the fruits of our labour and you will never go home hungry! 

We also sell vouchers for courses if you’d like to gift a visit to Loaf Cookery School to a loved one – is it too early to think about Christmas?!

To check the dates and courses available please visit the courses calendar here.

August in the Cookery School

With it being holiday and vacation season (for you guys and us!) we don’t have as full a course schedule as we normally do; though we have ensured that we’ve got the best coverage of our bread courses to suit most needs, so if you’ve got some time off and have always meant to book on to one – take advantage now!

We’ve got places available on all dates for August:

Bread: Back to Basics – Saturday 6th 9.30am-4pm

Simply Sourdough – Friday 12th 7.30-9.30pm – Saturday 13th 9.30am-1pm

Bread: Back to Basics – Thursday 18th 9.30am-4pm (weekday)

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And we’ve even snuck in a Bao and Chinese Dumpling course with Lap on Wednesday 31st 6.30-9.30pm – we’re always thinking of you!

 

The Birmingham Cook Book!

When we were asked if we wanted to contribute to The Birmingham Cook Book, we jumped at the chance!

Find us, along with many familiar faces on the Birmingham food scene inside!

For our contribution, we’ll give you the secret to making your own sourdough starter and how to make your own sourdough bread; plus our superstar Cookery School tutor Lap-Fai Lee, will share his knock-out recipe for Kung Pow Pastrami Bao (#TBT #BAOHOUSE)

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We’ll be selling them in our shop (1421 Pershore Rd, Stirchley) from next weekend – These are limited edition, so be sure to pop in and get your copy – don’t miss out!!

(RRP £14.95)

 

July in the Cookery School!

We’re coming to the end of June, and our July courses are filling up fast!

What better way to spend an evening or day, than learning great new cooking skills, and more importantly EATING!

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  • Kicking off the month with our Earth Oven Building course (now SOLD OUT! But join the mailing list if you want to attend the next one!)
  • We have got places on all our super popular Flavour Geography courses though: Dosa, Sichuan & Bao.
  • Not to mention specialist evening courses on Macarons and Fish with our resident Foodist, Lap-fai Lee!
  • Finishing it off with the final places on our stellar Bread and Sourdough courses – it’s not too late to learn!

 

 

 

We look forward to welcoming you to our school!

 

 

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!

 

NEW COURSE! Flavour Geography: Thailand

We’re introducing a new course into our popular Flavour Geography series – Thailand!

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Join Loaf and expert cookery tutor Lap-fai Lee for this exploration of Thai flavours and classic Thai home cooking. Thailand has many world famous dishes, and rightly so – Thai food beautifully combines an often complex array of ingredients and flavours, with an emphasis on fresh, aromatic, and spicy. It’s so much more than a jar of supermarket Thai green curry sauce!!

Like all Loaf courses it is very hands-on, and throughout the evening we’ll be tasting the fruits of our labour. We’ll be making Som Tam Thai (spicy papaya salad), Nam Pla Ra (fermented fish relish with fresh vegetables), Pla Tort (deep fried grouper with Nam Jim sauce), Massaman beef curry, Yum Makeua Yao (smoky aubergine salad with egg), and Khao Niaw Mamuang (mango sticky rice).

som tam

Please note this course is not suited to a vegetarian diet.

The course usually takes place on a weekday evening from 6.30pm-9.30pm at Loaf HQ in Stirchley, South Birmingham. You’ll feel right at home at Loaf, and everything you learn will set you up for impressing your friends and family with your new found skills at home.

The course costs £60 (inclusive of VAT) and all refreshments, equipment, recipes, and aprons are provided. Use the calendar to find and book a suitable date and add to your basket, and pay via the online checkout.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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

Coming up next week… our Shellfish course

Seafood Two: Shellfish course

This Wednesday 23rd October – 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

Being one of the furthest cities in the UK from the coast it’s not surprising that so many of us in Birmingham love seafood but don’t know where to start when it comes to shellfish preparation. It’s a forgotten food skill that our coastal ancestors would have passed down through generations, but in recent years we’ve begun to lose.

Seafood Two: Shellfish. Photo: Jane Baker

Here’s how the evening will look…

Shellfish Masterclass

  • Clean, prepare, and cook a range of shellfish such as crabs, oysters, and lobster.
  • Master how to cook beautiful Asian & European style shellfish dishes.
  • Take away tips and recipes to create the magic at home in your own kitchen.
  • Under the expert guidance of fish expert Lap-fai Lee

Evening Meal included
Enjoy a fantastic shellfish feast such as crab linguine, dressed oysters, and chargrilled squid, at the end of the evening.

Receive a Loaf Loyalty Card for future discounts on Real Bread in the shop.

Seafood Two: Shellfish. Photo: Jane Baker

Afterwards why not take a visit to to the fantastic wholesale fish market in Birmingham city centre brimming with a wide range of fish and shellfish, and begin to create the magic again at home.

For more info and to book click here Seafood Two: Shellfish

And if f you like the sound of this why not try our Seafood One: Fish course two

Coming up next week… our Shellfish course

Seafood Two: Shellfish course

This Wednesday 23rd October – 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

Being one of the furthest cities in the UK from the coast it’s not surprising that so many of us in Birmingham love seafood but don’t know where to start when it comes to shellfish preparation. It’s a forgotten food skill that our coastal ancestors would have passed down through generations, but in recent years we’ve begun to lose.

Seafood Two: Shellfish. Photo: Jane Baker

Here’s how the evening will look…

Shellfish Masterclass

  • Clean, prepare, and cook a range of shellfish such as crabs, oysters, and lobster.
  • Master how to cook beautiful Asian & European style shellfish dishes.
  • Take away tips and recipes to create the magic at home in your own kitchen.
  • Under the expert guidance of fish expert Lap-fai Lee

Evening Meal included
Enjoy a fantastic shellfish feast such as crab linguine, dressed oysters, and chargrilled squid, at the end of the evening.

Receive a Loaf Loyalty Card for future discounts on Real Bread in the shop.

Seafood Two: Shellfish. Photo: Jane Baker

Afterwards why not take a visit to to the fantastic wholesale fish market in Birmingham city centre brimming with a wide range of fish and shellfish, and begin to create the magic again at home.

For more info and to book click here Seafood Two: Shellfish

And if f you like the sound of this why not try our Seafood One: Fish course two