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There’s no better way to keep out the cold than by cooking up a storm. Get cooking this winter with a little help from local chefs.
Dishy Cookery School:
The Dishy Cookery School in Thames Ditton will be running ‘Warm Winter Nights’ classes throughout December, great for those wanting to learn how to make hearty food to warm the soul. Local chef Christine Thompson will teach you and a group of five friends everything you need to know about tagines, pies and cobblers which are certain to fill the kitchen with comforting aromas aplenty.
The highlight will be perfecting your Christmas spiced cinnamon cocktail (pictured).
Proponents of multi-tasking will be pleased to know that Christine will also be running gift-making classes; excellent news if you want to learn how to make something new and get a few presents in the bag at the same time. Learn how to make florentines, amaretti biscuits, cranberry curd or even limoncello, then have fun beautifying your hard work with labels, ribbons and bells – the perfect present for that special someone who deserves something more personal this Christmas.
Warm Winter Nights: 5 hour course, £105 per person. Gift Making: 5 hour course, £125 per person. Visit: dishycookeryschool.com or call (020) 8224 3784 to organise your course date and time.
Cook with Anjula Devi:
Turn up the temperature by letting Anjula Devi teach you how to make some exciting Indian dishes.
Semi-finalist in ITV’s Food Glorious Food, the Hampton based chef greatly impressed mentor Loyd Grossman. Her chicken tikka was so spectacular, he said, that for many people it would “totally redefine the dish”.
Join Anjula’s Street Food class to learn the secrets of samosa chaat, bhel puri and aloo tikki, or book a private class for more one-to-one attention.
Come Christmas, you may even find yourself ditching the turkey.
To book a course or private lesson: firstname.lastname@example.org