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Feed yourself well with fibres & fermented foods (gut health)

A fun and more encompassing interactive gut health class. You first learn about the benefits of eating different kinds of vegetables & other plants, then join us in making a couple of very simple dishes – the way of serving up food Emily feels most passionate about.

Emily then helps you understand more about what the gut microbiota is and what our amazing bacteria can do. She goes on to show you how to easily prepare some fermented foods from scratch, giving you the knowledge to  take away, along with your filled up jars.

Inside our bodies there is a whole universe of forty trillion bacteria busy at work. They transform the food we eat and are now understood to have a huge impact on our health in several ways. Fermented foods play a crucial role in feeding our gut microbiota so its great to have the knowledge to nurture and manipulate this through the food we eat. 

Demonstration dishes:

Steamed asparagus or green beans with home-made vinaigrette dressing (v) Ⓥ
Roasted courgettes, aubergines, fennel, pepper, red onion and baby tomatoes with home-
made harissa dressing (v) Ⓥ

We then make as a group:

Water kefir / variations (v) Ⓥ
Simple sauerkraut (clip jar & pickling stone provided) (v) Ⓥ
Spicy pickled radishes or cucumbers (v) Ⓥ
Fermented Tomatoes (demonstration &/or tasting only) (v) Ⓥ

Everyone is welcome!

If you are interested in gut health we run three different classes here at Get Cooking:

  • a breakfast taster session
  • Feed Yourself Well with Fermented Foods where you make fermented /probiotic foods & beverages
  • This Feed Yourself Well with Fibres & Fermented foods which also includes information about prebiotics fibres and cooking demonstrations 


Course details

Date: Saturday 19th October 2024
Duration:  Afternoon
Times: 1pm- 5.30pm
Venue: Gate 3, 43a Springfield Centre, Bagley Lane, Farsley, Leeds LS28 5LY
Cost: £85

About Emily
What you can expect from this course
What to bring
Payment Options
Reviews + feedback
About Emily

Emily Carey has been teaching people to cook classic and original dishes for over 10 years, driven by her passion to make home cooking more widely accessible.

Her childhood, in a home where good food, especially Mediterranean food was enjoyed, started her off on a journey of discovery and exploration. She developed an eye for good recipes and learning what foods work well together, adding to this a flair for bringing food and people together, and that became the basis for Get Cooking.

With a simple start in 2010, and the opening of an exciting and unique venue in Farsley in 2016, she has continually incorporated fresh ideas into the business including her recent passion for gut health.

What you can expect from this course
  • We begin with a brief introduction to the course structure and venue facilities. Complimentary drinks are available at the Farsley venue.
  • All ingredients, kitchen equipment and an apron are provided. A fermenting kit – which includes a clip jar and pickling stone – will be yours to take away and included in the price. We do ask that you bring a container to take away your pickled radishes or cucumbers (details sent on course booking email). 
  • There will also be a tasting session in the last hour of the course.
What to bring?

All the ingredients, an apron and copies of recipes are all provided. We will provide you with a complementary clip jar and pickling stone for the sauerkraut. 

However we ask that you bring along a sterilized glass jar for either the radishes (150ml) or the cucumbers (400ml)

I have a gift voucher, how do I redeem it?

When you make your booking online, there will be a section that says ‘Enter discount code’. Enter the code that was sent to you via email and click ‘apply’. The discount for the full gift voucher amount will be redeemed and you can continue your purchase as normal, paying any outstanding balance if required. If the voucher is for more than the value of the course selected, please email us at admin@get-cooking.org.uk and we will re-issue your voucher with the remaining value for you to use at a future date.

Please note that gift vouchers have a 6 month time limit from the date of issue to be redeemed, but can be used for any future course listed on the website.

Is there parking?

Yes – there is car parking at all of the Get Cooking venues, including the Farsley venue (Springfield Mill Commercial Centre)

How easy is Get Cooking to find?

Get Cooking Farsley:

We are just a minutes’ drive from the Outer Ring Road/ A6120. Turn off at Rodley Junction, as you head towards Rodley village turn right onto Bagley Lane (by The Owl). The car park to Springfield Mill Commercial Centre (Gate 3) is a few yards on- on your right. Or click here  for address, map & more travel information.

The Bowery Visual Arts:

Public Transport: Buses 6, 97, 28, 1 stop nearby and you can use both Burley Park or Headingly train stations.

Can you accommodate special diets?

We can adapt our dishes for most requirements but please do let us know when you book or drop us an email to discuss. We advise those particularly with a food allergy to read our Allergy Policy.

Is Get Cooking wheelchair accessible?

Get Cooking Farsley: There is wheelchair access to the cookery school, a wheelchair accessible toilet and two of our workstations can be lowered for wheelchair use – Please let us know at the time of booking (or email us) so that we can ensure everything is set up. 

Other venues: Unfortunately we are very sorry to inform you that our other venues are not Wheelchair Accessible. 

If you have any other additional requirements that you would like us to be aware of, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will always do our best to accommodate all needs. 

I am 16 years old, can I join any of your courses?

If you are aged 16 and over you are welcome to book on any of our courses. We usually suggest that those under the age of 16 join a course specifically designed for their age group.

How many people can book on your courses?

We would not normally take any more than 8 bookings per class/course.

I have little experience of cooking, can I still join one of your courses?

Yes absolutely. We welcome everyone on our courses whether you are an experienced or inexperienced cook. We provide extra support to whoever might need it!

I have a question but it isn’t on here, is it OK to get in touch?

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Email admin@get-cooking.org.uk or drop us a text on 07595510039.

We accept various payment methods including:

  • Payment via card ( Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club and China UnionPay)
  • Payment via apple pay, google pay and link if using a mobile device
  • Payment via Clearpay or Klarna
Reviews and feedback

What a lovely venue – such friendly hosts and a wonderful relaxed environment.  (Kate)

It was well taught … and a lovely experience (Noorzana)

Brilliant. I now make all the breads at home really easily – even whilst running my business, and we have almost stopped buying supermarket bread! (Oliver)

Excellent instruction- relaxed, knowledgeable, approachable – exactly what I wanted. (Paul)

An outstandingly organised event which included a warm welcome. Emily is a superb host & guide (Jackie)