Everyone loves Italian cooking! Channel your enthusiasm by joining us to make four mouth watering classics. We start by making some simple pasta sheets for ravioli which you fill with home-made ricotta & seasonal spinach or chard. We go on to cook a rich meat ragu sauce with rigatone or polenta then it’s stuffed aubergines, al forno. Finally we make dough & bake pizzas in a wood fired oven before feasting on them together on your last week! We also plan to squeeze in a demonstration or two, maybe an antipasto & /or some Italian gelato!
Start date: Wednesday 6th June 2018
Duration: 4 eve classes
Times: 6.30pm- 8.30pm
Venue: Gate 3, 43a Springfield Centre, Bagley lane, Farsley, Leeds LS28 5LY
week 1: Simple pasta dough sheets for ravioli filled with home-made ricotta & locally grown spinach or chard serve in simple butter & sage sauce
week 2: A rich meat ragu sauce of beef topside, pork ribs & Italian sausage with rigatone or polenta
week 3: Aubergines stuffed with onion, garlic, basil, tomatoes, focaccia, provolone and baked ‘al forno’
week 4: Pizza dough making and a choice of toppings – fig, walnut & gorgonzola or porcini, proscuttio & mozzarella baked in a wood fired oven & enjoyed together!
Emily’s courses run in the cookery school where you each have your own worktop space and utensils, two induction hobs and access to an oven / sinks. Emily has eight years experience of teaching and demonstrates all the stages of the dishes she makes whilst you make yours. ( Any support can be given.)
4 or 6 evening class courses
At these classes you make a dish (usually enough for two) to take away, occasionally with extras.
Coffee and tea are available throughout . Other complimentary glasses of wine or beer or other drinks (including home-made teas/cordials) are occasionally provided too alongside occasional tasters…
What to bring?
Ingredients, an apron and copies of recipes are all provided.
You just need to bring two medium to large sized plastic containers to take away the dish(es) you make.
A great new cookery school in Leeds. Emily makes you fall in love with cooking. (Julie, Spanish + Taste of Latin American Cooking)
The course exceeded all my expectations, every dish has been delicious and I’ve learned so much. I’m just sad it’s all over now! (Dulcie, Taste of Latin American Cooking)
What a lovely venue – such friendly hosts and the wonderful relaxed environment. And now I feel confident to make my own bread. (Kate, Breadmaking)
I joined Emily’s East of Europe course and it was fantastic (she is also fantastic)! I met a mixture of very nice people, had fun, cooked lots of different things which I got to take home to enjoy. I shall be joined Emily’s South Asian course in September – hopefully meet lots more nice people! (Jackie, East of Europe course)
Really nice atmosphere and surroundings, very friendly tutors (Joanne, Healthy Eating course)
Delicious food to take home! (Tim, East of Europe course)
Course fully met expectations…most enjoyable, particularly the hands on part of the course. The venue is very good, particularly the size, and very well equipped… a very enjoyable and satisfactory day (Charlie, Healthy Eating course)
I have practised several of the recipes and surprised how simple they are to make (Spanish Cooking course, Frances)
I thought it was all excellent! (Aquel, East of Europe course)
Got loads of new ideas and inspiration, struggling to choose my favourites as they were all nice (Karen, Taste of Latin American Cooking)
Really great…definitely interested in doing more courses.(Julie)
Nice and relaxed, clear instructions…Emily + Jade both great! (Antonia, Asian Vegetarian Cooking)
It was well taught … and a lovely experience (Noorzana, Breadmaking)
Excellent instruction- relaxed, knowledgeable, approachable – exactly what I wanted. (Paul, Breadmaking)
Very enjoyable course at just the right level. Very impressed with the facilities… all the equipment and everything you needed. Staff were great, worked at the right pace, didn’t feel rushed. The course … enabled you to learn all you needed… so you could repeat the dishes at home easily. I have recommended it to others. (Alan, East of Europe, June 2017)
Simply book online using our secure payment system and you will receive an automated email. Or if preferred, email (or ring) with details of the course you wish to book onto & we will send you an invoice with payment details. We confirm bookings once payment is received.
People are always welcome to join any of our weekly class courses that have already started subject to available spaces. Get in touch to find out more.
Just email us with the voucher details & course you wish to book onto and we will register you on. If the cost of the course is more than the value of your voucher we will send you an invoice for the difference.
Yes – there is a large free secure car park at Springfield Mill Commercial Centre where we are based.
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.
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.
Yes there is wheelchair access to the cookery school, a wheelchair accessible toilet and two of our workstations can be lowered for wheelchair use – just let us know at the time of booking.
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.
We would not normally take any more than 10 bookings per course (sometimes less).
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!
Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop us a text on 07595510039.