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: Wed 6 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 seven years experience of teaching and demonstrates all the stages of the dishes she makes whilst you make yours. ( Any support can be given.)
6 evening class courses
At these classes you make a dish (usually enough for two) to take away, sometimes with extras.
One day courses:
If it is a day course, most the dishes you make are enough for two which you would normally take-away. Occasionally Emily demonstrates dishes but this will usually be clearly stated in the course description, and you may also take this away or eat this for lunch. At the bread courses you take-away a large focaccia, your flatbreads and an Irish soda bread. (You will usually eat some of the breads you make for lunch.)
Coffee and tea are available throughout . Other complimentary glasses of wine or beer or other drinks (including home-made teas/cordials) are often provided too alongside occasional tasters…
It works out at around £32 per class for the 6 evening class courses.
One day courses -where you make several dishes or breads- are charged between £120-£130.
What to bring?
All the ingredients, an apron and copies of recipes are all provided.
You just need to bring your own large plastic containers to take away the dish(es) you make. Ideally you will bring a couple of medium to large sized sealable containers and a small one too, just in case!
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)