Bored of takeaway meals? Sick of making the same dish again and again? Then why do it? Perhaps you just don't feel confident enough to make anything else, or maybe a few failed attempts have put you off. Cooking can be a fine art, and there are many things that can trip you up along the way.
At the Cookery School on Little Portland Street, you can learn the techniques for preparing all sorts of food, from meat and fish to pastry and bread. You can also find out about different cuisines such as Thai, French, Italian, Indian, or if you prefer the comfort of familiarity, there is traditional British cooking lessons too.
This summer, the Cookery School has a long line of classes scheduled that range from £100 for three hours, £150 for four and a half hours, or £230 for eight hours.
Learn to make a fabulous all day French meal, with traditional pissaladiere bread, Pistou soup, mustard vinaigrette, fish, hollandaise sauce, roast lamb, Boulangere potatoes, tarte tatin, and ice cream.
Food to last you the whole day includes pita bread, humous, tzaziki, muhammara, aubergine and tomato salad, spanokopita, grilled fish chermoula, chicken tagine, caramelised onion cous cous, cardamom & rosewater ice cream, and ravani/bassbousa semolina cake
Enjoy a day of cooking and eating as you make tortillas patatas bravas, fried padrone peppers, garlic prawns, chorizo & butter bean stew, rolls, paella, Torta di Santiago, sherry & raisin ice cream, and magdalenas muffins.