Learn to make mouthwatering dishes on this African cookery course! If you've ever seen yam or black eyed beans in your local supermarket and wondered what to do with them, or simply adore tasty African food, this half day workshop will have you cooking up a treat.
What we love most about African food is the diversity and richness of the dishes. From Tajines and Tatale, to Bobotie and Benachin, there are loads of different flavours and aromas from the many countries that make up the continent of Africa and at this cookery school you'll find out all about it. The school has a full programme of courses to choose from, including West African and East African vegetarian cookery, A Taste of Nigeria, Spicing Up Chicken and Tasty Tajines.
What really distinguishes African from other cookery is the use of spices and you'll be introduced to popular African spices from the continent throughout your class, as well as being shown some superb colourful dishes made from traditional African ingredients. There's Jollof, a popular all-in-one-pot stew from a basis of tomatoes and herbs and egusi soup made from crushed melon seeds, spinach and a bitter shrub called okazi. As well as making all these delicious dishes and tasting them, you'll be given boxes to take home what you've made.
If you like cookery and are looking for something a little bit different, these African cookery courses will give you new, exciting and unusual flavours and dishes to try in the kitchen. And don't forget, as well as taking what you've cooked home with you, all the ingredients are included in the price of the class and you'll be given recipe cards too.
- An African cookery class lasting three hours
- One to one tuition or small group tuition
- Make two to three dishes and take them home at the end of the class
- All ingredients are specially sourced as great ingredients is the key to African cooking
- Recipes cards are provided for you to recreate the cuisine at home quickly and easily
- African cookery classes to choose from including Taste of Nigeria, Taste of Tajines, Spicing Up Chicken and East African Vegetarian Cooking
- The cookery classes take place in a converted stables in a Grade II listed former fire station with lounge, dining and kitchen area
- The premises also has a Akhaya Cookery shop onsite where guests may purchase ingredients and equipment to take home
- There is a waiting area for any guests or participants
- Unfortunately guests cannot enter the kitchens