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Food & Drink for One – Brush Up Your Cooking Skills

Whether you’re already something of a masterchef, or want to recap on the basics, think about taking a cookery holiday where you can brush up on new skills with others

Improve your cooking skills and check out some of your guest recipes

Brush up on your cooking skills (it’s never too late!)

Whether you’re already something of a Masterchef, or want to recap on the basics, think about taking a short cookery course or combining the opportunity to brush up your cookery skills with a holiday and a chance to meet up with others.

Featured Cookery Courses

Weekend or midweek Spanish Cookery Holiday
Los Juncares, Andalucia, Spain from £395

Learn to cook delicious Spanish food including paella and tapas on a 3 night Spanish cooking holiday.  Staying in a 150 year old Finca set in the Andalucian triangle, you’ll lean to cook typical Spanish and Andalucian dishes using fresh organic ingredients.

  • Stay for 3 nights in a beautiful 150 year old Finca
  • Includes 3 cooking lessons including specialty Tapas and Paella courses

Want to stay closer to home?

‘Easy Entertaining’ in one day. Start the new year off with this one day course on the 25th January.

Learn to cook at the Smart School of Cookery, with kitchens in London and Danbury, a picturesque village between Chelmsford and Maldon.

With six students to one chef, ful day courses on a range of different culinary skills at all levels to suit everyone are £99 including a first class lunch and £49 for half a day.  They tell us you don’t need to be an expert cook to attend their classes, but you will leave with a host of skills.

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Featured Cookery Book

This months featured book is Catherine Atkinson’s Quick and Easy Cooking for One

(Paperback £6.56)

If the thought of cooking for one at the end of the day has you reaching for a packaged ready-meal for a quick solution, with good reviews this book will improve your culinary skills and your repitrore

If you have a hectic life don’t eat as you ought to eat most of the time, this book shows you how to plan forward to enjoy delicious, simple healthy meals from fresh ingredients every day.

Spending no more than 20 minutes – often only 10 – in preparation and cooking the book includes good practical recipes covering everything from soups, meats, salads, pastas and vegetarian dishes.