Edible Christmas Gifts from Italy

7th December 2023

/ 4.5 hr, including lunch

Class Description

Our Italian tutor Mariella Bliss returns to the school.  Born and brought up in Naples, Mariella brings her Italian warmth and enthusiasm back to Honesty.

 

Buon Natale, as they say in Italy!

 

Enjoy the spices and the luxurious ingredients that make Christmas in Italy. Under Mariella’s expert advice you will learn to create the following specialities – the ancient panforte di Siena, Neapolitan chocolate torrone, biscotti, and mostarda di Mantova. Mariella will also demonstrate how to gift wrap what you have produced to show it off to best effect, and give you the opportunity to do the same with your own goods.

Serve them up to your family and friends or pass them on as gifts!

 

Lunch Included:

You will be served a light lunch of Honesty seasonal soup and breads, with a selection of cheeses from our farm shop

 

“I attended a previous class and now don’t buy any shop pasta, even more impressive is my husband, who didn’t like pasta now eats pasta ! ” Jill Hamilton

All abilities welcome

Class size
8

/ 4.5 hr, including lunch

What to expect
  • On arrival you will be met by the cookery school staff and offered refreshments whilst you sign in and meet the other participants.
  • Class sizes are small to offer a hands-on learning experience. Occasionally we may ask you to work as a pair or as part of a group.
  • All ingredients and equipment are provided, including aprons.
  • Refreshments will be available during the course, including a glass of wine if your course includes a meal.
  • All cookery courses include a recipe pack to take home, which can also be sent to you digitally.
  • Course times are approximate and may sometimes run beyond the end time advertised.
Important Information
  • Allergies and Dietary Requirements: Some classes are able to cater for specific dietary requirements but not all, please let us know of any allergies at the time of booking.

 

  • Gifts: If you are booking the class as a gift, please ask the recipient to get in touch directly to inform us of any allergies ahead of the class by emailing: cookeryschool@honestygroup.co.uk

 

  • Booking for others: Please make sure that all email correspondence is forwarded on to gift recipients and others you have booked for to ensure that they have received full instructions.

 

  • Sustainability: Some of our classes may have leftover food for you to take home.  In the interests of sustainability please ensure you bring containers with you.

 

  • Safety and Hygiene: In the interests of safety and hygiene we request that closed in shoes are worn and hair is tied back whilst cooking.
Where is this located?
  • Honesty Cookery School
  • The Barn, North Sydmonton House
  • North Sydmonton
  • Hampshire
  • RG20 4UL
  • UK
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7th December 2023

Edible Christmas Gifts from Italy

/ 4.5 hr, including lunch

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North Sydmonton House, The Barn, North Sydmonton, Newbury RG20 4UL
07708 620287

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FAQs

What is a Cook Together ticket?

Cook Together tickets allow an adult and a child between 10 – 18 years to book onto a course for a cheaper price. You will work together at the same workstation and produce enough food for you both to eat. This is part of our drive to encourage young people to enjoy cooking from scratch.

Can I book for a large group?

We have eight workstations and accommodate larger groups by working in pairs or small groups around each station. People often report they enjoy working in this way as it makes the event sociable and allows people to take a short break from the cooking as there are others to take over.

Who can attend these classes?

Most of our scheduled courses are for adults only. However, where you see a ‘Cook Together’ ticket offered then you can book for a place for a child over the age of 10 years with an adult.

It is also possible to book a bespoke course for children with an adult from the party remaining in charge of the group. Please make enquiries to cookeryschool@honestygroup.co.uk

Do I need to be a confident cook?

We welcome people of all cooking experience and abilities. Our tutors will assess and adjust to your needs.

What if I have a food allergy or special dietary need?

Some of our courses can accommodate allergies and special dietary requirements however for others the replacement of one ingredient for another will not work. As there is such a range in what people require we request that you ask at the time of booking by emailing cookeryschool@honestygroup.co.uk

What should I wear/bring with me?

All ingredients and equipment are provided, including aprons. For a cookery course we advise wearing layers as the cookery school can heat up once the ovens and hobs are on. Closed shoes are also requested for health and safety purposes and a band to tie back longer hair.

If you are attending a course that could be messy please adjust your clothing to take account of this.

We hope to make our courses as sustainable as possible and so request that customers bring containers to take home any food left over at the end of a course.

 

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