Join food writer and cookery teacher Kathy Slack of Gluts & Gluttony for a 3 hour cookery masterclass in our learning studio, as we explore growing and cooking your own food.
The pleasure of nurturing a crop from tiny seed and then cooking it for your dinner is magic everyone can enjoy, whether you have an allotment or a windowsill. It brings you closer to nature and highlights the changes in the seasons as well as providing endless inspiration for what to cook. In this class we’ll learn the basics of growing food and cook some dishes with some seasonal crops that are ideal for beginners.
The class will include:
- What to grow (and what not to grow!)
- How to set up a growing space
- Growing in small spaces
- Making the most of seasonal gluts
- How to cook with ingredients you have grown
- A delicious lunch and recipes to take home
- A pot of seeds, sown by you, to take home and grow
Pickled beetroot, carrots and cauliflower with herby homemade cheese
Celeriac, thyme and apple soup
Rhubarb fridge jam
Open to all levels of skills and interests. This class is suitable for Adults 16 and over.
This event is part of our upcoming Overwinter programme, supported by Seedlip Drinks.
Kathy is an award-winning food writer, supper club host and cookery teacher who grows her own ingredients from her kitchen garden in the Cotswolds.
Kathy’s life in food began after 12 years as a brand strategist for London advertising agencies where the fun had been had and the rat race was taking its toll. Kathy quit and started her blog, Gluts & Gluttony, about the gluts she was growing on her allotment and the ensuing gluttony in the kitchen. She retrained as a cook and worked at Daylesford organic farm in Kingham, Gloucestershire, for 3 years before going full time on G&G. As well as hosting a monthly supper club featuring ingredients from her veg patch, she teaches cookery classes at home and at Borough Market in London as well as River Cottage, Big Feastival, Wilderness Festival, Taste of London, St Ives Food Festival and others. She writes a monthly recipe column in Borough Market’s Market Life magazine and for publications like Delicious, The Independent, Simple Things,. In 2019 she was awarded the Young British Foodie award for vegetables and names the Soil Association BOOM Awards Best Blogger. She was also shortlisted in the Guild of Food Writer’s Awards for Best Social Media. All her food celebrates seasonal, homegrown ingredients – no foams, frills or frippery, just beautiful, simple food that Kathy has nurtured from plot to plate.