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Inspired by Portugal – May half term cooking workshops

Each school holiday we host hands on food learning cooking workshops for children aged 6-10, in our learning studio kitchen. Come and join us this May half term when we'll be exploring the cuisine of Portugal.

The Garden Museum is situated in the London borough of Lambeth, a borough which has one of the large Portuguese populations in the UK. In fact the Tradescants who are buried here, had their botanical garden in Tradescant Road, 10 minutes south of the Museum, which is now often labelled as an area called ‘little Portugal’.

In our two May half term food learning workshops, we’ll be learning about Portuguese cuisine, and how ingredients like the potato and tomato became staple ingredients, despite being indigenous to South America. We’ll make our own plant-based dishes, inspired by Portuguese ingredients and flavours.

Please note that classes on Thursday and Friday will be the same class. Please click on the date under the booking information to take you through to the correct booking page.

Sample recipes: 
Piri-piri roasted cauliflower / simple tomato salad
Caldo verde (potato and cabbage soup)
Cheat’s pasteis de nata

The course will take place in our food learning studio. All food and equipment is provided and the session includes a light vegetarian lunch.

The cooking workshop is ideally suited to children aged 6-10 accompanied by an adult. However if children have attended one of our cooking workshops at the Garden Museum before and are aged 8 and above they may attend unaccompanied if dropped off and collected up by a parent or guardian.

Please note the sessions are usually very popular, so early booking is advised.

Tickets £3* per person, per day (children and adults need a ticket). Ticket includes entry to the Museum.

*This class is subsidised to keep prices affordable.