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Totally Tropical – 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 February half term when we'll be exploring tropical foods to help warm us up a bit!

The Garden Museum has many links to the tropics, via the travels of Captain Bligh, the Tradescants who are buried here and the origin of some of the plants in the Sackler Garden.

In food learning, we’ll be celebrating tropical fruits, and pairing them up with foods that are a bit more seasonal and local to the UK to create some delicious dishes.  Each day we’ll concentrate on one or two ingredients and explore their culinary uses, as well as learning a bit about how and where they are grown.

There will be 3 week day classes and a family feasts class on Saturday morning.

Our other learning programme activities include making paper gardens inspired by the work of Jamaican born artist Rudi Patterson.

Tuesday 19th February Pineapple
Sample recipes: Bok choi and seasonal vegetable salad with pineapple dressing, Sri-Lankan pineapple curry, tropical carrot and pineapple cake

Wednesday 20th February Coconut
Sample recipes: Coconut sweet potato and cauliflower dhansak curry, kale with chana and coconut, coconut and chocolate macaroons

Thursday 21st February | Banana & Plantain
Sample recipes: Singapore green banana curry with rice, plantain chips, banana muffins

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.  In the interest of fairness we ask that all attendees book just one of the three weekday sessions.

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.