We may not be the croissant connoisseurs or the pizza professionals, but the UK has many delicacies of its own to offer. In keeping with this week’s theme of UK travel, what better way to see our beautiful country than by learning how to cook a few of its best-loved dishes? Cooking workshops are a great way to learn from the locals and meet new people, as well as giving you the chance to visit areas of the UK that you may not have considered otherwise.
Afternoon Tea with Caroline Hope
What’s more quintessentially British than tea, scones and Victoria sponge cake? Caroline Hope is a London-based English tea and food historian, so you’re unlikely to find many people quite as knowledgeable about British afternoon tea culture. Her afternoon tea party baking workshops are all followed by your very own tea party where your bakes are served alongside home-made finger sandwiches, clotted cream and strawberry jam. Not to mention the box of goodies that you get to take home with you to share with family and friends – or keep all to yourself!
Cornish Pasties and Clotted Cream with George Pascoe
Cornish chef George Pascoe is the Head Tutor at Philleigh Way, a cookery school located on the beautiful Roseland Peninsular near Truro. Throughout your day, you will not only learn how to make Cornish pasties for yourself, but will also learn about the history and culture of this traditional dish. While the pasties are in the oven, you have the opportunity to learn how to make Cornish clotted cream for yourself, before sitting down together to enjoy the fruits of your labours.
If you’re looking to experience Dublin at the same time as learning how to cook a perfect poached egg, then a Saturday brunch workshop at the beautiful Howth Castle may be the one for you.
English Breakfast at Howth Castle
If you’re looking to experience Dublin at the same time as learning how to cook a perfect poached egg, then a Saturday brunch workshop at the beautiful Howth Castle may be the one for you. Upgrade your breakfast from cornflakes to culinary delights in a relaxed morning workshop, before finishing up by sitting around the farmhouse style dining table to enjoy brunch!
Seafood chowder and soda bread in Scotland
The Cook School Scotland, only thirty minutes outside of Glasgow, offers fish and seafood evening classes where you can learn to create traditional Scottish cuisine using fresh seasonal ingredients caught that very morning. Plus, you can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine while the chef demonstrates how to make the dishes!
Sunday Roast at Cookery School, London
Gathering family and friends for a proper home cooked roast is one of the best-loved British food traditions, and at Cookery School on Little Portland Street you can learn how to do it properly. You’ll be welcomed with breakfast on arrival before you get stuck in to preparing a mouth-watering three course Sunday lunch, which is (of course) enjoyed at the end of the day, all served with English wine to reward you for your efforts.