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Darina and Rachel Allen have presented many successful television series and produced dozens of best-selling cook books between them. They also love to entertain...

This two and a half day course promises to be one of the most entertaining, instructive and popular courses of the year. Watch and learn as Darina and Rachel have fun cooking together and sharing their favourite recipes for easy entertaining with you.

Then it’s your turn in the kitchen. Two hands-on sessions with one tutor for every six students ensures an unusually high level of personal attention. So you will also learn important tips and tricks to get the best out of the recipes and your ingredients.  

Darina and Rachel’s stress-free recipes use many seasonal ingredients from the school’s organic farm and gardens. They will share a selection of fish, meat and vegetarian options for delicious appetisers, starters, mains and puds.

And don’t worry, you will be well fed! As well as having the opportunity to taste all the dishes prepared after each demonstration, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch every day.

By the end of the course you will have mastered a whole new repertoire of recipes and techniques. You’ll return home confident to entertain with panache and just chill out, sip some bubbles and enjoy your guests!

*Please note that Part One and Two of this course do not need to be taken in order. Each course shares a different set of recipes.

 

How it works.

We will welcome you on Monday morning at the cookery school with a light breakfast.  The Demonstration with Darina and Rachel will start at 9.30am with a great selection of all kinds of entertaining recipes and a wide range of tips and tricks.  Keep an eye out as you will have to choose what you would like to cook for the following morning.  After class it's off to the cottages for a well earned rest.

Each morning begins with Breakfast at 8:30 for all our students.  This is a time to enjoy the morning sunshine in our farm dining room and get ready for the day with a bowl of steaming hot porridge, jersey cream and local honey, freshly made bread and Irish farmhouse cheese and a nice strong cup of coffee.  

For the rest of the days (after a good breakfast each morning) you will cook a selection of items each morning under the watchful eyes of our teachers where you will learn the important tips and trick to get the best out of the recipes and your ingredients.  After you have sit down to enjoy your lunch you will enjoy and afternoon demonstration with a further set of recipes.  By Wednesday you will have mastered numerous new recipes and techniques.

 

 

 
Please note gallery is a selection of images but may not represent actual dishes featured on the course.
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