We’re guessing you’ve heard of The River Cottage Cookery School, as it’s become one of Devon’s most recognised places to brush up the old cooking skills. Part of the hugely popular River Cottage project, the cookery school welcomes the novice, curious and accomplished cook and offers a wide variety of courses.
The thought of a cooking lesson can be daunting (even if you’re not that bad in the kitchen) but these courses are designed to be simple, hands on and seasonal to help visitors pick up the basics quickly. Courses can last between one and four days, and they’re all held in the exciting setting of Britain’s most-filmed farmhouse. Feel inspired by the rural location of River Cottage and get back to grips with raw ingredients.
All classes are taught by the River Cottage team of culinary experts, and you’ll stop for a seasonal lunch to keep you going during your day. There’s a real emphasis on hands on learning, so expect to spend a lot of your time actually creating your dish before reflecting on your efforts with the guidance of the team. River Cottage Cookery School is a relaxing way to brush up your talents, and there’s a course for every level.
River Cottage rose to fame when Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall set up home in a Dorset cottage and began to live off the land. The nation watched as he grew his own produce and rediscovered just how much we can get from our own gardens. These days, River Cottage stands for everything that’s natural and celebrates good food in every way, and the cookery school is just one branch of the inspiring project.
*Image courtesy of Russell Talbot
River Cottage HQ, Trinity Hill Road, Axminster, EX13 8TB