From Everyday Meals to Dinner Parties
Cooking a meal is a daily task, but shouldn't feel like chore. You only need a little confidence, which comes from a key starting point; a good recipe and a bit of inspiration. I start by finding a nice simple recipe. I don’t like hard to source ingredients. I like to stick to items easily found in your pantry, at the local butcher, supermarket, or farmer's market. I follow the instructions to the letter. After practicing a couple times, I then vary the recipe and play with flavours, always influenced by the season’s produce.
My aim is to arm you with a few key recipes that you can whip up easily using pantry staples and varying ingredients depending on what the season is producing. With a few clever presentation tricks, a simple meal can not only be tasty but look impressive.
Groups of 4 - 6 people.
Morning tea on arrival.
Gathering of fresh garden produce.
Hands on cooking of simple, seasonal dishes with take home recipes.
All culminating in us enjoying the dishes we've prepared together in a lovely light filled conservatory, overlooking kitchen garden.
“Had a fantastic time with Mary at her 'From Everyday Meals to Dinner Parties' class. Was great to learn different ways of preparing several dishes, and how little changes here and there can transform a meal. The whole class had a really good time."