Cooking classes

Mat & Vin – a Swedish cooking class with Peter Skogström

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We’ve all been there.  One moment you are happily typing a document, fingers whizzing over the keys; and the next a colleague leans over your shoulder and asks you to check something for them.  And suddenly, everything falls apart.  Your fingers struggle to find letters that you can usually find with your eyes closed; you […]

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Visiting the Vaucluse – a wild food foraging and cooking class in Brantes

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As you drive down the Toulourenc valley road, hugging the majestic cliffs, with the mass of Mont Ventoux towering above you and the greenery pressing in on both sides of the road, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you were miles from human civilization, and that the GPS navigation system  had sent you on a […]

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Chinese New Year, Hong Kong style with the School of Wok

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I know my beloved T.S. Eliot said that April is the cruellest month, but sometimes I think he got his calendar mixed up.  To me, January and February are the cruellest months – that wasteland after the excitement and anticipation of Christmas have worn off; when all the bills from the Christmas excesses are clamouring […]

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Visiting the Vaucluse: a cooking day at Bastide de Capelongue

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The story so far:  After a long drive from London, we had finally arrived in northern Provence, spending our first afternoon exploring the lovely Coustellet farmer’s market.  Our next stop was the hilltop village of Menerbes where we enjoyed a truffle-tastic lunch at the Maison de la Truffe et du Vin; followed by a visit to the Ochre Conservatory […]

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