The best of an Italian Autumn

The best of an Italian Autumn (demonstration class) Autumn heralds new ingredients to cook with and where better to find inspiration but in the Italian kitchen. The added bonus with ...

Get ready for Christmas

Get ready for Christmas (demonstration class) Each year I am always looking for new ways to treat our traditional Christmas fare. We also want to preserve the integrity of much ...

Men in the Kitchen

Men in the kitchen (practical class) Cook a three course meal, learning along the way some vital cooking techniques. Lunch is enjoyed in the dinning room before returning to the ...

Suppliers

Local Suppliers Herefordshire is blessed with many great sources of local and quality seasonal foods. After all this is the county that gave the world Herefordshire beef and Ryeland lamb. ...

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Cookbook

With over 100 seasonal recipes this full colour cookbook lets you into the secrets of making seasonal food special. Order online!

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About Victoria

After training at the Cordon Bleu in London she has cooked professionally all over Britain, Italy, America, and back in her native Australia.

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Ice-cream in London

I was walking around the newly developed area behind King’s Cross station one sunny afternoon and marveling that what was once an ugly and industrial wasteland has now been saved and regenerated into a great public space, when I made a surprising (to me) culinary discovery. Old warehouses have been turned into theatre spaces, a […]

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Puddings in the English countryside

For a birthday treat surrounded by family which included some tall thin and hungry 20 somethings I was taken to the countryside to indulge in the best of English puddings…It wasn’t the first time, I’d been to the Pudding Club in Mickleton a golden Cotswold village clothed in hollyhocks and roses. But we hadn’t been […]

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A Pocket Feast Paris

Frances Leech, my clever daughter ( no bias here!) who is a pastry chef in Paris, (probably no surprise here either for Cooking with Class followers) has with her friend and collaborator, Florence Beck written a lovely little foodie’s guide to Paris. A hand made and illustrated book just the right size for your pocket has […]

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Moving house – Cooking with Class is now in London

  It appears to me that bright sunny wintery days are becoming more frequent, definitely a plus point for me, who despite 28 years in the UK still adapts badly to the English winter. These last few weeks have been the best for beautiful autumnal scenes in London’s parks and gardens. No doubt too Hereford […]

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Summer pudding with pesto? (bill’s pesto puddings)

As summer ebbs away,  you may still find that there is still an abundance of courgettes and tomatoes in the garden and if you are lucky basil. Even if you don’t have a vegetable garden, someone is bound to press a few spare courgettes (zuccinis  for Aussies & Italians) onto you. These are the flavours that I certainly associate with […]

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A summer of peaches and soft fruit (peches de vigne au vin doux)

This is the best time of year, when the sun is shining and the soft fruits are ripening. For me the perfect summer in England is a garden full of red and black currants which has been preceeded by loganberries and strawberries. My perfect summer in France on the other hand is one where the […]

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Cookery week in Italy (salad of pears and pecorino)

For several years I have been leading a cookery week in northern Umbria, close to Citta di Castello and on the doorstep of the Piero della Francesco trail.  Autumn in Italy is always a beautiful time;  it is still warm, it is less crowded with tourists and more importantly  it is a season with an […]

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Builders make good cooks

It wasn’t long ago that it all became very clear to me why builders make excellent cooks.  They are, after all, very precise in their work lives, they can’t afford to get the measurements of a plank wrong, can they ! Their meticulous approach to following instructions easily translates in the kitchen to be the […]

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Cooking in Sydney

I started teaching cooking in Australia, rather nervously in a little country town. I was young and fearless, that’s why one launches into things in such a rather inexperienced way. It was not however until I moved back to Sydney that I really started teaching in earnest, this time with a little more experience under […]

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Japanese noodles (ramen-noodles in hot soup)

Australians have for the last few decades been used to eating Japanese food, after all we consider our close proximity to Asia a greater influence these days than our early  European settlement.  For less related reasons both my grownup children are immersed in a Japanese world. Felix is studying Japanese in London and Frances is […]

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