The Food of ChinaChina has one of the great cuisines of the world. On this full day or part-time course (evening / day) you will learn how to prepare and cook a variety of dishes from across China.
The Food of China
An enormous country with a large population to feed and a diverse geography and climate, China has one of the great cuisines of the world and eating plays a major role in daily life and in rituals and festivities.
On this full day workshop you will learn how to prepare and cook a variety of dishes from across China. Chinese cooking tries to reach a balance between tastes: sweet and sour, hot and cold, plain and spicy. At the heart of Chinese food is a trinity of flavours: ginger, spring onions and garlic.
We will cook crispy Sichuan duck, five willow fish, ants climbing trees (pork, noodles), egg and tomato soup, ginger pudding and har gau (steamed prawn dim sum – homemade paste) Our aim is to capture the essence of Chinese cuisine without the cliché of typical Chinese restaurants in the UK.
By the end of the day / course you will have learnt how to prepare and cook some wonderful Chinese dishes and we will also have spent time discussing presentation – how to transfer all that care and skill into a dish for the table to be proud of.
Fun, relaxed cooking
Perhaps most importantly, as well as learning new skills, you will have had some fun learning in a relaxed and supportive environment. During the course the emphasis is on using personal taste, judgement and technique rather than slavishly following a recipe. This approach means that one recipe may become two or three recipes. However, a booklet containing the course recipes will be given to you at the end of the day / course.
Everyone has their own set of ingredients sharing only a 4 burner induction hob and standard size fan assisted oven with one other learner. We all work together at the same pace with each stage demonstrated before you do it yourself.
We will stop and eat as we go along so that you taste dishes at their best and we can discuss. There may be food to take home with you, but not always.
The small print bit – please read
It is essential that you wear flat shoes with a closed toe – this is for your safety and comfort, we will be on our feet most of the time.
It is essential when booking that you advise of any accessibility issues, allergies or dietary requirements. Rutland Cookery School is committed to being as inclusive as possible and we will do our utmost to accommodate you but we do need to know in advance.
Dishes prepared may vary from examples above.