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New Cooking Classes: Handmade Pasta Class & Feast Available to Book Now

So you know all of that fresh hand made and hand rolled pasta that I have been obsessing over? And the new classes that I promised? Well, here they are! I am scheduling 3 (small) classes only, and they are longer than normal too, running for a full day so that we can cover a lot of pasta ground. They are in Lambeth in central London this time, in a lovely kitchen that has a great prep area and dining area. As with all my classes, this is very sociable, and the price includes wine and a proper pasta feast.

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Busiate, Malloreddus & Orecchiette

Handmade pasta is such a joy, and once you get the hang of it, very easy and speedy. It tastes much better than most you have had too. I am very excited to share everything I have learned and to feast with you.

The class incorporates lots of my Italian travels, and some classic pasta dishes that you know (Tagliatelle with Ragu from Emilia Romagna) and some you might not (Malloreddus with Sausage Ragu from Sardinia). We will make 8 pasta shapes in total & 8 dishes incorporating them all. You will learn how to make all of the sauces too. We will finish with a pasta feast, and you can take the rest home, of course.

  1. Tagliatelle (Bologna – served as is traditional with ragu)
  2. Tortelli (Parma – Tortelli d’Erbetta, a fresh egg pasta dough stuffed with ricotta & greens in a butter sauce)
  3. Garganelli – (Emilia Romagna – served in a prosciutto & pea sauce)
  4. Passatelli (Emilia Romagna – a pasta made of egg, breadcrumbs, nutmeg & parmesan, served in chicken broth)
  5. Malloreddus (Sardinia – served with a sausage ragu)
  6. Orecchiette (Puglia – served with broccoli and anchovies)
  7. Busiate (Sicily – served with Trapanese Pesto)
  8. Spaghetti alla Chitarra (Roman style in a classic carbonara with guanciale)

Sounds good, eh?

Places are limited to just 12 per class. Book now on PayPal (links below), or contact me by email (niamh at eatlikeagirl dot com), to arrange a direct payment. Classes run from 10.30am to 4.30pm and include hands on tuition, lunch & wine.

Note: this is obviously not a vegetarian class, but if vegetarians are interested, I can look at adapting it. Just email me.

Please see Terms & Conditions at the end of the page before booking.

Full Day Handmade Pasta Class on Saturday 18th October 10.30am – 4.30pmbook this class now on PayPal

Full Day Handmade Pasta Class on Saturday 8th November 10.30am – 4.30pm – book this class now on PayPal

Full Day Handmade Pasta Class on Saturday 29th November 10.30am – 4.30pm – book this class now on PayPal

Reviews of previous classes:

Comfort & Spice Class Review from AT Culture / Diary of a Food Perve

Bacon Masterclass Review from Simply Splendiferous (with lovely watercolour illustrations too!)

Bacon Master Class – Gastronomical Heights

Foodycat: Bacon Masterclass with Eat Like A Girl

Terms & Conditions

Ticket dates are not transferable – once you book / commit to a particular date, you are tied to that date. These classes are very expensive to run, deliberately small and are only profitable with a full attendance. I have had terrible problems with people changing dates multiple times and then cancelling and demanding refunds. If you can no longer make the date I can try and help you find someone to buy it from you, or if there is a waiting list, sell it to someone on that list.

If the classes don’t sell enough to meet my costs, I reserve the right to cancel the class, with a full refund, at a weeks notice. I am confident that this won’t happen with these classes, but it is best that I say so, just in case.

Thank you and sorry to be painful about this, but I have learned the hard way.

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Sunday Bacon Club at the Underground Cookery School

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It has been a while since my last Sunday Bacon Club at the Underground Cookery School, and not long to the next, and it strikes me that I have yet to write about it. Which would be a shame as it was so much fun, is different to any class that I have ever done, more sociable than ever (and my classes are always pretty sociable), with as many drinks as you like, lots of bacon – natch – but  not just bacon. I am talking about candied bacon fudge, (my) bacon jam, candied bacon flapjacks, buttermilk and bacon waffles for brunch drenched in maple syrup.

OH YES. You need to know about it. There is only one more in the diary for the foreseeable, so if you are interested, you need to book that too. I have been too busy, ill, then travelling, to advertise it or do anything practical. The first one sold out, and I hope the next one will too.

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Sunday Bacon Club is hosted at the Underground Cookery School near Old St in London, so very central. It felt unfair to drag you out of your scratchers* too early, and so Sunday Bacon Club starts at a deeply respectable 11am. When you arrived you are greeted with tea, coffee, biscuits, and (within reason) whatever your heart desires. Hell, you can have beer or wine, if you want (or need) to.

The Underground Cookery School is a lovely large space. I lead the class, and work with their chefs who support me throughout, and wonderful they were too. Super warm and hospitable, they ensured that no fudge was scorched, no glass was without being topped up, and they kept on top of the wash up too. All ensuring that all anyone at Sunday Bacon Club had to do was cook, chat, eat, drink and be merry. And it meant that I had lots of time to be hands on too.

We spent the first 3 hours cooking, and I was busy so I took no photographs at the class itself, I will rectify this next time!  Then it was time to focus our attention on waffles (buttermilk and bacon waffles for the next Sunday Bacon Club, a recipe from my next book, not published yet), American style pancakes and even more bacon. Some greens too, and plenty of (the very best) eggs, for balance. Seated around a large central table, everyone ate their fill, and chatted and laughed. It was a fantastic day, and I wish I could do Sunday Bacon Club more often.

There are still places for the next Sunday Bacon Club at the Underground Cookery School on Sunday April 6th. I hope you can make it, it is a lot of fun, and very delicious.

Book your place for Sunday Bacon Club on Sunday 6th April on Paypal by clicking this link :)

Reviews of previous classes:

Comfort & Spice Class Review from AT Culture / Diary of a Food Perve

Bacon Masterclass Review from Simply Splendiferous (with lovely watercolour illustrations too!)

Bacon Master Class – Gastronomical Heights

Foodycat: Bacon Masterclass with Eat Like A Girl

*scratchers is Dublin slang for bed, and I love it.

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Last Call for Sunday Bacon Club Xmas Presents!

Sunday Bacon Club has proved a very popular present for Xmas this year, so if you are stuck for a present for a bacon loving friend or family member, look no further! I can send you a voucher by email ASAP after you have booked it.

What is Sunday Bacon Club?

The Sunday Bacon Club will run from 11am – 3pm (it is Sunday after all, and I know most brunch fans love a lie in), and will consist of

– arrival drinks / snacks

– 3 hour long masterclass with previews of recipes from Project: BACON, and also including some classics from past classes (chipotle bacon jam, maple candied bacon, bacon fudge). The classes are 100% hands on, and you will make everything you make yourself, and from scratch, with support from me and chefs that I hire to support me

– brunch, glorious bacon brunch, with a bacon bloody mary and wine

The venue is the very spacious and smart Underground Cookery School. Brilliantly located a 5 minute walk from Old St station, this school is a lovely sociable space with everything we might need to help make bacon even more brilliant. There is a great dining space for brunch too. Finally, they are licensed, and so I can serve you lot wine, while you cook.

If you want to book, you can email me, or you can book via paypal or email me at niamh@eatlikeagirl.com. Christmas present? I can send you a snazzy voucher, just let me know.

Sunday Bacon Club – Sunday 16th February – book on paypal now

Sunday Bacon Club – Sunday 30th March – book on paypal now

Reviews of previous classes:

Comfort & Spice Class Review from AT Culture / Diary of a Food Perve

Bacon Masterclass Review from Simply Splendiferous (with lovely watercolour illustrations too!)

Bacon Master Class – Gastronomical Heights

Foodycat: Bacon Masterclass with Eat Like A Girl

Terms & Conditions

Ticket dates are not transferable – once you book / commit to a particular date, you are tied to that date, unless there is a serious issue that could not be avoided.  I have had terrible problems with people changing dates multiple times and then cancelling and demanding refunds, which makes these classes a nightmare to run. If you can no longer make the date I can help you find someone to buy it from you.

If the classes don’t sell enough to meet my costs, I reserve the right to cancel the class, with a full refund, at a weeks notice. I am confident that this won’t happen with these classes, but it is best that I say so, just in case.

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Announcing: Sunday Bacon Club (A Bacon Masterclass & Bacon Brunch) – Book Your Place Now

I love teaching my bacon masterclasses. Over the course of the 3 hour class everyone chats, and gets to know each other, but then everyone has to go home. Bacon is a terrific social glue. With the general excitement about the class, the quirkiness of the recipes, the smells (oh, those smells), then finally the deliciousness as you eat it, it always seems a shame to just go. So, I looked into ways that I could extend the classes.

What to do? Evenings are too short once you leave work, so I looked at Sleepy Sunday and thought, well what about a class then? Followed by brunch? When there is no time pressure, and people can relax, and have some wine while they cook, and then after with brunch? Sounds good, doesn’t it? 

The venue is the very spacious and smart Underground Cookery School. Brilliantly located a 5 minute walk from Old St station, this school is a lovely sociable space with everything we might need to help make bacon even more brilliant. There is a great dining space for brunch too. Finally, they are licensed, and so I can serve you lot wine, while you cook.

Now you know I love brunch. I previously ran a Brunch Club to celebrate the launch of my first book, Comfort & Spice, (which has a whole chapter on it, and so does my next book Project: BACON too). I ran a pop up Brunch Cafe at Irish Music & Arts Festival Electric Picnic (and won an award for it too!). This time, we will have bacon waffles and eggs and buttered greens. A bacon bloody mary to wash it down? So many ideas, a whole bacon brunch chapter to eat through. Sunday Bacon Club? Bring it on.

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