18 Culinary Experiences To Release Your Inner Foodie

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18 Culinary Experiences To Release Your Inner Foodie

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Learn the art of sushi making. Details below

January need not be boring and blue. We've rounded up a selection of quirky and fun cookery classes available from Funzing, where local Londoners offer all sorts of individual experiences to revive the spirits and keep the belly happy.

SUPER SUSHI:
If you’ve always fancied making your own sushi but didn’t know where to start, this class can show you how. Learn to expertly roll and serve sushi and sashimi. Healthy and tasty. £59, 22 January from 6.30pm
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SAUSAGE STUFFER:
Make your own sausages at Hampstead Butchery and Providore, under instruction from a senior butcher. You’ll be heading home with 6kg of your own sausages too. Better invite some friends round £95, 4 February from 7pm
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TEA TIME:
Believe it or not there is an art to brewing tea which goes way beyond filling a mug with a bag and hot water. Temperature and timings are important, and tea expert Kyle knows all the tricks to get the most from your loose leaf. £17, 19 January from 7pm
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SOURDOUGH STARTER:
Soughdour is delicious, but it can be tricky to make. Lucy at the Reid Cottage cookery school will teach you the technical skills to craft your own freshly-baked loaves at home. Mmm... we can smell it already. £30, 23 January from 11am
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BRILLIANT BUTCHERY:
Butchery is something anyone can learn, and as soon as you do, you'll be master of the kitchen. Acquire basic butchery skills, plus take all the meat home, with an accompanying bottle of wine. £115, 26 January from 7pm
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Try low calories curry with Beb. Details below

LOW CAL CURRY:
This Indian cooking class will teach you how to make curries packed with flavour AND good for you. Teacher Beb has been cooking delicious Indian food for over 25 years. £40,6 February from 7.45pm
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AFTERNOON TEA:
Learn how to make a classic British afternoon tea, including the art of baking light, crumbly scones, at this English cookery school class. Just the thing to impress your granny, or a treat for some lucky mates. £35, 6 February from 1.30pm
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COCKTAILS & CANDLES - BURNS NIGHT:
Celebrate Burn's Night in style at this whisky cocktail masterclass. Hosted at the SPIES Society members' club, you'll be treated to nibbles, cocktails and a masterclass from a professional mixologist. £17, 25 January from 7pm
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WINNING WINES:
If you want to know more about wine but feel intimidated by it, then this could be the class for you. Julia leads the way as you taste 12 wines, including champagne, and enjoy a two-course lunch. £85, 13 February from 11am
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BAKE OFF!
If you’ve watched the Great British Bake Off and fancied having a go, this class could be the place to start. Lucy imparts tips and tricks to make sure even the most challenged bakers can produce a stunning cake. £35, 20 February from 10.30am
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NORDISH BRUNCH:
Join Martina and Magdalena in their home for brunch and enjoy dishes such as warm Norwegian fish cakes with remoulade andcinnamon buns, fresh from the oven. £17, 14 February from 12.30pm
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We want all our apples to come dipped in salted caramel.

TOFFEE APPLES:
You won't believe how good a Granny Smith apple can taste. In this class, you will coat the apples in salted caramel, dip them in chocolate, coat them in popcorn or even dunk them into something boozy like Baileys white chocolate. This has to be the best route to getting your five a day. £20, 28 January from 4.30pm
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ITALIAN SUPPER CLUB:
Expand your knowledge of Italian food by visiting the home of Giuseppe. At this vegetarian supperclub you will eat dishes such as fried courgette balls stuffed with parmesan and white chocolate truffles, while learning about regional Italian cuisine. £24, 29 January from 7.30pm
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CHOCOHOLIC EXPERIENCE:
Three words: all things chocolate. You will learn about the history of chocolate, plus make recipes like chocolate truffles and cake pops, and of course, enjoy scoffing them. £29, 30 January from 10am
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CHEESE & WINE MASTERCLASS:
Discover how to match cheese with wine under the expert instruction of Julia from the South London Wine School. You'll learn some interesting combinations and have the opportunity to ask questions in a relaxed atmosphere. £30, 4 February from 5pm
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Bao down before their deliciousness. Details below.

FUN BUNS:
Learn how to make fluffy char siu buns, just like the ones you've had at your favourite Chinese restaurant. Dim sum master Will can teach you how to make your own addictive roast pork filled buns, along with pork and chive dumplings. £35, 5 February from 6.30pm
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NORDISH CREPE:
Celebrate Shrove Tuesday Nordic style at the home of Martina and Magdalena. These ladies draw on their Polish and Norwegian-Italian roots to come up with their own unique cuisine. They will serve a two-course pancake inspired meal, in a friendly and sociable atmosphere with other Londoners. £23, 9 February from 8pm
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PORKY PIES:
Learn how to make your very own pork pies under the instruction of JoJo, a professional baker. The class takes place in the Blacksmith Arms Pub, so you can sip on a beer or two while you learn the art of this British classic. £29, 24 April from 3pm
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Last Updated 19 January 2016