Jane Meredew

Fruit bowl

Chicken dish

Roast veg

Soufflé
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Cookery lessons

Strawberry cake A spare day on holiday in Cornwall? Or a day with friends? Have some time cooking with me, with helpful advice and tips to make everyday cooking more enjoyable and less stressful.

Whatever your skills, let me know and I can structure the day around what you would like to learn. The emphasis is on less effort. Enjoy!

Fancy starter

Learn and lunch

An enjoyable variant on cookery lessons. You choose the menu, I bring all the ingredients and, with your friends around, enjoy the morning, learning and getting useful tips to further your cookery skills.

You can then watch your 3 course lunch being prepared - trying things out yourselves too. Recipes are included for all the dishes prepared and there is plenty of time for questions along the way.

Here's an account from one of my first learn and lunch sessions:
"At 10am Jane arrived with all the ingredients, recipe folders, even bottles of wine, coffee and her own home baked cookies. Over the next 3 hours we had a wonderful time watching, discussing and joining in with making everything from bread rolls and cheese sablés through twice baked soufflés and fish with all the trimmings to the profiterole pièce de résistance.

As well as learning how to make new dishes and improving our skills and techniques, we picked up so many tips about timing and presentation - so that by 1 o'clock we were ready to sit down together and enjoy a delicious and plentiful meal. All for the price of a routine restaurant lunch! Wonderful, a real theatrical performance."

Here are a few learn and lunch pictures:
Learn & lunch Making bread

Learn & lunch The profiteroles are light as a feather!

Learn & lunch Soufflés ready for their 2nd baking

Learn & lunch Making notes on the menus

Learn & lunch Twice baked soufflés served

Learn & lunch Main course plated

Learn & lunch First bake for the soufflés

Learn & lunch Thick sliced aubergines

Learn & lunch Cheese sablés, salad and home made rolls

Learn & lunch Roast vegetables

Learn & lunch Time for the cheese sablés and a glass of white

Learn & lunch Here comes the main course

Learn & lunch Drizzling Suchard sauce

Learn & lunch Piping profiteroles

Learn & lunch Parsley pesto

Learn & lunch Decanting soufflés

Learn & lunch Filling the profiteroles with cream

Learn & lunch More seabass

Learn & lunch Profiteroles dessert