Introduction to Vegetarian Cooking

Saturday 6th April 2024 1pm – 7pm
£75 – Includes, teas, coffees, snacks and dinnerLooking to learn how to create healthy and delicious vegetarian meals?

Many of us are seeking ways to reduce the amount of meat in our diets, whether it’s through meat-free Mondays or adopting a fully vegetarian lifestyle. Transitioning to a vegetarian diet can be challenging as it requires a different cooking style and new ingredients. Instead of relying on highly processed ‘meat alternatives,’ I aim to teach you how to make balanced meals that are bursting with flavour and celebrate the beauty of vegetables!

In this class, I will guide you through the fundamental principles of vegetarian cooking, including the art of balancing flavours, textures, colours, and nutrients. We will cover techniques for preparing and cooking a variety of plant-based ingredients such as vegetables, grains, legumes, eggs, and tofu, ensuring you feel confident in the kitchen.

During our sessions, we will delve into the benefits of vegetarian eating, understand the reasons why people choose a vegetarian diet, and explore common sources of vegetarian protein and other essential nutrients. Additionally, I will show you how to create depth of flavour and umami without relying on meat.

Throughout the class, we will prepare a range of seasonal and sustainable dishes while learning how to stock your pantry with all the necessary ingredients to cook delicious vegetarian meals at home. To conclude, we will enjoy a shared dinner, savouring the fruits of our labour.

Whether you’re an experienced cook or just starting out, my Introduction to Vegetarian Cooking class is designed for anyone eager to expand their culinary horizons. Join me for an informative and mouth-watering experience!

Having grown up with a French extended family where meat played a central role in every meal, I understand the challenges of transitioning to a vegetarian lifestyle. After meeting my vegetarian husband, it took me some time to discover what to cook, but I eventually learned to make vegetables the shining star in each dish. I developed a greater understanding of adding flavour, colour, and texture to my cooking, leading to healthier choices and cost savings. While I now consider myself a flexitarian who occasionally enjoys meat, however vegetables still hold a special place in my heart and dominate my dining table.


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