‘Flavours of Calabria’

Posted in Food People, Food Places, Food Products, Kitchen News with tags , on April 22nd, 2014 by liberatethelasagna

Our next cookery course / Sat 10th May 2014 / £65 pp

In our next cookery course we will be exploring the flavours of Calabria with some very special local ingredients. Calabria is an region I know well from my childhood, I can remember many happy hours cooking with my family using some very simple and beautiful, ingredients… the day will take place in the Beam Cottage kitchen from 10am-1pm. You will be able to take some dishes home to share with your family…

Drop a line at thecook@cici-coco.com or give me a call on 07939 032 834… Giuliana x

Calabria

 

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An early Easter at the CiCi-CoCo Kitchen

Posted in Food Products, Food Stories, Kitchen News with tags , , , , on April 22nd, 2014 by liberatethelasagna

We were joined on 18th March by six enthusiastic cooks to enjoy our special Easter cookery course, Italian Style. If you missed the course the next course is ‘Flavours of Calabria,’ on 10th May, 2014. Calabria is a region I know well as it is where my father grew up and I spent many happy hours cooking with my family! A taster of the Easter menu is below….

Italian Easter Menu
Today’s recipes

Lavazza coffee on arrival
with home made biscotti

 First course
Ravioli ricotta e spinaci

Hand made ricotta and spinach ravioli served with speck and fresh herbs butter sauce
(Made with CiCi CoCo heritage spelt and Rivet wheat flour)

Main Course
Agnello brodettato (Easter lamb)
Orchard View Farm free range lamb with Cuddington egg and lemon sauce

 Patate al forno con alloro e rosmarino
Roast potatoes with bay leaves and rosemary

 Sandy Lane braised green cabbage with wine

 Dessert
Pastiera di farro
Neapolitan Easter pie with organic spelt and homemade ricotta

 To drink
Alta Italia Pinot Grigio 2012
Triade Puglia 2011

Potato1 table Prep Potato Polenta cakes Pasta

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Flavours of the Italian Alps / Fri 28th Feb

Posted in Food Places, Food Stories, Kitchen News with tags , , on February 23rd, 2014 by liberatethelasagna

Come along and learn about the undiscovered region of Friuli in NE Italy. The course is a 3 hour Friday treat starting at 10am and finishing around 1pm. You will create some great dishes and have something to take home for the evening…

E-mail me at thecook@cici-coco.com if you are interested / £65.00 per person.

Alps

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Regional Tuscan Cookery Course / 8th Feb, 2014

Posted in Food Places, Kitchen News with tags , , , on February 6th, 2014 by liberatethelasagna

We are looking forward to our cookery course this weekend at the beautiful Tyringham Hall. Tyringham Hall is a private manor house in our village, Cuddington in Buckinghamshire. The cookery course takes places in the kitchens and then we will be eating the product of our labour in the dining room (in the Summer we will be able to visit the gardens)…

We will be next at Tyringham Hall on the 29th March for our Quattro Pasta Making Cookery Course, lots of delicious sauces and pasta. In between we will be visiting Dadbrook Gallery again and then back to the CiCi CoCo Kitchen…

For more details on any of our cookery course please e-mail thecook@cici-coco.com

Tyringham Hall

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Posted in Kitchen News on January 25th, 2014 by liberatethelasagna

‘Her skill has been passed down her family

(half from the North, half from the South of Italy),

and she cooks with the warmth and informality

of a home meal with friends in mind.’

See what else Hero Brown has to say on about her time on our cookery course: Muddy Stilettos and to read more reviews on our food and cookery courses… click here

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Quattro Pasta | Cookery Class

Posted in Kitchen News with tags , , , , , on January 25th, 2014 by liberatethelasagna

Today at Beam Cottage we made pasta and cooked some delicious sauces with six lovely guests. For the pasta we use our own heritage mix of spelt and rivet flour but all the hard work came from our guests… Here is what we made…

Our Pasta Sauces:
Homemade italian sausage ragu made with Beckley pork, garlic and fennel seeds.
Creamed New Forest Sarum (a delicious cheese!) sauce with walnut pesto and local Bucks honey.
Butter, sage and poppy seed sauce.

Pasta & Ravioli:
Tagliatelle & farfalle
Ravioli with endive and homemade goat ricotta
Cansunziei – Sandy Lane Farm organic beetroot & Ambo potato half moon ravioli.

The next cookery course is called ‘A Trip to Tuscany’ and is on Saturday 8th, February. There is a full list of cookery classed here
Hopefully we will see you on one of our next courses!

Cookery Class 4 600Cookery Class 2 600Cookery Class 5 600

 

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Mamma Mia! | Hero reviews our cookery course

Posted in Food Stories, Kitchen News with tags , , , , on January 4th, 2014 by liberatethelasagna

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Hero runs the infamous blog Muddy Stilettos and we invited her along on one or our short pasta making courses in November last year. She wrote a lovely and informative review on her blog and has indeed bought a pasta making machine for Christmas… !

Read her full review here Mamma Mia!

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Vale Life Magazine | Nov-Dec 2014

Posted in Kitchen News with tags , on November 18th, 2013 by liberatethelasagna

Read what the Vale Life Magazine has to say about the CiCi CoCo Cookery School.Vale Life Magazine

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CiCi CoCo Cookery School | NEW DATE

Posted in Kitchen News with tags , , , , on August 16th, 2013 by liberatethelasagna

NEW DATES FOR NORTHERN ITALIAN CHRISTMAS

BOOK NOW! E-mail GIULIANA@CICI-COCO.COM for book your place or find out more.

Bookings are available for the CiCi-CoCo Cookery School. Some great locations and inspirational locations. E-mail giuliana@cici-coco.com to book you place, buy a voucher for a friend or create you own bespoke day. Prices start from £65.00 for a 3 hour course where you can make pasta and take enough home for a dinner that evening. Our longer courses range from £95-115.00 and run from 10-3pm where you will prepare a menu and eat a lunch together!

We have now added dates for 2014

New dates and courses...

New dates and courses…

 

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CiCi CoCo Kitchen | Cookery Classes

Posted in Food Places, Kitchen News with tags , on July 16th, 2013 by liberatethelasagna

We are launching a new CiCi CoCo Cookery School… we are currently running test sessions and will be launching officially in the Autumn…drop us a note to keep up to date at thecook@cici-coco.com… L’arte di mangiare locale

L’arte di mangiare locale

L’arte di mangiare locale

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