Butchery + BBQ Italian style / Fathers Day Special

Posted in Uncategorized on May 30th, 2016 by liberatethelasagna

Slide2Butchery + Italian BBQ… perfect for Father’s Day

thats what we thought so we have teamed up with Ricky the butcher from The Egg House Butchery to create a special day. Butcher your meat and them cook it the Italian way with the CiCi-CoCo Kitchen… and all taking place at the beautiful Sandy Lane Farm..

We have created some special gift vouchers for the perfect present on Father’s day… £150 / pp on Sunday, June 19th 2016.

Drop me a line at thecook@cici-coco.com or call me on 07939 032834.. Giuliana x

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Open Farm Sunday is coming / June 05th 2016

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 30th, 2016 by liberatethelasagna

Slide1Sandy Lane Farm is perhaps the most quintessentially British Farm. Close your eyes and imagine the farm of your dreams… that’s Sandy Lane. June 5th is Open Farm Sunday and your chance to visit the farm. On the traditional family run farm there will be tractor rides (don’t miss the commentary by Charles – farmer extraordinaire), rare breed animals and amazing vegetables… it really is a day not to be missed.

CiCi-CoCo will be there with some delicious new Italian inspired vegetarian dishes using some of the local ingredients from the farm… something to compete with the traditional burgers and sausages (those will be there too!)
We hope to see you there for an amazing day out on the most beautiful farm in the Bucks/Oxfordshire Borders.

Giuliana x

 

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Heritage pasta and Countryfile

Posted in Food Stories, Kitchen News with tags , , , on September 25th, 2015 by liberatethelasagna

The Harvest, BBC Countryfile & Heritage Pasta

As we have been working on our new range of Heritage Pasta, the grains in the Prestwood farm fields where we have been experimenting with pasta have been ripening and the harvest has started! We have been lucky enough to witness the extra-ordinary ripper-binder, an incredible 1930’s machine that still at work on the farm.

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It seems it was not only us that was interested and a crew from the BBC program CountryFile visited to film our friend John Letts autumn Harvest of the heritage grains. We have been using John’s flour in our cookery classes and to make our fresh pasta for some time and have recently been developing some dried pasta with it.

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Country File aired on the 30th August and featured not only John but us making pasta and creating a amazing dish of food for everyone on the team. We will be selling some of the pasta along with some pesto at the Thame Food Festival on the 26th September… hope to see you there.

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2015/6 Cookery Classes…

Posted in Food People, Food Places, Food Products, Food Stories, Kitchen News with tags , on August 5th, 2015 by liberatethelasagna

For 2015 our cookery classes focus on simple regional Italian cooking with the freshest ingredients. All the new classes have a carefully designed menu to inspire your cooking in a creative way and celebrate the seasons. http://www.cici-coco.com/index.php/2015/08/2015-cookery-classes/ http://www.cici-coco.com/index.php/2015/08/2015-cookery-classes/ http://www.cici-coco.com/index.php/2015/08/2015-cookery-classes/From pasta to main courses and puddings you will be using local and seasonal ingredients and we will recreate food from the Italian tradition. At the end of the cooking we will sit together to experience a three courses meal in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere, just like Italians do!

SEPTEMBER 2015
Autumn Heritage Harvest in Friuli
12/9/15 – Saturday 10-2
 @Beam Cottage or Prestwood (tbc)
In this class we will be celebrating the Harvest. We will be using the amasing  Heritage Organic flour from Prestwood and polenta from an Italian Heritage crop from the Alps of the Friuli region to create beautiful dishes. All the recipes are from the Italian tradition to celebrate this fruitful time of the year.

OCTOBER 2015
Autumn in the North of Italy.
10/10/2015 – Saturday 10-2pm
@Beam Cottage – £75
This will be a real celebration of the Autumn flavours. Pumpkin is a really versatile vegetable and we will look into the Italian tradition to pair it with other seasonal ingredients and meats to make easy and tasty recipes: ravioli, pasta sauces, risotto and gnocchi. We will also make a sweet treat!

NOVEMBER 2015
An Italian celebration of the English pork: Il maiale
14/11/15 – Saturday 10-2
@Beam Cottage – £95
We will take inspiration from traditional recipes from the North and the South of Italy to celebrate this tasty and versatile meat. We will be tasting different cuts of pork from pigs reared in the Buckinghamshire area and we will be making some Italian sausage meat, pork escallops, pasta sauces, meatballs and more!

DECEMBER 2015
An Italian celebration of the English game: Duck and pheasant. Anatra e fagiano. 
5/12/15 – Saturday 10-3.30
@Tyringham Hall 10-3.30pm – £115
Join this class to cook and enjoy Aylesbury duck and pheasant the Italian way. We will be experimenting with pasta sauces, filled pasta and more to create elegant alternative dishes to your Christmas menu!

JANUARY 2016

16/01/16 – Saturday 10-2
An Italian celebration of the English beef and pink veal:  manzo e vitello. @Beam Cottage – £ 95
This class is a celebration ot the great Local beef Italian style. We will be tasting veal and beef from the Buckinghamshire farms and we will make some Italian great classic dishes from Tuscany, Milan and Bologna: perfect winter comfort food!

FEBRUARY2016
6/02/16 – Saturday 10-3.30
Winter warmers: The flavours of the Italian Alps.
@Tyringham Hall – £115
Local cheeses, cured meats, mushrooms and polenta, local produce used to recreate the flavours of the mountains from Trentino, Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia: some interesting pasta making and unusual regional recipes will make you fall in love with an unknown culinary Italy influenced by the neighboring countries of Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia.

MARCH 2016
19/03/2016 – Saturday 10-2
Easter Italian Style: the lamb 
@Beam Cottage – £95
A range of classic Italian recipes and local lamb will create a new Easter menu. We will be making fresh pasta with lamb ragú, ravioli and an unusual main course to celebrate Easter the Italian way.

APRIL 2016
23/04/2016 – Saturday 10-2
The flavours of spring: from the land and the wild
@Beam Cottage – £95
Join this class to make the best of this special season and the Buckinghamshire countryside with recipes inspired from the North and central regions of Italy: Friuli, Veneto, Tuscany and Marche.  We will be using foraged herbs and game to create the ultimate Buckinghamshire lunch!

MAY 2016
21/5/2016 – Saturday 10-2
Spring Recipes from Tuscany
@Beam Cottage – £95
Using local and seasonal ingredients you will re-create the flavours of one of
the most interesting regions of Italy to taste for lunch. Simple cooking, fresh
herbs and great ingredients for maximum flavour to enjoy with a glass of
Chianti!!

JUNE 2016
19/6/2016 – Sunday 10-3.30
Pasta Masterclass!
@Sandy Lane Farm – £115
Join this class to cook your summer favourite pasta using all the ingredients from the farm! We will be making fresh award winning pasta using an amazing variety of fresh ingredients to create great everyday dishes from salads to sophisticated ravioli to enjoy with your family!

We have chosen a series of beautiful locations to host our courses including Sandy Lane Organic Farm, private manor house Tyringham Hall and our own award winning kitchen.

HOW TO BOOK.
To book your place or for more information please
e-mail thecook@cici-coco.com or call 07939 032834
We also create bespoke classes for groups, tailor made home cooking events and
also have gift vouchers for the perfect gift.

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April 2015 Cookery Courses…

Posted in Kitchen News, Uncategorized on March 21st, 2015 by liberatethelasagna

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Pasta master class: Italian Classics!
@Beam Cottage – £75
This class is suitable for everybody! Come and learn some staple recipes from Italy. Simple everyday recipes to become a confident Italian cook! From a basic tomato sauce to a sophisticated ragú sauce you will be using good local ingredients with new confidence! And you will make your own pasta too!
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Traditional spring recipes from the Tuscan hills.
@Tyringham Hall: £95
Using local and seasonal ingredients you will re-create the flavours of one of the most interesting regions of Italy to taste for lunch. Simple cooking, fresh herbs and great ingredients for maximum flavour to enjoy with a glass of Chianti!!

To find out more or to book email thecook@cici-coco.com
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Cookery Course: Flavours of the Italian Alps

Posted in Food People, Food Places, Food Products, Food Stories, Kitchen News, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on February 9th, 2015 by liberatethelasagna

Friday 27th February. 10-2pm. 
Beam Cottage Kitchen. Cuddington HP18 0AS

Interesting and unusual dishes from the Dolomites and the Friuli region of Italy fused with local British ingredients.
£75 pp / to book e-mail thecook@cici-coco.com

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New Dates for 2015 are out…

Posted in Food People, Food Places, Food Products, Food Stories, Kitchen News, Uncategorized on November 30th, 2014 by liberatethelasagna

We have some exciting developments for 2015. Foraging, Mother + daughter (or son) classes, gluten free as well as our great Italian classes, all with the best local ingredients…. http://www.cici-coco.com/index.php/2014/11/new-dates-for-2015-are-out/ http://www.cici-coco.com/index.php/2014/11/new-dates-for-2015-are-out/ http://www.cici-coco.com/index.php/2014/11/new-dates-for-2015-are-out/check out the 2015 dates on the pdf below.

Remember that a voucher makes the perfect present and can be redeemed against any course in 2015. E-mail thecook@cici-coco.com to find out more

Cookery classes 2015

 

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Christmas is coming…

Posted in Food People, Food Places, Food Products, Food Stories, Kitchen News, Uncategorized with tags , on November 2nd, 2014 by liberatethelasagna

Take care of some of those foodie friends with a CiCi-CoCo voucher for one of our cookery courses. You can use is for any course in 2015 (dates to be posted soon!) and allow your friends to indulge a little! E-mail thecook@cici-coco.com for more info or to order your voucher.

We will post them out to you so you can personalist the message for the perfect Christmas present.

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A Turkey.

Posted in Food People, Food Places, Food Products, Food Stories, Kitchen News, Uncategorized on September 20th, 2014 by liberatethelasagna

As well as our special Italian Christmas Cookery Courses (listed below) this year we have also been asked to do a Christmas lunch for an office instead of the usual visit to the pub and Turkey Christmas lunch… we love turkey as much as the next person but how many can you eat? If you are looking for something different for your office Christmas lunch give us a call - You can make and eat your very own Italian Christmas lunch.

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Our Italian Christmas Cookery Courses…

NOVEMBER

21/11/14 Friday 10-3pm
Menu #7: An Italian Christmas
@ Beam Cottage: £115
We will take inspiration from the traditional Italian Christmas recipes from the North to the South. An original Italian Christmas!
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29/11/2014 Saturday 10-3pm
Menu #8: An Italian Christmas.
@ Tyringham Hall: £115
We will take inspiration from the traditional Italian Christmas recipes from the North to the South. An original Italian Christmas!

DECEMBER

6/12/2014 Saturday 10-3pm
Menu #9: An Italian Christmas.
@ Beam Cottage – £115
We will take inspiration from the traditional Italian Christmas recipes from the North to the South. An original Italian Christmas!
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12/12/2014 Friday -10-3pm
Menu #10: An Italian Christmas.
@ Beam Cottage – £115
We will take inspiration from the traditional Italian Christmas recipes from the North to the South. An original Italian Christmas!
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Summer Vegetable Feast | Sept 5th…

Posted in Food People, Food Places, Food Products, Food Stories, Kitchen News, Uncategorized with tags on August 17th, 2014 by liberatethelasagna

Enjoy the last of the summer...

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05/09/20145 – Friday 10-3pm Italian lunch #5 – Summer vegetable feast! @ Beam Cottage: £115 Let us inspire you with some different and delicious vegetarian dishes to create a perfect vegetarian meal; the best local produce from some great local suppiers.

A great day to help you expand your range of vegetarian recipes Italian style! No experience necessary. For more information please drop me a note thecook@cici-coco.comhttp://www.cici-coco.com/index.php/2014/08/summer-vegetable-feast-sept-5th/http://www.cici-coco.com/index.php/2014/08/summer-vegetable-feast-sept-5th/http://www.cici-coco.com/index.php/2014/08/summer-vegetable-feast-sept-5th/

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