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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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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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.

Christmas Party

 

 

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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A vegetarian feast… Friday 11th July, 10-3pm / £115pp

Posted in Food People, Food Places, Food Products, Food Stories, Kitchen News, Uncategorized with tags , , on July 7th, 2014 by liberatethelasagna
Beautiful Artichokes from Sandy Lane Farm in Tiddington

Beautiful Artichokes from Sandy Lane Farm in Tiddington

This Friday we have a cookery day that will explore the best that the summer has to offer… the menu will be inspired by the summer and different regions of Italy including Tuscany, Calabria and Sicily.

We will be cooking perfect food for al fresco dining to please the all family and non-vegetarians as well.

The menu will include
-Frittura di verdure alla toscana

-Handmade Farfalle with tomato and mozzarella
-Parmigiana di zucchine
-Caponata di melanzane
-Insalata pantesca
and a special pudding!

No experience is necessary and everything will be provided… e-mail thecook@cici-coco.com or call 07939 032834 for find out more or to book..
The course take place in the CiCi-CoCo Kitchen in Cuddington, Bucks HP18 oAS

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Foodie on Tour visits the kitchen!

Posted in Food People, Food Places, Food Products, Food Stories, Kitchen News on May 22nd, 2014 by liberatethelasagna

Jacqui who runs the Foodie-On-Tour blog came along to one of our courses. We cooked a menu from the Northern Italian Alps and this is what she thought of the day…

Review

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Southern Italian Lunch / Cookery Course

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

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Southern Italian Lunch
Our next cookery course is on Tuesday 13th May 10-3pm. / £95pp
Beam Cottage Kitchen, Cuddington. Bucks
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Our next cookery course is based on a Southern Italian Lunch and we will explore dishes from Calabria where I was lucky enough to spent my summers with my Nonna … e-mail me at thecook@cici-coco.com.

We will be using the very in vogue ingredient ‘Nduja. It is a product I grew up with in Calabria and on all the coolest London menus right now!… it is a spicy hot, smokey spreadable pork sausage. It is a fantastically versatile ingredient, perfect as the base for pasta sauces, spread in bread, mixed with pasta. At its most simple it is a mix of pork, sweet pepper and hot peppers (the peppers have a very specific taste and smell from been grown in the Calabrian sun.)

Here is a picture of me swimming with my Papa in Calabria… those were the days! Giuliana x

Me swimming with my sister & Papa in Calabria

Me swimming with my sister & Papa in Calabria

Nduja. An ingredient we will be using on our cookery course.

Nduja. An ingredient we will be using on our cookery course.

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‘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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Local Food Heroes | Selfridges, London

Posted in Food People, Food Places, Food Products, Food Stories, Kitchen News with tags , , , , on April 15th, 2013 by liberatethelasagna

Amazingly we are already two weeks into our four week promotion at Selfridges Food Hall in London. We have delivered into London for the first time, completed staff inductions, sampled in the food hall, and cooked like crazy to keep up. The response on the sampling days has been fantastic with sales spiking whenever we are in store. Our ‘Roasted Beetroot and Walnut Pesto’ has been a favourite followed closely by our speciality lasagna.

Thanks to all those that have supported us and all our new London customers!

Preparing for the Selfridges staff

Preparing for the Selfridges staff

Selfridges Food Heroes

Selfridges Food Heroes

About us!

About us!

In store

In store

Sampling in-store

Sampling in-store

Our first delivery

Our first delivery

'Grab & Go' stocked

‘Grab & Go’ stocked

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