This Mother’s Day why not treat Mum to a whole weekend’s culinary experience rather than the traditional chocolates and bunch of flowers! Vale House Kitchen, an exclusive country skills and cookery school in Bath, is offering the perfect gift idea for Mother’s with a foodie interest, giving you something unique and never to be forgotten.
The first of its kind in England, Vale House Kitchen offers a selection of courses which will give food lovers the opportunity to learn not only how to cook local, seasonal produce, but also how to hunt, forage and fish for the raw ingredients. Gift vouchers are available for all courses on offer.
In the perfect rural location in the village of Timsbury, eight miles southwest of Bath, owners Bod & Annie Griffiths endeavour to make every visit to Vale House Kitchen as bespoke and informative as possible. They have secured the country’s leading professionals, such as Tim Maddams, former River Cottage Head Chef; Vivien Lloyd, who has 35 years’ experience of making, judging and demonstrating preserves and Sandra Monger, award winning wedding cake and celebration cake designer, to tutor small groups in the traditional rural skills of fly-fishing, shooting, foraging as well as butchery and cookery:
Courses last from a full day to two days and gift vouchers are available via the Vale House Kitchen website at www.valehousekitchen.co.uk.
Bod comments, “ Annie and I initially came up with the idea for Vale House Kitchen after cooking a meal following a salmon fishing trip on the River Exe, when everything on our plate was either from the river or from our vegetable garden. We loved the idea that everything we were eating, we had either grown or caught and it was so simple. There is nothing more rewarding than being able to teach people these skills and share the excitement of making that fundamental connection with food.”
Vale House Kitchen, have been working hard with their tutors to host a range of creative and dynamic courses since it opened its doors in September 2013.