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Nature Inspired Cookery

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Nature Inspired Cookery

7 reviews
Paused through April 3rd. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Cuisine
South Indian
Hosted in
English
Cooking

Nature Inspired Cookery

Cooking

Nature Inspired Cookery

7 reviews
Paused through April 3rd. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Cuisine
South Indian
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We offer creative and informative hands-on sessions, all experienced in Cotna's magical valley on the edge of the beautiful Rosalind Peninsula in Cornwall. Courses include 3 choices: 1. Sourdough Bread Made Easy - you will learn to bake delicious, healthy bread from flour, water, salt & natural yeasts. We will go through the different stages of sourdough baking, going away with your own loaf, warm out of the oven. Back home you will be ready to bake the very next day with your starter mix, a banneton basket & a recipe to follow – you’ll never look back! 2. Wild Food Foraging - you will learn to identify wild foods as we walk our hedgerows, woodland & fields. After foraging, we will cook up a creative meal together then sit down to a delicious feast in the beautiful farmhouse. You will take home ideas and recipes for dishes made from local plants such as pennywort, nettle, wild garlic, alexanders, flowers, micro leaves & comfrey shoots. Seasonal variations in food available to forage - spring & autumn are generally the best times for foraging! 3. Cornwall meets Kerala - you will learn the alchemy of delicious & colourful South Indian food using seasonal ingredients and benefitting from a healthy Ayurvedic perspective. We will pick ingredients from the beautiful organic gardens or wild from the woodland for our dishes, depending on time of year.
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Your host

Learn more about Sara & Dave

Sara & Dave

We set up Cotna Eco Retreat in Cornwall 11 years ago, and since then I have loved creating delicious & healthy home-cooked food brought in from our organic garden - as well wild food from our woodland, fields & hedgerows. I have cooked vegetarian food for most of my life, often inspired by international cuisine from the years I spent travelling & teaching English to overseas students. Now we have a stunning new farmhouse kitchen and my favourite activity is teaching seasonal cookery to guests: sourdough bread-making, South Indian dishes, wild food foraging and preserving nature's bounty.

What's included

Food
We will create a meal together that we can eat together in the farmhouse kitchen, or you can take away. Home-made drinks &…
Equipment
Recipe sheets, ingredients for sourdough starter & banneton rising basket if required (£15)

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Where you'll be

Classes will take place in our stunning new farmhouse kitchen that overlooks the apple orchard & wildlife ponds . Bread makers can have a guided tour while the dough rises; foragers will have will have the chance to walk around Cotna's valley as we pick from the hedgerows & woodland; South Indian cooks will gather food from our organic gardens & poly tunnels.

This experience is available starting April 05, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through Friday, April 3rd due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Fish allergy
Fish allergy
Egg-free
Egg-free
Gluten-free
Gluten-free
Peanut allergy
Peanut allergy
Dairy-free
Dairy-free
Shellfish allergy
Shellfish allergy
Soy-free
Soy-free
Tree nut allergy
Tree nut allergy
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
Pescatarian
Pescatarian
Vegan
Vegan

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also…

More tips

This experience is for people of all levels of coking experience. Sara is a fully trained teacher and will adapt to all individual needs. Do let us know if you have any concerns.
Sara & Dave
Nature Inspired Cookery
7 reviews
From $108/person
7 reviews
From $108/person