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Stocking fillers, crowd pleasers and festive dishes to delight!

30 November 2017

heirloom veg with sumac mash
Looking for a stocking filler for the foodie in your life - then look no more! The Vegetarian Society Cookery School has fun, friendly cookery experiences throughout the year jam packed with flavoursome dishes, terrific techniques and effortless expertise. Rise to the occasion while bread making, take an Indian masterclass or sample stunning street food. Whether you enjoy foraging or trying to ‘beat the heat’ on a chilli-inspired session, there’s a tasty workshop for everyone. Add the icing to your culinary skills with the vegan toolkit or vegan party food course. Visit for the full calendar of courses and to buy online gift vouchers.

There are festive courses too -  check out the Delicious Gifts for Christmas workshop

Jonathan Smith, Cookery School Manager said, “Our experienced and friendly tutors are passionate about teaching you the ins and outs of modern vegetarian and vegan cooking. From a whole range of international cuisines, to vegan classes and showing off the latest trends in the culinary world, nothing puts a smile on our face more than seeing you being delighted to try the delicious creations you get to produce.”

To celebrate its love of seasonal cooking the school has compiled its favourite festive dishes for Christmas 2017 and there’s something for everyone.







Mushroom Pate with Griddled Chicory and Curly Endive Salad


 mushroom pate


Cheesy Lattice Pie


lattice pie


 Joyful Juniper Aubergine 


 Joyful Juniper Aubergine


Chestnut Butterbean Wellington




Maple Pistachio Cremes


maple pistachio cremes


Christmas Gravy




Roast Heirloom Vegetables with Sumac Carrot Mash


roast heirloom vegetables


Nut Roast


nut roast


The Vegetarian Society Cookery School loves getting people in the kitchen for a fun, hands-on and informative cooking experience in a friendly atmosphere. Based in Greater Manchester the school attracts people from all over the world.

Visit for recipes and gift ideas. 

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  • Visit for recipes and gift ideas. 

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