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Chorlton Christmas Cookery Classes

Chorlton Cooking Together

Christmas is coming and Cracking Good Food can help you in the kitchen!

For over six months Cracking Good Food has been bringing together experienced cooks with local residents in unique classes and as part of a programme of community events.

Since October, Cracking Good Food has operated as an independent social enterprise and is now pleased to offer a series of special seasonal sessions to help people in the south Manchester area prepare for Christmas and brush up on their culinary skills in time for the festive season. The three-hour classes run on Saturday mornings from 11am or Tuesday evening from 6pm or at Chorlton High School on Nell Lane.

Saturday 6 November: Roaring Roasts – your chance to brush up on those roasting skills before the 25th! On the menu is organic roast chicken with all the trimmings (including the best gravy in the universe) plus a slightly less traditional alternative: North African-style roast lamb with butterbeans and butternut squash. Once the meal is prepared, everyone sits down for a feast at the end! (£15; £10 concessions.)

Saturday 13 November: Lovely Leftovers – Steve of Manchester Food & Drink Festival Awards nominated Chorlton deli Hickson & Black’s will help you get your money’s worth from a roast, with homemade chicken stock, soup, stir-fry, and bubble and squeak. An ideal session for helping you live through the age of austerity! (£15; £10 concessions.)

Tuesday 16 November: Cracking Christmas – due to popular demand, we’ve added a second date of Anna’s class. The edible treats we’ll be making include rum truffles, chilli jam and cookies in a jar, which you get to take home at the end of the class. (£18; £13 concessions – the slightly higher price includes the cost of the fancy jar!)

And if you’re stuck for gift ideas this Christmas, we have vouchers available redeemable against 2011’s cookery classes – the perfect present for food lovers and budding chefs! Vouchers are available in any denomination, and can be used as full or part-payment on any cooking sessions; valid for one year from date of purchase.

To book classes or buy vouchers, email fiona@crackinggoodfood.org, call 0845 652 2572, visit www.crackinggoodfood.org or pop into Hickson & Black’s in Chorlton.