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Learn to cook the Mediterranean diet

Learn to cook the Mediterranean diet

Saturday 9 January 2021, £135.00 Saturday 12 June 2021, £135.00

Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetables, Herbs, Fish, Pulses

The Mediterranean diet has received much attention as a healthy way to eat, and with good reason.

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The Mediterranean diet has been shown to reduce risk of heart disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, certain cancers, depression, and in older adults, a decreased risk of frailty, along with better mental and physical function.

Fruits, vegetables, wholegrains, nuts and legumes are eaten in abundance. Olive oil is the principle source of fat. Cheese and yoghurt are consumed daily in low amounts. Fish and poultry is consumed in low to moderate amounts a few times a week and red meat is consumed infrequently and in small amounts. Herbs are used in abundance and sweets are occasional treats.

Chef Tutor Jenny Chandler says 'we’re constantly told to eat more plants for our own health and that of the planet; by cooking and eating Mediterranean style you’ll do just that with absolutely no sense of deprivation'. Jenny cooked for Italians on their boat in the Mediterranean for many years, worked in Barcelona as a restaurant consultant and has also lived in the South of France.

Her passion for this “accidentally healthy” way of eating is contagious.

Sample menu

  • Fabulous selection of mezze, antipasti and tapas-type dishes.
  • One-pot sea bass
  • Cannellini bean and gremolata show -stopper.
  • Almond and citrus torte.

You will enjoy lunch and a final meal of the food prepared with a glass of wine or non-alcoholic alternative.

Upcoming dates

Saturday 9 January 2021
Places available

Saturday 12 June 2021
Places available

"I attended the Mediterranean cooking course and it was fantastic! Great tutors and fun dishes made for a great evening! Even for a total novice like me!"

Sam Smith