cooking lessons, courses, demonstrations, Dunleer, Castlebellingham, Collon, Ardee, Louth
I recently attended a cookery lesson run by Tara Walker aka The East Coast Cookery School and learned loads of brilliant tips on how to improve my skills in the kitchen – I have not really cooked before so the chance to attend a cookery demonstration run by someone with such good experience was an offer to good to turn down. I live in Collon near Ardee, Co. Louth which is not far from Termonfeckin and I was really pleased to be able to attend a cookery class in my local area. Termonfeckin is such a nice area with a lovely beach as well as having good local food producers. It seemed like a good mix of a great environment and learning to cook.
The first cookery lesson was all about the different types of foods available in the area and how toget the most from the local food available. The first cookery demonstration showed me how tomake a beautiful spicy seafood stew that you serve with ciabatta croutons and a nice garlic aioliac companiment – the flavours were lovely and got my first cookery lesson off to a brilliant start – it was easy to make and the ingredients were all grown or caught locally in Clogherhead which really added to the whole experience. We also used cheeses from nearby Dunleer & Castlebellingham.
Then we made a dessert which was so tasty and very easy to make as well – the fact the cookery demonstrations were so easy to follow were ideal for me as I had never really got to grips with cooking before. We made a Baked Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake which was delicious –when it came out of the oven we served it nearly straight away which really helped the flavour – it was so light in texture and the flavour was amazing – I have been to a lot of restaurants in the local area and the food at the cookery demonstration was better than most – The East Coast Cookery School really knows her stuff – I would definitely recommend a cookery lesson with Tara Walker.