On the farm we are passionate about nature and all of the tasty goodness it offers. There's nothing quite like cooking over an open fire: the atmosphere; the smell - the flavour!
Our exciting fire pit workshop is ideal for barbecue enthusiasts, food lovers and anyone who loves the idea of cooking, eating and spending time in the great outdoors!
We care about sustainable, quality food and Jez's work as a broadcaster on Saturday Kitchen and Saturday Morning with James Martin has seen him meet with British growers of great, tasty produce, so we've set up a professional fire pit in the magnolia courtyard and after an initial welcome and opportunity to meet your fellow workshop foodies, we'll take you through the basics of lighting a strong, solid fire and how to get it just right for the perfect cook, experimenting with various types of wood for flavour.
While the logs burn away, we'll forage in the vegetable, herb and flower gardens and prepare some of the food together. Honey is never far away here on the farm, so we'll be preparing some beautiful looking and delicious tasting recipes with honey at their heart, from roasted local and organic vegetables and 100% British, grass-fed meats - expect flame-kissed flavour in abundance!
If you've never tried flame-grilled grass-fed beef, or crushed salted potatoes with rosemary and garlic then you're in for a real treat. We'll be cooking seasonal vegetables including potatoes and a combination of whole chicken; British, 100% grass fed beef cuts; British organic pork joint and freshly baked bread, accompanied by fresh salad. We'll all make some sauces and a honey-based glaze to lift those flavours, too.
Organic British Porchetta stuffed with cumin, fennel, garlic and spring onion
Whole British organic chicken booked in a fire basket with a honey glaze
100% grass-fed steak in honey and soy
Roasted salt and rosemary potatoes
Grilled white onions and peppers
Organic whole beetroot carpaccio with goats cheese
Organic carrots with fennel seeds and honey glaze
You'll be cooking in the most traditional and oldest way known to humans - directly over an open fire and true to everything we love about this style, it's a highly social day with plenty of organic refreshments, beers and cider for you to enjoy as we lead up to the main event: the feast!
THIS WORKSHOP IS TAUGHT BY TOMMIE
A professional chef, Tommie is an expert in cooking over open flames - if you've attended one of our other workshops or experience days, you've probably seen him at the helm of our giant outdoor pizza oven!
OUR WORKSHOPS ARE ALL-INCLUSIVE
We'll provide you with everything you need, including unlimited refreshments, food and recipes from the day for you to take home, too. All delegates will be required to sign a declaration in order to partake in the day’s activities. Make sure you wear enclosed footwear (no flip-flops or sandals) and something to keep warm, just in case, as we'll be outside all day.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
We are actively trying to help the environment and so all workshop confirmations and supporting information will be emailed to you. We will also email a reminder to you the week before the workshop with all the details and directions to the farm.
HELP US TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT
If you're able to car share, use public transport (we're just 18 minutes from Peterborough and Stamford train stations), cycle or have an electric car, use promo code ECO10 to save £10! You'll need to show us your train ticket, taxi receipt (or bicycle!) when you arrive.
PLACES ARE LIMITED TO JUST 12 PEOPLE FOR THIS WORKSHOP