In this weekend intensive programme, we will explore many different ways to use produce that have short summer seasons. We will prepare dishes using cooking styles and techniques that work with the delicate flavours and textures of summer fruits and vegetables, and are suited to the hot weather.Read More
The Seasonal Cook:
Simple Summer Cooking
Welcome to our summer intensive weekend workshop, ‘Simple Summer Cooking’.
In the hot summer months, we generally do not want to be spending many hours in the kitchen at any one time. So we are invited to create ways of nourishing ourselves simply and with ease.
In this weekend intensive programme, we will explore many different ways to use produce that have short summer seasons. We will prepare dishes using cooking styles and techniques that work with the delicate flavours and textures of summer fruits and vegetables, and are suited to the hot weather.
Over the weekend, we will:
- Bring creativity and playfulness as we learn to cook with seasonal ingredients such as: raspberries, cherries, artichokes, fennel and tomatoes.
- Learn a variety of light summer dishes from soups, grain salads and desserts.
- Focus on cooking styles and techniques that simplifies our time in the kitchen during the hot weather without sacrificing on flavour or nourishment.
- Develop a relationship with the seasonal cycles of the vegetable world, and understand how to use what nature provides to nourishes our bodies and spirit throughout the year.
- Practical tips and tricks that save time throughout the cooking process – from shopping to chopping!
Click here to learn more about your facilitator Jean Torné.
When we complete the weekend, you will receive a booklet that contains all the recipes from the classes. With these foundational dishes, you will have the knowledge and confidence to create nourishing and delicious meals – whether you are cooking for yourself after work, or in charge of a picnic buffet for friends and family!
Here are the rest of the intensive cooking offerings we have for you:
- 2nd – 3rd December 2023 – The Seasonal Cook: Festive Cooking
- 10th – 11th February 2024- The Seasonal Cook: Embracing Deep Winter
- 13th -14th April 2024- The Seasonal Cook: Welcoming Spring 2024
For details on registering for this course please scroll down and click on the link below or contact Raphy Mendoza on email@example.com or on 07840 355 409
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th
10 am – 8 pm
Each day will consist of two cooking classes, combining demonstrations and hands-on cooking.
We shall produce both a lunch and dinner meal, eating and enjoying them together at the end of each class!
The Seasonal Cook: Summer Cooking participant testimonials
"I signed up for the Seasonal Cook class to learn and find more variety in my cooking, using fresh organic vegetables. During this course I was able to improve my cooking skills and learn a number of meal variations, meals I can prepare by myself. The dishes we created tasted anything from very good to extraordinary delicious. I can really recommend the wholefoods cooking courses at Concord Institute, any one of them. For me wholefoods cooking has opened up doors to a completely new way of cooking and a new and healthy way of eating."
"From participating in the seasonal cook I came away having got a real context of the beingness of the cook and that bringing consciousness into the art of cooking with seasonal vegetables combined with other wholesome ingredients is vital for nourishing our ongoing development as true human beings!"
"My experience of the seasonal cook was one of a beginner’s curiosity. Although it is an advanced program, I felt the approach was one of childhood wonder, and being. Jean Torné brings an incomparable depth of knowledge and presence which are infectious: in his kitchen, one cannot help but be reminded of the simple pleasures of being with the squash and onion, and to treat every action as sacred. From there, we can cook food which provides nourishment at the deepest level and supports the dreaming of our lives. That is the Seasonal Cook."
The Seasonal Cook: Summer Cooking programme details
Location: Concord Institute
Price: £525 per person
(deposit £150, non-refundable and non-transferable)