Summer Vegetable Feast | Sept 5th…

Posted in Food People, Food Places, Food Products, Food Stories, Kitchen News, Uncategorized with tags on August 17th, 2014 by liberatethelasagna

Enjoy the last of the summer...

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05/09/20145 – Friday 10-3pm Italian lunch #5 – Summer vegetable feast! @ Beam Cottage: £115 Let us inspire you with some different and delicious vegetarian dishes to create a perfect vegetarian meal; the best local produce from some great local suppiers.

A great day to help you expand your range of vegetarian recipes Italian style! No experience necessary. For more information please drop me a note thecook@cici-coco.com

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A vegetarian feast… Friday 11th July, 10-3pm / £115pp

Posted in Food People, Food Places, Food Products, Food Stories, Kitchen News, Uncategorized with tags , , on July 7th, 2014 by liberatethelasagna
Beautiful Artichokes from Sandy Lane Farm in Tiddington

Beautiful Artichokes from Sandy Lane Farm in Tiddington

This Friday we have a cookery day that will explore the best that the summer has to offer… the menu will be inspired by the summer and different regions of Italy including Tuscany, Calabria and Sicily.

We will be cooking perfect food for al fresco dining to please the all family and non-vegetarians as well.

The menu will include
-Frittura di verdure alla toscana

-Handmade Farfalle with tomato and mozzarella
-Parmigiana di zucchine
-Caponata di melanzane
-Insalata pantesca
and a special pudding!

No experience is necessary and everything will be provided… e-mail thecook@cici-coco.com or call 07939 032834 for find out more or to book..
The course take place in the CiCi-CoCo Kitchen in Cuddington, Bucks HP18 oAS

 

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Foodie on Tour visits the kitchen!

Posted in Food People, Food Places, Food Products, Food Stories, Kitchen News on May 22nd, 2014 by liberatethelasagna

Jacqui who runs the Foodie-On-Tour blog came along to one of our courses. We cooked a menu from the Northern Italian Alps and this is what she thought of the day…

Review

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Southern Italian Lunch / Cookery Course

Posted in Food People, Food Places, Food Products, Food Stories, Kitchen News, Uncategorized with tags , , on May 2nd, 2014 by liberatethelasagna

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Southern Italian Lunch
Our next cookery course is on Tuesday 13th May 10-3pm. / £95pp
Beam Cottage Kitchen, Cuddington. Bucks
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Our next cookery course is based on a Southern Italian Lunch and we will explore dishes from Calabria where I was lucky enough to spent my summers with my Nonna … e-mail me at thecook@cici-coco.com.

We will be using the very in vogue ingredient ‘Nduja. It is a product I grew up with in Calabria and on all the coolest London menus right now!… it is a spicy hot, smokey spreadable pork sausage. It is a fantastically versatile ingredient, perfect as the base for pasta sauces, spread in bread, mixed with pasta. At its most simple it is a mix of pork, sweet pepper and hot peppers (the peppers have a very specific taste and smell from been grown in the Calabrian sun.)

Here is a picture of me swimming with my Papa in Calabria… those were the days! Giuliana x

Me swimming with my sister & Papa in Calabria

Me swimming with my sister & Papa in Calabria

Nduja. An ingredient we will be using on our cookery course.

Nduja. An ingredient we will be using on our cookery course.

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‘Flavours of Calabria’

Posted in Food People, Food Places, Food Products, Kitchen News with tags , on April 22nd, 2014 by liberatethelasagna

Our next cookery course / Sat 10th May 2014 / £65 pp

In our next cookery course we will be exploring the flavours of Calabria with some very special local ingredients. Calabria is an region I know well from my childhood, I can remember many happy hours cooking with my family using some very simple and beautiful, ingredients… the day will take place in the Beam Cottage kitchen from 10am-1pm. You will be able to take some dishes home to share with your family…

Drop a line at thecook@cici-coco.com or give me a call on 07939 032 834… Giuliana x

Calabria

 

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An early Easter at the CiCi-CoCo Kitchen

Posted in Food Products, Food Stories, Kitchen News with tags , , , , on April 22nd, 2014 by liberatethelasagna

We were joined on 18th March by six enthusiastic cooks to enjoy our special Easter cookery course, Italian Style. If you missed the course the next course is ‘Flavours of Calabria,’ on 10th May, 2014. Calabria is a region I know well as it is where my father grew up and I spent many happy hours cooking with my family! A taster of the Easter menu is below….

Italian Easter Menu
Today’s recipes

Lavazza coffee on arrival
with home made biscotti

 First course
Ravioli ricotta e spinaci

Hand made ricotta and spinach ravioli served with speck and fresh herbs butter sauce
(Made with CiCi CoCo heritage spelt and Rivet wheat flour)

Main Course
Agnello brodettato (Easter lamb)
Orchard View Farm free range lamb with Cuddington egg and lemon sauce

 Patate al forno con alloro e rosmarino
Roast potatoes with bay leaves and rosemary

 Sandy Lane braised green cabbage with wine

 Dessert
Pastiera di farro
Neapolitan Easter pie with organic spelt and homemade ricotta

 To drink
Alta Italia Pinot Grigio 2012
Triade Puglia 2011

Potato1 table Prep Potato Polenta cakes Pasta

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Flavours of the Italian Alps / Fri 28th Feb

Posted in Food Places, Food Stories, Kitchen News with tags , , on February 23rd, 2014 by liberatethelasagna

Come along and learn about the undiscovered region of Friuli in NE Italy. The course is a 3 hour Friday treat starting at 10am and finishing around 1pm. You will create some great dishes and have something to take home for the evening…

E-mail me at thecook@cici-coco.com if you are interested / £65.00 per person.

Alps

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Regional Tuscan Cookery Course / 8th Feb, 2014

Posted in Food Places, Kitchen News with tags , , , on February 6th, 2014 by liberatethelasagna

We are looking forward to our cookery course this weekend at the beautiful Tyringham Hall. Tyringham Hall is a private manor house in our village, Cuddington in Buckinghamshire. The cookery course takes places in the kitchens and then we will be eating the product of our labour in the dining room (in the Summer we will be able to visit the gardens)…

We will be next at Tyringham Hall on the 29th March for our Quattro Pasta Making Cookery Course, lots of delicious sauces and pasta. In between we will be visiting Dadbrook Gallery again and then back to the CiCi CoCo Kitchen…

For more details on any of our cookery course please e-mail thecook@cici-coco.com

Tyringham Hall

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Posted in Kitchen News on January 25th, 2014 by liberatethelasagna

‘Her skill has been passed down her family

(half from the North, half from the South of Italy),

and she cooks with the warmth and informality

of a home meal with friends in mind.’

See what else Hero Brown has to say on about her time on our cookery course: Muddy Stilettos and to read more reviews on our food and cookery courses… click here

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Quattro Pasta | Cookery Class

Posted in Kitchen News with tags , , , , , on January 25th, 2014 by liberatethelasagna

Today at Beam Cottage we made pasta and cooked some delicious sauces with six lovely guests. For the pasta we use our own heritage mix of spelt and rivet flour but all the hard work came from our guests… Here is what we made…

Our Pasta Sauces:
Homemade italian sausage ragu made with Beckley pork, garlic and fennel seeds.
Creamed New Forest Sarum (a delicious cheese!) sauce with walnut pesto and local Bucks honey.
Butter, sage and poppy seed sauce.

Pasta & Ravioli:
Tagliatelle & farfalle
Ravioli with endive and homemade goat ricotta
Cansunziei – Sandy Lane Farm organic beetroot & Ambo potato half moon ravioli.

The next cookery course is called ‘A Trip to Tuscany’ and is on Saturday 8th, February. There is a full list of cookery classed here
Hopefully we will see you on one of our next courses!

Cookery Class 4 600Cookery Class 2 600Cookery Class 5 600

 

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