For health, environmental or animal welfare reasons, many of us are choosing to eat more vegetarian and vegan meals these days.
And while supermarkets, independent shops and markets are increasingly offering more choice when it comes to plant-based products, we all need a little inspiration from time to time when it comes to home cooking.
Whether you would like to learn more about plant-based food, are a life-long veggie or vegan, or just want an exciting new experience, the Vegetarian Society Cookery School can help.
Get hands on in their friendly Altrincham kitchen as you chop, slice, dice and knead your way to delicious veggie and vegan dishes.
Classes are kept nice and small, and a special camera suite is used which means you’ll always have a close up view of what’s going on.
Here are some classes we think you’ll love – and all classes can be adapted for vegans, too, just let them know when booking.
Get your weekend off to a great start by going to a Friday evening Supper Club, where you’ll cook along with expert tutors to make a delicious meal before sitting down to enjoy it.
Whether you book with friends or go by yourself, you’ll enjoy a relaxing, social atmosphere as you unwind, chat and eat great food.
Options include the classic Supper Club, where you can learn to knock up dishes such as tofu katsu curry with sticky rice, okonomiyaki, Asian slaw and instant pickled radish – or perhaps the best bangers and mash, with caramelised shallot and oregano seitan sausages, creamy wholegrain mashed potato, balsamic glazed mushrooms, rich onion gravy and garlic greens.
At the Curry Club, you could be tucking into the likes of homemade green hara bara kebabs with masala fries, bhel puri salad and speedy naan breads.
And at Pudding Club, you can try your hand at mouthwatering desserts such as apple and black berry crumble pie with white chocolate custard, or a pretzel crust chocolate mousse and peanut butter whip pie.
Children’s Cookery Adventure
If you’re looking for a fun activity that your kids will love, check out the Children’s Cookery Adventure.
Your children will discover how to follow a recipe, make tasty meals from scratch and experiment with brand new flavours.
They’ll enjoy food-themed activities throughout the day too, including a mini foraging walk in the grounds of the Vegetarian Society Cookery School – so, don’t forget to pack those wellies!
This activity is suitable for kids aged 6-14.
Join spice guru, Lajina, as she shows you how to make authentic Indian cuisine.
Lajina’s family-oriented style of Punjabi cooking is great to try in your own kitchen, and with an array of classic and creative recipes up her sleeves, she’ll show you how to master the essentials and wow your friends and family with incredible dishes.
They welcome students of all abilities, so whatever your current skill level, you’ll fit right in – and you’ll be emailed a pack for you to keep containing all of the recipes you learned on the day.
The Vegetarian Society Cookery School can be found at Parkdale, Dunham Road, Altrincham WA14 4QG. There are lots more classes on their website. Find the class that tickles your taste buds by clicking below.