Basic ingredients: Corinne Goodman has been running cookery classes inspired by her mum’s creative South East Indian cuisine since August 2008, having learned to cook with the help of her mother’s daily telephone calls when she moved to the UK in 1989. The Creative Kitchen brand was established by preparing a range of dishes from her home in Faversham, Kent, and selling them at farm shops, shows and farmers’ markets. In 2009 Corinne extended her services to home delivery. Classes aim to demystify Indian cookery through understanding spices, fail-safe recipes and an attentive one-on-one approach, made possible by small class sizes of up to eight. These are held at Corinne’s kitchen in Selling, with larger classes held either at Sheldwich Village Hall or Davington Primary School in Faversham. Half-day courses broadly cover Indian cuisine, from curries to street food, with a 3-4 hour day including an introduction to spices, two hours of hands-on cookery and a full lunch with wine. The cost is very reasonable at £55 per person and those who contact Corinne directly can discuss the opportunity for full day or weekend classes.
They say: Learn the skills to create your own Asian culinary experience and impress your family and friends. The cookery classes are designed to provide you with the skill to use spices with confidence. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun and we cater for all levels of proficiency.
We say: Corinne’s love and respect for her native food means she takes great care over what goes into her recipes. As a member of Produced in Kent she has strong ties to local businesses, from whom she strives to source all her meat, fish and vegetables, ensuring this is organic where possible. This ethos is applied across the board from cookery classes and home delivery to dinner party catering and local events.
01227 751074; www.corinnescreativekitchen.co.uk/courseAbout.html