Basic Ingredients: Excellent themed courses down at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s 65-acre organic farm in Devon. Courses run for either four, two or one days and include smoked and cured meats, All about Chickens, Booze and Beekeeping, Walk on the Wild Side foraging and cheese making. There’s even a gluten-free course and one for feeding a toddler, starting from £180.
They say: We have a team of experts in their field who offer hands-on, simple seasonal cookery classes most of which engage with the farm and the fields. Many of the dishes that we cook are sourced from HFW’s books.
We say: If you can’t make it to River Cottage HQ there are a handful of innovative online courses based on the Cookery School that can be accessed from the River Cottage website.
01297 630302; www.rivercottage.net