Chinese Crackers - Sichuan

Saturday 29th January

What makes Szechuan/Sichuan cuisine so special? Hot, humid climates like this huge central-Chinese land-locked province call for food that is both hot and highly spiced because hot foods like red chilli stimulate the palate, making it more sensitive to the other flavours—sweet, sour, bitter, salty, aromatic, and fragrant. The geography and cultural differences of Szechuan are so vast, this will be no more than an introduction but we’ll do our best with rice, noodles, soy, garlic, ginger, star anise, pork and shrimp. Come and enjoy a day of cooking before preparing your own communal lunch to enjoy with your new friends.

Each student will have their own work station, equipment and ingredients to work with. These courses are designed to be relaxed, informative and fun.

COOKERY LEVEL: Beginner to Intermediate (see further information on cookery levels here). 

Expect recipes such as: Dan Dan Mian, Mapu tofu, Marinated black ear salad, Kung Pao chicken, Tu dou si, Chongqing Ma La Chicken, Smashed cucumber salad, Gan Bian, Scrambled eggs with tomato, Sichuan Pickled Vegetables, Red Chili Oil, Suan Lo Bo, Sichuan Hot Pot, Glutinous Rice Balls.

WHERE: Blackfriars Cookery School

TIMES: 9.30am to 4.30pm 

COST: £145 per person which includes refreshments throughout the day, a communal lunch with wine, regional beverage and coffee in the Cookery School, apron and recipes to take home. Places are only confirmed once paid in full and are non-refundable or transferable.

FRIENDS & FAMILY: are welcome to join the participants for a student made Communal Chinese lunch, 2 glasses of wine and coffee for just £35 per person.


WHAT TO BRING: Aprons are provided though please arrive in comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit messy. Otherwise, just bring your enthusiasm!

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements, conditions we should know about or any other specific requests. Please re-confirm on arrival.

Click on 'Book now' below which will take you through to our E-Shop where you can pay on-line.