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What's on in the Blid & Hatton Food Studio?

Our opening times are Thursdays and Fridays 10-4pm. During the rest of the week, if the door is open, the shop is open!

Micro-workshop on gut health and launch of ‘Fermented by LAB’

Thursday 4th May
19:00-21:00
£12.50 per person
Join Alana for an evening of gut health rants, micro-workshops and the chance to taste gut-loving food and drink from her brand new product range, Fermented by LAB. Gut health is a topic that’s becoming hard to ignore, but do you know what it’s all about and how you can take care of yours? Alana will cover the need-to-knows of a healthy gut and tell you how to give it all the love it needs, in the most delicious way possible… through food! You’ll get to flavour your own water kefir and make some mini lacto-fermented pickles (both of which you can take home) and be some of the first to taste and buy products from Fermented by LAB, her new fermented food and drink range. Book now.

Easy Indian with Surrey Spice

Tuesday 9th May
10:00-14:00
£75.00 per person
Love a curry but don’t know where to begin? This hands-on session includes a master class on spices, many cups of spiced chai, hands on cooking of five dishes, all recipes and ingredients and a sit down lunch. Mandira, from successful Surrey company Surrey Spice, will take you on a magical journey into the subcontinent and you will be able to explore, adapt and recreate some of her award winning dishes with a dash of your very own style. Book now.

Spring Flavours from Ozlem’s Turkish Table

Monday 15th May
10:00-14:00
£75.00 per person
Ozlem will guide you through a few traditional, flavoursome Turkish dishes, certain to tickle your taste buds and bring exciting, easy to make, healthy flavours to your spring table. You will get the chance to make circassian chicken in walnut sauce with red pepper flakes infused olive oil (cerkez tavugu), courgette fritters with feta and dill, served with garlicky yoghurt (mucver), filo rolls with cheese and parsley (sigara boregi), zesty semolina sponge cake in light syrup (revani) and Turkish coffee. Book now.

Family Food

Wednesday 17th May
10:00-14:00
£115.00 per person (£50 workshop + £65 worth of take-away meals/baked goods)
This four hour workshop will give you some fresh inspiration for feeding your family and children. We’ll come together and share recipes and our top tips on making mealtimes healthy and delectable. To cook together is a sure way of making your weekly task a lot more enjoyable and we will send you on your way with three meals (suitable for freezing) to feed four generously plus a cake and delicious cookies, as well as the recipes to go with them. Book now.

Spring Glow Workshop

Wednesday 24th May
10:30-13:30
£50.00 per person or two for £90
Spring is here and so it’s the time to combat the winter’s dry skin, brittle nails and limp hair! Expert nutritionist Sarah Zorab will spend an hour talking you through the the right foods to eat to ensure your skin, hair and nails are looking and feeling healthy and full of vitality. By increasing the amount of certain vitamins and minerals you can feed your body from the inside resulting in a radiant and healthy appearance. The talk will be followed by Maddie’s healthy and inspiring lunch using some of the ingredients that Sarah has discussed. You’ll walk away vitalised and with a boost for spring. Book now.

Maddie’s Summer Salads

Wednesday 14th June
10:00-14:00
£75.00 per person
Salads goes perfectly with sandals, pimms and bbq in the evening sun. They are what we all crave after a long and dark winter. Maddie will show you how to make healthy and delicious salads for perfect summer entertaining. Featuring nourishing recipes so you can entertain your guest with a guilt-free menu that does not compromise on flavour. This is a part demonstration and part hands-on workshop, where you will enjoy a healthy, mouthwatering salad buffet together with your fellow participants. Book now.

Meet The Observer’s Rising Food Star 2017: Lope Ariyo

Thursday 15th June
19:00-21:00
£25.00 per person
Come and meet Lopè in the Food Studio, hear about her incredible food journey and taste some of the delicious dishes from her newly launched cookbook, Hibiscus. It is filled with fresh fuss-free meals, drawing from a fusion of West African cooking and modern flavours. Red Magazine hailed African cooking as the newest trend to hit the UK food scene and The Observer claimed that Lope Ariyo could do for West African food what Sabrina Ghayour did for Persian cuisine, bringing it to the fore of our everyday eating. 20% off the signed book, if bought on the evening. Book now.

Clean and Free from Sweet Baking with ‘Eat & Mess’

Wednesday 21st June
10:00-13:00
£75.00 per person
Baking doesn’t have to be about using lots of sugar and butter to create delicious results – there are plenty of delicious alternatives. In this hands-on class, the recipes are free from refined sugars and wheat, and we will be using seasonal ingredients sourced locally including The Medicine Garden! You will take home everything made from the day in addition to recipe sheets. We will be discussing the benefits and different qualities of using alternative ingredients to achieve delicious results that will help from a both dietary and nutritional perspective! Please note that we will be using nuts in this class. Skills learnt include:
gluten free flours and their differences
sugar and dairy alternatives and their effects in baking
making caramel
general baking and decorating theory
layering and decorating cakes, including palette knife and piping
Book now.

Midsummer Feast and Crown Making

Friday 23rd June
19:00-23:00
Early bird price £45 per person (before 15 May), general admission £50 per person (not including drinks)
The evening will begin with crafting midsummer-crowns, followed by a feast of traditional Scandinavian flavours. We will also be selling a selection of Swedish craft beers and Blid & Hatton’s own flavoured aquavit. The traditional buffet will include home-baked flat crackers, traditional cheeses, hot smoked salmon, varieties of herring, classic savoury tarts, new-season organic potatoes, and fabulous desserts. Book now.

Sourdough Series Classes – Beginner and Intermediate

Sunday 2nd and Sunday 16th July
11:00-16:00
£120.00 per person per class
Sourdough is one of the most ancient forms of bread making, and also the most satisfying! Using a starter to replace yeast in the recipes, this gives the unmistakable tang and texture to sourdough breads. We have teamed up with the brilliant Kate Ampomah, owner of Eat & Mess, who runs baking classes in London and Kent, to launch a mini-series of Sourdough baking. Depending on your experience of baking, you can sign up to part 1 for beginners and/or part 2 for intermediate level bakers.
Class 1: 2nd July- for complete beginners will include: Making starter to take home, making sourdough focaccia, garlic dough balls and pain au levain
Class 2: 16th July for intermediates: Attendees need to bring a pre baked sourdough loaf and some starter with them for discussion in workshop. We will make a classic miche loaf, an olive rye sourdough boule and a rosemary fougasse
Sign up for both classes to receive a £20 discount. Book now.