Banbury Cookery School Blog

Curry Naan Bread July 23, 2014 09:04

A great time at Tandem Festival June 24, 2014 10:44

A huge thanks to all that made us so welcome at the Tandem Festival near Oxford at the weekend. If you came along and did some cooking with us we hope you enjoyed the food you made, hope to see you all next time. IMG_1072 IMG_1073 IMG_1074 IMG_1075

Tandem Festival June 18, 2014 16:40

On Saturday we will be at the Tandem Festival, Hill End in Oxford. We will be running intercative cookery workshops based on Sustainability and 'Love Food hate Waste' If you fancy doing a bit of cooking with us why not pop along and have some fun? For more info on the day click here.

Midcounties Co-op January 2, 2014 14:31

Co-Op Day

Instore Cookery dates with Midcounties Co-operative:

9th January - The Marshes 10th January - Stourport 24th January - Shropshire 24th February - Cinderford 28th February - Sedgley 4th March - Kidlington 7th March - Bicton Heath We will be running cookery demo's (based on Fairtrade products) and handing out some delicious samples for you to try. So if you fancy picking up some FREE recipes and trying some tasty food, we hope to see you in a store soon! Pudding Pie Cookery School working in partnership with The Midcounties Co-operative      

Hungerford Food Festival October 18, 2013 12:31

lfhw-chef-doves-flour Many thanks to the organisers of The Hungerford Food Festival. We had a great (busy) day working with Veolia handing out samples and running demo's of what can be done with everyday leftovers. We hope that all the people who visited our stand had a good time tasting all the samples. If you want to pop along and pick up some tips, we will be at Wantage Autumn Fair this Sunday 12 - 5pm

Wantage Autumn Fair October 14, 2013 11:40

This Sunday (20th October) we will be at Wantage Autumn Festival with our demo stand. There are various talks and demo's going on throughout the day, so why not pop along and see what there is on offer. The day starts at 12pm - 5pm Pudding Pie will also be running demo's on the day!

Banbury Canal Day September 30, 2013 11:16

Banbury Canal Day It's that time of year already! We always know when Christmas is approaching when we are at the Canal Day. This years fun starts at 10.30am - 5pm on Sunday 6th October. We will be handing out FREE recipe books to promote Love Food Hate Waste along with Cherwell Waste Partnership. Why not pop along and try some tasty samples!

Weekend of Food Festivals September 30, 2013 10:38

1378168_671752536181911_2076690299_n - Copy 1380751_671752522848579_975919388_n - Copy 1382809_671752346181930_115385887_n - Copy We had a busy weekend. On Saturday we were at Thame Food Festival (a very busy event) and then we were in Hungerford on Sunday. Both events were to promote Love Food Hate Waste, serving up some delicious suggestions of what you can do with everyday leftovers! If you would like Pudding Pie to come along and run a demo at your event, just get in touch for more details.

Banbury Food Fair August 17, 2013 16:26

Food Fair For those wishing to try some of the delicious dishes we gave out at The Banbury Food Fair, here are the recipes: We hope you enjoy them, why not register for a free newsletters and keep up to date with what we are doing and receive our regular Free Recipe!

Bracknell Food Festival July 6, 2013 18:53

We spent the day today cooking at the Bracknell Food Festival. Very hot but great fun, we did 3 different dishes with around 80 people! Looking forward to next year! You can view all the recipes here  

BBC Bill Buckley Show March 17, 2013 08:54

Bill Buckley After our cooking experience on the BBC Bill Buckley show, we would like to share our recipes with you! Seabass with Fennel & Chorizo Chocolate Tart Please feel free to browse the website, for plenty of free recipes.    

Tower Hamlets Recipes March 13, 2013 12:51

TMc8.jpg-large Please find below the recipes for the dishes we have been making while out with the Tower Hamlets Love Food Hate Waste Campaign. We will add new recipes regularly, enjoy!   Banana Chocolate & Digestive Pudding Bean Burgers Cauliflower Couscous Curry & Raita

Co op Member Recipes March 9, 2013 19:32

Lots of recipes from Co op store events to try. We have recently been in Co op stores across the Mid-Counties cooking up some delicious recipes. If you would like to try some of them at home, please have a browse through what we have been making. Membership-Recipe-Cards-1  

In Store Cookery February 26, 2013 16:14

  Another in-store Cookery event for the Co Op at their Franchey store. We were cooking with Fairtrade Chocolate and Coffee! The 200+ children that turned up for a school visit certainly enjoyed it! Pudding Pie Cookery School, bringing the classes to you    

Feeding the 500! January 4, 2013 18:39

feeding the 500 poster

Banbury Food Fair 2012 August 20, 2012 10:13

[gallery columns="2"] Wow what a hot day! It was easily one of the nicest day's of the year so far and we had a great time and lots of people turned out to support the event. A huge thanks to everyone that helped on our stand and to all the guest chefs that came along to give a demo. Looking forward to bigger things next year!

We need your support July 23, 2012 14:50

  We are looking for support and nominations for the British Cookery School Awards.       All you need to do is email and mention our name (Pudding Pie) and location (Banbury) and that's it. Entries need to be in by 31st August 2012. You can also submit your nomination via Twitter using the #bcsapeopleschoice hash tag. Thank you for your support!  

Andrews Recipes June 25, 2012 09:47

At the weekend we did some cookery demo's with Andrew Kojima for BBC's Masterchef. Andrew had kindly put together the recipes for what he made for you to try at home. They were delicious .... You can view them here, enjoy!

Cooking Today June 23, 2012 18:20

[gallery columns="2"] Today we were cooking with Andrew Kojima from BBC's Masterchef at the Westmill Windfarm. It was also a good excuse to try out our new mobile kitchen set up !

Westmill Windfarm Event June 22, 2012 10:21


We will be cooking at The Westmill Windfarm tomorrow (Sat 23rd June) with Andrew Kojima, Masterchef 2012 Finalist.

Just look out for us in the main tent on the Pudding Pie Demo stand.

Food Hero's Award 2012/13 May 9, 2012 12:47

We need your nominations! If you like our Cookery School, teaching skills that last a lifetime, or our approach to healthy eating using quality local ingredients, or perhaps you are on our Forever Plan Healthy Eating Diet and want to help spread the word. If so, please nominate us for the Northamptonshire Local Food Hero's Award for 2012/13, you can download the  nomination form here. Thank you.

Eco Day at the Co-Op November 25, 2011 14:01

Had great fun at the Eco Day with Oxford City Council Recycle Team at the Co-Op store in Cowley. Cooking up some treats that can easily be made from everyday food leftovers. We are running more events with the Co-Op in January and will post details nearer the time.

Love Food Hate Waste - FREE Recipes June 19, 2011 14:20

We had a great time in Newbury marketplace today cooking up some delicious dishes that can be made from leftovers. The recipes we made are below for you to try, enjoy!

Apple Charlotte

Bubble & Squeak Cakes

Chicken & Sundried Tomato Pasta Bake

Polenta and Apple Cake

Rice Fritters

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Thai Vinaigrette

Healthy Eating Recipes June 6, 2011 15:22

Eton Mess Eating healthily does not mean compromise on taste or more expense. Below are a selection of recipes that are not expensive, quick to make and taste great, enjoy! Tortilla (Spanish Omelette) Sweet n Sour Noodles Low Fat Eton Mess Healthy Beef Burger Tomato Salsa Coleslaw Tapas Style Meatballs In Tomato Sauce Pea & Pesto Soup Flame Grilled Red Pepper & Tomato Soup Mushroom & Garlic Creamy Pasta