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.

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

Bracknell Food Festival July 06, 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  

Feeding the 500! January 04, 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!

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

Cooking in the cold! November 30, 2010 09:24

Oxfordshire Waste Partnership

Tonight we are back outside cooking in the cold. As part of our winter roadshow with Oxfordshire Waste Partnership, tonight we are in Abingdon Market Place, 17.30 - 20.30 looking at some great ways to use up your Christmas dinner leftovers. If you fancy braving the weather, we will see you later!

Banbury Canal Day October 02, 2010 21:53

Logo Tomorrow 3rd October is Banbury Canal Day, if the weather is better than forecast, maybe we will have a good day! If you fancy tasting some samples and getting some free recipes why not pop along? Pudding Pie Cookery School, maybe getting wet tomorrow.

Thame Food Festival September 25, 2010 17:34

Thame Food Festival Been at the Thame Food Festival all day today, wow it was busy! we sold out of everything not surprising really as it was all free ... We had a great laugh on the stage and got loads of great feedback from people of all ages. More demos on the tour of the county tomorrow.

What's Cooking? September 18, 2010 11:10

Love Food Hate Waste You may already be aware that we are touring the county over the next few weeks as part of the British Food Fortnight, promoting the Love Food Hate Waste message along with Oxfordshire Waste Partnership. Here you can find all the dates and venues we will be attending, why not pop along have a taste and pick up a FREE recipe book! Pudding Pie Cookery School, cooking on the go!

The Big Stage! September 17, 2010 10:43

Theatre Cookery Today sees us take to the big stage! We are running demo's with Oxfordshire Waste Partnership on the Celebrity Chef Stage at Oxford Castle, we also have demo's on the stage planned for Saturday 18th Sept. We will be appearing alongside local chef Sophie Grigson and other guest chefs. The aim of us being there is to get the message out that we all throw away too much food. By using more leftovers we can reduce the waste and our shopping bills. We hope to see you there, you can check our appearances schedule for the next 3 weeks here. Pudding Pie Cookery School, cooking live and loving it!

British Food Fortnight August 17, 2010 14:01

Love Food Hate Waste Roadshow Fifty thousand pounds worth of savings were made through reduced waste disposal costs, thanks to the 'Oxfordshire Waste Campaign' last year. Oxfordshire council-tax payers have saved over £50,000 in waste disposal costs by throwing away less food since Oxfordshire Waste Partnership launched its Love Food Hate Waste campaign last March in conjunction with Pudding Pie Cookery School, offering practical advice on how to reduce waste and shopping bills. We are delighted to have been involved in reducing food waste and are delighted to announce that we have been asked to run events again this year during the British Food Fortnight from the 18th Sept - 3rd October. We will post a schedule of where we will be as soon as we can. Pudding Pie Cookery School, educating and saving people money.

Dorchester-On-Thames Cookery Session March 22, 2010 09:42

carbon trust

We ran a very successful event in Dorchester-On-Thames for the Carbon Project at the weekend. In association with WRAP & Oxfordshire's Waste Partnership, we held an interactive lunch, teaching residents how to make the most from what is normally considered waste or leftover food.

We made delicious bubble & squeak cakes with a nice dip and some bacon & egg, followed by a banana and biscuit pudding and also some chocolate chip cookies. They all then sat down and enjoyed their creations whilst receiving some tips and free recipes from the Waste Partnership.

Altogether a good day, thanks to everyone involved.

Pudding Pie Cookery School, promoting the reduction in food waste.

Interactive Cookery Demo's March 17, 2010 14:44

lovefoodhatewaste On Saturday we are in  Dorchester-On-Thames working with WRAP and The Oxfordshire Waste Partnership to help promote the 'Love Food Hate Waste' message. We will be running live cookery demos and preparing a meal for the lucky students to enjoy! Maybe we will see you there! Pudding Pie Cookery School, proud to support 'Love Food Hate Waste'

Love Food Hate Waste Campaign Update February 03, 2010 17:02

love-food-roadshow Oxfordshire's Love Food Hate Waste campaign continues to go from strength to strength, with over 8000 people now having pledged their support. Since we ran our Live Cookery Demo's there has been a huge upturn in people pledging to waste less food. Add your support here. Pudding Pie Cookery School, supporting the'Love Food Hate Waste Campaign'.

Last few days of Roadshow October 07, 2009 10:04

Pudding Pie Waste Food Campaign We are now into the last 3 days of our Love Food Hate Waste Roadshow with the Oxfordshire Waste Partnership. If you have not yet signed up to the campaign and received your free recipe book and other bits and pieces, then we are the Oxford College Freshers Fair until Friday. Pudding Pie Cookery School, promoting healthy eating and less waste.

3 New Dates for Food Waste Campaign September 24, 2009 11:53

Pudding Pie Waste Food CampaignWe have just added 3 new dates to the tour promoting 'Love Food Hate Waste' along with the Oxfordshire Waste Partnership. Click here for timetable of events and we hope to see you soon. Pudding Pie Cookery School, promoting healthy eating and less waste!

Oxford Brookes Freshers Fair September 22, 2009 13:32

Oxford Brookes UniversityStill on our travels around Oxfordshire promoting the Love Food Hate Waste message with the Oxfordshire Waste Partnership. For the next 2 days you can find us at the Oxford Brookes Freshers Fair. Hope to see you. Pudding Pie Cookery School, promoting healthy and waste free eating!

Love Food Hate Waste Campaign September 20, 2009 16:45

We were so lucky with great weather at the Chipping Norton Farmers Market today. We had a great response from the public and The Oxfordshire Waste Partnership got a lot of people to sign up and support their campaign. View one of our Cookery Demo's on Fish-Cakes above. Pudding Pie Cookery School Taking the fun of cooking on the road!

Witney Farmers Market September 16, 2009 17:43

Pudding Pie Waste Food CampaignGreat success for our first day of the 'Tasty Treats Hits The Streets' campaign against food wastage with Oxfordshire Waste Partnership. If you did not get chance to see any of the food demos or taste the samples you can catch up with us again at Abingdon Market on the 19th from 10am, hope to see you there!

Tasty Treats Hit The Streets September 10, 2009 11:19

Pudding Pie Waste Food CampaignA series of Cookery demonstrations will be taking to Oxfordshire streets over the coming weeks. Organised by Oxfordshire Waste Partnership (OWP) and run by Pudding Pie Cookery School, these events highlight simple and tasty ways to use up leftovers, with the aim of saving the average family around £50pm on their shopping bill.

The Event Dates are:

16th September - Witney Farmers Market 8.30am - 1.30pm 19th September - Abingdon Market Place 10am - 2pm 20th September - Chipping Norton Farmers Market 8.30am - 1pm 22 & 23rd September - Oxford Brookes Freshers Fair 24th September - Henly-On-Thames Farmers Market 8.30am - 1.30pm 25th September - Headington Farmers Market 26th September - Thame Food Festival 9am - 5pm 27th September - Oxford Covered Market 11am - 3pm 29th September - Templars Square Shopping Centre 10am - 3pm 30th September - Wantage Market Place 1st October - Co-Op supermarket Carterton 10am - 3pm 2nd October - Bicester Market 9am - 4pm 3rd October - Wallingford Producers Market 10am - 1pm 4th October - Banbury Canal Day outside The Mill 7th - 9th October - Oxford University Freshers Fair We hope to see you at an event soon!