Banbury Cookery School Blog

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.

Eat Well, Waste Less! June 17, 2014 09:38

  Did you know in the UK we pay for but do not eat a whopping £10.2 billion of food a year? (This works out at costing the average UK family almost £60 a month!) To raise awareness of the growing issue of food waste and how we can help the environment, we have created a handy infographic to help you start changing your household for the better and save money. You’ll find out how much food is wasted daily in the UK and how much that wasted food costs you. The graphic also gives you some top tips on how to reduce your waste including recycling, storing food properly and learning what the ‘best before’ dates really mean. You’ll be surprised how much food is actually wasted and how much you can save by just understanding dates and storage instructions properly. Take a look at our Eat Well Waste Less infographic below to make a real difference to your kitchen, your wallet and the environment. More info can also be found here

Kids School Holiday Classes June 11, 2014 10:00

Kids Courses We still have just posted the next set of Kids School Holiday Classes: To book your place click here These classes fill quickly so why not book up now to avoid dissapointment.

New Adult Class Dates 2014 April 28, 2014 15:12

We have just added lots more dates, right up to October. There's a new 'Inspiring Vegetarian' class to enjoy as well. Check out all the dates we have available here. Class start from just £80 and make a lovely gift for a friend or loved one. Pudding Pie Cookery School

Mothers Day Gift Idea March 6, 2014 09:55

With Mothers Day fast approaching (30th March) you may be thinking of what to give this year! Our Cookery School Vouchers make a lovely gift and can be used for any of our services, from a bespoke cookery class to a private dinner party. Give something a little different this year! Vouchers are available from £50 and are a perfect Mothers Day gift.

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      

Easter Edible Gifts December 16, 2013 12:36

Edible Gifts We know its not even Christmas yet, but with Easter at the end of April, these classes book up quickly. So if you fancy making your own edible gifts for Easter, get your place booked now! 11th April 2014 17th April 2014 Half day - £80 Full day (inc Lunch) - £160 View all our Group Class options HERE These classes also make a great gift, you can buy Vouchers HERE

11 Days & Counting! December 13, 2013 14:13

Christmas With only 11 days until Chirstmas Day, what will you be buying as a gift this year? Our Cookery School Vouchers are a great gift for a child or adult. They can be used for any of our services and even come in a gift box ready. We can post Vouchers up to the 20th and even email them up to 5pm on Christmas Eve.

Buy yours here now


Bread Class November 4, 2013 16:06

Here's the latest offering from our bread class, our customers went home with some real treats today. Check out all our classes here.  

Edible Gifts October 27, 2013 11:11

As a result of overwhelming requests for us to do more of our popular Edible Gifts Classes, we have squeezed in some dates before Christmas. Come along and learn how to make some deliciously beautiful Christmas gifts, we have half and full days available. From just £70 per person. (Gift Vouchers also available) This includes all the food, packaging, recipes, refreshments and tuition. You can check out all our classes 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

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!

Banbury Food Fair August 12, 2013 14:58

Food Fair Just a reminder that on Sunday 18th it's the Banbury Food Fair. There will be guest chefs running demo's throughout the day (and us of course) just look out for the Pudding Pie Demo Tent (you wont be able to miss it). There's loads to do and try for all the family, the fun starts at 10am. See you there!

Banbury Food Fair with Paul Da Costa Greaves July 22, 2013 17:20

    Here is the timetable for the Banbury Food Fair Demo Tent  
  • 10.45am Pudding Pie demonstrating Focaccia and a pancetta and sundried tomato filled bread
  • 11.45am Malaysian Memories with Yolanda Tapping
  • 12.45pm Paul Da Costa-Greaves demonstrating Savoury baked muffins with feta cheese nut free pesto AND Baked wild salmon with spiced prawns and sweet potato puree
  • 1.45pm Pudding Pie demonstrating Seabass with chorizo and an aubergine confit
  • 2.45pm Paul Da Costa-Greaves demonstrating char-grilled pineapple with spiced prawns and sweet potato puree AND Summer fruit roll with sweetened basil syrup
  • 3.45pm Pudding Pie demonstrating Bubble & Squeak cakes with Thai seasoned roast chicken and a chilli and sour cream sauce. Working with Love Food, Hate Waste.
  All happening at Banbury Food Fair 18th August 2013

Banbury Food Fair 18th August July 15, 2013 16:12

Food Fair We will be running the popular demonstration kitchen again this year at the Banbury Food Fair. We have guest chefs and ourselves running some interesting classes (there will be samples to taste at the end). We will also be running demo's during the day from our tent as well as handing out tasty samples throughout the day. Why not pop along there will be lots to see and do, all details on their facebook page:

Broughton Castle Event July 10, 2013 17:27

Are you looking for something to do at the weekend? From midday until 5pm on Sunday we are at the Rotary Cycling Festival at Broughton Castle. It's free to get in and there will be lots of activities for all the family. You can view the poster of what's going on here. We will be there handing out samples and running Cookery demo's, hope to see you.  

Next School Holiday Classes April 26, 2013 16:50

Kids Courses We have just posted the next set of School Holiday Cookery Class Dates. Dont hang around, one date is already full! Check the dates here  

Mothering Sunday January 19, 2013 13:00


Banbury Canal Day October 3, 2012 15:42

On Sunday from 10.30am we will be at Banbury Canal Day (outside the Mill Art Centre). We will be with Oxfordshire Waste Partnership, cooking up some FREE samples for you to try. If you register to 'Love Food Hate Waste' you can also get a FREE cookery book and goodies! Hope to see you there.  

Banbury Food Fair August 13, 2012 15:17

We will be at Banbury Food Fair this Sunday, along with: Andrew Kojima (BBC Masterchef Finalist 2012) Yoland Tapping - Malaysian Memories Paul Mocroft - Cherwell Waste Partnership Giusseppe Grassi - The Italian Larder We will be in the main demo tent running the demo's, and there will be tasters for you to try throughout the day. We also have our own tent with demo's of the Thermomix kitchen machine, food samples to try and our Forever Plan diet tent. Hope to see you on Sunday between 10.30am - 4pm.

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!  

Banbury Food Fair 19th August July 16, 2012 08:01

We will be hosting the cookery demo tent at the Banbury Food Fair on the 19th August, with guest chef's Andrew Kojima - BBC Masterchef Finalist Yoland Tapping - Malaysian Memories Giuseppe Grassi - Italian Larder Banbury We will also have a demo with 'Love Food Hate Waste' & Cherwell Waste Partnership offering advice on how to create some delicious dishes with everyday leftovers   ....... and of course us! In addition, we will have our Pudding Pie tent dishing up some wonderful samples for you all to try. We hope to see you there!  

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.