The Day of the Dead! A pop-up cookery demonstration & three course Mexican feast at Spike Island Cafe. 
Nov
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Day of the Dead! A pop-up cookery demonstration & three course Mexican feast at Spike Island Cafe. 

Something about this Mexican celebration which always brings a kind of spooky thrill – so much more colourful and exciting and grown-up than Halloween. With authentic Mexican feast day food, a candlelit Mexican makeover at Spike, a great tequila cocktail and a demonstration of the classic Mexican street food dish – the taco.

Bring your own maracas. £25 pp. 

On the menu...

Tacos of guacomole, re-fried beans, tomato salsa, chipotle and sweet potatoes

 Barbecoa – 6 hour cooked shoulder of mutton Mexican style – with rice

or

A smokey spiced Autumn vegetable and black bean stew with home-made fresh cheese

 Thomasina Miers’s Mexican cheesecake with pineapple caramel

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Bristol 247 Autumn Feast!
Nov
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

Bristol 247 Autumn Feast!

Tickets released for the Bristol24/7 Autumn Feast 

 

Tickets are now on sale for the Bristol24/7 Autumn Feast on Thursday, November 16 in partnership with Bristol 247 and acclaimed sculptor Carol Peace.

Enjoy a three-course banquet style dinner prepared by Square Food’s Barny Haughton and a team of 12 budding young chefs, enrolled on the Bristol24/7 culinary programme.

The evening will be an opportunity to bring people together and celebrate our wonderful city. Enjoy seasonal, local and delicious food, drink wine and hear about what Bristol24/7 is up to.

A special sculpture auction of Eve will take place to mark Carol Peace’s 25th year as an artist, with all proceeds going towards the Bristol24/7 social impact agenda.

When: Thursday, November 16, 6.30 pm                                                  
Where: Paintworks Events Space
Please send any dietary or access requirements to caragh@bristol247.com 

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An Indian Feast
Nov
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

An Indian Feast

Who doesn’t love a good curry? It’s as much part of British food culture as pasta. In this workshop you will be introduced to the world of real Indian food, its spices, colours, variety. Fragrant, chilli-hot mouthfuls straight from the grill, oven or pan - create your own Indian feast at Square Food Foundation. 

All classes include tastings throughout and supper. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer or other drinks. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class

6.30-9pm, £45

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The Day of the Dead! Authentic Mexican Cooking - FULLY BOOKED, Waiting list only
Nov
30
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Day of the Dead! Authentic Mexican Cooking - FULLY BOOKED, Waiting list only

Mark Mexico's most celebrated holiday by creating your own authentic Mexican feast. As well as making home-made tacos with three fillings - prawn & creamed avocado, chorizo & refried beans and squash & ricotta, you'll make and take home your own chipotle chilli paste (to keep in the fridge and use in multiple different Mexican dishes) and two tangy salsas!

All classes include tastings throughout and supper. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer or other drinks. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class

6.30 - 9pm, £45 

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Bread Matters
Oct
14
10:30am10:30am

Bread Matters

With just four of the most basic ingredients, a little bit of elbow grease and an hour or two of time, you can produce a loaf of bread to toast for breakfast, make into sandwiches at lunchtime or serve alongside supper. There’s no everyday staple that’s more versatile and when it’s made by hand, more delicious. At Square Food Foundation, you’ll make several different types of dough and create beautiful loaves, rolls and even whole meals from it.

All classes include tastings throughout and lunch. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer or other drinks. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class

£39

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Mezze & the Middle East
Oct
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

Mezze & the Middle East

No one cannot love the world of Middle Eastern Cooking. It is seductive, bold, open-hearted and deeply life-affirming. It is full of the mystery and tastes of an ancient culinary tradition. Home-made labneh, harissa, spiced lamb with yoghurt, real couscous, babaganoush and sweet delights with rosewater & saffron are among the dishes you will be cooking and tasting.

All classes include tastings throughout and supper. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer or other drinks. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class

6.30 - 9pm, £45

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Bangkok Street Food - Thai cookery
Sep
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Bangkok Street Food - Thai cookery

Lemongrass, lime leaves, coconut and sweet chillies. Join Square Food for a foray into Thai cooking. Along with classic Thai curry, we’ll cover salads, sauces and sides.

All classes include tastings throughout and supper. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer or other drinks. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class

6.30 - 9pm, £45

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A Taste of the Lebanon - A pop-up cookery demonstration & 3 course feast at Spike Island Cafe
Sep
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

A Taste of the Lebanon - A pop-up cookery demonstration & 3 course feast at Spike Island Cafe

A cookery demonstration interwoven with a story from the Lebanon to begin with followed by dinner with some delicious Lebanese wines.  £25 per person

On the menu 

Fatoush, baba ghannuj, fresh haloumi, sea bream, man’ oush (flatbread)

Slow-roast shoulder of goat with yoghurt, rice and vegetables

or

Maghmour (Lebanese vegetable moussaka)

Spiced cookies, plums

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Bread Matters
Jul
15
10:30am10:30am

Bread Matters

With just four of the most basic ingredients, a little bit of elbow grease and an hour or two of time, you can produce a loaf of bread to toast for breakfast, make into sandwiches at lunchtime or serve alongside supper. There’s no everyday staple that’s more versatile and when it’s made by hand, more delicious. At Square Food Foundation, you’ll make several different types of dough and create beautiful loaves, rolls and even whole meals from it.

All classes include tastings throughout and lunch. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer or other drinks. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class

£39

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Mexican Street Food
Jul
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

Mexican Street Food

A Mexican feast! You'll make your own flour tortilla tacos along with two delicious and authentic fillings (think prawn & creamed avocado or chorizo & refried beans) and a fresh, tangy salsa to serve alongside.

All classes include tastings throughout and supper. You are welcome to bring your own wine, beer or other drinks. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class

£39

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The Art of the Tart
Jun
17
10:30am10:30am

The Art of the Tart

From rough puff to sweet pastry, the art of pastry-making is more accuracy than flair. Anyone can do it. Square Food will show you how to roll out smoothly and with no holes and cracks, line a tart tin and blind bake a pastry case. You'll learn to make the best Quiche Lorraine and a glossy chocolate and raspberry tart. 

£39

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Pulses
Apr
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

Pulses

Beans and lentils; cheap, healthy and incredibly versatile.

As well as learning to cook four simple delicious recipes from scratch, we'll leave knowing how to identify and cook with all different types of pulse. How long to cook for, whether they need soaking overnight, which types you can add straight to a dish  to add substance and texture. This class is a mixture of hands-on work and demonstration. 

  • Bean-burgers (but not as you know them)
  • Red lentil, vegetable and coconut curry
  • Hummus
  • Spanish black bean salad with Piquillo peppers & sherry vinegar

£39

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Savoury Sauces
Apr
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Savoury Sauces

Sauces are so often the thing left to chance or off the menu completely as if reserved for restaurant chefs. But a good sauce will bring any dish together and add an extra dimension. This class is a mixture of demonstration and hands-on work. 

Learn to make mayonnaise, wine & meat broth sauce reduction, salsa verde, hollandaise sauce, béchamel

£39

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Pasta - FUlly booked (waiting list only)
Mar
30
6:30pm 6:30pm

Pasta - FUlly booked (waiting list only)

There’s something about freshly home-made and beautifully cooked pasta which never fails to make people smile. This class is a mixture of demonstration and hands-on work. As well as kneading and rolling your own pasta dough you'll learn to make three different pasta dishes including:

  • Squash & herb ricotta ravioli
  • An open lasagne of wild mushrooms & spinach
  • Tagliatelle with home-made pesto. 

£39

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Square Food pop up at Spike Island Cafe - Join Barny & the team for a pasta-making demo followed by a three course dinner!
Jan
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Square Food pop up at Spike Island Cafe - Join Barny & the team for a pasta-making demo followed by a three course dinner!

The first in a series of collaborations between Spike Island Cafe and Square Food Foundation - Cooking demos followed by a three course dinner.

Our first evening will teach you pasta making with Barny taking you through the steps required to make the most glorious, silky pasta with ease.  You will then be treated to a three course dinner incorporating this pasta.

MENU

Winter Vegetable Salad with walnuts & soft goat's cheese
*
Fresh pappardelle with ox cheek, Barbera & thyme ragu
or
Wild mushroom ragu
*
Roast plums with grappa and biscotti.

BOOK YOUR PLACE AT THE TABLE NOW!

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Stir up Saturday and Other Baking Skills
Nov
26
10:00am10:00am

Stir up Saturday and Other Baking Skills

A home-made cake can win over the toughest crowd and not only is baking therapeutic, it’s rewarding, relaxing and always well-received. In fact, it’s often the simplest bakes that are most popular. In this workshop with Square Food's own cake & pudding expert, you’ll master the basics, make your own Christmas cake and try your hand at more challenging recipes. Oh, and you’ll take home what you bake too…

3hrs, £70 

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Fish Cookery
Nov
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Fish Cookery

Here it is again, this hugely popular and definitive introduction to fish cookery. From filleting the fish to putting the perfectly cooked dish on the plate, a masterclass doesn’t come better or clearer than this.

On the Menu: 


Pan-fried mackerel, salsa verde
Poached fillets lemon sole, white wine, cream & herbs
Deep-fried squid, aioli
Pan-fried prawns, garlic, lemon & parsley
Roast salmon, beurre blanc
Baked fillets of bream Provencale
Stewed Italian fish soup: gurnard, mussels, prawns & grey mullet

3hrs, £80

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Making more of meat: A guide to cheap cuts and better quality
Nov
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Making more of meat: A guide to cheap cuts and better quality

If you want to eat less meat or make it go further or are trying to reduce your shopping bill, this class is a good place to start. 6 simple dishes, loads of advice and tips and some lovely bits to take home. For those brave enough, we will also be taking a look at offal, that much-maligned but versatile, incredibly cheap and delicious part of every animal. 

On the menu 


4 people, 5 meals, 1 chicken
Sardinian mutton casserole
Breast of lamb St Meneholde
Slow-cooked pork belly
Pork and pork liver terrine
Lambs kidneys with sherry and smoked paprika

3hrs, £80

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How to Cook - Autumn
Nov
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

How to Cook - Autumn

A series of four seasonal workshops. In each workshop, you’ll learn to cook six dishes that cover all the basic principles, methods and techniques of good cooking. Simple, healthy, delicious, the recipes will reflect the season. You’ll leave each workshop with a portfolio of culinary skills under your belt plus a handful of recipes you can cook again and again.

On The Menu

3 flours and 3 seeded bread
Spiced lentil, Autumn vegetable & coconut soup
Autumn vegetable tart
Brittany-style baked salmon
Moroccan lamb tagine & couscous
Lemon, ricotta, almond polenta cake 

3hrs, £60

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An Indian Feast
Oct
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

An Indian Feast

Who doesn’t love a good curry? It’s as much part of British food culture as pasta. In this workshop you will be introduced to the world of real Indian food, its spices, colours, variety

On The Menu 

Masala dhal, coconut relish & dhosa
Fried aubergines, East Indian style
Kerala lemon rice
Coconut fish curry
Vegetable curry
Lamb Rogan Josh

3hrs, £70 

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Kids Simple Suppers
Sep
17
10:00am10:00am

Kids Simple Suppers

The idea is simple: to enable the children to prepare and cook a delicious meal from scratch at home. The classes will be great fun, moderately challenging and a great confidence builder for all young would-be cooks.

The classes are open for all children, whatever skill levels, between the ages of 7 & 14

2.5hrs, £25 per child

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Summer School
Aug
22
to Aug 26

Summer School

The Square Food Foundation Summer School – Join us for a week of cookery from around the world, building up a portfolio of delicious meals that you can recreate at home. We’ll cover breads, desserts, main dishes and gorgeous sides. On the final day we’ll cook up a feast for your invited guests, to show off all the skills you’ve developed through the week. Suitable for children aged 7 – 14, of any skill level. Each day includes a full cooking session and lunch. 

£125 for five days, 10am - 1pm each day 

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Lunchtime In Italy
Jul
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Lunchtime In Italy

Whether it’s a simple picnic or a feast for family and friends, the Italians have always taken lunch seriously. In this three hour workshop, we will be focussing on dishes which can be mostly prepared the day before and then, with minimum fuss, put on the table – or indeed on the grassy river bank. Barny's menu includes 

Farinata

(Crisp, delicious & simplebread made with chickpea flour & olive oil) 

Caponata with buffalo mozzarella

(A sweet sour southern Italian version of ratatouille) 

Straccettiwith sardines & gremolata

(Homemade pasta, sardines, Almafi lemons, olive oil, chilli) 

Sardinian lamb casserole

(Influences from Moorish cooking… spices, apricot, white wine)   

Almond, ricotta & polenta cake with raspberries

(Yum

With 2 specially selected natural wines from Sicily

The evening will be a mix of hands-on and demonstration. Towards the end of the class, you’ll have supper and a glass of wine. Recipes will be sent to you after the class.
At some classes, there may be leftovers and we’d encourage you to take your share home.

Please bring a Tupperware container if you would like to take food home with you.

£70, 6-9pm

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Oranges & Olive Groves: Summer Eating in Southern Spain
Jun
30
6:00pm 6:00pm

Oranges & Olive Groves: Summer Eating in Southern Spain

Tapas may have been usurped by new, trendier types of eating, but Spanish cooking remains as exciting and delicious as ever. In this three hour masterclass, Barny will take you on a tour of Southern Spain and its sunshine flavours and ingredients from seafood salad and salt cod to pork with sherry and the perfect paella.

The evening will be a mix of hands-on and demonstration. Towards the end of the class, you’ll have supper and a glass of icy Spanish beer or wine. Recipes will be sent to you after the class.
At some classes, there may be leftovers and we’d encourage you to take your share home.

Please bring a Tupperware container if you would like to take food home with you.

£70, 6-9pm

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Japanese Cooking with Kansai Kitchen
May
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

Japanese Cooking with Kansai Kitchen

This 3hr workshop will introduce you to the fresh, fascinating and endlessly varied food of Japan. Perhaps surprisingly, great Japanese food can be made easily using locally sourced ingredients and the skills demonstrated by guest tutor and Japanese food expert Liam Chawdhary of Kansai Kitchen 

With his street food kitchen and pop up restaurants already firmly established in Bristol, Liam is on a mission to prove just how simple authentic Japanese food is to make. You'll have fun discovering new ingredients and creating a handful of delicious and impressive dishes. There'll be time to discuss the background and culture of Japanese Food over a glass of sake. And we'll find out why real Japanese restaurants are a rarity in the UK even though you can create absolutely authentic Japanese dishes with ease at home.

23rd May, 6-9pm. £70

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Vegan Cooking: Joyless & worthy or an exciting culinary adventure?
May
14
10:00am10:00am

Vegan Cooking: Joyless & worthy or an exciting culinary adventure?

Like many people it seems, I spent January of this year eating vegan. As a committed meat, fish and dairy cook, this challenge was not just less difficult than I thought it would be but it revealed a huge diversity of textures, flavours and unexpected delights. It is also (not surprisingly perhaps) an incredibly cheap way of eating.

And while this class is not about veganism and it isn’t specifically for vegans either, it does perhaps have as a sub-text the idea that we should all be eating far less meat, fish & dairy products for all the well-known reasons.

We will be using a huge range of vegetables, pulses, grains, fruit, herbs, nuts and spices and drawing on a range of food cultures from around the world to create some 20 different dishes.
We will also look at the health issues benefits (and a few risks) – around eating vegan.

All classes include tastings throughout and lunch with a glass of wine (vegan of course). You will also be able to take something of home of what you have cooked. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class.

£115 

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Bab, Jang & Kimchi - the art of Korean Cooking
Apr
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Bab, Jang & Kimchi - the art of Korean Cooking

As the fashion for fermentation gathers pace, so Korean food is getting a name for itself. And Korean cooking is a world of uniquely clean and yet umami flavours; fermented vegetables, glass noodles, seaweeds, pancakes, meat poached in broths, unlikely but delicious sweet-sour fish and of course bab – (rice), ingredients combined with a precise elegance of presentation, are some of the characteristics of this brilliant cuisine. And of course all the ingredients you will need for cooking these dishes at home are now readily available here in the UK

All classes include tastings throughout and supper with a glass of wine. You will also be able to take something of home of what you have cooked. All recipes cooked by you or demonstrated will be sent on to you by email following the class

6-9pm, £70

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