News from Edinburgh New Town Cookery School

A Student's View from the Kitchen - Part 3

Sally Gardner graduated from Edinburgh New Town Cookery School last March having completed and passed the Three Month Intermediate/Advanced Certificate with distinction. When she was a student here she wrote some blogs for us about life as a student at ENTCS. We have asked her to write another one 8 months later to hear what she has been up to since leaving. This is Sally’s blog for us:

Children's One Day Course at ENTCS

Ailidh Fraser-Medcalf (11) from Edinburgh found a voucher for the Children’s One Day Cookery Course in her Christmas stocking – all the way from relatives in Australia!  Ailidh loves food and trying different styles but so far has left the cooking to Mum and Dad.  That could be about to change – here’s what Ailidh had to say.

Game for a Change

August sees the start of grouse shooting which heralds a series of wild game seasons from now until February that will give us a more varied selection of meats to set our culinary juices running.

Not only are grouse, venison, hare, partridge and pheasant tasty cuts, but they have the added advantage that they are low in cholesterol and saturated fats, making them a healthier option.  The wild game seasons are short, resulting in a glut which can make these meats a reasonable price.

Mixing cuisine with culture during the Edinburgh Festival

When the Festivals arrive in August the city turns upside-down, as tourists from all over the globe descend on Edinburgh for the largest arts festival in the world. It is a force of nature, passing through every corner of the city, and at ENTCS we get to be right in the middle of it. Literally!

Autumn Courses 2015

Summer has finally arrived and I am sure that, like me, everyone is enjoying the warmer weather and loving the long, light evenings when there’s no better time to be out and about in the sunshine.

However, my thoughts are already some months ahead with the launch of our autumn programme which is an exciting mix of professional and leisure courses.  Each year, as autumn approaches, we see people starting to think about learning new skills or even considering changing their career, and learning to cook, at whatever level, can be a life-changing experience.