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5 great cookery courses in Manchester

Cooking at home is healthy, thrifty, fun and relaxing. Lots of places in Greater Manchester offer courses that suit all budgets and levels of skill.

1.

Cracking Good Food

A cooking network based in Chorlton that focuses on teaching people how to cook delicious, healthy, seasonal food from scratch, on a budget. With affordable evening and weekend cooking sessions available at Chorlton high school including Lebanese Mezze, vegetarian Punjabi, Japanese and bread making.

For further details, visit www.crackinggoodfood.org or contact Adele Jordan on 07910 673113

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The Cheshire Cookery School

Catering for all levels from those who can't boil an egg, to rising culinary stars. Based at a state-of-the art studio in Altrincham with day and evening courses available. Classes cover everything from sushi making, cupcakes and canapés, to hosting successful dinner parties, with classes for children over the school holiday period.

For further details, visit thecheshirecookeryschool.com or call 0161 928 5120

3.

Ning

Learn to cook impressive spicy curries, aromatic soups and stir fries through a series of exciting master classes at Ning. Chef Norman Musa’s aim is to teach people the secrets of the home cooking and amazing street food he grew up on.

To find out more, go to www.ningcatering.com or call 0845 519 2878 (Tues-Fri)

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Slattery’s

This cake and chocolate emporium in Whitefield runs a huge range of courses from fun days to advanced skills in all aspects of chocolate, sugarcraft and baking. The five day ‘Essential Slattery Chocolate Experience’ starts from the basics and covers everything from tempering, moulding, flavouring and hand-finishing. Alternatively you could always try a fun half day cake workshop, or send your 8-16 yr olds on the children’s chocoholics course.

For course information, visit www.slattery.co.uk or call 0161 767 7766

5.

Spice Club

At these intimate cookery classes, visitors will be invited to be part of the family, and learn to cook the dishes they love to eat, the way we learnt to cook them. Whether a beginner or an experienced cook wanting to venture deeper into Indian cuisine, these classes provide everything from the ingredients to the instruction- allowing visitors to make a complete Indian meal from start to finish. For further details, visit spiceclubmanchester.com