Brush up on the basic building blocks of cooking at Cambridge Cookery School’s ‘Kitchen Classics’ course, on the 18th. You’ll learn invaluable techniques, cook classic dishes and, best of all, eat the food you’ve made at a delicious, sociable sit-down lunch. Tea, coffee and wine included.
Perhaps you fancy mastering the tricky art of pastry making? Head down on 25 October and you’ll have all your pressing questions answered (Why is chilling so important? Is blind baking necessary? To prick or not to prick?), to make sure your tarts, quiches and other pastries are perfect every time (10am-2pm, £125).
There’s also knife skills on the 14th, Middle Eastern Delights on the 16th and not one but two ‘Gentleman’s Relish’ sessions aimed especially at men looking to brush up on their culinary skills. On the 30th, take your little ones along to the Holiday Baking Session, where budding young chefs will create goodies including scones and handmade whipped cream and pizza pinwheels (suitable for ages 7-12 years, 10am-12.30pm, £40).