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Spring is Here!!

Update: Anne Neary of Ryeland House

We have just added a men only, hands on day course on Saturday 28th of May covering bread making, soups, fish, chicken and desserts. So if you are a man who is interested in learning how to fend for yourself in the kitchen or you just want to improve your skills and possibly pickup some extra ideas this is the place to do it.

If you are a lover of curry put Saturday the 21st of May into your diary as we are holding a short course devoted to curries from India, Malaysia and Vietnam. You are sure to discover something new and may be surprised at the variety and distinct sytles of the curries from the various regions.

We will be hosting several childrens and teenagers cookery bootcamps during the Spring and Summer (see the Courses List for dates and times). These camps have proven to be very popular and we would advise eary booking in order to secure a place. Cooking is a valuable skill for a young person to develop as it gives them a feeling of accomplishment and helps them become more independent. It is important for young people to develop healthy eating habits and being able to cook encourages them to be less dependent on ready meals and takeaways when they leave home. It also saves them money!

If you would like to give a present of one of our classes please book as early as you can (or buy a gift voucher) in order to avoid disappointment as places on our courses are strictly limited.

Customised Classes & Hens: We have recently hosted some very enjoyable Hen Nights for ladies who were looking for something a little bit different. Hen partys can be booked for evening or day times and range from full cookery classes to hands-on scone and bread making sessions.

We would also like to remind you that Ryeland House caters for groups of people who might like to book a customised class for themselves and their friends as an alternative evening out. Anne will devise a special class based on your requests and you can also bring your own wine.

As well as running her popular classes at Ryeland House Anne is also the author of two cook books. There is a review her book "Food for Sharing" by Conor Kane in the Irish Examiner (Friday 7th Oct 2011) and you can read it here. Gift vouchers are available from here.

Information:  Don't forget that Anne's radio production "The Cookery Slot" goes out at 11.30 am every Thursday morning during the Sue Nunn show "On the Record". During the show Anne has lots of tips and help for listeners and you can find some of Anne's fabulous Ryeland House Cookery School recipes here on the radio station's website.

Anne has also worked with various schools and colleges to develop and deliver cookery courses that combine the theory of cooking with a very strong practical element. In all her work, Anne's focus has been on the creation of great tasting, wholesome food made with the best possible local ingredients. Throughout her career Anne has been a very strong advocate for local Artisan food producers and has strived to pass this passion on to her students. She feels that cooking is an activity that should be enjoyed and Anne has a fresh, fun approach to her classes.