Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Tales of the Underground - Underground Cookery School!

I was invited to the Underground Cookery School in London to preview their cooking school along with 19 other bloggers and asked only that if we liked the evening we share it.

The cooking school is run by Mat Kemp since 2003, a few minutes walk from Old Street Station (on the Northern Line) in London. 

The cooking classes are aimed at corporate groups, hen do's, stag do's, family cooking get togethers and those wanting to learn the basics of cooking in a relaxed and helpful atmosphere.

On arrival we were offered home made canapes and chilled Prosecco then we were split into two groups and proceeded to make the meal we would later all sit down together to enjoy.

Our menu was Moules Mariniere,

Ballotine of Chicken with Leeks & Savoy Cabbage (see below)

and Apple Tarte Tatin.

We were shown how to de-bone a chicken

and went from this:-
To this,
then this,
on to this,
turning it into this,

and finally to this!! Tasted as good as it looks.

Thanks to Underground Cookery School for a relaxed evening with wine, food and blogger friends.  I was not paid to attend and all photos and opinions are my own.


  1. Sounds like a great evening! I'd love to be shown how to de-bone a chicken properly!

  2. It's not as hard as you think, just a process to follow really.

  3. Wow! Such a great (and new to me) way to prepare chicken breast :) Hope you had a great evening!

    1. I have always de-boned my own chicken but somehow it seemed easier at the school!

  4. Sounds like a fab evening, Cookery schools are great fun, there's always something to learn. GG

  5. The menu was nice and simple but there is always something to learn. I love attending these classes!

  6. I like the underground cookery school, very straightforward nice people

  7. Yes Fiona I agree, very relaxed and informal and easy to pick up a tip or two!

  8. Sounds like you had a fun evening learning lots of useful techniques.

  9. I always find I pick something up each time I attend a cooking school, as long as I learn something I am happy!

  10. It's great picking up new skills isn't it. Glad you had fun!
    Janie x

  11. I love attending cookery lessons - always learn something!

  12. Great idea for a different night out or a hen do, bet it was lots of (delicious) fun!

  13. It was fun and would make a great venue for a girlie night out!

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