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cooking over fire workshop

JOIN US FOR  DAY IN THE WOODS CELEBRATING COOKING OVER FIRE IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS

upcoming dates

Thursday 17th September 2020 | 10pm – 4pm

location
whats included

The Woods, The Salt Box

Priory Farm Estate

Sandy Lane

South Nutfield

RH1 4EJ

 Tea / coffee & refreshments throughout the day

Fire-lighting

Cookery class workshop

3 course lunch 

E-mail recipe pack

All ingredients, equipment and apron will be provided

course overview

LEARN HOW TO TAME THE FIRE AND CREATE DELICIOUS MEALS IN A RELAXED AND INFORMATIVE ENVIRONMENT 

SURROUNDED BY THE CRACKLE AND POP OF FIRES WITH LIKE MINDED PEOPLE

Release  your inner woodsman or woman with an Introduction to Cooking Over Fire. Join us in our private woodland glen on the Priory Farm Estate to learn the ancient skill of creating and cooking over an open fire.


At The Salt Box, each and every menu, supper or event is centred around the flames. Whether it’s cooking our food, warming our guests or simply providing light for us to work by, we are never far from a fire. And yet the skill of creating fire has been lost to the convenience of lighters, matches and an ever-more-sophisticated range of camping gear! With this course, we aim to restore this ancient skill and demonstrate how an outdoor feast tastes far better cooked over a crackling fire.


Our food-filled adventure starts with a foraging walk up to our woodland glen, gathering a selection of wild ingredients on our way. We will give you tips on how to identify seasonal hedgerow edibles, highlighting the tasty morsels that nature’s larder has to offer. Depending on the season and the (ever-changeable) Great British weather, you may want to bring wellies to change into and a good waterproof is recommended.

After a restorative cuppa in our woodland kitchen (equipped with a large shelter in case of particularly uncooperative weather!), we will then turn our attention to the main business of the day; lighting our fires. You will learn to build, light and control the fire. We will guide you in your wood selection and teach you to spark your flame by demonstrating multiple methods.


Fires crackling and curiosity sparked, we will then introduce you to a medley of different cooking methods, including the spit roast, the Dutch oven, wooden planks, skillets, grilling and hot smoking. Keen to pass on methods that are safe for the environment and for yourselves, we will give you tips on to sustainably source your firewood and also advise you on how to practice your new skill as safely as possible.

Following an introduction to butchery featuring the finest in locally sourced game and fish, it will be time for you to get cooking, using your new skills to create a magnificent lunchtime feast. And what better place to lunch than under our woodland canopy, surrounded by the snap, crackle and pop of the fires?

Expect to head home smelling of wood smoke, with plenty of food and fire in your bellies. We’ll send you an email recipe pack so that you can get started at home straight away.

WHAT WE COVER
  • Traditional fire lighting using flint and steel.
  • Fire management and the different ways to use your fire to cook delicious meals.
  • Knife safety.
  • Wood selection and uses.
  • Different methods for cooking over fire – spit roasts, dutch oven cooking, wooden planks, skillets, grilling, hot smoking
  • Introduction to butchery and preparation of fur, feather and fin depending on the seasons.

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

We can cater for coeliac and dairy-free diets. Please note we have limited capability to cater for all dietary requirements without advance warning, due to the set menu nature of our events. We cannot always provide alternative options, therefore please let us know about anything relevant prior to booking your tickets, a minimum of 7 days prior to the event. Please refer to our FAQs for further detail.

The course content is subject to change.

PASTA WORKSHOP AND SUPPER

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upcoming dates

Saturday 3rd October 2020 | 10.30am – 2pm

location
whats included

The Barn, The Salt Box

Priory Farm Estate

Sandy Lane

South Nutfield

RH1 4EJ

Hands-on pasta masterclass
2-Course Dinner featuring your freshly made pasta
Glass of wine or local beer with dinner
Freshly made Tortellini to take home and enjoy!
Full recipe pack (sent via email)
All equipment and ingredients

course overview

Simple ingredients and little bit of love is all you need to make your own perfect pasta dough. During our pasta course, we will share the secrets to making one of the most popular foods in the world, equipping you with the confidence and the skills to create a selection of delicious pasta dishes in your own home

We’ll use the freshest ingredients and go through everything you need to know to make fresh pasta, from kneading to shaping through rolling. We’ll then get stuck in making gnocchi, our favourite comfort food, which we’ll pair with a hearty ragu! Whilst you’re enjoying a taste of your gnocchi, we’ll demonstrate how to create other pasta shapes including tagliatelle and pappardelle. We’ll then roll up our sleeves and make freshly made pasta sheets to create tortellini, a filled pasta. 

 

Using the best seasonal produce, we’ll also create a number of seasonal sauces to accompany our freshly made pasta, which we’ll enjoy together throughout our session around our shared dining table, alongside a glass of wine or local beer. 

 

No previous experience is necessary; just enthusiasm and a willingness to work alongside other like-minded individuals. All necessary ingredients and equipment are provided. 

the course COVERs

Light bite on arrival

3 Hour pasta-making class with a combination of demonstrations and hands-on tutoring

2-Course Dinner featuring your freshly made pasta

Glass of wine with dinner

Freshly made Tortellini to take home and enjoy!

Full recipe pack (sent via email)

All equipment and ingredients

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

We can cater for vegetarians. For this course, we are not able to accomodate gluten free/coeliac or dairy free diets. Please note we have limited capability to cater for all dietary requirements without advance warning, due to the set menu nature of our events. We cannot always provide alternative options, therefore please let us know about anything relevant prior to booking your tickets, a minimum of 7 days prior to the event. Please refer to our FAQs for further detail.

The course content is subject to change.

venison butchery and cookery

JOIN US FOR  DAY IN THE WOODS CELEBRATING WILD VENISON

upcoming dates

Sunday 6th September 2020 | 10am – 4pm

Sunday 18th October 2020 |10am – 4pm

location
whats included

The Woods, The Salt Box

Priory Farm Estate

Sandy Lane

South Nutfield

RH1 4EJ

Tea/coffee & refreshments throughout the day

Feast from the fire – Tasty morsels and multiple plates

E-mail recipe pack

All ingredients, equipment and apron will be provided.

Release your inner woodsman or woman with venison butchery and cookery course. 

Join us in our private woodland glen on the Priory Farm Estate to learn the art of cooking over fire.

 

 

Our food-filled adventure starts with a foraging walk up to our woodland glen, gathering a selection of wild ingredients on our way. We will give you tips on how to identify seasonal hedgerow edibles, highlighting the tasty morsels that nature’s larder has to offer. Depending on the season and the (ever-changeable) Great British weather, you may want to bring wellies to change into and a good waterproof is recommended.

 

 

After a restorative cuppa in our woodland kitchen (recently equipped with a shelter in case of particularly uncooperative weather), we will then turn our attention to the main business of the day; skinning and butchering either a fallow or roe deer carcass. We will spend the majority of the morning taking our time preparing the deer. We will start by skinning and talk through the process of curing your pelt at home using traditional methods. During our field butchery lesson we will break down our carcass into primal cuts and use seam butchery to further process the deer. Using the whole animal from nose to tail and showing you how to reduce waste getting the most from the animal, we will talk through multiple ways of preparing each cut, stocks and sauces and the best ways to store your meat . Whilst all this is happening our team will cook up delicious snacks over fire to quell your hunger before we spend our afternoon cooking up a feast over fire.

 

 

Fires crackling and curiosity sparked, we will then introduce you to a medley of different cooking methods, including spit roasting, the Dutch oven, skillets, grilling and hot smoking. Following on from your introduction to whole deer butchery, it will be time for you to get cooking, using your new skills to create a magnificent lunchtime feast. And what better place to lunch than under our woodland canopy, surrounded by the snap, crackle and pop of the fires?

 

 

Keen to pass on methods that are safe for the environment and for yourselves, we will give you tips on how to sustainably source your firewood and also advise you on how to practice your new skills as safely as possible.

 

 

Expect to head home smelling of wood smoke, with plenty of food and fire in your bellies. We’ll send you an email recipe pack so that you can get started at home straight away.

WHAT WE COVER - update to relevant
  • Traditional fire lighting using flint and steel.
  • Fire management and the different ways to use your fire to cook delicious meals.
  • Knife safety.
  • Wood selection and uses.
  • Different methods for cooking over fire – spit roasts, dutch oven cooking, wooden planks, skillets, grilling, hot smoking
  • Introduction to butchery and preparation of fur, feather and fin depending on the seasons.

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

We can cater for coeliac and dairy-free diets. Please note we have limited capability to cater for all dietary requirements without advance warning, due to the set menu nature of our events. We cannot always provide alternative options, therefore please let us know about anything relevant prior to booking your tickets, a minimum of 7 days prior to the event. Please refer to our FAQs for further detail.

The course content is subject to change.

PLEASE NOTE

This event takes place in our woodland glen.


Full refunds are available up to 14 days prior to the event.


Instructions on how to find us and where to park, will be sent to you at least 72 hours prior to the event via email.

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Priory Farm Estate

Sandy Lane

South Nutfield

RH1 4EJ

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Such friendly and caring people who are passionate about what they do, you can see it from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. The fact the food is amazing is an added bonus – hugely recommend!
JODIE B.
breakfast in the woods
Brilliant evening, beautiful surroundings, delicious food, fab wine & perfect entertaining company.
Thank you Beckie & Christian - we will all definitely be back.
SHARON O.
Woodland Supper Club
Thank you to Beckie, Christian and the rest of The Salt Box team for our Sunday lunch yesterday. It's the first Salt Box event we've been to and we had a great time. Delicious food, beautiful setting and really welcoming team. We will definitely be back for another event!
ILONA M.
Sunday Lunch in the Woods
We had a wonderful lunch. We were made to feel welcome right from the start, it felt really special. Gorgeous food and plenty of it. Loved the shared dining.
Hope to attend another event with The Salt Box.
AMELIA S.
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Our feasts over fire showcase the very best of our doorstep produce, all enjoyed around our signature shared dining tables. From woodlands suppers to breakfast in the woods and teas in the trees, join us for a meal with a difference.

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