About The Catalan Cooking Class in London

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Rachel McCormack is originally from Scotland but spent most of her twenties living in Spain, mostly Barcelona. While she was there she caught the Catalan obsession with food and learned how to cook from eating in restaurants, talking to women in the markets, watching her friends fight over which was the correct recipe from a certain village and also watching their Mothers in their kitchens
In the classes at Bea’s of Bloomsbury Rachel tries to re-create the kind of meal that she has at her friends’ houses in Barcelona and other parts of Catalonia. It’s an informal gathering where you eat good ham, cheese and olives while everyone helps to prepare food and has a big discussion about the provenance of the food that is being made as well how to solve all the world’s problems. In the class solving the world’s problems is optional.

PLEASE NOTE THIS SITE HAS BEEN MOVED AND IS NOW AT http://www.catalancooking.co.uk/

9 responses to “About The Catalan Cooking Class in London

  1. Can vouch for the total deliciousness of Rachel’s cooking, the squid fideua I tried was fantastic :) Good luck with the classes!

  2. Well done and congrats for starting the classes! Join the club of cookery teachers!

  3. Would it be possible to find out what is being covered in ALL of the classes, not just the first one, please. Thx

  4. Thanks for the good wishes Sig and Elisavet.
    Caroline: It depends on the month and what produce is available. Anothee class we’ll probably do escalivada and maybe octopus. Another one meat with samfaina. If I can source some good salt cod we’ll do bacalla a llauna and a la mel. We’ll definitely do a class with rice – either arros negre or arros amb peus de porc. It all depends on what it’s season and what’s available. I would love to be able to get calcots early 2011 and do a full calcotada with escudella and the works.
    Is there anything in particular you’d like to do?

  5. I had a blast at the inaugural class a few weeks ago – plenty of photos at my blog here: http://www.kaveyeats.com/2010/05/catalan-cooking-class.html

    Can thoroughly recommend this!

  6. Hi Rachel, I’ve just come across your site. I too have a cooking blog at http://www.debskitchencreations.blogspot.com/ which features food from around the world inc spanish. However, I’m interested in inviting you participate in a guest post on my sister blog http://www.expatelifeshared.blogspot.com/ I think my readers would be interested in your cooking classes. It’s a new site & very few followers/readers to date, but it’s growing each day & guest post will certainly help to get traffic buzzing through. I look forward to hearing from you.

  7. Rachel what are the dates in September and October – I’d love to come to one of your lessons!

  8. Hi Paul I will put all the details up tomorrow on my website (catalancooking.co.uk) and I’ll tweet you them. It would be lovely to have you at one.

  9. Hello Rachel
    My name is Luis and I’m from Catalonia. I just found your page reading through MsMarmitelover blog. I consider myself a foodie too and having spent 10 years in your fab country , living in London, I’m a huge fan of all British, specially food culture.
    I’m very pleased and impressed that you’ll try to do a full calçotada in London. I was born in Tarragona which is the county of calçots. Valls, the cradle of calçots is just 30 min drive from my natal town. Also all the fishers’ dishes like romesco and different rices are originally from Tarragona, my city. I’d be more than delighted if I could be of help in any sort, so please get in contact and we’ll can talk about food , catalan and no-catalan, whenever you want to. Also,can you transmit my sincere congratulation to MsMarmitelover regarding her amaizing underground restaurant, and tell her that is my wish to do the same here in Spain, where it is still no very popular.
    Looking forward to hearing from you

    Luis

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