Putting Seasonal, Local, Organic and Wild at its heart reaps reward for River Cottage Cookery School

River Cottage Cookery School in Devon has beaten dozens of other cookery schools from across the UK to win the accolade of Best Large Recreational Cookery School at the British Cookery School Awards. Results were announced on Monday 17 November at the awards ceremony held at Porchester Hall in London. The event was hosted by head judge and BBC Radio 2's food and drink broadcaster Nigel Barden.

Nigel said: “River Cottage has given millions of TV viewers a taste for great cooking since 1998, when Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall first brought his famous food ethos to Channel 4. But there is so much more to this fabulous facility which has revolutionised the local economy in the East Devon District and now offers 12,000 places per year across 35 different courses. The central ethos of the SLOW food movement - Seasonal, Local, Organic and Wild - is present in every aspect of the school and these elements are taught alongside the recipes and techniques.

With more than 400 cookery schools now operating in the UK, The British Cookery School Awards honour all those excellent cookery schools that go above and beyond to deliver a first class cookery school experience. The awards aim to celebrate the important role that cookery schools play in driving Britain's passion for cooking good, homemade food.

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All River Cottage Cookery School courses and event take place at River Cottage HQ, Trinity Hill Road, Axminster, Devon EX13 8TB.

The nearest train station is Axminster (direct from London Waterloo) which is 5 minutes away in a taxi.


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