Thu, 14 Oct | South Petherton

Art of the Tart at New Cross Farmhouse

This is more than just a tart making cookery class, It is a celebration and introspective Daughter to Mother look at one of the nation's best loved pastry books "the Art of the Tart" by acclaimed food writer and critic, Tamasin Day-Lewis. You will experience an exclusively unique day of baking.
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Art of the Tart at New Cross Farmhouse

Time & Location

14 Oct, 10:00 – 18:00
South Petherton, New Cross Hill, South Petherton TA13 5HD, UK

About the Event

This is more than just a tart making cookery class, It is a celebration and introspective Daughter to Mother look at one of the nation's best loved pastry books "the Art of the Tart" by acclaimed food writer and critic, Tamasin Day-Lewis. You will experience an exclusively unique day of baking and hands on learning, of course, but you will also hear the stories of a little girl, now all grown up as a chef in her own right, playing in the kitchen with her foodie famous mum. 

You will make three of the books' best loved recipes to take home.  

In the morning you will make a Smoked Haddock and Watercress tart - a savoury tart plus a great workhorse sweet pastry dough.

Then you will enjoy a leisurely luncheon in the New Cross Farmhouse formal dining room before returning back to the kitchen to prepare a 70 percent Dark Chocolate Tart and a Pear & Frangipane Tart or a Lemon Tart.  

Cost £185/ pp 6 students

WHAT YOU GET

  • Thursday October 14 from 10-18:00 
  • Expert small group culinary tuition on filings and different pastry doughs
  • Light Luncheon in the formal Dining Room 
  • Unlimited Tea Coffee and biscuits during the day
  • You will also take home three tarts baked by your own hand. 

PLUS a signed copy of the Art of the Tart by Tasmin herself and if you are lucky ....maybe even a visit by her to check on your work! 

ABOUT YOUR TEACHER Miranda Shearer has written two books. She wrote the first book My Turn To Cook at the age of 18 for her former boyfriend to take to university. It was re-published under the name Cheap as Chips, Better Than Toast: Easy Recipes for Students.

Her second book was written for her sister. Big Secrets for not so Little Girls is described as "dazed and confused teenagers to twentysomethings, full of non-patronising advice on how to survive as a girl".

After studying Hispanic Studies and History of Art at Bristol University she worked for Star magazine in New York, before returning to Somerset to write for the Western Gazette. In 2009 she attended the University of the West of England, where she completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Bar Professional Training Course. She was called to the Bar in 2011 and is a member of Gray's Inn.  

But her first love has always been food and sharing the experience of making beautiful shared experiences around the dinner table. She is now the co-owner of The Kitchen Garden in Langport where you can find her hosting cookery courses of all shapes and sizes.

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