Leiths Cookery School embraces vegan cooking

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Leiths School of Food and Wine, in West London, is one of the most famous cookery schools in the world and is usually associated with its roots in classical French cookery. But, this October, the school is running its first ever entirely vegan cookery class – a reflection of the changing perceptions of the school’s staff and the UK as a whole.

The class will equip students with an array of skills and recipes that are designed to make it easier to follow a plant-based diet, ensuring that every meal is delicious, nutritionally sound and completely vegan.

Christine Simpson, Chef at Leiths
Christine Simpson, Chef

“I initially went vegan for just a month,” says Leiths chef Christine Simpson, who designed the course. “It’s not always easy to be vegan at work, due to the nature of my job but, in my home life, I now mainly cook plant-based meals for myself and friends.

“I am determined to do as much as I can to make my immediate world kinder and more sustainable. It really is amazing being able to create a course like this for Leiths – it’s something I’d never imagined I’d be able to do here, which just proves that attitudes are changing.”

Christine has also recently committed to only using vegan-friendly beauty products: “There are so many amazing ones on the market!”

During the class, students will cook a menu of dishes such as tempeh skewers with spiced coriander chutney, quick chickpea curry and chocolate mousse with tahini biscuits, which they can enjoy for lunch along with a glass (or two) of vegan wine from Louis Latour.

Leiths is offering participants of Veganuary a 10% discount on The Essential Vegan, with two classes to choose from:

  • 18th October 2017 – 10:00 until 14:30
  • 10th April 2018 – 10:00 until 14:30

Just use the code VEGAN10 when checking out.

To learn more about the class and the skills covered, visit www.leiths.com/classes/the-essential-vegan.

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