The Cookery School is currently closed, but from 12th April some classes will be going ahead, with the school re-opening in full from the 17th May.  This is in line with guidelines from the Government and the Local Authority. 

For full details of classes opening, please see our Roadmap to Re-opening page.  We hope to see you soon.  

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Working for Nigel Slater

Here on the blog I will be sharing what is going on behind the scenes at the Cookery School and believe me, there is a lot! This month has been…

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Thanks to Soglos.com for this interview with our very own Yvette Farrell

Can you tell SoGlos a bit about yourself and where you’re from? I’m Yvette Farrell and I’m the owner of Harts Barn Cookery School in the Forest of Dean.

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Musings from a Cookery School Principal

I often get asked about my job as Principal of the Cookery School so I thought I’d share what  actually goes on here in a “typical” week.

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Beat the fear and forage!

When someone mentions foraging to me, more often than not, they are referring to going deep in to the woods with a basket looking for the non-poisonous mushrooms and berries!…

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Why not try an alternative Halloween this year?

With Halloween on the horizon I thought I would dedicate this blog to how important our dead are to food – in fact, I would go so far as to…

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Pumpkin Pie has got to be the quintessential American autumn treat.

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My Top Tips and Recipes for a Stress-Free Christmas

I absolutely LOVE Christmas! For me, nothing beats a celebration where family and friends all gather together.

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My Reflections on the January Blues, recipes to try and our January Sale

Yvette Farrell It’s always this time of year when everything starts to ‘pinch’. Blue Monday is said to be the most depressing day of the year.

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A little bit of love and comfort food..

Something we do very well here in the UK is a good stew. In fact, it is up there in my top go- to comfort foods.

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