Join Rachel de Thample to make a host of delicious treats that include mushrooms and mushroom powder to help boost your Vitamin D as we move into the darker winter months.

Based on Rachel's latest book 'Winter Wellness', you will make multiple recipes, which are easy to create at home, and provide huge health benefits, all of which will be explained during the class. Examples of what you might make include chocolate chaga halva, a gorgeous mix of tahini, honey, raw cacao and mushroom powder; fermented mushrooms; mushroom pate; mushroom furikake; and more. We'll provide you with everything you need to make these tasty recipes and take them home with you at the end.

Rachel de Thample is an award-winning author who has worked in food, health and sustainability for more than 20 years. She teaches fermentation and seasonal nutrition courses at River Cottage in the United Kingdom. She served as Course Director of the College of Naturopathic Medicine’s Natural Chef diploma course, was the Head of Food for the British organic retailer Abel & Cole and Commissioning Editor of Waitrose Food Illustrated. She’s written six books including Tonics & Teas, River Cottage Fermentation Handbook, which won a Guild of Food Writer’s Award. Her latest book is Winter Wellness, hailed as ‘a remarkable addition to the world of cookbooks’ by René Redzepi, chef and co-owner of noma. She’s also studied sustainable food systems at University College London and was instrumental in setting up an award-winning food market in London.

All Masterclass participants will receive a free apron to take home, plus anything they make during the class will be packaged to take away.

Please note that you must purchase a ticket to the Festival as well as your Masterclass ticket.

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