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Culinary skills that you will learn at Ballymaloe Cookery School. 

  1. Get inside advice on becoming a professional chef.
  2. Learn about self sufficiency by baking with flour that has been grown, harvested and milled on site.
  3. How - and why - you should prepare an Order of Work.
  4. Everything you always wanted to know about menu planning but were afraid to ask.
  5. Practical advice and hands on experience at running a market stall in a farmers’ market.
  6. Make water kefir, kombucha and other fermented foods.
  7. Milk a cow and learn how to make butter, buttermilk, yogurt, kefir and cheese in the microdairy.
  8. How to make a really good meat or vegetable stock.
  9. Cook game: 12 different ways to serve it, plus side dishes and sauces.
  10. Identify fresh fish and learn how to fillet any type of fish.
  11. How to make a selection of delicious biscuits, cookies and cakes.
  12. Soup secrets, including the best vegetable soup ratio.
  13. Working with chocolate to create chocolate curls, shards and caraques.
  14. All the knife skills you never knew you needed.
  15. How to make the perfect loaf of Irish soda bread.
  16. Learn about wine. Develop your palate and discover how to buy, store, cook with and serve wine.  
  17. How to make memorable jams, preserves and chutneys.
  18. Everything that you need to know about hygiene and food safety for working in a professional kitchen.
  19. All about cheese: how to buy it, store it, cook with it, serve it and how to make your own.
  20. Make real mayonnaise - and save the day if it curdles.
  21. Sixteen different ways to cook fish, including poaching, roasting on the bone, baking in a salt crust, pan grilling and cooking en papilotte.
  22. Make Mexican food, including the best handmade corn tortillas, mole and tomatillo salsa.
  23. Fifty incredibly tasty things to do with chicken.
  24. Prepare scrumptious and nutritious vegetarian and vegan recipes.
  25. Cook Indian food and learn all about fresh spices.
  26. Make all-in-one, infintely versatile pecan and coffee squares.
  27. Perfect hot puddings: irresistable fluffy lemon pudding, chocolate fudge pudding and sticky toffee pudding.
  28. Learn to identify all kinds of herbs and salad leaves.
  29. Make stunning Sushi and display it beautifully.
  30. How to pluck, gut and stuff.
  31. All the vegetables: from growing and buying the best of seasonal vegetables, to preparing and cooking them.
  32. Cook traditional roast rib of beef with all the trimmings, including Yorkshire pudding, horseradish sauce, roast parsnips, roast potatoes and gravy.
  33. Make a cassoulet and other brilliant bean stews.
  34. Discover the best ways to prepare, cook and serve prawns, lobsters and other shellfish.
  35. Focus on Greece with moussaka, spanakopita and tzatziki.
  36. Make pies of all kinds: shepherd’s pie, spiced vegetable pie, venison and field mushroom pie, Ballymaloe chicken and bacon pie.
  37. Over forty egg recipes, using eggs from our own hens, including the perfect omelette, oeufs mimosa, frittata and egg mayonnaise.
  38. Ice and decorate a cake with style.
  39. The a-z of making pâté, plus how to make accompaniments like melba toast and crostini.
  40. Tricks for the best homemade meringues and mile high lemon meringue pie.
  41. Learn how to run a no-waste kitchen and twenty-three tasty things to do with leftovers.
  42. Make a wonderfully spicy sauerkraut in our Fermentation Shed
  43. Fourteen different breakfast dishes including kedgeree, kipper, porridge, black and white pudding, waffles, pancakes, spotted dog and stripy cat.
  44. Stew everything, from vegetables to oxtails.
  45. Try your hand at the labour of love that is sourdough and learn how our Bread Shed produces loaves to sell.
  46. Make the simplest fruit fool with blackcurrants, gooseberries and rhubarb.
  47. Find food everywhere you look, from wild foraging to edible flowers.
  48. Discover how to set up a business in a small space like our Fermentation Shed, the Bread Shed or our Farmers' Market Production Kitchen.
  49. Develop your curiosity: listen and look and taste and question everything.
  50. Use really great ingredients and taste the difference that they make to your cooking.

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