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Sichuan Evening Class
Sichuan Evening Class
Sichuan Evening Class

Chinese Sichuan cooking is full of exciting fragrant flavours and Lydia will show you how easy it is to cook a traditional vegan Sichuan supper.

Course Details

Sichuan cooking is all about a combination of flavours; hot from chillies, numbing from Sichuan peppers, salty, sour, sweet, bitter and smoky. One dish can contain all these disparate flavours. Each dish has its own style, they say in Sichuan a hundred dishes has a hundred different flavours.

Lydia will teach you all about the essential Chinese store cupboard ingredients and where to buy them.

You will learn a selection of dishes such as:

  • Mapo Dou Fou
  • Fragrant Spicy Aubergines
  • Sichuan Greens with garlic 

The evening will be a combination of demonstrations and hands-on cookery. The evening will finish with supper which you will have created.  You will be given a pack of recipes so that you can recreate the dishes at home.

Time: 6.30pm - 9.00pm

Really engaging and friendly and informative about Chinese culture of cooking and eating too

I thought our tutor Lydia was exceptionally friendly, yet very informative. I would be very happy to go on one of her courses again.

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Dietary Suitability

    We will happily cater for those who are vegan, gluten-free or have other special dietary requirements. Please let us know ahead of time so we can plan accordingly.

    Skill Level
    •   Beginner

    Lydia Downey

    About the tutor

    Lydia is one of our lead chef/tutor and specialises in World cooking and baking and teaches on all our longer Diploma courses.

    Lydia comes from a food loving family and learnt to cook from an early age with her Chinese mother. She has spent all her working life involved with food. She is an experienced and gifted baker. Her sourdough starter is the stuff of legends and we always have a jar tucked away at the back of the fridge. Lydia is an excellent teacher, with a wealth of knowledge and creativity to impart alongside a warm and approachable personality.