Michaud and Pheeraya Hill for
a morning of growing and cooking vegetables and herbs suitable for the Thai kitchen. The event covers all manner of plants employed by Thais living in Britain, including indispensable exotics such as lemon grass, chillies and kaffir lime, as well as British classics like rhubarb, potatoes and spring greens that perfectly suit the Thai cuisine.
Starting in the garden and finishing with a cookery demonstration using ingredients Pheeraya and Michael have grown themselves, the course puts Thai cooking squarely in the middle of the British vegetable plot.
Outline of activities
- Sourcing seeds and
- Managing exotic crops:
propagating and growing on, controlling pests and diseases,
harvesting and preserving.
- Choosing and managing
British vegetables for Thai cooking.
- Cooking demonstrations using food
taken from the garden. Will include tips on the
use of essential extraneous ingredients such as fish
sauce and shrimp past.
‘Fusion Thai’ assumes
that participants have some gardening experience and an interest
in the garden/kitchen interface. It will cover a range
of growing methods, from indoor and outdoor cropping, as
well as growing in containers and garden soil. Please note,
however, that some of the plants cannot be grown outside,
and participants will need access to protected cropping
(polytunnel, greenhouse or conservatory) to fully benefit
from the course.
Course details for ‘Fusion
(including VAT), irrespective of the number in the group (limited to 2 to 15 people)
Dates: To be arranged.
Time: 8:30 for coffee; start 9:00 am – 1:00pm
Refreshments will be provided. Although it is not our intention to provide a full lunch, the course will finish with several recipe demonstrations, that will then be consumed by the group. Few people will want to eat much lunch after a course.
Courses will be conducted irrespective of the weather;
so come ‘rain
or shine’. Remember, though, we will be inside tunnels
for part of the course, and on sunny days they can get excessively
hot – so dress accordingly.
For further information or to book a place please click on booking icon on left, or contact
Joy or Michael Michaud at:
Tel: 01308 897766
Fax: 01308 897735
Address: Grow and Cook
Dorset DT2 9DD
Please note: Due
to the risk of infection from tobacco mosaic virus in peppers, tomatoes and aubergines, we have
a strict ‘No
Smoking’ policy on the market garden. Anyone who
has had a cigarette up to two days before the course will
be asked to wear plastic gloves (provided by us) when handling
the plants. However, we are not anti-smoking – there
will be breaks during the morning when those who wish to
have a smoke are welcome to do so.