Led by pepper expert Michael
hot, what’s not" explores the unique and
diverse world of peppers, revealing the gardening and cooking secrets of these unique plants. For
keen gardeners and cooks looking for a new experience, this
is the chance to discover the scorchingly hot chillies used
by Bangladeshis, Mexicans and West Indians; the gentle sweet
peppers perfect for stuffing and frying; and the in-between
kinds that give ordinary dishes a new lease on life.
The course begins with the "how to" of growing, and then moves onto other subjects such as variety selection and harvesting. If finishes with tutored tastings and a cooking demonstration that displays the versatility of peppers in all their forms.
Outline of activities:
species and pod types
- Cultivation: starting
from seed; growing on; fertility management; pest control;
- Variety selection
and seed sources
- Tutored tastings
- Cookery demonstration and kitchen hints
‘What’s hot, what’s
that participants have some gardening experience and an interest
in the garden/kitchen interface. It will cover growing
in both containers and garden soil, and no-one needs to have a vegetable garden area in the traditional sense to benefit from this course. However, since we do not recommend
growing peppers outdoors, participants will need access to
some form of protected cropping area (a tunnel, greenhouse or conservatory).
Course details for ‘What’s hot, what’s
Cost: £300 (including VAT), irrespective of the number in the group (limited to 2 to 15 people)
Date: To be arranged.
Time: 8:30 am 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 spend part of the day
inside tunnels, and on sunny days it can get excessively
hot – so dress accordingly.
For further information or to book please click on the booking icon (left) or contact
Joy or Michael Michaud at:
Tel: 01308 897766
Fax: 01308 897735
Mail: 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.