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A quick glance at the ‘Top Ten Trends for 2012’ published by food&drinkstowers provides not only a reflection of where the country is economically but, as the title suggests, lays the foundation of where the UK is heading, gastronomically speaking.

There is huge emphasis being placed by the average consumer, whose feedback has constituted the basis for the results determining the report’s outcome, on getting back to basics. The best way to learn how to do this for the younger generation, many of whom have been brought up on microwave ready-meals and fast-food restaurants, is to get yourself enrolled on a cookery course.

There are so many one-off cooking classes or in-depth cookery courses, to suit every budget, that there really is no excuse not to learn how food works, why ingredients come together to produce the edible delights we see being created on television and, most importantly, what elements are good or bad for you in your diet.

One of the first lessons you will learn when joining a gym is that exercise alone is not the answer. Obesity, sadly, is becoming a plague, blighting the UK’s young and old alike, threatening the very economy that all sectors are conscious of stabilising. Today’s youngsters are tomorrow’s workforce – they will be the ones clocking on and off to ensure pension funds are there for the older generation (that’s us) to claim; it is imperative that they are taught the value of nutrition – the basis of a healthy lifestyle!  It is all relative.

The way we eat has changed beyond all recognition in just one generation, it seems. The reasons are many, few of them are good. One-parent families or households where both parents work full-time can often be stretched when it comes to preparing fresh meals every night of the week. We have got out of the habit of eating well – even understanding what foods are good for us and why.

There are so many young families starting to build a new home that simply do not know how to cook from scratch, not even the basics, it is unbelievable. Everything they know about shopping for food is how it is bought from the supermarket. Even if it’s not a frozen meal ‘ready in eight minutes‘, it is a ‘jar of curry‘ or pre-prepared in a ‘packet of Bolognese mix‘. And how some of the ‘healthy’ options can claim to be that is mystifying – they may contain less fat (being deprived of the right fat is bad for you, anyway), but are high in salt and stuffed with artificial fillers and preservatives which serve to give them ‘taste’.

Here on cookerycourses.co.uk, we will not only bring you the best cookery courses to be found on the internet and offline, but we will endeavour to put a healthy slant on news, too. Concentrating on the freshest ideas from top chefs and cooking houses, we will bring you a master class of our own as we recommend la crème de la crème in understanding and learning about cooking – you can Sous us, if we don’t!

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Cookery courses, from the ground up

Cooking has never been more popular than it is today. With television channels dedicated to the art, documentaries attracting millions of viewers and celebrities from all walks of stardom looking to exhibit their culinary expertise to willing audiences, pots and pans have moved from their spiritual home in the kitchen to up front and central in our living rooms. With our newfound love for doing something amazing with food rather than just blitz a frozen ready meal at 850 watts, cookery courses are attracting people from all walks of life.

From children to dads to grandparents (and mums as well, don’t forget), there seems to be an entry level (and certificate) for whatever plane your cookery skills operate on into the fast-growing industry, from foundation upwards. Instead of being just something you ate while you talked about your day at work or school, conversations around the dinner tables of the UK are turning to food itself as the prime source of discussion.

With the influence of top chefs like Jamie Oliver impacting our very government to change the way children think (and have access to) healthy, nutritional food, what we eat no longer simply exists in the domain of the adults, but it is a medium to bring whole families together, swapping tips, hints and learning from each other, as they go.

cookery courses for every skill level, every passion

There is only so much you can learn en masse. If you are serious about food, either delivering the best to your family, brushing up a technique to entertain the love of your life (or their family) or are so enamoured with cooking that you’re looking to take it seriously, there will be a cookery course out there for you.

Whether you are looking for a cookery class that shows you how to use a wooden spoon or a full-blown course that explains in depth how to cook a five-course meal for (family) royalty, there will be an entry level designed to accommodate you. There are many free courses at local community halls or schools, but to deliver the broadest knowledge of one of the fastest growing industries on the planet, choosing a professional course with a recognised qualification and certification is the way forward.

The topic of cooking is so broad that we couldn’t possibly cover it all in one article, here on cookerycourses.co.uk. What we hope to achieve, over the coming weeks, months and years is a comprehensive guide to the best cookery courses available either on the web (there are some excellent remote learning courses) or in situ, at some of the highest quality, nationally recognised cookery schools in the UK.

This will be an amazing journey for us – we hope you enjoy the experience (and sticky wooden spoons) as much as we do, as we have fun with food into 2012 and beyond.