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Edible Christmas Gift Making (savoury) with Valentina Harris

A montage of images with Valentina Harris, who is a TV chef and cookery book writer, along with some of the edible christmas gifts you could be making on this hands on one day cooking class
A jar of homemade almond pesto - learn how to make Italian edible Christmas gifts with Valentina Harris
Homemade grissini on a blue napkin
Marinated olives make a great edible Christmas gift - learn how to make them on this hands-on cookery course at Exeter Cookery School
Savoury Edible Christmas Gift-making with Valentina Harris

Welcome in the festive season with this sociable authentic Italian cookery course, where Italian chef, Valentina Harris will teach you how to create an array of enticing savoury edible Christmas gifts.


Join fellow foodies to learn all about Italian Christmas customs and regional Italian Christmas specialities while polishing up your baking skills. The class will divide into pairs, with each pair making each of the recipes – Grissini ­/ Biscotti Al Parmigiano / Taralli Toscani All’anice / Biscottini Senza Glutine Al Timo / Olive Cunsati / Olive Marinate / Pesto Di Noci and Pesto Trapanese.


At the end of the day, you will divide the spoils of your labour in half between you to take home, all wrapped up in Christmassy packaging and ready to give to delighted friends and loved ones as savoury edible Christmas gifts.


ONE DAY COURSE (9.30am - 4.30pm): See below for dates and online booking.


Cost: Only £155.00 per person

What the students will learn:

  • Italian Christmas customs
  • Regional Italian Christmas specialities
  • Baking skills

You will be making:

  • Grissini ­– Breadsticks – Plain, With Olives and With Rosemary
  • Biscotti Al Parmigiano – Parmesan Biscuits
  • Taralli Toscani All’anice –Tuscan Aniseed And Olive Oil Biscuits
  • Biscottini Senza Glutine Al Timo – Gluten Free Thyme Biscuits
  • Olive Cunsati – Sicilian Marinated Olives
  • Olive Marinate – Marinated Olives
  • Pesto Di Noci – Walnut Pesto
  • Pesto Trapanese – Sicilian Almond Pesto