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Cooking and baking workshops you can stream into your kitchen

Some of London’s best restaurants and cafés are sharing their skills online

Written by
Katie McCabe

You’re safe indoors for now, and that’s exactly how it should be, but it’s not easy. Many of us have come to realise that our hobbies mostly consist of finding great little places to eat in London. We miss our cafés and lunch spots and restaurants, and even though many of us now have time to cook up a storm, it’s just not the same. 

Lots of London restaurants and delis have switched to delivery while in lockdown. Some have even begun to share recipes and cooking methods online through live-streaming classes, so customers can make dishes from their menus at home. Morty & Bobs has shown us how to make the perfect grilled-cheese toasty, Bread Ahead has schooled us in the art of doughnut making, while the owner of Greek restaurant The Athenian has revealed the secret to his crispy courgette fritters. 

If you simply cannot make another loaf of banana bread (seriously, what is with all the banana bread?) then schedule one of the cooking/baking workshops below in the old Google Calendar. Grab your spatula, ready the whisk, put your phone in a splatter-free place, and let’s cook!

Where to find your next cooking lesson

  • Restaurants
  • Eating

Nando’s ‘head of food’ will be talking a different famous face through a popular recipe from the restaurant each Thursday for a peri-peri cooking class. It’ll be live-streamed on Instagram, where the chicken chain will be releasing digital recipe cards ahead of each episode – which means you can watch and cook along at home. This week British rapper Aitch will be prepping Nando’s Peri-Peri chicken wings, Peri-salted chips and garlic bread. They provide the recipe, it’s down to you to make it cheeky. 

  • Restaurants
  • Eating

Some good food news for you: UK-wide chain Wagamama has just launched an online cooking channel so viewers can ‘wok from home’. Described as a pan-Asian cookery series, Wagamama will release videos on Wednesdays and Fridays presented by the restaurant’s executive chef Steve Mangleshot. He’s kicking off with an absolute classic: the ever-comforting chicken katsu curry. 

  • Restaurants
  • Eating

Right after we all switched to working (and living) from home, London bakery Bread Ahead became early adopters of the live-streaming workshop biz. Every day at 2pm, its head baker takes to Instagram with a different live baking tutorial. So far he’s shown us how to make doughnuts, chocolate brownies and focaccia. The step-by-step guides are announced on Instgram the day before, so if you want to have your eggs in order, you have to throw them a follow

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