Sophie

About Sophie Horsford

We are an independently run cookery school based in Putney, South London. We offer a wealth of professional cookery classes ranging from beginner to experienced chef.

The Avenue Amigo of The Month

2020-08-28T10:13:32+00:00

Being a family-run school who love to extend our ever-growing family of Amigos, we thought it was fitting to introduce you to some of our most regular and loyal. On the last day of each month, we will share with you the story of a chosen Amigo* with our 'Amigo of the Month' and a [...]

The Avenue Amigo of The Month 2020-08-28T10:13:32+00:00

August Wine Tips from a Master of Wine

2020-08-10T13:38:06+00:00

On our 1 & 2 week courses, our students get the fantastic opportunity to learn about wine from the best, so we thought it was time to let our loyal amigos in on the fun. We have partnered with Christopher Burr, a Master of Wine, of which there are only 300 in the whole world, so [...]

August Wine Tips from a Master of Wine 2020-08-10T13:38:06+00:00

Happy Birthday Richard

2020-07-30T15:00:21+00:00

As it's Richards birthday we are treating you to an 'interview' with 10 Q&A's so we can understand this crazy cat a bit more... What is your favourite recipe to cook at the moment? Since our trip to Sri Lanka last Christmas, I have been absolutely loving exploring more Sri Lankan recipes! My favourite at [...]

Happy Birthday Richard 2020-07-30T15:00:21+00:00

Cashew Curry

2020-07-30T08:31:25+00:00

Since Richards epic trip to beautiful Sri Lanka last Christmas, he has been exploring the Sri Lankan cuisine and recipe testing to create the very best Sri Lankan Class menu as possible. This delicious Cashew Curry is a Sri Lankan classic and one of Richards all-time favourites so we hope you enjoy it. (Serves 2) [...]

Cashew Curry 2020-07-30T08:31:25+00:00

Your Staycation Beach Picnic Menu

2020-07-27T12:10:21+00:00

Summer 2020 is a little different to normal, instead of a week in the South of France everyone is flocking to the beautiful beaches of England. Cold seas but beautiful views and even better seafront Fish n' Chip shops. However, you can't possibly eat from the local chippy every day of the week, which means [...]

Your Staycation Beach Picnic Menu 2020-07-27T12:10:21+00:00

The Avenue Food Festival At Home

2020-07-16T15:04:43+00:00

All festivals have been cancelled this summer, and we can honestly say we are absolutely devastated! BUT... we may not be able to see live music, but we can re-create the epic food you would otherwise be indulging on. So have a mooch between our virtual food vans and check out some tasty recipes! The [...]

The Avenue Food Festival At Home 2020-07-16T15:04:43+00:00

Corporate Events At The Avenue Cookery School

2020-07-16T15:01:20+00:00

Just because coronavirus swooped in and made us all work from home for a while, doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the fun at the summer office party! Do you need to show employees your appreciation, entertain some clients or simply let off some steam on a Friday afternoon? Well, our physical [...]

Corporate Events At The Avenue Cookery School 2020-07-16T15:01:20+00:00

Cherry Sauce

2020-07-13T13:04:45+00:00

To celebrate National Cherry Day on the 16th of July, we thought we would treat you to our delicious Cherry Sauce recipe which goes absolutely perfectly with pan-fried duck. Who said cherries just had to be sweet?! Ingredients  300g tinned cherries 50ml ruby port 50ml red wine ¼ tsp five spice powder ¼ tsp ground [...]

Cherry Sauce 2020-07-13T13:04:45+00:00

Hen Parties at The Avenue

2020-07-13T13:04:07+00:00

Just because coronavirus has interrupted this years weddings and the first of our year, doesn't mean to say you can't still have those much needed celebrations. Hen Party Season is well and truly upon us and here at The Avenue we are ready to jump in head first! Hen Parties in The Avenue Kitchens Check [...]

Hen Parties at The Avenue 2020-07-13T13:04:07+00:00

Pride Rainbow Cake

2020-06-26T10:15:38+00:00

Sponge Ingredients: (this is enough for 7 x 6-7 inch cakes) 7 eggs 420g self-raising flour 420g butter 420g sugar 7 different food colourings (Wilton is the best) vanilla essence Icing Ingredients : 350g unsalted butter, softened 700g icing sugar 4-5tbsp milk Method: Preheat the oven to 170C. Combine all the ingredients, being careful not [...]

Pride Rainbow Cake 2020-06-26T10:15:38+00:00