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Anna Colquhoun is a cooking teacher, consultant on BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet, author of Eat Slow Britain and Riverford Organic's Preseving Guru. Anna trained as a chef in San Francisco and interned at Alice Waters' legendary restaurant Chez Panisse. Something of a food nerd, she has travelled far to research and write about her subject.

Anna lives in Highbury, London, and offers cooking classes, catering and monthly Secret Kitchen dinners. Classes include Moroccan and Turkish feasts, New Nordic cuisine, preserving, bread making, seasonal vegetarian cooking, knife skills, pastry, pasta, seafood and more.

“Anna's style of teaching is calm, friendly, educational and relaxed. I felt she really engaged with the group and gave exceptional tips.”
“Thanks again for such a brilliant day and for sharing your wonderful skills. I can't believe how much we made and how much I learned in your lovely kitchen!”

Experiences

by Culinary Anthropologist

One of the world's best restaurants, Noma in Copenhagen, has propelled new
Nordic cuisine into the limelight. Chef Rene Redzepi's innovative approach
showcases the finest indigenous Nordic... Read more

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The Cooking Club is a monthly series of classes that you can dip in and out of
as you please. Classes are usually held on the second Tuesday and Wednesday of
the month, 7-10pm. At each class we cook... Read more

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The Secret Kitchen is Culinary Anthropologist's supper club. We start with
cocktails and canapes and then sit at two communal tables for a seasonal
feast. The menu is usually kept secret in... Read more

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The Cooking Club is a monthly series of classes that you can dip in and out of
as you please. Classes are usually held on the second Tuesday and Wednesday of
the month, 7-10pm. At each class we cook... Read more

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At this class you will learn how to make and care for your own **sourdough
starter** and use it to make **crusty wheat and rye sourdough breads**. You
will also learn how to make **beautiful... Read more

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The Secret Kitchen is Culinary Anthropologist's supper club. We start with
cocktails and canapes and then sit at two communal tables for a seasonal
feast. The menu is usually kept secret in... Read more

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Join Catalan culinary expert Rachel McCormack and Anna for a glorious day of
pig cookery and general piggery. We will celebrate the pig by using its
various parts for a delicious breakfast, hearty... Read more

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The Secret Kitchen is Culinary Anthropologist's supper club. We start with
cocktails and canapes and then sit at two communal tables for a seasonal
feast. The menu is usually kept secret in... Read more

by Culinary Anthropologist

We will focus on how to **fit making your own bread into a busy life**. Who
has the time to knead dough after work every day, let alone wait for it to
rise twice before you bake it? At this class you... Read more

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Come along for an informal class to learn how to make classic Spanish tapas dishes. Cooking together will be interspersed with eating tapas and drinking rioja and sherry in a relaxed atmosphere. ... Read more

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The world’s best restaurant, Noma in Copenhagen, has propelled new Nordic cuisine into the limelight. Chef René Redzepi’s innovative approach showcases the finest indigenous Nordic ingredients in... Read more

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We will focus on preparing and cooking sustainably caught fish and shellfish, such as lemon sole, sardines, mackerel, squid, oysters and mussels.

Anna will show you how to fillet flat and round... Read more

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I offer seasonal preserving workshops. We cover all the basics of preserving fruits and vegetables and together we make five you can take home.

You'll learn about sterilising jars, using sugar,... Read more

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In partnership with Riverford, the lovely organic veg box people, I offer
seasonal preserving workshops. We cover all the basics of preserving fruits
and vegetables and together we make five you can... Read more

by Culinary Anthropologist

In partnership with Riverford, the lovely organic veg box people, I offer
seasonal preserving workshops. I cover all the basics of preserving fruits and
vegetables and together we make five you can... Read more

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At this class you will learn how to make a range of festive breads perfect for the coming holiday season, including Jewish braided challah, buttery brioche, traditional Dresden stollen and Italian... Read more

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The **Secret Kitchen** is the monthly Culinary Anthropologist supperclub that
has been running since January 2010. For this special New Nordic Secret
Kitchen Anna is collaborating with guest chef... Read more

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If you’ve always wanted to learn how to make your own pastry, whip up some choux, and bake melt-in-the-mouth shortbread, then this class is for you.

Anna Colquhoun, the Culinary Anthropologist, has... Read more

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One of the world’s top restaurants, Noma in Copenhagen, has propelled new Nordic cuisine into the limelight. Chef René Redzepi’s innovative approach showcases the finest indigenous Nordic ingredients... Read more

by Culinary Anthropologist

One of the world’s top restaurants, Noma in Copenhagen, has propelled new Nordic cuisine into the limelight. Chef René Redzepi’s innovative approach showcases the finest indigenous Nordic ingredients... Read more

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Beekeeper and author Elizabeth Gowing will guide us through a tasting of extraordinary honeys and reveal the fascinating history, geography, science and culture surrounding this unique food. You will... Read more

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_**Swedish St Lucia saffron buns with hazelnut fluffy butter**_

_**Sticky cinnamon 'snails' (Danish buns)**_

_**Traditional Danishes with easy home-made dough**_... Read more

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Join Catalan culinary expert Rachel McCormack and Anna for a Spanish rice
masterclass. We will cover three very different techniques for cooking rice,
all traditional in Spain, and then enjoy our... Read more

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If you've always wanted to learn how to make your own pastry, lemon curd,
caramel, chocolate ganache or macarons, then this class is for you! (There is
no need to have attended Patisserie... Read more

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In partnership with **Riverford**, the lovely organic veg box people, I offer
seasonal preserving workshops. We cover all the basics of preserving fruits
and vegetables and together we make five you... Read more

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Whether you love seafood and want more inspiration, or want to get over your
fear of attempting fish and shellfish dishes at home, this class is for you!


... Read more

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The **Secret Kitchen** is the monthly Culinary Anthropologist supperclub that
has been running since January 2010. For this special Moroccan Secret Kitchen
Anna is collaborating with fellow food... Read more

by Culinary Anthropologist

The **Secret Kitchen** is the monthly Culinary Anthropologist supperclub that
has been running since January 2010. For this special Moroccan Secret Kitchen
Anna is collaborating with fellow food... Read more

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Join me and **Prakash Nanthan** of Coconut Kitchens for a masterclass in
Southern Indian cooking. Together we will make:


... Read more

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To celebrate the longest day of the year we're going to cook up a summertime
party menu. Think cocktails, beautiful open sandwiches and outdoor cooking.
This will be a hands-on cooking class limited... Read more

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Back by popular demand, drinks expert** Victoria Moore** will be joining Anna
in the kitchen to host a **masterclass on gin**, Victoria's favourite spirit.
There is little she doesn't know about this... Read more

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### **_The surprising story of the taco_**

### **with Claudia Prieto Piastro**

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_with the Telegraph's wine editor, Victoria Moore_



You will taste and drink at least six of Victoria's current favourite wines,... Read more

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**Special Persian Secret Kitchen**

**_Saffron Nights: Tales from the Persian Kitchen_**

**with Yasmin Khan**... Read more

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Join drinks writer **Victoria Moore** and Anna in the kitchen for a hot and
spicy evening of food and wine. This time we're tackling the tricky question
of **what to drink with chilli**.

After a... Read more

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This May we're going to cook up a modern Scandinavian springtime feast,
including making our own **bread **and **malt pizza**, **hot-smoking our own
bacon** and **quick-****curing salmon** \- all... Read more

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Join drinks writer **Victoria Moore** and Anna in the kitchen for a delicious
night of **summer holiday** drinks and food. There'll be plenty to eat, loads
of useful tips, a fascinating insight into... Read more

Contact

Website: www.culinaryanthropologist.org

Email: anna@culinaryanthropologist.org

Facebook: Facebook page

Twitter: @culinaryanth

Reviews

Review

Rating: 8

douglas smallwood attended Summer Preserving Workshops in July 2015, reviewed on 6 July 2015

I attended the day as a 60th birthday present. I have limited experience, confined to jam making and chutneys from the produce of my allotment. I really enjoyed the day, learned a lot, in a lovely kitchen, and treated very well. An excellent birthday present.

Second fun preserving day with Anna

Rating: 10

PTODD attended Winter Preserving workshop in February 2015, reviewed on 11 February 2015

Hands on practical day. Fun and educational with yummy lunch and take home jars of what you've made. Would highly recommend for those with an interest in food and eating. Preserving is pretty easy and makes great gifts for friends. Have used my new skills several times outside the course. Faves so far are chilli jam from autumn course and clementine jam and pickled oranges from winter course. I need to restrain myself from eating for the next month!

Review

Rating: 10

june p attended Winter Preserving workshop in February 2015, reviewed on 10 February 2015

I loved the day. The teaching was clear and well paced. It demystified the practice of preserving while the process and the outcome remains magical. It was great learning to work in a wonderful kitchen. I met some lovely people.

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Rating: 10

junew attended Winter Preserving workshop in February 2015, reviewed on 10 February 2015

Had a really great day, really nice greeting and lunch. Lots of helpful advice for a novice like me in a lovely home with the chance to meet the other really nice attendees. Look forward to another workshop soon. June

Fantastic day in the kitchen!

Rating: 10

Jessica J attended Winter Preserving workshop in February 2015, reviewed on 10 February 2015

Such a wonderful day filled with learning, tasting, and laughing in Anna's cozy kitchen! I can't wait to go back and learn something else- maybe bread next time? Thanks again, Anna and Tessa!

Delicious

Rating: 10

zozitufnell attended Special Persian Secret Kitchen in December 2014, reviewed on 4 January 2015

My friend and I went to this dinner with some experience of secret kitchens but no experience of this particular event. And we were blown away by the food, which was utterly delicious, the care that had been taken over every aspect, the good sense of fun so it wasn't a solemn appreciation of Persian food but a genuinely interesting occasion and the lovely small tables that created an intimate atmosphere more like a an interesting dinner party than a restaurant or somewhere you feel is too unfamiliar. I will definitely book again and thoroughly recommend it - the food was something really special.

So much better than a restaurant

Rating: 10

Laura W-H attended Special Persian Secret Kitchen in December 2014, reviewed on 22 December 2014

This was my second Secret Kitchen and it will definitely not be my last. They are so much fun. The food is always good, you can count on Anna to choose a good cook with good recipes and it is so enjoyable to sit round small tables and chat with people you've just met. I especially like that there are several small tables rather than one big one as this makes conversation easier. Highly recommended.

Very special evening

Rating: 10

jayec attended Special Persian Secret Kitchen in December 2014, reviewed on 19 December 2014

Wonderful evening hosted by Anna Colquhoun and Yasmin Khan. Lovely welcoming atmosphere and delicious food. Highly recommended.

An all round Excellent night!

Rating: 10

beccafaithfull@hotmail.com attended Special Persian Secret Kitchen in December 2014, reviewed on 15 December 2014

This is the second super club we have been to at Anna's house. The first one was so good we emailed her on the way home to secure a place on the Persian night. This one was equally as amazing. It was a nice mixture of excellent fresh food, great information about the history/ culture of the food and great hosting. Its great to be able to bring your own wine from a few that Anna recommends as this is a good way to learn more about pairing food with wine. We will be back for sure.

Rebecca and John Quinlan

Catalan Cookery

Rating: 10

sheilaghdavies attended Catalan Pig Day in November 2014, reviewed on 1 December 2014

This was an extraordinary event- not only did we explore a range of cooking quite unfamiliar to me but we were guided through by Anna Colquhuon and Rachel McCormack who were both delightful- very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and fantastically organised so we covered ernormous ground in a few hours and also enjoyed what we prepared- breakfast and lunch in the usual good company of food-lovers.
Not to be missed by enthusiasts!