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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

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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

Bread

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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

Bread

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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

Meats Spanish

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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

Meats Spanish

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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

Biscuits Bread Cakes Cookies Holiday treats Patisserie

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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

Bread Holiday treats

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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

Comprehensive Techniques Pan-European Vegetarian

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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

Comprehensive Techniques Pan-European Vegetarian

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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

Bread

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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

Spanish

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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

Christmas Nordic

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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

Preserving Vegetarian

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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

Preserving Vegetarian

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

Preserving

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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

Nordic Pescetarian BYOB Supperclub

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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

Patisserie

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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

Nordic

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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

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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

Book Tours & Signing Cooking Demonstrations

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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

Nordic

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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

Spanish

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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

Chocolate Macarons Patisserie Puddings Tarts

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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

Preserving

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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

Seafood

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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

African Moroccan BYOB Supperclub

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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

Indian or Pakistani

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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

Festive Special Nordic

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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

BYOB Supperclub

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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

Spirits Masterclass

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

### **with Claudia Prieto Piastro**

... Read more

Mexican BYOB Supperclub

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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

Wine Masterclass

Contact

Website: www.culinaryanthropologist.org

Email: anna@culinaryanthropologist.org

Facebook: Facebook page

Twitter: @culinaryanth

Reviews

Genius Gin Class

Rating: 10

acshep attended How to Drink Gin in July 2014, reviewed on 30 July 2014

For discerning gin drinkers and novices alike, this class was a wonderful, informative foray into the world of gin. We tasted a carefully chosen selection of established brands, such as Tanquerey, through to lesser known gins such as Gin Mare from Spain.
Each gin was discernibly different from the last, with styles ranging from London Dry Gin to Old Tom.
Anna's (The Culinary Anthropologist and the host of the evening) generous and delicious nibbles paired superbly with the botanicals in the gin.
Drinks writer Victoria Moore's unfussy and expert knowledge encouraged everyone to identify their preferred gin style and flavours throughout the course of the class.

This event was a really refreshing alternative to some of the slightly intimidating drinks tastings on the market these days as everyone felt involved and was encouraged to contribute.

Summer Preserving Workshops

Rating: 10

rebeccapaster attended Summer Preserving Workshops in July 2014, reviewed on 7 July 2014

This is the second of the workshops I have done with Anna - they are wonderful days where you learn far more normally than just what is on the agenda while Anna imparts on you her huge knowledge of food a morning of preserve making is then followed by a gorgeous lunch - the kind you wish you could just throw together - sharing stories and discussion with your fellow "chefs" then finish off in the afternoon with more wonderful preserves and pickles - leaving with a bag full of wonderful goodies...... finding it hard to wait for the pickles to mature

New Nordic in London

Rating: 10

gilljac attended New Nordic Midsummer Party in June 2014, reviewed on 25 June 2014

This is the second course I have done with the Culinary Anthropologist, and I am sure it wont be the last. Each time Anna has presented the day with another cook, sharing her wonderful home kitchen, which is set up for groups in a way that makes learning fun and easy. For midsummer the doors were slid back to access the garden where we ate what we cooked. Highlight for me: hot smoked prawns in a foil lined saucepan, with wood chips creating the smoke that cooked the prawns in the steamer above. Second inspiration that I will be doing again: barbequed radishes,
the long pink ones split down the middle. Absolutely delicious on open rye sandwiches, topping off other ingredients. It was all washed down with great drinks, and lots of talk about food in Denmark. Anna and Mia are totally professional, and their love of food, and their passion to share it, made the evening one to savour and enjoy. Excellent value for money, in a great environment with small enough groups to get to know each other, whilst sharing great food and inspiration to branch out from old cooking habits to embrace the new.

Fantastic experience

Rating: 10

novium attended The Secret Kitchen in April 2014, reviewed on 28 April 2014

The food was exceptional and the presentation was lovely, but what really put it over the top for me was the wonderfully warm and welcoming atmosphere. It was a cozy and intimate affair- and not for lack of space! Rather, it was just a very friendly, down-to-earth vibe that just let everyone relax and really enjoy the deliciousness on our plates.

A Great Culinary Experience

Rating: 10

maija attended Culinary Anthropologist Cooking Club in March 2014, reviewed on 12 March 2014

I had a wonderful night at Anna's. We prepared an absolutely gorgeous vegetarian dinner using recipes I am very likely to try at home too! I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and was delighted to learn some new kitchen techniques too. I will definitely go again.

2nd March 2014 Pig Day

Rating: 8

sdr666 attended Catalan Pig Day in March 2014, reviewed on 3 March 2014

Hi, yesterday was lovely. My overall impression was of welcoming hosts, a lovely atmosphere, and we made sausages! Which was very cool. The Kitchen worked well, and looked nice too. The wine was lovely and the sherry.The rice dish was delicious, I'm not the worlds biggest liver fan but the frit was good.Some minor points: we paid 240 quid for 2 and it stated 216 for two on the website. The crispy trotter skin didn't work, it was mainly burnt. But the stuff we had from the day before was perfect.Dunno what happened there. More could be made of the pigs head, it was the centrepiece after all. It was kind of forgotten. If Stuart and I hadn't got all the meat off it it would have ended up in the bin. I would have liked to have known we might be hanging sausages at home as I could have set something up before the day. We have a very curious cat so finding somewhere is tricky! Also, something sweet at the end is always nice, even a biscuit or a truffle. Having said all that, I would recommend the day to anyone, it was great fun, and I feel a big sense of achievement!

Culinary Anthropologist responded on 5 March 2014:

Hi Sam, thank you for this lovely review - much appreciated by Rachel and I. We'll incorporporate some of your suggestions into future classes. Have responded by email re the price issues, and Catalan love for chewy trotter! Rest assured no pig's head would have been wasted, and we'll have a think about some extra ways to use it next time. I particularly liked the quick dishes we did on Sunday with cheek, brain, mustard and sherry! Hope your fuet is curing nicely... Anna

Winter citrus delight

Rating: 10

AngieB attended Winter Preserving workshop in February 2014, reviewed on 25 February 2014

A friendly warm welcome, delicious coffee and the smell of citrus fruits began our day as we all helped prepare, stir, test and bottle the wonderful preserves. It was hands on and Anna offered hints and tips as we went along. I'd made some preserves before but I still learned so much. A lovely lunch and glass of wine completed the day. An experience I can't wait to repeat at the Summer Preserve Workshop. Thoroughly recommended for all those who love being in a busy, homely kitchen!

Culinary Anthropologist responded on 5 March 2014:

Hi Angie, a belated thank you for this lovely review! Means a lot to me, so thank you. Keep up the preserving and see you in July! Anna

Paella Night with Anna Colquhon and Rachel McCormack

Rating: 10

michelledel@homechoice.co.uk attended Paella Night in February 2014, reviewed on 14 February 2014

I bought this as a birthday present for my foodie husband and we both thoroughly enjoyed this evening of Spanish rice. There's a lot more to Spanish rice dishes that paella as we found out. There was some hocus pocus with an octopus in the water ... that was exciting. The company was good and all the dishes were delicious as you get to sit down and have dinner at the end of the class. It was so inspiring that I've since bought a paella dish and a terracotta pot and have made Valencian baked rice with pork ribs and black pudding YUM.

Culinary Anthropologist responded on 5 March 2014:

Hi Michelle, a belated thank you for this lovely review! Means a lot to Rachel and I, so thank you. Delighted to hear you're now thoroughly into Spanish rice cookery! Anna

Cooking Club with Anna

Rating: 10

andrewglendining attended Culinary Anthropologist Cooking Club in February 2014, reviewed on 13 February 2014

I couldn't speak more highly of Anna's cooking class. We learnt some great new flavour combinations and ways of using seasonal vegetables. Very fun and friendly!!

Culinary Anthropologist responded on 5 March 2014:

Hi Andrew, a belated thank you for this lovely review! Means a lot to me, so thank you. Keep up the cooking and come and see us again sometime! Anna

this was such a lovely day!

Rating: 10

lindsaymackie attended Home Bread workshop in February 2014, reviewed on 6 February 2014

Learnt loads, really nice people on the course, Anna charming- well organised, imaginative, we got through a load of work and learning. This was a Christmas present from my daughters- such a wonderful idea. I would absolutely recommend Anna as a cook, baker and teacher. She has a unique, friendly and professional atmosphere in her house. So its nice and intimate, but well equipped, highly efficient.

Super altogether!

Culinary Anthropologist responded on 5 March 2014:

Hi Lindsay, a belated thank you for this lovely review! Means a lot to me, so thank you. Keep up the baking! Anna