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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!”


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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

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

by Culinary Anthropologist

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/or Wednesday
of the month, 7-10pm. At each class we... Read more

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

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

by Culinary Anthropologist

The Secret Kitchen is Culinary Anthropologist's supper club. 20+ people come
for dinner in Anna's home. We start with cocktails and canapes and then sit at
several communal tables for a seasonal... Read more

by Culinary Anthropologist

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/or Wednesday
of the month, 7-10pm. At each class we... Read more

by Culinary Anthropologist

Game cookery can be much easier than you think! All you need is a few simple
skills and techniques and a little hands on experience. This class will
encourage you to cook game more often and give you... Read more

by Culinary Anthropologist

Game cookery can be much easier than you think! All you need is a few simple
skills and techniques and a little hands on experience. This class will
encourage you to cook game more often and give you... Read more

by Culinary Anthropologist

The Secret Kitchen is Culinary Anthropologist's supper club. 20+ people come
for dinner in Anna's home. We start with cocktails and canapes and then sit at
several communal tables for a seasonal... Read more

by Culinary Anthropologist

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/or Wednesday
of the month, 7-10pm. At each class we... Read more

by Culinary Anthropologist

The Secret Kitchen is Culinary Anthropologist's supper club. 20+ people come
for dinner in Anna's home. We start with cocktails and canapes and then sit at
several communal tables for a seasonal... 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

by Culinary Anthropologist

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

by Culinary Anthropologist

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

by Culinary Anthropologist

At this masterclass you will learn how to open oysters, how to check and
prepare mussels and clams, and how to deal with squid and cuttlefish. The
class is suited to shellfish and seafood novices and... Read more

by Culinary Anthropologist

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

by Culinary Anthropologist

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

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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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

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

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

by Culinary Anthropologist

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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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

by Culinary Anthropologist

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

by Culinary Anthropologist

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

by Culinary Anthropologist

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**

... Read more

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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:



_**Pine shoot cordial**_... 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

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At this new addition to our series of bread workshops we will focus on British
teatime treats:

**Chelsea buns**
... Read more

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At this masterclass you will learn all the basics of salt-curing and hot-
smoking - both of which can easily be done at home using simple DIY kit.

You will learn how to cure and smoke fish, meat and... Read more

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At this masterclass you will learn how to identify, wash, store, chop, use and
preserve a variety of summer herbs including lavender, basil, tarragon, mint,
dill, sweet woodruff, thyme and more.

You... Read more

Contact

Website: www.culinaryanthropologist.org

Email: anna@culinaryanthropologist.org

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Twitter: @culinaryanth

Reviews

Wonderful day

Rating: 10

100pctcocoa attended Curing and Smoking Masterclass in May 2016, reviewed on 18 May 2016

Like visiting old, and very well informed, friends for lunch, turning up early, pitching in and learning how to make everything.

Great food and people. I had done a bit of smoking before but still learned loads.

Thanks Anna

Review

Rating: 10

cellist attended Teatime Bread Workshop in March 2016, reviewed on 15 March 2016

We had a fabulous day learning so many different breads which all took place in Anna's wonderful kitchen
The malt loaf was my favourite and it has inspired me to equip myself with all the things missing in my own kitchen.
Anna is a great teacher and is extremely generous and helpful with information about where to buy the different products

Review

Rating: 9

witchymidwife attended Teatime Bread Workshop in March 2016, reviewed on 14 March 2016

Great day and lots of fun. Anna was a brilliant teacher giving us lots of tips and hints along the way.
The Chelsea buns were outstanding!!

Shellfish and Seafood Masterclass

Rating: 9

david@davidarditt.com attended Shellfish and Seafood Masterclass in February 2016, reviewed on 10 March 2016

I loved the class and went away with lots of practical tips from how to chop a leak to how to prevent a chopping board from sliding as well as new ways to cook a cuttlefish risotto and an entirely new way to prepare squid.

Lunch was a high note and delicious. Thank you Anna and Laura for making it a great day.

David

Winter Preserving Workshop

Rating: 10

Anita attended Winter Preserving workshop in February 2016, reviewed on 2 March 2016

An absolutely fantastic memorable day. Anna makes everyone feel so welcome and the course is run in a very professional and friendly informal manner. I learnt so much and it was great to take the products of our day home. Thank you so much!

Winter Preserving

Rating: 10

TJ attended Winter Preserving workshop in February 2016, reviewed on 14 February 2016

This is an incredibly inspiring event. Anna is amazing tutor and welcomes you into her home. You get lots of hands on experience with just the right amount of tuition and my confidence has improved to give preserving a go in my own kitchen. I'd highly recommend this workshop.

Winter Preserving Workshop

Rating: 10

Lindy Dunlop attended Winter Preserving workshop in February 2016, reviewed on 13 February 2016

After a wonderful day that was a treat in itself, I left with a stash of delicious preserves, and the preserving bug. This is the second class I have done with Anna, and enjoyed good company and excellent food on both. Very friendly and informative.

Learning to make marmalade

Rating: 7

rsloane attended Winter Preserving workshop in February 2016, reviewed on 11 February 2016

My daughter and I went along to this preserving workshop in the hopes that we can improve our track record for making good marmalade. Some years it has come out like something to use to fix your car tyre and other years as a sloupy sauce! So we had high expectations which were met by the workshop. We really got close up to the making process because of the small size of the group and the chance to ask lots of questions and see everything as it happened. We also really enjoyed making the other preserves, but the marmalade was the main event for us! Anna and Emma were charming and knowledgeable and the others in the group were really interesting. I would definitely do another preserving workshop, and hope to do one in the fall. Also, I'd like to do the Artisan bread class, as I am still struggling a bit with my own sour dough recipes. We got to taste Anna's sour dough at the delicious lunch they served us.

Winter Preserving Workshop

Rating: 10

sue s attended Winter Preserving workshop in February 2016, reviewed on 10 February 2016

An absolutely fabulous workshop in an informal atmosphere with a chance to try some before making and a lovely lunch. In addition to learning about preserving some very useful tips were gained.
Many thanks for a lovely day.

Preserves Demystified

Rating: 8

clare beros attended Winter Preserving workshop in February 2016, reviewed on 10 February 2016

Thanks for such a fun class! The class was a good size and we were fed breakfast on our arrival sampling some of the lovely preserves that we were to make that day and a lovely lunch! The atmosphere was relaxed with plenty of chat and laughs along the way and was very informative and pragmatic!