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Trish Dent

Cooking Workshops




Workshops Autumn 2019





Wild about Fermentation Workshop
Saturday 5th October 
10 am to 1 pm 
Venue: Spexhall Village Hall, Church Lane, Halesworth IP19 0RQ
Cost £48. Contact Trish Dent to register



Wild about Fermentation Workshop
Saturday 19th October
10am to 1pm
The Ark, 5A Bridge St, Haverfordwest SA61 2AL
 Cost £48. Contact Trish Dent to register


The value of fermented foods to our health is now in mainstream news. Fermented foods are rich in bacteria and other micro-organisms that benefit both our guts and our health. These tasty foods are often rich in enzymes and vitamins too.  In this workshop: 

  •  I’ll share the benefits of culturing and consuming good bacteria, including recent research
  •  You'll taste a range of fermented foods and drinks, including Kimchi, kefir, beetroot kvass, kefir cheese, sauerkraut, other fermented veggies, nut cheeses, fermented gluten-free crackers and wraps
  •   I'll show you how to make these products
  •   The do’s and dont's of making ferments safely
  •   You’ll make your vegetable ferment to take home
  •   News about natural prebiotic foods

Some of these are wonderful healing drinks: beetroot kvass, packed with vitamins and beneficial bacteria; kefir, made from local raw milk or coconut milk can be fermented into yoghurt or cheese. Full notes are provided.

These are hands-on workshops. 

Cost £48. Full payment secures your place.
To register, contact Trish on 01986 780939 or email me


Heal your Gut Workshop 
The immune system and gut re-boot 
Sunday 20th October 2019
10am to 3pm
Venue: Penquoit Centre, Lawrenny, Wales SA68 0PL
Cost £75, includes lunch. Payment secures your place
Contact Trish for booking

Do you suffer from bloating, IBS, inflammatory-related diseases or other persistent health issues, including weight problems? Antibiotics (both in ourselves and many animal products), some medications and other chemicals added to our food destroy the beneficial bacteria in our gut and allow the “bad guys” to dominate, resulting in compromised gut health, which may also lead to other health problems. 

During this workshop:

·        I present a four-step regime to get your health back on track;

  • We explore these steps in depth;
  • I demonstrate tasty dairy- and wheat-free meals and snacks, night-shade free and more.
  • We share a healthy gut-healing lunch that we prepare together
  • We discuss strategies to promote your beneficial bacteria.
  • We look at mutual support with moving forward.
A comprehensive handout of the day, including details of the four steps, recipes, tips and other notes, will be provided to all participants.

Discover the road to better health. 

Heal your Gut Workshop
The immune system and gut re-boot
Saturday 16th November 2019
10am to 3pm
Venue: Trish's Kitchen, Spexhall, Suffolk IP19 0RR
Cost £85, includes lunch. Payment secures your place


Do you suffer from bloating, IBS, inflammatory-related diseases or other persistent health issues, including weight problems? Antibiotics (both in ourselves and many animal products), some medications and other chemicals added to our food destroy the beneficial bacteria in our gut and allow the “bad guys” to dominate, resulting in compromised gut health, which may also lead to other health problems. 

During this workshop:

·        I present a four-step regime to get your health back on track;

  • We explore these steps in depth;
  • I demonstrate tasty dairy- and wheat-free meals and snacks, night-shade free and more.
  • We share a healthy gut-healing lunch that we prepare together
  • We discuss strategies to promote your beneficial bacteria.
  • We look at mutual support with moving forward.
A comprehensive handout of the day, including details of the four steps, recipes, tips and other notes, will be provided to all participants.

Discover the road to better health. 

About these Workshops

These are hands-on cooking workshops. I discuss and demonstrate what and why in relation to the workshop and demonstrate some foundation recipes. We then cook lunch together. There is plenty of time to discuss and ask questions about the content of the workshops. Recipes and supporting information will be provided on the day.

We prepare a variety of dishes using organic and locally sourced foods as much as possible; some produce comes from my garden. We then eat lunch and discuss topics relevant to the day.

These workshops are limited 6 participants in Suffolk and 10 participants in Wales.

To register, contact Trish on 01986 780939 or email me



Wild about Fermentation
Dates to be announced for 2020
10 am to 3.15 pm
Venue: Trish’s Kitchen, 2 Grove Farm Cottages, Hall Rd, Spexhall, Halesworth IP19 0RR

Fermentation of foods for our health is now mainstream news. Fermented foods are rich in bacteria that benefit our guts and are often rich in enzymes and vitamins.  In this workshop:


  • ·        I’ll share the benefits of culturing and consuming good bacteria
  • ·        The do’s and don’ts of making ferments safely
  • ·        You’ll make your vegetable ferment to take home
  • ·        You get to taste a range of fermented foods and drinks
  • ·        We’ll share lunch, rich in fermented and sprouted foods
  • ·        Why soaking and sprouting is essential for your wellbeing; plus how to soak effectively 
  • ·        I’ll show you an easy-peasy way to make almond milk
  • ·        Natural prebiotic foods


I’ll also show you how to make wonderful healing drinks: beetroot kvass, packed with vitamins and beneficial bacteria; and kefir, made from local raw milk or coconut milk. Full notes provided.
 
This is a hands-on workshop. I discuss and demonstrate what and why. Recipes and supporting information will be provided on the day in the form of a comprehensive “handout”.
Price £79.
To register, contact Trish on 01986 780939 or email me