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The Secret to Christmas Success from LucyCooks!

Christmas should be a time for celebration but if you’re not a wizard in the kitchen it can feel like you are performing a juggling act trying to get everything ready in time! The team at LucyCooks cookery school in
Cumbria are experts at organising food that dazzles without leaving you frazzled and have pulled together a fool proof guide to guarantee your Christmas success this year.

• Preparation is the key: decide on your menu for the day well in advance.
• Try to include a few recipes that you can make in advance as this will make life a little easier and will let you concentrate on the turkey and trimmings on the day.
• Prepare your shopping list as early as possible. Break it down into sections if necessary including starter, main, dessert and drinks.
• Make a to do list of all the tasks you need to do and check them off one by one.
• Delegate a few jobs to friends and family. Many hands make light work in the kitchen!
• Finally and most importantly, get someone else to do the washing up so that you can have a well deserved rest!

If you are still lacking inspiration, LucyCooks has a selection of courses dedicated to helping you prepare a festive feast, fit for a king!

The LucyCooks ‘How to Prepare for Christmas’ course is a full day practical course where you will learn practical and time saving hints and tips together with a few yummy Christmas speciality recipes like festive chilli jam or spiced roast gammon.

‘Desserts—The Christmas Way’ is for those who have always wanted to be able to make their own desserts and maybe something a little more extravagant to surprise their guests with. From traditional Christmas puddings to more contemporary desserts which include specialities such as Gingerbread Yule Log and Festive Tiramisu, you will become a delicious desserts expert in no time!

If you are entertaining over Christmas and want to wow your guests with your culinary skills then the LucyCooks ‘Canapés & Classic Bites for Christmas’ course will help to inspire you to get creative. The great advantage of canapés is that they can be adapted to suit your budget, time and capabilities. You will learn just how easy it can be by preparing yummy bites such as a selection of homemade sushi rolls or Vietnamese spring rolls with a chilli lime dipping sauce.

If you are struggling to think of a gift for your loved one this Christmas then why not be inspired on the ‘Make it and Wrap it—Foodie Gifts’ course. The finishing touches are always important at Christmas time and on this course you will create seasonal foodie gifts such as melting chocolate truffles and vanilla fudge. An expert will then show you how to wrap your treats with tissue paper, ribbons and bows to create the perfect pressie.

For further information about LucyCooks or to make a booking call 015394 32288 or visit the website

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