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English Country Classics 

Join Shawnie Kelley for a Downton Abbey-inspired cooking class in the beautiful demo kitchen at the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany on Wednesday, March 2 (6:30-8PM).

Be whisked away to the rolling hills of southern England during the demonstration of a few English country classics and a discussion of local food traditions. Learn how to make Cottage Pie Pockets (a spring lamb, pea and potato stuffed pastry); an updated twist on Stilton and Pear Salad; and a delicious berry bread pudding, while sampling a traditional drink from the region.

“Having lived in both Scotland and England and worked for English Heritage for several years, I traveled extensively throughout the U.K., experiencing regional, seasonal British cuisine firsthand: street and market food, country pubs, fishing villages, and artisan food producers serving up unexpectedly elevated, yet comforting dishes. This class shares a few versatile, easy-to-make recipes that you will return to throughout the year.” ~Shawnie Kelley, Instructor

A lively discussion combined with the themed tables decorated by local New Albany boutiques transport you to sleepy hamlets, Cotswold cottages, and sprawling country estates. Enjoy the meal while learning more about Edwardian-era food culture at castles like Highclere, where Downton Abbey was filmed.

Shawnie Kelley is Partner & Travel Director for Wanderlust Tours, specializing in culinary and cultural travel. Most of her cooking classes are travel-inspired and include regional history and culture. Shawnie has written several travel guides, including her current project, A Woman’s Guide to France, which include these recipes.

What’s Cookin’?

Spring Lamb and Pea Cottage Pie Pockets

Stilton, Pear, Bacon and Walnut Salad

Spring Berry White Chocolate Sourdough Bread Pudding

Pimm’s Cup Drink

$60 per person

Demonstration-style class & discussion – Min: 6/ Max: 18