Preserving with Rachel de Thample

Jul 07 2018 12:00 - 16:30

Made In Hackney - Local Food Kitchen, 3 Cazenove Rd, N16 6PA London


Rachel de Thample, Made In Hackney Ambassador, Author, Chef, Forager & Preserver

This Masterclass is part of our 'VIP Series', working with experts who are renowned in their field. The class will include:·

  • The know-how for making jam with sugar alternatives
  • A look at drying, the oldest and most energy-efficient way of preserving
  • Bottling as a low-sugar way of preserving summer berries and tomatoes, including learning to make your own ‘tinned’ tomatoes
  • Infusing herb, fruit and shrub vinegars
  • Fermentation and the use of salt to preserve food, and how to make kimchi and sauerkraut
  • Different methods of pickling and a quick pickle to take home
  • How to sterilise jars and store your preservesA delicious organic plant based lunch featuring summer preserves and recipes to keep

Rachel de Thample has worked in the kitchens of Marco Pierre White, Heston Blumenthal and Peter Gordon. Rachel is the author of Less Meat, More Veg, FIVE, Tonics & Teas, and has served as the Head of Food for the pioneering organic box scheme Abel & Cole, where she developed a number of foraging guides and recipes. She’s also supplied local chefs and Crystal Palace Food Market, which she helped set up, with wild food. She currently teaches preserving courses at River Cottage HQ in Devon.



Fee: £99 (£75 Concession**) includes a delicious plant based organic lunch.

* This fee is used to fund our programme of free courses to vulnerable and low-income community groups. By attending a Made In Hackney masterclass you get a great day of learning AND you’re providing our charity with essential funds for us to continue our work with vulnerable community groups.

** Concessionary rate available for students, pensioners, unemployed and low waged

Vouchers: To redeem a voucher purchased on our site, please contact us to book a place. If contacting us by email please attach your voucher. If telephoning, have your voucher to hand so you can quote the voucher number. N.B. For classes in our VIP Series an additional fee will apply

For information: info@madeinhackney.org / 020 8442 4266

Location: Made In Hackney, Food For All Basement, 3 Cazenove Rd, Stoke Newington, London, N16 6PA. Regretfully, the kitchen is not wheelchair accessible.


General Admission

GBP 99.00 + GBP 5.18 fee


Concession (Students, Pensioners, Unemployed, Low Waged)

GBP 75.00 + GBP 4.04 fee