Welcome to our family style cookery class!
This cookery class will be taught by the wonderful Ukrainian chef, Anastasia at the Holdspace (Risinghill St, London N1).
This small-scale class for 12 participants is not socially distanced. For those seeking a Covid-secure cookery class, please see our events online.
This is a family style cookery class where we will collectively prepare 4 – 5 dishes. The chef will divide the class into groups with each one responsible for creating 1 of the dishes. You are also free to move around during the class to learn about the other dishes. The chef will recap each of the dishes throughout the evening and at the end of the class so that everyone can learn about all of the dishes. You will also be emailed the recipes after the class.
A sample menu of the dishes that will be taught include:
- Vereniki (Mushroom and cabbage dumplings)
- Sweet Vereniki (Cottage Cheese Dumplings
- Borscht (Beetroot soup)
- Oliver Salad
This menu can be made vegetarian. Allergens include: alliums, gluten, eggs and dairy. Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements!
We will also be selling our beautiful Migrateful aprons! You can purchase them when booking your ticket (pick it up at the event) or before the cookery class starts at the venue. Please note we only accept card payments.
A message from our Chef Anastasia:
“Hello I’m Anastasia from the Ukraine. I grew up in a place called Kherson in the South of Ukraine. The Russians invested a lot of money in my city because it’s on the border with Turkey next to the sea and has very fertile land so strategically it’s a very important place. My food is very rich and heart warming – if you like Turkish food you’ll love my food because there’s a strong Turkish influence. Because my region is so fertile we cook with lots of dairy, vegetables and fish.
When I was little I always loved to watch my mother cooking – I liked to help her cook and that’s how I learnt. We had a very communal household – everyone in Ukraine cooks. You’re told that if you don’t know how to cook you will never find a husband!
When I was at university, Ukraine wanted independence and that’s when the conflict with Russia started. The economy in Ukraine plummeted and all my family started to migrate. My sister went to Australia with my parents but I wasn’t allowed there, my visa was rejected. So I went to Russia. But because I had a Ukrainian accent and passport, people were very hostile to me, it was hard to get work. I came to the UK in 1999 and settled here.
I find London a lonely place. People are often hostile to me because I’m from Eastern Europe. People often know nothing about Ukraine. It means I’ve started to keep myself to myself and that has made me lonely. So Migrateful is a way to meet open minded people who share the same values as me. I’m so excited to talk to my class participants about my culture. It makes me feel very free. It’s a platform where I can really be myself and get my identity back. Here people are actually interested in me and my culture, it’s so lovey. Finally I feel like somebody.”
We will send you a reminder email 3 days before the class takes place that will include our In-Person Class COVID-19 Policy. You can also find more information on our website and social media pages.
Payments made through Paypal can take up to 48 hours to have the order confirmed. To guarantee your spot on a cookery class we recommend using a debit or credit card.
Please note, we only process refunds and ticket transfers if we are notified 7 days before the class takes place.