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Christmas is Here!!

Update: Anne Neary of Ryeland House

Christmas is here once again and everyone at Ryeland House would like to say a huge thank you for your support over the years. We would like to wish you and yours a wonderful, Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

If you are stuck for ideas for those hard to please people you might know don't forget that our vouchers make great presents. We will be hosting Boot Camps for pre-teens and young teens in the New Year(see the Courses List for dates and times). Why not suprise a budding young chef that you know with a voucher for one of these fantastic camps? These camps have proven to be very popular and we would advise eary booking in order to secure a place. Cooking is a valuable skill for a young person to develop as it gives them a feeling of accomplishment and helps them become more independent. It is important for young people to develop healthy eating habits and being able to cook encourages them to be less dependent on ready meals and takeaways when they leave home. It also saves them money!

During the Spring and Summer Anne has enjoyed catering for several post wedding dinners which have been a huge success. They gave the family members an opportunity to reflect on the big day in a very relaxed atmosphere and with many families having members living and working abroad it gives them another chance to gather together as a family. If you are interested in a post wedding meal catered by Anne you can contact her by phone or email for menu ideas, etc. If you would like to give a present of one of our classes please book as early as you can (or buy a gift voucher) in order to avoid disappointment as places on our courses are strictly limited.

Customised Classes & Hens: We have recently hosted some very enjoyable Hen Nights for ladies who were looking for something a little bit different. Hen partys can be booked for evening or day times and range from full cookery classes to hands-on scone and bread making sessions.

We would also like to remind you that Ryeland House caters for groups of people who might like to book a customised class for themselves and their friends as an alternative evening out. Anne will devise a special class based on your requests and you can also bring your own wine.

As well as running her popular classes at Ryeland House Anne is also the author of two cook books. There is a review her book "Food for Sharing" by Conor Kane in the Irish Examiner (Friday 7th Oct 2011) and you can read it here. Gift vouchers are available from here.

Information:  Don't forget that Anne's radio production "The Cookery Slot" goes out at 11.30 am every Thursday morning during the Sue Nunn show "On the Record". During the show Anne has lots of tips and help for listeners and you can find some of Anne's fabulous Ryeland House Cookery School recipes here on the radio station's website.

Anne has also worked with various schools and colleges to develop and deliver cookery courses that combine the theory of cooking with a very strong practical element. In all her work, Anne's focus has been on the creation of great tasting, wholesome food made with the best possible local ingredients. Throughout her career Anne has been a very strong advocate for local Artisan food producers and has strived to pass this passion on to her students. She feels that cooking is an activity that should be enjoyed and Anne has a fresh, fun approach to her classes.