Bloggers Meet at The Little Kitchen, Bristol

A few weeks ago I joined a few of Bristol’s best bloggers for a taster evening at The Little Kitchen cookery school in Brislington. I’d never been before but knew about it thanks to our friend who is a huge fan.

The Little Kitchen is a really informal, friendly space designed for small groups. There were just five of us at the workshop and the maximum group size is 8. Co-owners Claire and Madeline are old friends who decided a few years ago to quit their jobs (in food and catering) in order to follow their dream of starting their own cookery school.

We were there for a taster evening and spent a leisurely few hours making dishes from two of their courses on street food and chocolate.  To start with Madeline showed us how to make summer rolls. The flimsy rice paper rolls are really tricky to fill and roll. It’s definitely not as easy as it looks! Ours were vegetarian, filled with cucumber, peppers, salad and vermicelli noodles. Delicious dunked in either nuac cham dipping sauce or sweet chilli for vegetarians.  I think the idea was that we could try one and take the rest home but I gobbled all three of mine up!

Next, we made chocolate truffles with Louise. She’s the chocolate tutor at the Little Kitchen and knows everything about cakes, truffles and all things choccy. We decorated our truffles with coconut, cocoa and rose petals and Nutella-style with chopped hazelnuts. The hardest part was wrapping and decorating the truffles. Everyone around the table made it look easy!

Bristol bloggers Shonette and Ella

Shonette and Ella showing us how it’s done!

I really enjoyed my time at the Little Kitchen because it feels so friendly and informal. I think that even nervous cooks would feel relaxed there. Sometimes cookery schools can be a little daunting, especially if you’re not that good at cooking. I’ve experienced classes where the tutor stands at the front whizzing through everything. This is not like that at all. It’s a fun, educational space and I think you’d get a buzz out of going both on your own and in a group of friends! 

Bristol Bloggers at Little Kitchen

From left to right: Ella (Bristol Food Love), Madeline (Little Kitchen Owner), Louise (Little Kitchen Tutor), Shonette (A Life Less Organised), Kate (Bristol Etc), Faye (I Wish I Could Wink) and me!!

The Little Kitchen gets a huge thumbs up from me. Why not check them out on Instagram or visit their website to see a full list of courses on offer? 

I was invited to attend the blogger event at The Little Kitchen as a guest. However, all opinions expressed are my own!

25 Comments

  1. 20th June 2017 / 5:38 pm

    Oh wow what a lovely sounding event and how cool that you all got to have a try at making something! The truffles look absolutely delicious.

    • 21st June 2017 / 7:59 am

      The truffles really were delicious! I’m sad I had to share them with my boyfriend and house mate!!

  2. 20th June 2017 / 7:23 pm

    The Little Kitchen looks amazing. The summer rolls and chocolate truffels look delicious. I will definitely check them out on social media.

    • 21st June 2017 / 8:00 am

      Yes, do! Especially if you’re Bristol based. I loved the truffles but as a savoury-toothed girl, the summer rolls were my fave!

  3. 20th June 2017 / 9:07 pm

    Those truffles look incredible. Cookery classes seem so much fun, maybe I’ll have to put it on my list to go to one! I wish I was a bit nearer to Bristol to try here though.

    • 21st June 2017 / 8:00 am

      Even if you’re good at cooking, I find classes like these really fun to attend anyway, especially when it’s a small, informal place like The Little Kitchen!

  4. 20th June 2017 / 10:29 pm

    Little Kitchen cookery school looks lush…mmm those choccys look divine 🙂 x

  5. 21st June 2017 / 8:55 am

    The food looks incredible! I love events like these where you get to do something different x

  6. hannah
    21st June 2017 / 10:07 am

    Looks like you had a good time. The Little Kitchen looks great

  7. 21st June 2017 / 12:33 pm

    This sounds like a great place! I love the smaller group sizes. What a fun experience!

  8. 21st June 2017 / 1:14 pm

    Sounds like a fab experience 😀 Those summer rolls look delicious!

    • 21st June 2017 / 1:58 pm

      They were great! I always forget how much I love summer rolls! Such simple ingredients but a brilliant fresh, summery taste!

  9. 21st June 2017 / 2:06 pm

    This looks such fun! I shall definitely check out their courses, our business is in Bristol so I’m often there 🙂

  10. 21st June 2017 / 8:07 pm

    The summer rolls reminds me of making sushi! Its wuite difficult at first! Looks like you had a great lesson and made some tasty looking chocolate truffles!

  11. 21st June 2017 / 9:46 pm

    What a wonderful event at Little Kitchen, seems like you all had a fantastic time!

  12. 22nd June 2017 / 8:35 am

    What a great idea for a group event! Little kitchen looks fab, it seems that you all had an amazing time 🙂

  13. 22nd June 2017 / 11:34 am

    Sounds like you had great fun! Love all the recipes you made *big fan of summer rolls!!* 🙂

  14. 22nd June 2017 / 6:45 pm

    That looks like fun. I do love making summer rolls they taste so fresh and you can vary them so much.

  15. 22nd June 2017 / 8:29 pm

    aww that looks fabulous and i love blogger get togethers – over food is such a good reason to get together too!

    • 23rd June 2017 / 9:59 am

      I do too, such a fun thing to do with like minded people! Food just makes it even better!

  16. 23rd June 2017 / 10:00 am

    We’ve envious that they started up a business based on something they love! Well done girls. Sounds like you had a fun time x

  17. 23rd June 2017 / 5:55 pm

    All dishes look so pretty. I bet they taste amazing. Looks like you had a fantastic time.

  18. 23rd June 2017 / 8:32 pm

    The summer rolls look SO good. I love it when events aren’t super formal so you feel relaxed.

  19. 24th June 2017 / 10:07 pm

    This is such a great place! I love how beautiful the treats turned out. I would love to visit!

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