I am a firm believer in breaking down the process of cooking in order to strip away the fear and mystery that can surround it. For me, food should be a simple pleasure that is open to absolutely everyone. I teach budding chefs of any age, including raw beginners with lots of enthusiasm, experienced home cooks looking for inspiration and keen-as-mustard amateurs seeking to develop their own impressive skills. I have taught courses at Denman College near Oxford and will also come to your home if you’d like a one-on-one session, such as masterclasses in baking or summer salads and BBQs, or a group lesson with a few friends. Soon I will be starting cookery demonstrations and classes from my teaching and entertaining space, The Dorset Kitchen, based in the beautiful countryside near Shaftesbury – do please email me at laura@laurapope.co.uk you are interested in hearing more.