You’ll be kept up to date with the happenings at the school AND you’ll also be notified of subscriber-only special discounts.
Watch your inbox for the [stonesoup VCS] emails!
ps. Here are some FAQ to help with any questions you may have about the Stonesoup VCS…
Q. What’s included in the price?
A. You get access to ALL classes at the Stonesoup Virtual Cookery School including the Quick Veggie Cooking class, Solve Your Dinner Dilemma [Fresh Ideas], Reclaim Your Waistline, Twenty Minute Curries, and Simple Breadmaking at Home and more. You also get access to the Virtual Cookery School recipe index and online recipe scrapbook. There’s also the online class discussion forum.
As I mentioned before, upfront payment students get a FREE downloadable video ebook for each class and pay by the month students are given the opportunity to purchase the video ebooks.
Q. How exactly does a virtual cookery class work?
A. The course material is uploaded to the password protected website. The material includes a detailed video and written transcript discussing the topic. It also includes written recipes each with a short instructional video. Each recipe also has a written, detailed problem solving guide and potential substitutions for different dietary requirements.
You can review the course material in your own time. It will be up to you how many and which of these recipes you choose to prepare. There is a private discussion group where you can ask questions, interact with the other students and upload pictures of your own creations, if you wish.
Q. Will I be able to ask questions?
A. Absolutely! You can ask questions on the the discussion group, which is also a place to interact and get to know the other students.There is also the opportunity to email Jules directly at any time.
Q. Will I need to have a computer in my kitchen?
A. Definitely not, unless that’s what you’d like. It’s up to you whether you choose to print your recipes or download them onto your iphone or ipad or just find a safe space for your computer in the corner.
Q. Can I learn in my own time?
A. Of course. That’s one of the beautiful things about learning online.
Q. Do you cater for special dietary requirements?
A. Absolutely. Given the growing incidence of allergies, it’s important to be able to adapt recipes. My Dad is allergic to dairy, wheat and eggs so I have a bit of experience in the area. I also really respect the choices of vegetarians and vegans, and spent a month last year eating vegetarian.
Where possible, each recipe contains alternatives to suit different dietary requirements.
Q. Who is the course designed for?
A. Anyone interested in learning to master the art of quick vegetarian cooking. From beginner cooks to those more confident in the kitchen.
Q. Why is the cooking school called Stonesoup?
A. It’s named after my blog called Stonesoup that has been going since 2005. The blog name was inspired by the wonderful childrens story of a stranger who unites a village by encouraging them to contribute the little that they can to his own ‘Stone Soup’.
Q. How long is the class?
A. That depends on the class. The longest class has 8 modules and is designed to be completed over 8 weeks. There are also 6 and 4 module classes. There is 1 module which is designed to be completed over a 2-3 week period, although you are free to take more or less time as you like.
Q. What do I need to bring?
A. The most important thing is a willingness to learn. Most people learn best by doing, so access to a basic kitchen would be a benefit.