Summary Pickles and Kimchi

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Join us at Leiths for an evening dedicated purely to pickling; learn to make your own flavoursome pickles, which can live patiently in your cupboard for months, ready to add some punch to any meal.

With a concentration on provenance and understanding the food process from end to end, you’ll not only be able to craft your own pickles and kimchi from scratch, but also develop an understanding of the process, and taste the difference in quality of hand-crafted food for yourself.

From sandwiches and vegetarian plates, to meat dishes and BBQ feasts, a tangy pickle or kimchi is always guaranteed to heighten flavour and bring your plate of food to life.

They are popular for adding sharp, piquant flavours and freshness to a dish, as well as texture as the vegetables keep their al dente crunch. They can be enjoyed as a standalone snack or be used to cut through rich elements in a dish. Not only are pickled foods and kimchi widely sought after for their unique flavour, they are also well recognised as being beneficial for our gut health.

The evening is made up of a series of demonstrations and practical cooking exercises, and you will be able to take home with you everything you make yourself on the day. This class also includes a light snack.


  • Pickled Vegetables
  • Pickled Pink Onions
  • Pickled Cucumber
  • Quick Carrot Pickle

Practical Cooking

  • Pickled Vegetables
  • Sweet Beer Pickles
  • Kimchi

Please note recipes and ingredients may change.

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Class structure

Cooking with your classmates is an integral part of your Leiths experience. You will cook some of your recipes in pairs, and some independently – whatever the ratio, there is always more than enough food, and often food to take home too.

Your day will comprise of a mixture of hands on cookery and demonstrations performed by the chef who is running the session. The exact format will vary from class to class depending on the style of cuisine and, in the case of visiting chefs, their individual teaching style.

This class will include a light lunch and refreshments.

Allergies and dietary restrictions Please call the school to discuss any relevant allergies with a member of staff. You can read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.

Practical info Pickles and Kimchi

What is included:

  • Refreshments on arrival
  • A recipe booklet
  • All ingredients provided and weighed out for you in advance
  • A light supper
  • We do the washing up!

What you need to bring:

  • Flat soled shoes
  • Long trousers and a long sleeved top are advisable

Allergies and dietary restrictions:

We are happy to make adjustments where possible. Some classes are however unsuitable for people with particular intolerances – where the menu would need to be completely different. We need 10 days' notice to be able to properly check the class and adjust the order accordingly. Please read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.

* All prices correct at time of publishing. Please note that prices are likely to change at the end of each financial year (April).

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