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Successful Cookery Demos on the Edge of Dartmoor

PUBLISHED: 16:15 13 July 2011 | UPDATED: 19:42 20 February 2013

Successful Cookery Demos on the Edge of Dartmoor

Successful Cookery Demos on the Edge of Dartmoor

The Oxenham Arms is receiving an excellent response to its cookery days out at the impossibly picturesque 12th century coaching inn on the edge of Dartmoor.

The Oxenham Arms is receiving an excellent response to its cookery days out at the impossibly picturesque 12th century coaching inn on the edge of Dartmoor.

Head Chef Paul Websdale who has worked at award winning restaurants Whatley Manor under Chef Martin Burge and Kinloch House Hotel under Chef Andrew May and at Michael Caines Restaurant, has devised the hugely popular days out.

The demos include pasta-making, curing your own gravadlax and a great session on making canaps and petits fours for Christmas. Each day out includes tea and coffee on arrival, followed by the cookery demonstration and a 2-course lunch inspired by the days session. Everyone is welcome and the aim is to learn a useful cooking skill and have a fun and sociable day out.

Oxenham Arms owner, Mark Payne said, Were thrilled to have Paul Websdale working with us as Head Chef since his recent return from New Zealand. Here at the Ox we want our customers to really enjoy our food, fully appreciating the simple quality of our wonderful produce, much of it farmed by us, then prepared without being pretentious to allow the basic flavours to shine through.

Paul Websdale said, The Oxenham Arms is a wonderful place to work, in the gorgeous Dartmoor village of South Zeal, the extraordinary surroundings cant help but inspire you. There is a great love for good food in Devon and we expect all the demos to be really popular. The next one were doing is on 4th August and well learn how to make your own pasta including tagliatelle and spaghetti and also how to make tortellini and ravioli.

Cooking Demos at The Oxenham Arms are only 35.00 per person

4th August Pasta

Talk and Demo on how to make your own pasta (including tagliatelle, spaghetti) and how to make tortellini and ravioli.

1st September- Cured and Smoked Salmon

Talk and Demo on how to cure your own gravadlax. Learn about hot and cold smoking.

6th October Bread

Talk and Demo on how to make and roll your own bread and bread rolls. Learn about flavoured breads (sun dried tomato, olives, pesto etc) and different flours (wholemeal, rye etc).

3rd November Cured and Smoked Meats

Talk and Demo about cured and smoked meats, about how we produce all our charcuterie from parma hams to salamis/ chorizos and other continental smoked sausages.

1st December Canaps and Petit Fours

Talk and Demo about canaps and petit fours ideas for Christmas, New Year parties and fun festive food!

All Demos includes tea or coffee on arrival with cake or biscuits, followed by the cooking demo and 2 courses lunch with a dish inspired by the days demonstration.

10.30 am Arrive - Tea/Coffee with homemade cake or biscuits

11.00 11.45 Cooking Demo

12.00 - Enjoy 2 courses lunch

To book, call 01837 840244 or email

For further information please visit

The Oxenham Arms is a magnificent 12th century coaching inn set in its own cottage gardens is located in one of Devons prettiest villages on the edge of Dartmoor but is not far from the hub of Exeter or the well-travelled A30.


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