Manna from Devon Cooking School

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Manna from Devon Cooking School

Manna from Devon Cooking School
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A family run cooking school established in 2006 and overlooking the River Dart. We specialise in Bread, Fish, Mediterranean and Asian Cuisines and Wood-fired Oven Cooking. Holiday times will feature Family Classes aimed at inspiring youngsters to cook.Our classes are small, friendly, very much hands on and designed to inspire both budding and experienced cooks to explore new areas and expand their repertoires.
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Marquee1
Hailsham, UK55 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
Day one of a two day weekend. Firstly, because of car problems I arrived late. David and Holly husband and wife team, we’re charm and grace personified. The day was….. great. Others on the course? Great bunch of people. David, course “Director” produced a whole day of none stop valuable advice. Let us not for get the “vast amount” of delicious food, capped off at the end of the day by a glass of wine…. Or six. Day one of two…. Fabulous. I have no doubt day two will be the same.
I’m staying “in house” the accommodation is immaculate, perfect, sober, 100% clean….. like your own hone.
So, in short… great. Just give yourself a treat and book.
Written 11 September 2021
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Thanks so much for your lovely review Tony. So lovely to have you with us for your woodfired weekend and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay so much Looking forward to seeing how you get on with your woodfired cooking at home Best wishes David and Holly
Written 16 September 2021
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Alex G
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Aug 2021
If you own a wood-fired oven, or are thinking about buying one, this course is a must. We spent two days cooking with David and Holly. We cooked so many different dishes - the best pizza imaginable, but also a huge range of other foods - a curry, smoked salmon, focaccia, custard tarts, sausage rolls - to name just a few. We also learned so much about how to use our oven more effectively, and just had lots of fun, both cooking and eating a huge amount. David and Holly are excellent teachers and hosts.
Written 2 September 2021
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Thanks so much for your lovely review Alex and apologies for the delay in replying We're delighted you found your woodfired day so useful and hope you've been able to put everything to good use at home. Best wishes David and Holly
Written 16 September 2021
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Martin H
Brentwood, UK14 contributions
Jul 2021
Just returned from an excellent weekend at Manna from Devon cooking school. An absolute must if you have or are considering buying a wood fired oven. David's relaxed style made it not only enjoyable but we learnt so much. Plenty of hands on cooking and tons of great food to eat. Tip !! Do not have breakfast before you go. Both David and Holly are excellent hosts and i would recommend this place to anybody wanting to up their game
Written 19 July 2021
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Hi Martin Many thanks for your fab review and apologies for the delay in replying. Great to hvve you both with us for your woodfired course and we are really happy you found it so useful. Hope you're had a great summer putting it all to good use Best wishes David and Holly
Written 16 September 2021
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Mark and Co
Reading, UK6 contributions
Aug 2020
As others have said, if you own a wood fired oven of any type, this course is a must.

I learnt at least 5 things I could improve on within the first 2 hours and it didn't stop there. The style and delivery of tuition is great. I have done other cooking courses and on some you spend a lot of time with your head down chopping things and not listening. This course is definitely hands on, but at a better ratio so you have time to listen, observe and absorb David's knowledge and skills.

David and Holly were just lovely throughout the 2 days there, and had time for every single silly/stupid question I asked.
Written 20 August 2020
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Hi Mark Thanks so much for your lovely review - it was great to have you with us for your woodfired weekend and we're delighted you got so much out of it. Looking forward to seeing how you get on - no such thing as silly questions, just learning opportunities!! Best wishes and happy cooking Holly and David
Written 21 August 2020
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Global364207
Coulsdon, UK4 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Having spent 5 months of the summer building our own clay wood fired cob oven my husband and I booked a day course at this cookery school to learn how to master using it. David and Holly who run the school were brilliant and their hospitality at their bed and breakfast accommodation and excellent teaching skills during the course provided us with loads of inspiration for fun days ahead with our family and friends cooking in our outdoor oven.

We spent a lovely weekend learning how to fire and cook in the oven and met some lovely like minded people who were there to share the experience.

Keep up the good work David and Holly! We have joined your facebook page to help keep us updated with new recipes and tips.

Many thanks,

Wendy and Dave XXX
Written 16 September 2019
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Hi Wendy and Dave Many thanks for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you both with us here at the school over the weekend. Great to hear about your oven and see you fired up (pardon the pun!) for your new adventures in woodfired cooking. Do let us know how you get on Best wishes Holly and David
Written 17 September 2019
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Tilly2934
Bournemouth, UK2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
I booked onto the Mastering your oven course in the hope that not only would it help with my pizza disasters but also give me additional ideas for my oven. This course did not disappoint!

From arrival there was a warm welcome from Holly and David, we were provided with copious amounts of coffee and tea. After brief introductions the cooking began and we were fed throughout the day with amazing food all cooked in the wood fired oven. In addition, we made our own pizza dough which we were expertly guided through at every stage and shown how to shape like the experts (well David made it look easy anyway). Having made our own pizzas we were then treated to a full lunch! And pud! (With wine for those not driving).

From booking the course, communication has been great and we were taught in an easy going humorous manner by clearly very knowledgable masters in their field. David who for our day was front of house managed to answer all questions fired at him whilst Holly worked tirelessly prepping all of the food in the background.

I do not hesitate in recommending anyone attending one of Manna of Devon courses if you want to get the best out of your oven - you will go home with the confidence to tackle anything.

Thank you both for a great experience.
Written 30 July 2019
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Thanks for the review Sandie, it was great to meet you and best of luck with all yor woodfired cooking. best wishes David and Holly
Written 31 July 2019
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Adrian R
Ringwood, UK31 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
I had recently bought a Morso grill forno and wanted to better understand how to get the best from it. David and Holly run a specific course for Morso owners. There was a really warm welcome with either tea or coffee. David commenced with how to light the fire and what the difference between different woods. We then went on to make pizza dough which we would then cook later. There was then 2 different fish courses , hot smoked salmon the pizzas and finally lunch of lamb , chicken and roast veg . I have been to many cookery schools and I would say this was probably the best course I have attended. Really leant how to use my Morso .
Thanks to David and Holly for an absolutely amazing day.
Written 30 June 2019
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Hi Adrian Many thanks for such a fabulous review and we're delighted you found the course so useful; we loved having you here with us for our woodfired cooking day on Sunday. Do let us know how you get on with your woodfired oven. Best wishes and happy cooking David and Holly
Written 2 July 2019
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Ian
Bradford, UK70 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
I attended the pizza oven cookery course with high hopes of improving my knowledge base on how to use my pizza oven and was not disappointed.
We cooked fish , curry, vegetables, roast lamb , chicken , breads and deserts !! All in a pizza oven, fantastic.
What’s more we got to eat it all and it was delicious.
The big test now is to put the knowledge I gained to good use but hopefully with the expert tuition we were given that should be easy.
I would recommend this course to anyone with a pizza oven ,especially if like me you tried cooking crumble at 450 degrees and wondered why it was black!
A great day out.
Written 22 May 2019
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Hi Ian Thanks so much for such a great review and we're delighted you found the course so useful. As we keep saying, it's just an oven and you can cook anything in it - even perfect crumbles! Looking forward to seeing how you get on with your woodfired cooking. Best wishes David and Holly
Written 23 May 2019
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Marcus T
Totnes, UK5 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Absolutely fantastic course. Expert tuition and good value for money. Learnt all the things I was ‘doing wrong’ at home and corrected them. You won’t need to eat anything else after this course and get a taxi home. All good.
Written 27 April 2019
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Hi Marcus Many thanks for your lovely review and apologies for the delay in replying We're so happy you found the course useful and hope you're managing to get some practise on your own woodfired oven since you came. Best wishes and thanks again David and Holly
Written 23 May 2019
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RubyTuesd
72 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
We had he pleasure of attending the wood fire oven course. The school is so well run and set up and the food we cooked was to die for. Both David and Holly (and their helper Kate) were so friendly, knowledgable and easy going. We can’t wait to get home and try out the dishes we cooked in our own oven!! We also stayed in their air BnB which we would recommend. They were very welcoming and it’s so homely. Thank you David and Holly!
Written 9 March 2019
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Thanks so much for your fabulous review - we really enjoyed having you stay with us and attend our woodfired cooking course. Come back any time! David and Holly
Written 11 March 2019
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