N.B. When this course takes place on Mondays, in the event of a Bank Holiday Monday, the course day will be pushed forward to the next week
James de Búrca of renowned Dublin Vegetarian and Whole-food Restaurant Cornucopia, takes you through his favourite recipes.
Healthy, wholesome, vibrant and most of all, packed full of great taste and flavour, discover how easy it is to incorporate a plant based diet into your daily life.
You don't need to be a Vegan to do this cooking course but if you are, you'll love it.
Supercharge your body with James's super-foods and use his course as part of your weight loss, happy heart, cholesterol lowering, fitness or strength and conditioning regime.
If you're Paleo, Gluten Free, or Lactose Free you're going to pick up some serious skills and inspiration. And if you're none of the above and you just want to do a little better and eat a little healthier then this cookery course is perfect for you.
James also hosts a one off morning session called Introduction to Vegan Cooking - view and book
- Warmed Broccoli and Dilisk Soup in a Shitake and Cashew Cream Broth (pictured)
- Brazilnut and Tempeh bakes with a roast Cauliflower Puree and Spiced Plum Sauce
- Double Chocolate, Avocado and Raspberry Torte
Ericka Bracken from TheTaste.ie - 2015
"In the bright, modern, purpose-built surroundings of Cooks Academy the smells of James’ cooking, and his enthusiasm, float down from the demonstration kitchen, keeping attendees captivated and salivating in between tastings. Each week the chosen recipes follow a theme such as Beans and Legumes, Vegan Proteins and Dairy Alternatives. During the course we were introduced to delicious range of salads, sides, mains and sauces, and, for balance, we always finished on a sweet note with a decadent dessert. Allowing James to seamlessly work his way through his repertoire his sous chef Lily acted as nothing less than a kitchen fairy magicking up pre-chopped ingredients, and “here’s-one-I-made-before” dishes and absorbing dirty bowls, baking trays and whisks into the wings of the kitchen.
"As neighbours, the partnership between Cornucopia and Cooks Academy was a natural one and has proved hugely popular, for example one course attendee travelled weekly from Belfast. Cornucopia, located just around the corner from Cooks Academy on Wicklow Street is a much loved staple in the Dublin dining scene".
Marian - June 2015
"Amazing course, definitely worth the money. It's packed with tips and recipes to help you confidently cook tasty vegan meals for your family. The chef adds in extra recipes and tips, so be sure to bring a pen"
James has been working with Cooks Academy for a number of years now and we can't believe it has taken us so long to get our act together, team up with him and deliver this wonderful course. You can read James's biography here.
Just around the corner from Cooks Academy on Wicklow Street is Cornucopia. A much loved and famed Vegetarian & Wholefood Restaurant with an an attractive and comfortable casual area. Cornucopia first opened its doors in January 1986 and since then it has been part of the fabric of Dublin.
Cornucopia produces delicious home-cooked vegetarian and vegan friendly breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, juices, breads, cakes and desserts seven days per week. Have a peek at Cornucopia's website and if you haven't done already, then why not drop in and sample some of the delights.
Cornucopia also has a wonderful Cookbook which, we in Cooks Academy use all the time, called Cornucopia at Home.