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Foodie launch – at-home cooking experience with pro chefs

Launching on 28th February, RASSA is a new digital cookery school for people looking to break away from the same old suppers in 2022 and get creative in the kitchen. Rassa is working with pro chefs like Budgie Montoya (Sarap Bistro) to create 12-week courses that help people discover the culture, ingredients and dishes behind cuisines from the far edges of the world.

Rassa differs to many of the cook-along kits on the market, as it’s far more intensive and you develop your own recipes, not just follow them.

Many of the recipes are vegan, or can be made vegan.

Priced at £150 per month, budding chefs can also learn hands-on skills like foraging and brewing too.

The founders have backing from investment funds and people including the former head of accessibility of Airbnb and founder behind Amazon Alexa.

There are three exciting courses to choose from:

The Filipino Kitchen: East Meets West led by world-renowned chef Gene Gonzalez and Budgie Montoya, recently praised by Jay Rayner for his show stopping dishes

Ferment your own shrimp paste, cook over the open fire and master the adobo while developing three of your very own recipes with support from Gene, Budgie, Mark and Rex.

Israeli Dining: Sunrise to Sunset led by Eyal Jagermann, co-founder of highly praised ‘The Barbary’ in Covent Garden

Dive into the markets of Tel Aviv, learn cheesemaking, bread-baking and butchery and develop your own recipes inspired by middle-eastern, mediterranean and eastern european influences.

Irish Cookery: Sea and Soil led by Ireland’s favourite TV chef Kevin Dundon

Learn how to butcher game meats, cure and smoke salmon at home and create recipes inspired by the foraged ingredients of Ireland under the watchful eye of Kevin, Daniel, Alison and Kerry.

Each course is built in a way which makes you feel like you’ve been teleported to the countries associated with each and includes:

· A box of specialist ingredients handpicked by the chefs and delivered to your door – helping you cook with anything from bagoong to elderflower balsamic

· Exclusive access to the Rassa community, where you can share your journey with others on your course, ask questions, and continue to develop

· A curriculum made up of live creative workshops, recipe development sessions, Q&As with the chefs and pre-recorded content to learn with

· Virtual tours of the countries and cuisines you’re learning about, and a bunch of extra content from videos to further reading guaranteeing you’ll never get bored

All three courses launch on the 28th of February costing £150 per month.