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I am really enjoying my new Esse range, which offers all the best aspects of traditional cast iron cooking, with an induction hob and full size grill! Esse are British made and a British owned, family company.
Now also the proud owner of an Aga 60, a brilliant cooker!
Sarah Whitaker was known as The Aga Lady for over twenty years. She is one of the most experienced of the cookery demonstrators trained by Aga. Sarah is widely recognised as an expert in Esse, Aga and cast iron range cooking.
Sarah will teach individuals or groups and whilst she can focus on Esse, Aga and cast iron range cooking, she is happy to give general cooking lessons and specific technique lessons, whether you have an Esse or an Aga, or not.
From her home in rural Hampshire, Sarah specialises in Esse, Aga and range cooker classes and demonstrations, and writing recipes. Well known for her relaxed style and effortless recipes, she regularly gives demonstrations and classes in showrooms, cookery schools and private houses throughout the UK and now worldwide on Zoom. Her career has been interesting and varied: cooking in staff canteens, wine bars, city dining rooms, a dress shop and even a converted van in the middle of a field - feeding film crews, cabinet ministers and rock stars!
Sarah has appeared on Meridian TV, on several BBC and independent radio stations, in the Aga Magazine, The Lady, the Sunday Times, House Beautiful, the Jersey Evening Post and the international cookery magazine Semana Cocina. Her Christmas feast appeared in US House & Garden and one of her wedding cakes has even been in Hello! magazine. Her 'Christmas Made Easy' demonstration was featured in the Salisbury Journal, who dubbed her "The Queen of the Range". More recently, she was interviewed for 'Wiltshire Society' magazine and for the 'Style' section of the Sunday Times.
Sarah is happy to demonstrate for you in her own home or in yours: gather a group of friends and spend a morning learning all about cast iron cooking, just for fun, or as an unusual charity fundraising event. Click here for prices.
In the recent past, Maggie's Centres, CRESS, Combat Stress, Seeds for Africa, Help for Heroes (seven times), Vision Aid, Macmillan, Breast Cancer Awareness, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, CLIC, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, Save the Children, Send A Cow, Mothers and Daughters, Dentaid, First Responders, two African missionary funds, the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust (four times), a Romanian orphanage, several churches including St Mary's Adderbury and St Andrew's Nether Wallop, the Salisbury Hospice, Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal, Friends of Ecce Homo Trust, Jersey Hospice Care, Jersey Citizens' Advice Bureau, a Tsunami appeal in Sri Lanka, a golf charity and an equine charity have all received funds raised through Sarah's Aga demonstrations in private houses.
Sarah's most recent recipe collection, Confident Aga Cooking, is now available. Lavishly illustrated with colour photographs, it contains hundreds of recipes and dozens of tips and shortcuts for confident cooking on your Aga.
For an index of all the recipes in Sarah's books, click here
Click to see Sarah introducing the Aga cooker, making a summer fruits cake, making a sponge pudding, making Christmas Cranberry / cherry sauce, cooking pastry on an Aga, roasting a turkey, making a lemon roulade, making prawn noodle soup and baking in an Aga.
This video was made recently of Sarah and her Esse cooker.
Sarah has completed a kitchen design course and can now offer advice when you are designing your kitchen aroiund a cast iron cooker.
A new venture, a collaboration with The Chef Pad Shop to produce chef pads, oven gloves, gauntlets, aprons, tea towels and pan handle covers in a beautiful game birds design. Click here for details.
If you want to try Aga life without the commitment, have a look at agacottages.co.uk, which lists hundred of holiday rentals with an Aga - including the Aga 60 in Sarah's holiday cottage, which comes with expert Aga advice on hand!
All Sarah's Zoom demonstrations are recorded and can be purchased to watch any time here