Cookery Demonstrations

It has been confirmed!  We have a series of cookery demonstrations to get you ready for Christmas.  At both Thame and Sandringham, in our purpose built Country Kitchen set, we have no other than the inimitable Johnny Pudzai and the amazing Teresa Bovey.  Demos will last around 45minutes and are, of course, no extra cost!

Demo 1   11.00am  Countdown to Christmas

Demo 2   12.00pm  Johnny Pusztai –  How to Find the Best Cuts of Meat for Purpose

Demo 3    1pm-    Stress- Free Christmas Ideas

Demo 4    2pm    Sausage –making with Johnny Pusztai

Demo 5    3.00pm   Get the party started – Boxing- day Ideas


christmas food showJohnny Pusztai

Johnny’s absolute passion for the highest quality food and traditional methods for its preparation is a legacy from his Hungarian roots. His father, Dezso Pusztai, arrived in this country in 1956, a refugee from the Hungarian uprising. Settling in Sherwood, he was amazed by the choice of meat, fruit and vegetables available here and soon built a small smoke house to cure and smoke his own bacons and gammons from which to make Hungarian salami’s. The family would gather round the table to savour these while discussing the day’s events – a tradition which Johnny continues to uphold with his own family nowadays. His philosophy is that the kitchen is firmly at the heart of the home (and not the TV!) and that is where family and friends gather to talk and enjoy delicious food together. Dezso returned to Hungary shortly after the fall of the Iron Curtain but sadly died a few years later, leaving his farm there to his son, where the family visit regularly to see relatives and help out.


Teresa BoveyTeresa Bovey is an experienced home economist and demonstrator renown for bringing her enthusiasm for healthy, quick and easy cooking to hundreds  of people across the Midlands. An experienced recipe developer and microwave cookery writer she runs cookery demonstrations with lunch from her home in Nottingham and works at a number of food and drink festivals running back of theatre as well as giving demonstrations.