Cooking course success!

Cooking Course

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended our very first charity cooking course ‘Kick Sugar, Feel Great!’ which took place at La Cucina Caldesi on Monday 20th January.

Kick Sugar author James Goolnik set up the evening alongside TV chef Giancarlo Caldesi and nutritionist Jenny Phillips for an evening of delicious, low sugar recipes from the Kick Sugar cookbook, along with a Q&A session.

Italian chef Giancarlo Caldesi showed us seven ways to cook vegetables, along with healthy dishes such as Minestrone soup, aubergine parmigiana, tuna poke bowls, stir-fry vegetables, rice pudding and more.

Just a few of the recipes created on the night:


It was great to see so many of you asking questions about sugar and its effects on the body, healthier alternatives and cooking methods that will prevent your blood sugar from spiking.


Feedback from our first cooking course:

“I absolutely loved the practical and social element of this course. It was pitched at the right level for a mixed group.” – Sahil Patel

“We felt very lucky to have met the people behind the Kick Sugar cookbook. We also found it very interesting to see the different ways of cooking vegetables, especially the mushrooms and aubergines.” – Marian & Eileen

“A great venue, a fun evening and well hosted. It was very inspiring and I learnt a lot of useful tips.” – Dan Hegarty


Would you like to attend our Kick Sugar cooking demonstration in February and have dinner with James and Giancarlo?

TUTORS: Giancarlo Caldesi & James Goolnik

DATE: Monday 24th February 2020

TIME: 6.30pm – 9.30pm

LOCATION: La Cucina Caldesi – Marylebone, London

PRICE: £50


This intimate cooking demonstration guides you through how to cook a 3-course feast with recipes from the new Kick Sugar cookbook. Designed for the busy cook it will help and inspire you on the road to cooking with less sugar and give you confidence ahead of the 14-day Kick Sugar challenge!

Together with Giancarlo and James you will watch the meal being prepared, cooked and get tips from a professional chef. Then you sit down to eat!


What’s included?

.               Cooking demonstrations

.               A three-course meal (dishes prepared during the class)

.               Drinks with the meal (hot drinks, water and soft drinks in keeping with our low sugar focus)

.               A signed copy of the new Kick Sugar cookbook (RRP £20)

.               Answer your food and cooking questions with Giancarlo Caldesi and James Goolnik

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