Set in a quaint Georgian market town on the edge of Dartmoor, Ashburton Cookery School is ideal for a rural foodie break. They offer over 40 cookery courses to suit everyone from novices to Masterchef hopefuls, all taught in brilliantly equipped kitchens by charming, knowledgeable professional chefs. HELLO! Online enrolled on the Authentic Indian course co-taught by talented Indian TV chef Monisha Bharadwaj. Our group cooked a fabulous feast including creamy tarka dal, Keralan coconut and tomato fish curry and a rich lamb rogan josh. The town of Ashburton itself is fast becoming a foodie destination, dotted with enticing delis, cute cafes and the restaurants rated highly by locals in the know including the Agaric and the Moorish. Take a room in the cookery school's reasonably priced town house accommodation and make a weekend of it.