Event Details

  • When: Monday, 22 May 2017
  • 8pm on Monday 8 May in Ruskin Hall

    Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions). You will leave with a jar of ghee, which you will have made during the workshop!

The Big Fat Surprise

The Big Fat Surprise

A fats and ghee-making talk and workshop with Nick Barnard, MD of Rude Health.

Learn to love fat again, just as our ancestors did! 

During this demo Nick Barnard, author of Eat Right, and co-founder of Rude Health, will teach you how to separate water and whey from butter to make highly nutritious Ghee. 

Against popular belief, ghee is more than just clarified butter. Ghee is clarified butter that has been heated at a higher temperature and for longer, which not only separates or evaporates the milk proteins but drives off most of the water too.  Ghee has a higher smoke point, between 200-260 degrees, making it a very useful animal fat, capable of withstanding high cooking temperatures, and with a naturally very long shelf life too. 

Leave, armed with knowledge to help you navigate the supermarket shelves with ease. Rich with knowledge about all fats: the good, the bad and the ugly.

Nick Barnard Author Photo


About Nick Barnard and Rude Health

Rude Health is a family run, London-based food and drinks company co-founded by husband and wife, Nick and Camilla Barnard. Rude Health was founded in 2005, the same year that Camilla and Nick moved house, got married and started a family. Thankfully, they didn’t crack up and their business blossomed, enabling Camilla and Nick to decamp from their cramped kitchen to an office. 10 years later, Rude Health makes 50 foods and drinks, which are sold throughout the UK and abroad. 2016 has also seen the launch of the Rude Health Café and the publication of Nick’s book ‘Eat Right’. ‘Eat Right’ celebrates the food choices of our ancestors, who enjoyed an ever-changing, seasonal variety of natural ingredients that they then ate raw, cooked, sprouted, salted or fermented.