Calendar of local events

 

Given the current coronavirus crisis, some of these events might not actually be happening.

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Sourdough bread workshop 09:00
Sourdough bread workshop @ Bee Sustainable
May 1 @ 09:00 – 11:30
What you will learn: Ways to create and look after your own Sourdough starter culture, flour to use for the best nutrition and results. Ways to knead sticky high hydration dough for a more authentic [...]
Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces 09:30
Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 1 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: Which produce plants are suitable to grow in small areas. Coping with shade and sun for produce growing. How to make the most of any available space for growing produce. Presented [...]
Cheese making 10:00
Cheese making @ Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House
May 1 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Learn how to make ricotta, feta and halloumi cheese. You will make enough to take some home, and also to taste test at lunch. Take along an apron, a glass jar, and several plastic containers [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Indian cooking 10:00
Indian cooking @ CERES
May 1 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: Indian cooking. Improved culinary skills. What you will get: An Indian feast Recipes to take home. Presenter: Aditi Daware.
Wild fermentation class and edible forest tour 10:00
Wild fermentation class and edible forest tour @ Edible Forest Yarra Valley Estate
May 1 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Louise Ward will lead you through the techniques and importance of incorporating good gut health into your diet. You will sample and learn how to make fermented foods such as pickling, exploring the art of [...]
Rosa’s Saturday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Saturday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
May 1 @ 10:30 – 14:30
15th May: Tortellini w/ Chicken Brodo; Ciambelle; and Angel Biscuits. 8th May: Arancini; Gnocchi w/ Fresh Pesto; and Crostoli. 1st May: Home Made Focaccia; Cavatelli Pasta w/ Mushroom Sauce; and Nonna Concetta Amaretti Biscuits. Book [...]
Choux pastry workshop 11:00
Choux pastry workshop @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
May 1 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Learn how to make traditional Parisian choux pastry. Fill with decadent flavours and glaze with specialised finishes to create six pastries to take home and enjoy.
Veggie gardening for beginners 11:45
Veggie gardening for beginners @ Box Hill Town Hall
May 1 @ 11:45 – 13:00
Maria Ciavarella will give you practical advice on the basics of growing your own vegies in a sustainable way. She will cover how to get the right sunshine, soil, and sustenance for your vegie patch [...]
Thai cooking master class 14:00
Thai cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 1 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: phrik nam plaa, kaeng khiao wan, kaeng [...]
Street food of Asia 18:30
Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 1 @ 18:30 – 21:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Prepare and cook a varied menu, utilising a wide range of techniques along the way. Finish the class by tasting all of your creations [...]
Women’s weight loss: diet and nutrition (women only) 19:00
Women’s weight loss: diet and nutrition (women only) @ Heidelberg Scout Group
May 1 @ 19:00 – 20:30
This is an event for women only. It will cover: myths and fact busting around food and diet’ beyond the basics of weight loss; what you should be eating; overcoming barriers; and the trinity of [...]
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Build a bee hotel 09:45
Build a bee hotel @ Box Hill Town Hall
May 2 @ 09:45 – 10:45
In this fun workshop, kids will make a bee hotel to take home, while learning about native bees and pollination. This workshop is recommended for children aged 4-10 years of age. Please book one ticket [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 2 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Intro to permaculture (two sessions) 10:00
Intro to permaculture (two sessions) @ CERES
May 2 @ 10:00 – 15:00
This course is designed for both those new to permaculture and those thinking of undertaking a Permaculture Design Certificate. The two sessions are on Sunday, 2nd May and Sunday, 16th May, both 10am-3pm. What you [...]
Kalorama Chestnut Festival 10:00
Kalorama Chestnut Festival @ Kalorama Memorial Reserve
May 2 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Savour the abundant chestnuts, gourmet food, Devonshire tea, coffee, artisan beer and mulled wine. Explore the diverse range of stalls showcasing locally-made handcrafts and produce. Children can enjoy the fun rides and adventure play space. [...]
Olive oil festival 10:00
Olive oil festival @ That's Amore Cheese
May 2 @ 10:00 – 15:00
There will be live music by Siesta Cartel, cannoli cart by Cannoleria, plenty of cheese, drinks, cocktails, and a local producer marketplace. Meet the producer from Kyneton Olive Oil, taste different types of olive oil, [...]
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
May 2 @ 10:30 – 14:30
23rd May: Gnocchi with Mushroom Sauce; Crostoli; and Nonna Concetta Amaretti. 16th May: Fettuccine w/ Aubergine Arrabbiata Sauce (hot sauce); Ossobuco w/ Polenta; and Ciambelle. 2nd May: Homemade Meatballs w/ Napoli Sauce; Cavatelli w/ Mushroom [...]
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
May 2 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Visit the oldest single malt whisky distillery on mainland Australia. The tour will include conducted by the distiller himself where you will learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts. Touch, smell and taste all the [...]
Vietnamese cooking master class 14:00
Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 2 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: nuoc cham, goi du du, pho ga, [...]
Japanese cooking master class 18:30
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 2 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary winer. The menu: makizushi, dashi, ramen and okonomiyaki.
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Food forests for balcony gardens 19:00
Food forests for balcony gardens @ Coburg Library
May 4 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Kaye Roberts-Palmer will talk about making the most of your balcony space. Learn about clever planting, choosing the right pots and micro-climates. Registrations essential.
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Beginners composting, worm farming and bokashi workshop 10:00
Beginners composting, worm farming and bokashi workshop @ Maroondah Federation Estate
May 5 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Discover what composting, worm farming and bokashi are all about.
Tortelli and ravioli class 10:00
Tortelli and ravioli class @ That's Amore Cheese
May 5 @ 10:00 – 13:00
What you will learn: How to make different types of fresh pasta. How to master pasta sauces. Traditional Italian home cooking. What you will get: Italian style lunch and drinks. That’s Amore apron to take [...]
Cook from the Siciliano book 19:00
Cook from the Siciliano book @ Mister Bianco
May 5 @ 19:00 – 21:30
Chef Joe Vargetto launched his first book Siciliano, which comprises Sicilian recipes, in November 2020 last year. This masterclass will see Joe demonstrate how to make a series of dishes from the book while guests [...]
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Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 6 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Healthy productive compost and worms 18:30
Healthy productive compost and worms @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 6 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: The importance of compost for soil health. How to fix common composting problems. Setting up and looking after a worm farm. Presented by Diana Cotter. Learn how to make great compost, [...]
The mighty booch – DIY kombucha 18:30
The mighty booch – DIY kombucha @ Work-Shop Melbourne
May 6 @ 18:30 – 20:30
The Fermented Mumma will discuss the process and benefits of fermentation, the problems with pre-packaged kombucha, and the endless flavour combinations for your custom booch. She will introduce you to a scoby (which stands for [...]
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Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) 09:00
Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) @ CERES
May 7 @ 09:00 – 15:00
14 sessions over a period of a few months. Presenters: Justin Calverley and Donna Livermore. The topics to be covered will include: permaculture, fruit production, soil preparation, preserving, beekeeping, composting, vegetable growing, propagation, seed collection, [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 7 @ 12:00 – 13:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class 18:00
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
May 7 @ 18:00 – 22:00
14th May: Fettuccine w/ Chicken & Mushroom Sauce; Cartocci w/ Italian Cream (Italian Cone Shaped Donuts); and Arancini. 7th May: Fettuccine w/ Involtini; Angel Biscuits (Almond Bread); and Jam and Nutella Biscuits. 30th April: Potato [...]
Cook Indian by the creek 18:30
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
May 7 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Menu: aloo tikki, chicken saagwala and palak paneer. Book by leaving a phone message on 0424 323658.
Thai cooking master class 18:30
Thai cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 7 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: phrik nam plaa, kaeng khiao wan, kaeng [...]
Vietnamese cooking master class 18:30
Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 7 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: nuoc cham, goi du du, pho ga, [...]
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No waste cooking with Open Table 09:00
No waste cooking with Open Table @ Collingwood Children's Farm
May 8 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Alanna Brown, from Open Table, will be running this pop-up No Waste Cook club at the next Collingwood Childrens Farm Farmers Market. You can discuss all aspects of food waste avoidance throughout the 4 hours [...]
Food photography 09:30
Food photography @ Eltham Living and Learning Centre
May 8 @ 09:30 – 12:30
This class is for food bloggers, bakers or restaurant/cafe owners. It will focus on taking great images of food using your own, or easily obtainable, equipment. It will cover such aspects as: the right equipment; [...]
Veggie gardening for beginners 09:30
Veggie gardening for beginners @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 8 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: How to set up and prepare a vegetable garden. How to select, plant and care for crops. How to grow veggies in the ground, in raised beds and in pots. Presented [...]
Advanced composting workshop 10:00
Advanced composting workshop @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
May 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Led by Ellen Regos from Cultivating Communities, this workshop is for those who are passionate composters and who want to take their composting to the next level. Participants will also be given a tour of [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Edible weeds 10:00
Edible weeds @ CERES
May 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00
What you will learn: how to identify edible weeds; and how do use them in your everyday life. What you will get: detailed handouts; and samples in class of prepared edible weeds. Presenter: Monique Miller. [...]
Edible weeds walk 10:30
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
May 8 @ 10:30 – 12:30
This walk will take place twice on the day, at 11am and at 2pm. What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What [...]
Master Vietnamese finger food 10:30
Master Vietnamese finger food @ Under the Pickle Tree
May 8 @ 10:30 – 15:00
Facilitated by Kelly Meredith from Under The Pickle Tree. Learn how to dampen and roll rice paper so your rolls stay together and how to keep them fresh so you can make them ahead for [...]
Rosa’s Saturday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Saturday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
May 8 @ 10:30 – 14:30
15th May: Tortellini w/ Chicken Brodo; Ciambelle; and Angel Biscuits. 8th May: Arancini; Gnocchi w/ Fresh Pesto; and Crostoli. 1st May: Home Made Focaccia; Cavatelli Pasta w/ Mushroom Sauce; and Nonna Concetta Amaretti Biscuits. Book [...]
Cook from the Siciliano book 12:00
Cook from the Siciliano book @ Mister Bianco
May 8 @ 12:00 – 14:30
Chef Joe Vargetto launched his first book Siciliano, which comprises Sicilian recipes, in November 2020 last year. This masterclass will see Joe demonstrate how to make a series of dishes from the book while guests [...]
Beekeeping workshop 13:00
Beekeeping workshop @ Bee Sustainable
May 8 @ 13:00 – 15:30
What you will learn: Bee behaviour. The various major items that make up a bee hive and how to construct them. The major tasks in hive management. What you will get: A wooden beehive frame [...]
Open Garden at Robin and Paul’s 13:00
Open Garden at Robin and Paul’s
May 8 @ 13:00 – 15:00
No need to book – just turn up. Robin and Paul grow edible plants organised on permaculture principles in both their front and back gardens. The front garden is primarily citrus trees, together with blueberries, [...]
Avoiding and managing food waste 13:30
Avoiding and managing food waste @ Span Community House
May 8 @ 13:30 – 15:00
In this workshop, you will learn about: why it’s important to avoid food waste; how not to waste food at home; and what to do with food scraps.
Edible weeds walk 13:30
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
May 8 @ 13:30 – 15:30
This walk will take place twice on the day, at 11am and at 2pm. What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What [...]
Chai tea workshop 14:00
Chai tea workshop @ Alphington Community Centre
May 8 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Join Manu as she takes you through the basics of making chai tea. She will introduce you to all the ingredients you need and then in small groups you will experiment with different combinations. You’ll [...]
Japanese cooking master class 14:00
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 8 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary winer. The menu: makizushi, dashi, ramen and okonomiyaki.
Creating a food forest design 14:30
Creating a food forest design @ Finbar Neighbourhood House
May 8 @ 14:30 – 15:30
Learn about the 7 layers of an edible ecosystem. Booking essential by phone (9428 7668) or email.
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 8 @ 14:30 – 16:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Middle Eastern cooking 15:30
Middle Eastern cooking @ Trentwood at the Hub
May 8 @ 15:30 – 17:30
Shella will teach you how to making the following vegetarian Persian recipes: shirazi salad (summer salad with fresh herbs and vegetables); tahchin (golden buttery crispy saffron rice cake layered with vegetables and aromatic spices) and [...]
Korean cooking master class 18:30
Korean cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 8 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: kimchi, Korean style spicy chicken, [...]
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Produce in pots 09:30
Produce in pots @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 9 @ 09:30 – 12:00
What you will learn: Why edibles fail and what how to improve their chances of success. How to choose the right pots, potting mix, additives and mulches. The best fruit and vegetables options for pots, [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 9 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Introduction to Retrosuburbia (2 sessions) 10:00
Introduction to Retrosuburbia (2 sessions) @ CERES
May 9 @ 10:00 – 16:30
On Sunday, 9th May and Sunday, 16th May, both 10am-4.30pm. Presenter: Beck Lowe. This workshop will explore the material in David Holmgren’s book RetroSuburbia. You will: explore the potential for the suburbs to be transformed [...]
Lets make dumplings 11:00
Lets make dumplings @ The Humble Dumpling
May 9 @ 11:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: How to make a range of dumplings including the dough. About Asian ingredients and how to use them. Some of the secrets of an Asian Kitchen. You will learn how to [...]
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
May 9 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Visit the oldest single malt whisky distillery on mainland Australia. The tour will include conducted by the distiller himself where you will learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts. Touch, smell and taste all the [...]
Mexican cooking master class 14:00
Mexican cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 9 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine and beer. The menu: tacos de guisado, tortillas, guacamole, [...]
Vegan Italian experience – pasta and dessert class 16:00
Vegan Italian experience – pasta and dessert class @ The Fitz Cafe & Rooftop
May 9 @ 16:00 – 18:30
Nadia will teach you how to make fettuccine from scratch and how to replace the usual eggs, butter and cheese with turmeric, vegan butter and vegan cheese. Nadia will then teach you how to make [...]
Spanish cooking master class 18:30
Spanish cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 9 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine and beer. The menu: tortilla de patatas, calmares y [...]
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The ultimate biscuit class 10:00
The ultimate biscuit class @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
May 11 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Learn about flours and how they interact with other ingredients. Learn a variety of techniques and textures to create many different types of biscuits from shortbreads, to fancy petit fours, wedged with ganache and dipped [...]
Naples and the Amalfi Coast 18:30
Naples and the Amalfi Coast @ La Cucina di Sandra
May 11 @ 18:30 – 22:30
What you will learn: How to prepare authentic Italian food from Naples and the Amalfi Coast. How to cook fish and seafood like they do in Naples. What you will get: A three-course meal with [...]
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Plan, plant, propagate – permaculture (7 sessions) 10:00
Plan, plant, propagate – permaculture (7 sessions) @ Whittlesea Community Garden
May 12 @ 10:00 – 14:00
7 sessions on consecutive Wednesdays from 12th May to 23rd June. This course is free for those with a green medicare card who are not currently enrolled in secondary school. It is being run by [...]
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Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 13 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Sourdough basics 18:30
Sourdough basics @ Work-Shop Melbourne
May 13 @ 18:30 – 21:30
In this class for beginners, The Fermented Mumma will teach you how to create your own tough-crusted and dense sourdough. Introduce yourself to a sourdough starter and explore its mechanics and proper care. This workshop [...]
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Dumplings workshop 10:00
Dumplings workshop @ Balwyn Community Centre
May 14 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Learn how to make dumplings from scratch. Afterwards, sit down and enjoy the dumplings you made for lunch.
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 14 @ 12:00 – 13:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Street food of Asia 14:00
Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 14 @ 14:00 – 16:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Prepare and cook a varied menu, utilising a wide range of techniques along the way. Finish the class by tasting all of your creations [...]
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class 18:00
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
May 14 @ 18:00 – 22:00
14th May: Fettuccine w/ Chicken & Mushroom Sauce; Cartocci w/ Italian Cream (Italian Cone Shaped Donuts); and Arancini. 7th May: Fettuccine w/ Involtini; Angel Biscuits (Almond Bread); and Jam and Nutella Biscuits. 30th April: Potato [...]
Cook Indian by the creek 18:30
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
May 14 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Menu: chicken biryani, basmati rice and mint raita. Book by leaving a phone message on 0424 323658.
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Organic growing with biodynamic methods (2 days) 09:30
Organic growing with biodynamic methods (2 days) @ CERES
May 15 @ 09:30 – May 16 @ 16:30
What you will learn: Why biodynamic methods are an essential part of sustainable organic food growing. How to develop a deeper consciousness of the living processes driving vitality of soil, plants and animals. How to [...]
Olive magic 09:30
Olive magic @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 15 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: Improve your culinary knowledge. Learn how to preserve olives. Understand and experience different techniques for preserving olives. Presented by Lucy Marasco. Transform bitter unpalatable olives into gourmet delights! This hands-on workshop [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 15 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Home brewing 10:00
Home brewing @ CERES
May 15 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: Make your own beer. All about full grain brewing. The fermentation process. What you will get: Samples of different beers. Recipes to take home. Presenter: Paul Rigby. The workshop will be [...]
Rosa’s Saturday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Saturday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
May 15 @ 10:30 – 14:30
15th May: Tortellini w/ Chicken Brodo; Ciambelle; and Angel Biscuits. 8th May: Arancini; Gnocchi w/ Fresh Pesto; and Crostoli. 1st May: Home Made Focaccia; Cavatelli Pasta w/ Mushroom Sauce; and Nonna Concetta Amaretti Biscuits. Book [...]
Winter gardening workshop 13:00
Winter gardening workshop @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
May 15 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Join Damian Curtain, long time anchor of the Reservoir Food Swap, on a tour of his home garden. He will show what he’s been doing to get the most out of his garden in the [...]
Indian cooking master class 14:00
Indian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 15 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. The menu: chicken tikka masala, prawn curry [...]
Build a bee hotel 14:30
Build a bee hotel @ Work-Shop Melbourne
May 15 @ 14:30 – 16:30
Katrina Forstner will tell you all about native bees, their important role in pollination and how to create a bee haven. You’ll get the low down on Australia’s native bees, how to identify them, the [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 15 @ 14:30 – 16:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Food scaping, bee scaping 16:00
Food scaping, bee scaping @ Finbar Neighbourhood House
May 15 @ 16:00 – 17:00
Learn about creating spaces that feed us and support pollinators. Booking essential by phone (9428 7668) or email.
Indonesian cooking master class 18:30
Indonesian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 15 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on Indonesian Bali cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: bumbu merah, kecap [...]
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Beginners bread making 08:00
Beginners bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
May 16 @ 08:00 – 14:00
What you will learn: Experimenting with bread. The bread baking process with each step explained. How to replicate the process at home. What you will get: 1 kilo of organic flour to take home. Pizza [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 16 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Parmesan cheese making 10:00
Parmesan cheese making @ CERES
May 16 @ 10:00 – 16:00
What you will learn: How to make your own parmesan cheese. How to make ricotta cheese. About different cheeses. Presenters: Janet Clayton and Charlene Angus from Cheeselinks.
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
May 16 @ 10:30 – 14:30
23rd May: Gnocchi with Mushroom Sauce; Crostoli; and Nonna Concetta Amaretti. 16th May: Fettuccine w/ Aubergine Arrabbiata Sauce (hot sauce); Ossobuco w/ Polenta; and Ciambelle. 2nd May: Homemade Meatballs w/ Napoli Sauce; Cavatelli w/ Mushroom [...]
Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters 11:00
Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 16 @ 11:00 – 12:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Then make your own milk or dark truffles with a selection of toppings.
Chinese cooking workshop 13:00
Chinese cooking workshop @ Greenhills Neighbourhood House
May 16 @ 13:00 – 14:30
Helen will show you how to cook vegetarian chinese food with sustainability and purpose. This is a social event with lots of food to eat.
Italian cooking master class 14:00
Italian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 16 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: insalata, pappardelle, ragu al Genovese [...]
Worm farm workshop 14:00
Worm farm workshop @ Sylvester Hive Community Garden
May 16 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Presented by Kaye Roberts-Palmer from Blue Bee Garden Design. Find out how to set up your own worm farm, how worm farms work, what to feed your worms and things to avoid. Click here to [...]
Pizza making party 18:30
Pizza making party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 16 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Learn to craft your own pizza dough from scratch. Taste a variety of topping combinations. Eat together at the end with a couple of glasses of wine.
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Seed saving with Kat Lavers 19:00
Seed saving with Kat Lavers @ Nunawading Civic Centre (Willis Room)
May 17 @ 19:00 – 21:00
A common stumbling block for those starting out with seed saving is knowing how to get the seeds from the parent plant and how to look after them until it is time for sowing. Kat [...]
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Ageing and wellness information session 14:00
Ageing and wellness information session @ Balwyn Community Centre
May 18 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Hear from registered dietician, Alain, on the best ways to eat to promote healthy ageing, and to improve your wellbeing. He will cover a range of topics to include weight loss, healthy cooking, stress reduction [...]
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Cook from the Siciliano book 19:00
Cook from the Siciliano book @ Mister Bianco
May 19 @ 19:00 – 21:30
Chef Joe Vargetto launched his first book Siciliano, which comprises Sicilian recipes, in November 2020 last year. This masterclass will see Joe demonstrate how to make a series of dishes from the book while guests [...]
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Tea time at Heide 14:00
Tea time at Heide @ Heide Museum of Modern Art
May 20 @ 14:00 – 16:00
On International Tea Day, join Wurundjeri Elder David Wandin, Heide gardener Luke Murchie and members of the Australian Tea Cultural society for a discussion about indigenous botanicals found at Heide that can be used in [...]
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 20 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
La cucina della Sardegna 18:30
La cucina della Sardegna @ La Cucina di Sandra
May 20 @ 18:30 – 22:30
What you will learn: How to prepare authentic Italian food from Sardinia. Discover new ingredients to use and where to shop for them. What you will get: A three-course meal with a complimentary glass of [...]
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Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 21 @ 12:00 – 13:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Pizza making party 14:00
Pizza making party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 21 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Learn to craft your own pizza dough from scratch. Taste a variety of topping combinations. Eat together at the end with a couple of glasses of wine.
Indian cooking master class 18:30
Indian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 21 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. The menu: chicken tikka masala, prawn curry [...]
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World Bee Day at Coburg Farmers’ Market 08:00
World Bee Day at Coburg Farmers’ Market @ Coburg Farmers' Market, Coburg Primary School
May 22 @ 08:00 – 13:00
This event will include: Tastings of local honey varieties. Viewing a live working beehive (contained within glass for safety). A chance to ask beekeeper Benedict, of The Practical Beekeeper, any questions you might have. Bee [...]
Beginners cheese making class 10:00
Beginners cheese making class @ That's Amore Cheese
May 22 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: How to make hand-stretched fresh mozzarella and create bocconcini. How to make primo sale. How to make fresh ricotta. What you will get: Gourmet Italian style lunch. Primo sale and freshly [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 22 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Introduction to growing vegetables 10:00
Introduction to growing vegetables @ Balwyn Community Centre
May 22 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Learn all the requirements for establishing a productive veggie plot at home including all the information needed to prepare your soil, plant the right vegetables, care for them accordingly and manage pest and disease issues [...]
Preserving the season’s harvest 10:00
Preserving the season’s harvest @ CERES
May 22 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: How to preserve surplus foods. How to make jams. Improve your culinary skillset. Presenter: Lauren Mueller. Learn how to make jams, pastes, pickles and the art of basic canning so that [...]
Edible weeds walk 10:30
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
May 22 @ 10:30 – 12:30
This walk will take place twice on the day, at 10.30am and at 1.30m. What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What [...]
Cook from the Siciliano book 12:00
Cook from the Siciliano book @ Mister Bianco
May 22 @ 12:00 – 14:30
Chef Joe Vargetto launched his first book Siciliano, which comprises Sicilian recipes, in November 2020 last year. This masterclass will see Joe demonstrate how to make a series of dishes from the book while guests [...]
Chocolate discovery class 13:30
Chocolate discovery class @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
May 22 @ 13:30 – 14:30
This class includes indulging in a range of chocolate and truffle tastings, the chance to learn about how chocolate is made, and finding out about the inspiration behind each of their specialty ranges with their [...]
Edible weeds walk 13:30
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
May 22 @ 13:30 – 15:30
This walk will take place twice on the day, at 10.30am and at 1.30m. What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What [...]
Chinese cooking master class 14:00
Chinese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 22 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: chao shuo, ganbian sijidou, mapo [...]
FOGO one year celebration event – with Costa Georgiadis 14:30
FOGO one year celebration event – with Costa Georgiadis @ Camberwell Primary School
May 22 @ 14:30 – 17:00
The Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) program allows residents in Boroondara to put both food waste and garden waste in the same bin for a weekly collection. Celebrate a year of FOGO in Boroondara. Event [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 22 @ 14:30 – 16:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Backyard beekeeping powered by Eltham Rotary 16:00
Backyard beekeeping powered by Eltham Rotary @ Edendale
May 22 @ 16:00 – 18:00
Backyard beekeeping powered by Eltham Rotary @ Edendale | Eltham | Victoria | Australia
You will learn: all about the bee, biology, diseases and honey; types of equipment and hives required; and regulations and purchasing bees. Presenter: Benedict Hughes. The workshop is suitable for participants aged from 10 years [...]
An evening with a honey sommelier + beekeeper 18:30
An evening with a honey sommelier + beekeeper @ Alphington farmgate
May 22 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Certified honey sommelier Jessica Locarnini will lead a honey tasting session, including a discussion of flavour profiles, terroir, a blind tasting of honey varietes and interactive tasting notes for each guest. There will be a [...]
Going native Australia 18:30
Going native Australia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 22 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Make a 3 course meal using local and native ingredients, including ,learning their health benefits, and then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. The [...]
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Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 23 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
May 23 @ 10:30 – 14:30
23rd May: Gnocchi with Mushroom Sauce; Crostoli; and Nonna Concetta Amaretti. 16th May: Fettuccine w/ Aubergine Arrabbiata Sauce (hot sauce); Ossobuco w/ Polenta; and Ciambelle. 2nd May: Homemade Meatballs w/ Napoli Sauce; Cavatelli w/ Mushroom [...]
Italian pasta making 12:00
Italian pasta making @ The Fitz Cafe & Rooftop
May 23 @ 12:00 – 14:00
Pia Gava will teach you have to make beetroot ravioli filled with handmade ricotta and herbs filling, and paired with a burnt butter and sage sauce. You will learn how to make a beetroot dough [...]
Mushroom foraging 13:00
Mushroom foraging
May 23 @ 13:00 – 16:30
Join Anna, the Urban Nanna, for an educational session about wild mushrooms: when, where & how to find them, what to look for and how to use them. You will find and identify a range [...]
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
May 23 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Visit the oldest single malt whisky distillery on mainland Australia. The tour will include conducted by the distiller himself where you will learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts. Touch, smell and taste all the [...]
Kitchen medicine – garden farmacy 14:00
Kitchen medicine – garden farmacy @ CERES
May 23 @ 14:00 – 16:30
What you will learn: An introduction to herbal medicine making. Plant identification. Guidelines for foraging and wild-crafting. Medicinal uses for plants. How to introduce medicinal herbs into the kitchen for medicine. What you will get: [...]
Vegan cooking master class 18:30
Vegan cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 23 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. The menu will include dishes from Japan, [...]
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Cupcake decorating workshop 12:30
Cupcake decorating workshop @ Pines Learning
May 24 @ 12:30 – 14:30
Jessica Brown, from Norma Rose Cakes, will teach you how to colour buttercream, pipe a buttercream swirl, and fondant cutting shaping and placement to make the cutest jungle animal cupcakes in town!
Men in the kitchen 18:30
Men in the kitchen @ Yarra Glen Living & Learning Centre
May 24 @ 18:30 – 21:00
Jill Bowen Hess will demonstrate some light seasonal vegetables and salad dishes. On the enrolment form, enter class/workshop code ‘MK’.
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The ultimate biscuit class 10:00
The ultimate biscuit class @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
May 25 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Learn about flours and how they interact with other ingredients. Learn a variety of techniques and textures to create many different types of biscuits from shortbreads, to fancy petit fours, wedged with ganache and dipped [...]
Sri Lankan cooking class 18:00
Sri Lankan cooking class @ Balwyn Community Centre
May 25 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Experience the tastes, smells and sounds of Sri Lankan cooking. You will make two different curries, coconut sambal and a side dish. Afterwards, you’ll sit down and enjoy a Sri Lankan feast.
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Ladies day in the kitchen 09:30
Ladies day in the kitchen @ Yarra Glen Living & Learning Centre
May 27 @ 09:30 – 12:00
Jill Bowen Hess will demonstrate seasonal vegetables in salads. On the enrolment form, enter class/workshop code ‘CJ’.
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 27 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Gin tasting and cocktail making experience 18:30
Gin tasting and cocktail making experience @ The Fitz Cafe & Rooftop
May 27 @ 18:30 – 20:00
You will start by tasting a selection of The Australian Distilling Co’s gins. You will then learn how to make some gin-based cocktails whilst being given some fun facts behind the history of the gin, [...]
Winter survival guide with nutritionist Lindy Cook 19:00
Winter survival guide with nutritionist Lindy Cook @ Doncaster Library
May 27 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Prepare yourself to get through another Melbourne winter with this talk from nutritionist Lindy Cook. Say goodbye to the winter blues with tips on how to stay healthy, active and positive while the temperature drops.
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Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 28 @ 12:00 – 13:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Japanese cooking master class 14:00
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 28 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary winer. The menu: makizushi, dashi, ramen and okonomiyaki.
Chinese cooking master class 18:30
Chinese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 28 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: chao shuo, ganbian sijidou, mapo [...]
Japanese cooking master class 18:30
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 28 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary winer. The menu: makizushi, dashi, ramen and okonomiyaki.
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Become a junior chocolatier 09:00
Become a junior chocolatier @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
May 29 @ 09:00 – 09:45
In a 45 minute ‘parent-free zone’, children aged 6–12 years can learn from their chocolatiers how to make their very own chocolate creations. Includes personalised badge, chef’s hat and apron, graduation certificate plus take home [...]
Sourdough bread workshop 09:00
Sourdough bread workshop @ Bee Sustainable
May 29 @ 09:00 – 11:30
What you will learn: Ways to create and look after your own Sourdough starter culture, flour to use for the best nutrition and results. Ways to knead sticky high hydration dough for a more authentic [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 29 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Mushroom foraging 13:00
Mushroom foraging
May 29 @ 13:00 – 16:30
Join Anna, the Urban Nanna, for an educational session about wild mushrooms: when, where & how to find them, what to look for and how to use them. You will find and identify a range [...]
Thai cooking master class 14:00
Thai cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 29 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: phrik nam plaa, kaeng khiao wan, kaeng [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
May 29 @ 14:30 – 16:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Street food of Asia 18:30
Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 29 @ 18:30 – 21:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Prepare and cook a varied menu, utilising a wide range of techniques along the way. Finish the class by tasting all of your creations [...]
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Beginners bread making 08:00
Beginners bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
May 30 @ 08:00 – 14:00
What you will learn: Experimenting with bread. The bread baking process with each step explained. How to replicate the process at home. What you will get: 1 kilo of organic flour to take home. Pizza [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 30 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Triple cream brie cheese 10:00
Triple cream brie cheese @ CERES
May 30 @ 10:00 – 16:00
What you will learn: How to make your own triple cream brie and gourmet feta cheeses. How to make ricotta cheese. About different cheeses. Presenters: Janet Clayton and Charlene Angus from Cheeselinks.
Vegan Thai made easy 10:30
Vegan Thai made easy @ Under the Pickle Tree
May 30 @ 10:30 – 15:00
Facilitated by Kelly Meredith from Under The Pickle Tree: Learn how to cook in wok to obtain a smoky flavour prized in Asian stir-fries. Learn how to work with tamarind pulp and make a vegan [...]
Mushroom foraging 13:00
Mushroom foraging
May 30 @ 13:00 – 16:30
Join Anna, the Urban Nanna, for an educational session about wild mushrooms: when, where & how to find them, what to look for and how to use them. You will find and identify a range [...]
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
May 30 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Visit the oldest single malt whisky distillery on mainland Australia. The tour will include conducted by the distiller himself where you will learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts. Touch, smell and taste all the [...]
Vietnamese cooking master class 14:00
Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 30 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: nuoc cham, goi du du, pho ga, [...]
Japanese cooking master class 18:30
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 30 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary winer. The menu: makizushi, dashi, ramen and okonomiyaki.
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