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One meal many ways 10:00
One meal many ways @ healthAbility
Oct 3 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Join healthAbility’s resident qualified chef Mel us for a cooking demonstration and find out how you can create a basic meal into multiple recipe options. Followed by morning tea. Bookings by phone (9430 9100).
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Kids in the kitchen 10:30
Kids in the kitchen @ Under the Pickle Tree
Oct 4 @ 10:30 – 13:30
Facilitated by Kerry Meredith from Under The Pickle Tree. Get your kids in the kitchen for spring school holidays. Learn how to make delectable Vietnamese spring rolls ha noi style. Whereas southern rolls are slim, [...]
All about cakes with Emelia Jackson ‘floral Spring style’ 19:00
All about cakes with Emelia Jackson ‘floral Spring style’ @ Gourmet Living
Oct 4 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Based on making sour cream & strawberry cake with hibiscus Swiss meringue buttercream & lemon curd, you will learn: Cake recipe and baking. How to fill and stack the cake so it is stable. How [...]
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No Waste Cook Club 10:00
No Waste Cook Club @ North Fitzroy Library
Oct 5 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This workshop will help you to reduce food waste at home. You will cook a vegetarian lunch together and learn to save money, get creative with veggies, be more adaptable in the kitchen, and learn [...]
Cook and feast with Audra Morrice 11:00
Cook and feast with Audra Morrice @ Kitchen Warehouse
Oct 5 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Join Audra Morrice, former MasterChef Australia finalist, as she cooks up recipes from her new book Cook and Feast.
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Farewell Victoria – vegan cooking class party 12:00
Farewell Victoria – vegan cooking class party @ The Beet Retreat
Oct 6 @ 12:00 – 16:00
This is the final cooking class at The Beet Retreat because Jan is moving to Noosa. They will be making a handful of my favourite recipes and then kicking back and enjoying a few hours [...]
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Thermomix eat well – demonstration-style cooking class 18:30
Thermomix eat well – demonstration-style cooking class @ Eltham Bowling Club
Oct 8 @ 18:30 – 20:30
The recipes to be demonstrated are all gluten free and will include: mango muesli with plain yoghurt; seeded tahini crackers; turmeric, lemon and ginger tea; either steamed salmon or hunters stew; white bean dip with [...]
Cake decorating (6 sessions) 19:00
Cake decorating (6 sessions) @ Mitcham Community House
Oct 8 @ 19:00 – 21:30
6 consecutive Tuesdays from 8th October, each 7-9.30pm. Learn how to cover a round or square cake in ganache and fondant, including tips and tricks.
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Fermentation veg ferments and cultured condiments 10:00
Fermentation veg ferments and cultured condiments @ CERES
Oct 12 @ 10:00 – 14:00
What you will learn: All about ferments. How to ferment your own food. What you will get: Recipes to take home. Samples of what you make. Presenter: Monique Miller. Focusing on sauerkraut, fermented condiments such [...]
Creative Chinese vegetarian cooking 10:30
Creative Chinese vegetarian cooking @ Watsonia Library
Oct 12 @ 10:30 – 12:00
The EZ Veggie cooking group will show you how to make tasty, healthy, vegetarian dishes and will offer tastings during the session. Registration essential.
Miso paste making 11:00
Miso paste making @ Private address (address provided on booking)
Oct 12 @ 11:00 – 13:30
Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and koji (the fungus Aspergillus oryzae). You will learn about different types of miso, taste various miso dishes, make rice miso and learn [...]
Ombre cake decorating workshop 13:00
Ombre cake decorating workshop @ Chirnside Park Community Hub
Oct 12 @ 13:00 – 15:00
In this class you will learn: the ombre buttercream icing technique; the colouring buttercream method; the smooth buttercream icing technique; and flower placement & arrangement. The class includes: double dark chocolate mud cake; buttercream & [...]
Seasonal ferments: kimchi + kombucha 14:00
Seasonal ferments: kimchi + kombucha @ Bee Sustainable
Oct 12 @ 14:00 – 16:30
What you will learn: How to cultivate, feed and keep your ferments for long and short term use. How to assess pH, sugar and alcohol levels. Relevant food safety and sanitisation for fermenting. What you [...]
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Nuka zuke – rice bran pickling 11:00
Nuka zuke – rice bran pickling @ Private address (address provided on booking)
Oct 13 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Nuka zuke is a famous Japanese fermented pickling technique using rice bran. In this workshop, you will make your own Nuka medium/bedding so that you can keep pickling at home for years and years! Book [...]
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Diabetes and diet 19:00
Diabetes and diet @ Hawthorn Community House
Oct 15 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Join their resident dietitian for increased knowledge, awareness and understanding about diabetes, the resources and tools to help prevent type 2 diabetes, and how to manage diabetes well.
Christmas hamper cooking 19:30
Christmas hamper cooking @ Sharynvan Workshop
Oct 15 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Homemade goodies to give to teachers, coaches, friends, family or just for yourselves. This class will go through their personal favourites, new ideas, gift wrapping hamper items and how to cook these goodies. Get organised [...]
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Cooking master class – ‘festive faves’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘festive faves’ @ Gourmet Living
Oct 16 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included. Menu: asparagus & ham puff tart; mustard roast pork loin; and pudding [...]
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Artisan pasta with seasonal herbs 11:00
Artisan pasta with seasonal herbs @ Diamond Valley Library
Oct 17 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Join Marie Vasallo as she prepares artisan fresh pasta in a variety of flavours (sun dried tomato and cracked pepper) and fresh herb pesto from the library’s kitchen garden.
Demystifying bread 18:30
Demystifying bread @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Oct 17 @ 18:30 – 21:00
Nadine will demonstrate the technique of bread making and baking. Bring a container to take home your dough to bake at home. Suitable for beginners.
Cooking master class – ‘festive faves’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘festive faves’ @ Gourmet Living
Oct 17 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included. Menu: asparagus & ham puff tart; mustard roast pork loin; and pudding [...]
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Cook Indian by the creek 18:30
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Oct 18 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Menu (vegan): butter chicken with cumin and spiced rice. Cook Indian by the creek came into existence with the idea of breaking the myth that Indian cooking is complex and difficult to nail. In each [...]
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Dairy and kombucha fermentation class 10:00
Dairy and kombucha fermentation class @ Edible Forest Yarra Valley Estate
Oct 19 @ 10:00 – 11:30
You will learn how to make your own yoghurt, kefir and kombucha. Have some fun and experiment with soft kefir cheese and gut healthy fizzy drinks.  Conclude the class with a guided tour of the [...]
Punjabi vegetarian food (N.W. India) with Taariq Hassan 10:00
Punjabi vegetarian food (N.W. India) with Taariq Hassan @ Living And Learning @ Ajani
Oct 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Learn how to make chappatti (wholemeal Indian Flat bread), daal tadka (spiced lentil stew), raita (natural yoghurt with chopped salad vegetables and seasoning) and seviyan (a milk-based dessert using short cut vermicelli). Printed recipes will [...]
Sourdough bread making workshop 10:00
Sourdough bread making workshop @ Living & Learning Nillumbik
Oct 19 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Tutor Jenna Farrington-Sear. This workshop will cover basic theory as well as the tactile pleasure of all the steps of making bread from milled flour. Suitable for both novices and those who want to expand [...]
Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters 10:30
Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Oct 19 @ 10:30 – 12:00
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.
Dairy and kombucha fermentation class 14:00
Dairy and kombucha fermentation class @ Edible Forest Yarra Valley Estate
Oct 19 @ 14:00 – 15:30
You will learn how to make your own yoghurt, kefir and kombucha. Have some fun and experiment with soft kefir cheese and gut healthy fizzy drinks.  Conclude the class with a guided tour of the [...]
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Vegan cooking Italian style 10:00
Vegan cooking Italian style @ CERES
Oct 20 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: Some new vegan dishes. Hands-on learning. Presenter: Michelle. You will be shown a selection of vegan dishes with an Italian flavour and you will finish with a feast. Menu: Napoli sauce; [...]
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Wild fermentation class (pickling and sauerkraut) 12:00
Wild fermentation class (pickling and sauerkraut) @ Edible Forest Yarra Valley Estate
Oct 23 @ 12:00 – 14:30
Louise 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 fermenting [...]
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Cooking master class – ‘BBQ salads’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘BBQ salads’ @ Gourmet Living
Oct 24 @ 19:00 – 21:00
This event is also happening on 25th October, with different booking arrangements. Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included. [...]
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Cook Indian by the creek 18:30
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Oct 25 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Menu: dahl vada (yogurt and lentil dumpling with chutney, mint and coriander); and chaat and dahl chaat (chickpea salad and yogurt-based street food). Cook Indian by the creek came into existence with the idea of [...]
Cooking master class – ‘BBQ salads’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘BBQ salads’ @ Gourmet Living
Oct 25 @ 19:00 – 21:00
This event is also happening on 24th October, with different booking arrangements. Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included. [...]
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Knockout gnocchi 10:00
Knockout gnocchi @ Kitchen Warehouse
Oct 26 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Time to broaden your culinary expertise and meet pasta’s famous pillowy brother: gnocchi! They will show you how to make gnocchi at home through simple ingredients. From traditional potato to creamy ricotta and spinach, learn [...]
Handmade pasta workshop 12:00
Handmade pasta workshop @ Kitchen Warehouse
Oct 26 @ 12:00 – 13:30
They will show you how to make pasta dough by hand and turn it into a variety of pasta types. They may even throw in sauce-making secrets for good measure.
Seafood paella 12:00
Seafood paella @ Kitchen Warehouse
Oct 26 @ 12:00 – 14:00
Learn to develop Spanish paella using traditional ingredients and equipment straight from the experts at this workshop. Get to know the history of Spain’s most iconic dish and its place in Spanish culture while you [...]
National dumpling day workshop 18:00
National dumpling day workshop @ H-crib
Oct 26 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Learn how to roll, wrap, tuck and steam. Sample your masterpieces at the end. All proceeds will go towards the Treak community centre in Cambodia.
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Cooking master class – ‘seafood salads’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘seafood salads’ @ Gourmet Living
Oct 29 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included. Menu: coconut prawn salad; coriander spiced seared salmon salad; and pannacotta ‘trifle’.
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Dumpling making workshop 10:30
Dumpling making workshop @ Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre
Oct 30 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Learn how to make Chinese dumplings. The class will cover selection of ingredients, preparation and cooking. Meat, vegetarian and gluten-free options will all be covered. Pay at the event.
Cooking master class – ‘seafood salads’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘seafood salads’ @ Gourmet Living
Oct 30 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Enjoy 3 tasting size courses cooked by chef Bek McMillan, from Gourmet Living, who will demonstrate step by step. All recipes are included. Menu: coconut prawn salad; coriander spiced seared salmon salad; and pannacotta ‘trifle’.
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Nonna & Mum’s homestyle cooking class 19:30
Nonna & Mum’s homestyle cooking class @ Furlan Club
Oct 31 @ 19:30 – 22:30
 
Vegan cooking demonstration 19:45
Vegan cooking demonstration @ Brunswick Library
Oct 31 @ 19:45 – 20:45
Are you vegan or thinking of transitioning to a vegan lifestyle? Learn how to cook some Italian vegan and gluten-free dishes with Head Chef Edoardo from Shop 225. Registration essential.