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Vegan Mediterranean cooking 10:00
Vegan Mediterranean cooking @ Wonga Park Community Cottage
Aug 2 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Tutor: Arzu Yilmaz. Mediterranean diet is one of the best as there is olive oil, garlic, lemon and lots of herbs. You will see how easy it is to make great dishes. Book by phone [...]
Indian cooking and spices workshop 18:00
Indian cooking and spices workshop @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Aug 2 @ 18:00 – 20:00
This workshop will demonstrate how to use commonly used spices in Indian cooking. You will also taste the dishes at the end of the workshop.
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Seasonal ferments: kimchi + kombucha 09:00
Seasonal ferments: kimchi + kombucha @ Bee Sustainable
Aug 3 @ 09:00 – 11:30
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 [...]
No Waste Cook Club 10:00
No Waste Cook Club @ North Fitzroy Library
Aug 3 @ 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 [...]
Homestyle Japanese with Chef James Cornwall and Mr Global 12:00
Homestyle Japanese with Chef James Cornwall and Mr Global @ Kitchen Warehouse
Aug 3 @ 12:00 – 13:30
From preparation to presentation, let Chef James Cornwall, Head Chef at Iki-jime, share his take on Japan’s favourite seafood dishes including seared kingfish with dashi broth and spanner crab okonomiyaki. Plus, learn how to sharpen [...]
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Fermenting basics 11:00
Fermenting basics @ Kitchen Warehouse
Aug 4 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Fermenting basics will focus on the fundamentals of successfully fermenting at home covering kombucha, sauerkraut, kvass and kefir.
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Rezza cook’s club 10:00
Rezza cook’s club @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
Aug 6 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Go along and help choose a new recipe for each class. Teach or be taught how to cook the food you’ve always wanted to know how to cook. Call to confirm attendance (9462 4611).
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Fermented foods – kombucha workshop 18:00
Fermented foods – kombucha workshop @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Aug 9 @ 18:00 – 20:00
You will learn how to make kombucha. Presenter: Dr Shakuntla Gondalia, who is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from Swinburne University where she has been leading research into gut microbiota and its benefits in improving overall [...]
Cook Indian by the creek 18:30
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Aug 9 @ 18:30 – 20:15
Menu: a few varieties of bhajis and chutney. 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 session, [...]
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Pickling basics and techniques 10:00
Pickling basics and techniques @ Kitchen Warehouse
Aug 10 @ 10:00 – 11:30
They will show you food preservation, canning, and brine making. Save on food costs while adding new layers of flavour to your dishes with tips and tricks from this workshop.
Homemade preserves and jams 12:30
Homemade preserves and jams @ Kitchen Warehouse
Aug 10 @ 12:30 – 14:00
Learn the fundamental canning techniques you need to master to make homemade jams, pastes, and jellies you can enjoy year-round.
Asian-inspired cooking demonstration 13:00
Asian-inspired cooking demonstration @ Chirnside Park Community Hub
Aug 10 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Learn how to create Asian cuisine from a qualified chef and incorporate these skills into your cooking at home with a take home recipe. You will be able to experience the taste of the oriental [...]
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War on kitchen waste with Jesse Alice 11:00
War on kitchen waste with Jesse Alice @ Kitchen Warehouse
Aug 11 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Learn to use every part of your produce thoughtfully from root to stem from Leftover Lovers’ Jessie Alice. Jessie will share time-honoured secrets to making savings in the kitchen without compromising taste. Watch and taste [...]
Family friendly vegan cooking class 12:00
Family friendly vegan cooking class @ The Beet Retreat
Aug 11 @ 12:00 – 16:00
There will be 5-8 dishes in total. Everything will be vegan, based around the core staples of fruit, veg, starches, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds.
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Taste of the East cooking demonstration 13:00
Taste of the East cooking demonstration @ North Ringwood Community House
Aug 13 @ 13:00 – 15:00
3 menus from 3 different parts of Asia: Malaysian cucur udang; pad Thai; and Filipino dessert ‘ginataan’.
Sauerkraut and gut health 19:00
Sauerkraut and gut health @ Hawthorn Community House
Aug 13 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Sauerkraut is finely cut cabbage that (combined with other vegetables) has been fermented by various lactic acid bacteria. It has a long shelf life and a distinctive sour flavour, both of which result from the [...]
Fakeaway cooking – making takeaway in your home (thermomix) 19:30
Fakeaway cooking – making takeaway in your home (thermomix) @ Sharynvan Workshop
Aug 13 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Learn how to make their favourite homemade takeaway dishes. You will get to taste all the recipes that they cook on the night.
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Tea making 11:00
Tea making @ Diamond Valley Library
Aug 15 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Discover the healing benefits of tea using the herbs or produce in your garden including lemon balm, lemon verbena, rosemary, and a locally made chai.
Cookie cake and fondant cookies with Emelia Jackson 19:00
Cookie cake and fondant cookies with Emelia Jackson @ Gourmet Living
Aug 15 @ 19:00 – 21:00
You will learn: How to make a love heart cookie cake. How to make the perfect sugar cookie that won’t shrink. About fondant: how to colour it, roll and cut it out to perfectly fit [...]
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Miso cooking 11:00
Miso cooking @ Private address (address provided on booking)
Aug 16 @ 11:00 – 13:30
This workshop will take place 3 times on: Friday 16th August, Saturday 17th August and Sunday 18th August, each 11am-1.30pm. Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and koji (the [...]
Cooking for one (5 sessions) 13:00
Cooking for one (5 sessions) @ Chirnside Park Community Hub
Aug 16 @ 13:00 – 15:00
This course will teach you about preparing healthy meals on a budget. In the enrolment form, enter ’19EMPBOB Cooking for One’ as the course of interest.
Sausage making workshop 17:30
Sausage making workshop @ Kitchen Warehouse
Aug 16 @ 17:30 – 19:00
Italian, German, Polish, Hungarian – so many European cuisines have their own take on the humble sausage. Discover the secrets behind making the best-tasting gourmet sausages with the right ingredient ratio, casing and flavour combos.
Cook Indian by the creek 18:30
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Aug 16 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Menu: chicken saagwala / palak paneer. 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 session, they will [...]
Cookie cake and fondant cookies with Emelia Jackson 19:00
Cookie cake and fondant cookies with Emelia Jackson @ Gourmet Living
Aug 16 @ 19:00 – 21:00
You will learn: How to make a love heart cookie cake. How to make the perfect sugar cookie that won’t shrink. About fondant: how to colour it, roll and cut it out to perfectly fit [...]
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Sourdough bread making with Nadine Kemp 10:00
Sourdough bread making with Nadine Kemp @ Living And Learning @ Ajani
Aug 17 @ 10:00 – 14:30
Learn a simple sourdough technique giving a great and reliable result for the home baker. Learn how to mix and shape your dough and then bake a pre-prepared loaf, giving you the opportunity to taste [...]
Men in the kitchen 11:00
Men in the kitchen @ Wonga Park Community Cottage
Aug 17 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Tutor: Arzu Yilmaz. For men only – who want to improve their knowledge in the kitchen or learn healthy dishes for their partners, as well as enjoy cooking in a short time. 4 dishes in [...]
Miso cooking 11:00
Miso cooking @ Private address (address provided on booking)
Aug 17 @ 11:00 – 13:30
This workshop will take place 3 times on: Friday 16th August, Saturday 17th August and Sunday 18th August, each 11am-1.30pm. Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and koji (the [...]
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Miso cooking 11:00
Miso cooking @ Private address (address provided on booking)
Aug 18 @ 11:00 – 13:30
This workshop will take place 3 times on: Friday 16th August, Saturday 17th August and Sunday 18th August, each 11am-1.30pm. Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and koji (the [...]
Family friendly vegan cooking class 12:00
Family friendly vegan cooking class @ The Beet Retreat
Aug 18 @ 12:00 – 16:00
There will be 5-8 dishes in total. Everything will be vegan, based around the core staples of fruit, veg, starches, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds.
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Rezza cook’s club 10:00
Rezza cook’s club @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
Aug 20 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Go along and help choose a new recipe for each class. Teach or be taught how to cook the food you’ve always wanted to know how to cook. Call to confirm attendance (9462 4611).
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Fermented foods – sauerkraut workshop 18:00
Fermented foods – sauerkraut workshop @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Aug 23 @ 18:00 – 20:00
You will learn how to make sauerkraut. Presenter: Dr Shakuntla Gondalia, who is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from Swinburne University where she has been leading research into gut microbiota and its benefits in improving overall [...]
Cooking master class – ‘lamb lovers’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘lamb lovers’ @ Gourmet Living
Aug 23 @ 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: pumpkin and brie tart; harissa leg of lamb; and French toast [...]
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Sourdough bread 09:30
Sourdough bread @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Aug 24 @ 09:30 – 12:30
Nadine will demonstrate the technique of sourdough bread making and baking. Bring a container to take home your dough to bake at home. This class is best suited to those who have some experience with [...]
Basic knead – beginners to bread 10:00
Basic knead – beginners to bread @ Kitchen Warehouse
Aug 24 @ 10:00 – 11:30
They will show you basic bread recipes as well as the ingredients, tools, techniques, and tips needed to make a beautiful golden loaf.
Tapas – taste of Spain 10:00
Tapas – taste of Spain @ Kitchen Warehouse
Aug 24 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Learn how to prepare and perfect the flavours of a variety of Spanish tapas, from the traditional to the modern.
Seafood paella 12:00
Seafood paella @ Kitchen Warehouse
Aug 24 @ 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 [...]
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Vegan brunch cooking class 11:00
Vegan brunch cooking class @ The Beet Retreat
Aug 25 @ 11:00 – 15:00
Learn how to create healthy, practical, everyday vegan dishes that look as good as they taste. It will include such dishes as plant-based milks, creamy lemon dream porridge, waffles, pancakes, scrambled tofu, chia puddings and [...]
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Cooking master class – ‘meat lovers’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘meat lovers’ @ Gourmet Living
Aug 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: chilli sesame chicken; smokey bourbon pork; and pineapple, coconut & rum [...]
Kinesiology food testing – customise your nutrition 19:00
Kinesiology food testing – customise your nutrition @ Wonga Park Community Cottage
Aug 29 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Imagine if you could find out once and for all what your perfect diet entails. You could then eat more of the foods that help you thrive and avoid ones that cause inflammation and leave [...]
Nonna & Mum’s homestyle cooking class 19:30
Nonna & Mum’s homestyle cooking class @ Furlan Club
Aug 29 @ 19:30 – 22:30
 
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Cook Indian by the creek 18:30
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Aug 30 @ 18:30 – 20:15
Menu: chicken vindaloo. 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 session, they will share their traditional [...]
Cooking master class – ‘meat lovers’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘meat lovers’ @ Gourmet Living
Aug 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: chilli sesame chicken; smokey bourbon pork; and pineapple, coconut & rum [...]
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Fermenting basics 10:00
Fermenting basics @ Kitchen Warehouse
Aug 31 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Fermenting basics will focus on the fundamentals of successfully fermenting at home covering kombucha, sauerkraut, kvass and kefir.
Pickling basics and techniques 10:00
Pickling basics and techniques @ Kitchen Warehouse
Aug 31 @ 10:00 – 11:30
They will show you food preservation, canning, and brine making. Save on food costs while adding new layers of flavour to your dishes with tips and tricks from this workshop.
Homemade preserves and jams 12:30
Homemade preserves and jams @ Kitchen Warehouse
Aug 31 @ 12:30 – 14:00
Learn the fundamental canning techniques you need to master to make homemade jams, pastes, and jellies you can enjoy year-round.