Calendar of local events

 

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Sourdough bread workshop 09:00
Sourdough bread workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Jun 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 [...]
No Waste Cook Club 10:00
No Waste Cook Club @ North Fitzroy Library
Jun 1 @ 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 [...]
Preserving fruit with Kat Lavers 10:00
Preserving fruit with Kat Lavers @ Private address
Jun 1 @ 10:00 – 11:30
View Kat Lavers’ permaculture garden and explore her walk-in pantry used to store preserves throughout the year. Kat will discuss tips and tricks for preserving with a focus on fruit. This event is part of [...]
Miso paste making 11:00
Miso paste making @ Private address (address provided on booking)
Jun 1 @ 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 [...]
Home winemaking in the garage 13:00
Home winemaking in the garage @ Private address
Jun 1 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Ever wondered how Italians make wine at home? Tour of Vince’s garage, where Vince will talk you through his craft, honed over 55 years of winemaking, while showing you the crushing machine, wine press, fermentation [...]
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Olive preserving workshop 10:30
Olive preserving workshop
Jun 2 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Join Maria Ciavarella as she goes over several different ways of curing and preserving green and black olives, along with tastings. This workshop, organised by North East Ranges Permaculture (NERP), will take the mystery out [...]
Flavor Full cooking class 11:00
Flavor Full cooking class
Jun 2 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Take advantage of the spices and herbs found in your local grocery store and warm up your food with natural flavours. You will be shown how to use spices in simple ways, alongside a variety [...]
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Local legends – Gary Campanella, Danny Cappellani and Mario Fantin – raspberry winemaking 18:30
Local legends – Gary Campanella, Danny Cappellani and Mario Fantin – raspberry winemaking @ Darebin Arts Centre (Kitchen)
Jun 3 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Join Gary, Danny and Mario from Eltham & District Winemakers Guild as they take you on a step-by-step journey through the age old process of winemaking, covering fermentation, racking, adjustments and bottling techniques. Plenty of [...]
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Local legends – Luul Aligas – tastes from a Somali kitchen 18:30
Local legends – Luul Aligas – tastes from a Somali kitchen @ Darebin Arts Centre (Kitchen)
Jun 4 @ 18:30 – 20:30
For Luul Aligas, cooking has always been about generosity and sharing with her community. In this workshop you will learn how to make sambusas – a stuffed pastry that is a common appetiser in Somali [...]
Learn to make baklava 18:45
Learn to make baklava @ Preston Library
Jun 4 @ 18:45 – 19:45
Arzu Yilmaz will demonstrate how to make traditional Turkish baklava. Includes tastings and a copy of Arzu’s recipe. Bookings essential. This event is part of the Darebin Homemade Food And Wine Festival. View/download the full [...]
Gluten free FODMAP (thermomix) 19:30
Gluten free FODMAP (thermomix) @ Sharynvan Workshop
Jun 4 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Learn how to make your delicate high tea items in your thermomix. Sip away on a cup of tea and taste all their recipes whilst they show you how to create them at home. They [...]
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Flavor Full cooking class 11:00
Flavor Full cooking class
Jun 5 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Take advantage of the spices and herbs found in your local grocery store and warm up your food with natural flavours. You will be shown how to use spices in simple ways, alongside a variety [...]
Local legends – Ben McMenamin – cook for the planet 18:30
Local legends – Ben McMenamin – cook for the planet @ Darebin Arts Centre (Kitchen)
Jun 5 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Ben McMenamin, founder of The Social Food Project, will discuss the EAT-Lancet Planetary Health Diet – a science-based plan to re-shape global food systems and change the way that we eat for both our health [...]
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Cooking seasonal produce with Julie French 11:30
Cooking seasonal produce with Julie French @ Diamond Valley Library
Jun 8 @ 11:30 – 12:30
Join Julie French as she shows you how to best use the produce in your garden to reduce food waste, save money and enjoy the tasty food that she prepares in the library’s kitchen garden.
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Flavor Full cooking class 11:00
Flavor Full cooking class
Jun 9 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Take advantage of the spices and herbs found in your local grocery store and warm up your food with natural flavours. You will be shown how to use spices in simple ways, alongside a variety [...]
Tapas -taste of Spain 11:00
Tapas -taste of Spain @ Kitchen Warehouse
Jun 9 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Learn how to prepare and perfect the flavours of a variety of Spanish tapas, from the traditional to the modern.
Seafood paella 13:00
Seafood paella @ Kitchen Warehouse
Jun 9 @ 13:00 – 15:00
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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Rezza cook’s club 10:00
Rezza cook’s club @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
Jun 11 @ 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).
Mediterranean diet 19:00
Mediterranean diet @ Hawthorn Community House
Jun 11 @ 19:00 – 20:30
The Mediterranean diet is considered one of the world’s healthiest diet with its abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, olive oil, yogurt, goats’ cheese, fish, poultry and small portions of meat. This workshop will [...]
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Flavor Full cooking class 11:00
Flavor Full cooking class
Jun 12 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Take advantage of the spices and herbs found in your local grocery store and warm up your food with natural flavours. You will be shown how to use spices in simple ways, alongside a variety [...]
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Cacao, cocoa and chocolate 18:30
Cacao, cocoa and chocolate @ Sisko Chocolate Eastland, Shop 2126, Eastland Shopping Centre
Jun 13 @ 18:30 – 19:30
What you will learn: The process of bean to bar chocolate making. Where does chocolate come from? How is it made? What makes fine couverture so special. Various flavour characteristics in single origin chocolates sourced [...]
Cooking master class – ‘some winter favourites’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘some winter favourites’ @ Gourmet Living
Jun 13 @ 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: warm winter veg salad; chicken gnocchi pesto bake; and fig & [...]
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Cook Indian by the creek 18:15
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Jun 14 @ 18:15 – 19:45
Menu: Chicken methi masala. Tender pieces of chicken cooked with yogurt and fenugreek leaves. Gluten free. Cook Indian by the creek came into existence with the idea of breaking the myth that Indian cooking is [...]
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Pickling basics and techniques 10:00
Pickling basics and techniques @ Kitchen Warehouse
Jun 15 @ 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.
Power puff – pastry favourites 10:00
Power puff – pastry favourites @ Kitchen Warehouse
Jun 15 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Learn how to make quick and easy puff pastry that you can recreate at home. Also learn how to transform your basic laminated dough into buttery and delicious twists, turnovers, tarts, and more.
Kombucha tea & fermenting workshop 10:30
Kombucha tea & fermenting workshop @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Jun 15 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Learn to make your own kombucha tea with Dayle Barnett and take home a scobi to get you started. Dayle is a chemistry major who often has many different brews fermenting in all corners of [...]
Pies, pies, pies 12:15
Pies, pies, pies @ Kitchen Warehouse
Jun 15 @ 12:15 – 13:45
From lining the right pie dish to blind baking to making a lattice top, learn the skills you need to bake a perfectly cooked pie every time.
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Flavor Full cooking class 11:00
Flavor Full cooking class
Jun 16 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Take advantage of the spices and herbs found in your local grocery store and warm up your food with natural flavours. You will be shown how to use spices in simple ways, alongside a variety [...]
Homemade preserves and jams 12:30
Homemade preserves and jams @ Kitchen Warehouse
Jun 16 @ 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.
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Free Turkish cooking demo 11:30
Free Turkish cooking demo @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Jun 17 @ 11:30 – 13:30
The Moreland Turkish Women’s Group invite you to come along to this free Turkish cooking demonstration and to join them for lunch at the conclusion. You will learn to make lentil soup, kisir salad, borek [...]
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Cheese making class 19:00
Cheese making class @ Organic Fix
Jun 19 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Learn how to make ricotta, mozzarella, mascarpone and bocconcini. Stretch mozzarella. Taste vegan haloumi. Sauerkraut tips and tastings. Includes a $43 cheese making kit so that you can get started as soon as you are [...]
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Kombucha tea making 11:00
Kombucha tea making @ Diamond Valley Library
Jun 20 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Join Katherine Barling to learn how to make kombucha tea. Enjoy a demonstration of how to prepare, build and harvest the finished kombucha drink and (perhaps) enjoy some samples.
Ganache and truffles – let’s play! 18:30
Ganache and truffles – let’s play! @ Sisko Chocolate Eastland, Shop 2126, Eastland Shopping Centre
Jun 20 @ 18:30 – 19:30
What you will learn: How to temper chocolate to create a shine and crispy snap. How to create ganache. Let your creativity shine through as you decorate your truffles. What you will get: A box [...]
Cooking master class – ‘quick & simple Italian’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘quick & simple Italian’ @ Gourmet Living
Jun 20 @ 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: tomato bruschetta; simple chicken cacciatore; and pear & raspberry tart.
Intro to Turkish cooking 19:00
Intro to Turkish cooking @ Koonung Cottage Community House
Jun 20 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Join Arzu Yilmaz for a Turkish cooking and cultural experience. Hear about her experiences as a young girl living in Istanbul whilst cooking four traditional dishes. With influences from both the Mediterranean and Middle East, [...]
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Cook Indian by the creek 18:15
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Jun 21 @ 18:15 – 20:00
Menu (vegan): aloo gobi and aubergine masala. Cauliflower with potatoes and aubergine baked with spices and cooked with tomatoes. Gluten free. Cook Indian by the creek came into existence with the idea of breaking the [...]
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Knockout gnocchi 10:00
Knockout gnocchi @ Kitchen Warehouse
Jun 22 @ 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 [...]
Power puff – pastry favourites 10:00
Power puff – pastry favourites @ Kitchen Warehouse
Jun 22 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Learn how to make quick and easy puff pastry that you can recreate at home. Also learn how to transform your basic laminated dough into buttery and delicious twists, turnovers, tarts, and more.
Handmade pasta workshop 12:00
Handmade pasta workshop @ Kitchen Warehouse
Jun 22 @ 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.
Pies, pies, pies 12:15
Pies, pies, pies @ Kitchen Warehouse
Jun 22 @ 12:15 – 13:45
From lining the right pie dish to blind baking to making a lattice top, learn the skills you need to bake a perfectly cooked pie every time.
Danish dark rye bread workshop 14:00
Danish dark rye bread workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Jun 22 @ 14:00 – 16:30
What you will learn: How to make a Danish dark rye wholegrain loaf of bread. Understand the timeline and stages to create the bread with minimal effort. How to make and care for an authentic [...]
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Growing and cooking with bushfoods 10:00
Growing and cooking with bushfoods @ CERES
Jun 23 @ 10:00 – 13:00
What you will learn: How to identify and harvest bush foods. How to grow and maintain bush foods in the home garden. How to incorporate bush foods into everyday recipes. What you will get: Handouts [...]
Flavor Full cooking class 11:00
Flavor Full cooking class
Jun 23 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Take advantage of the spices and herbs found in your local grocery store and warm up your food with natural flavours. You will be shown how to use spices in simple ways, alongside a variety [...]
Fresh cheesemaking workshop 11:00
Fresh cheesemaking workshop @ Kitchen Warehouse
Jun 23 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Sasha, from Mad Millie, will show you how to make halloumi and ricotta while teaching you how you can incorporate homemade cheeses into everyday cooking. Take home your own Mad Millie fresh cheese making kit [...]
Mozzarella and ricotta cheesemaking workshop 12:00
Mozzarella and ricotta cheesemaking workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Jun 23 @ 12:00 – 14:30
What you will learn: How to coagulate milk using acid and rennet. How to stretch and shape mozzarella. How to make whole milk ricotta. What you will get: Recipes and the essential techniques of cheesemaking. [...]
Italian cheesemaking workshop 13:30
Italian cheesemaking workshop @ Kitchen Warehouse
Jun 23 @ 13:30 – 15:30
Learn to use homemade cheese to create a combination of mozzarella stuffed with creamy mascarpone as well as other delectable cheesy delights. Take home your own Mad Millie Italian cheese making kit valued at $40.
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Rezza cook’s club 10:00
Rezza cook’s club @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
Jun 25 @ 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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Cooking master class – ‘fill me up!’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘fill me up!’ @ Gourmet Living
Jun 26 @ 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: zucchini & bacon soup; dukkah beef; and chocolate caramel rice pudding.
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Sourdough bread workshop 09:00
Sourdough bread workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Jun 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 [...]
Fermenting foods – meet your microbes then eat them 10:00
Fermenting foods – meet your microbes then eat them @ Collingwood Childrens Farm
Jun 29 @ 10:00 – 12:00
You’ll gain an introduction to fermentation theory and lacto-fermented vegetables, learn simple sauerkraut & kimchi recipes, and sample fermented vegetables & condiments.
Pickling basics and techniques 10:00
Pickling basics and techniques @ Kitchen Warehouse
Jun 29 @ 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.
Tapas – taste of Spain 10:00
Tapas – taste of Spain @ Kitchen Warehouse
Jun 29 @ 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
Jun 29 @ 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 [...]
Homemade preserves and jams 12:30
Homemade preserves and jams @ Kitchen Warehouse
Jun 29 @ 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.
Seasonal ferments: kimchi + kombucha 14:00
Seasonal ferments: kimchi + kombucha @ Bee Sustainable
Jun 29 @ 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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Fermentation and good gut health workshop 12:00
Fermentation and good gut health workshop @ H-crib
Jun 30 @ 12:00 – 14:00
Learn how to increase the level of good probiotics into your diet. Learn how to make kombucha tea, 24 hour yoghurt, sauerkraut and pickled vegetables.