Calendar of local events

 

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Cookie cake and fondant cookies with Emelia Jackson 19:00
Cookie cake and fondant cookies with Emelia Jackson @ Gourmet Living
May 1 @ 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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Food preserving – Urban Pear 10:00
Food preserving – Urban Pear @ Whittlesea Library
May 2 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Urban Pear will show you various types of food preserving, including jams, chutneys, relishes and fermented products.
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Cook Indian by the creek 18:00
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
May 3 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Menu: malai kofta. 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 [...]
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No Waste Cook Club 10:00
No Waste Cook Club @ North Fitzroy Library
May 4 @ 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 [...]
Sourdough bread making workshop 10:00
Sourdough bread making workshop @ Living & Learning Nillumbik
May 4 @ 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 [...]
Mexican – delicious everyday meals 10:30
Mexican – delicious everyday meals @ Living & Learning Nillumbik
May 4 @ 10:30 – 13:00
Ana and Gaby are Mexican Aussies with a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience in cooking Mexican dishes. Immerse yourself in Mexican cooking techniques and culture. This workshop will cover: red rice; fijoles (traditional Mexican [...]
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Miso paste making 11:00
Miso paste making @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 5 @ 11:00 – 13:30
Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and koji (the fungus Aspergillus oryzae). You will make your own high protein and enzyme rich miso paste following traditional Japanese methods. Book [...]
Early Mother’s Day high tea (thermomix) 16:00
Early Mother’s Day high tea (thermomix) @ Sharynvan Workshop
May 5 @ 16:00 – 17:30
They will share their favourite vegan and vegetarian meals in the Thermomix and give some tips on how to adjust some popular Thermomix meals to be meatless.
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Cooking master class – ‘taste of Tuscany’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘taste of Tuscany’ @ Gourmet Living
May 9 @ 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: Tuscan minestrone; pork fennel sausage rigatoni; and espresso pannacotta.
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Cook Indian by the creek 18:00
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
May 10 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Menu: chicken saagwala / palak paneer + 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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Nuka zuke – rice bran pickling 11:00
Nuka zuke – rice bran pickling @ Private address (address provided on booking)
May 11 @ 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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Rezza cook’s club 10:00
Rezza cook’s club @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
May 14 @ 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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Flavor Full cooking class 11:00
Flavor Full cooking class
May 15 @ 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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Baklava, gozleme and Turkish delight workshop 12:00
Baklava, gozleme and Turkish delight workshop @ North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House
May 17 @ 12:00 – 14:00
You will learn to make your own baklava, gozleme and Turkish delight. Bring your oven tray, apron, rolling pin and container. Book by phone (0403 046680).
Baklava, gozleme and Turkish delight workshop 19:00
Baklava, gozleme and Turkish delight workshop @ North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House
May 17 @ 19:00 – 21:00
You will learn to make your own baklava, gozleme and Turkish delight. Bring your oven tray, apron, rolling pin and container. Book by phone (0403 046680).
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Olive magic 09:30
Olive magic @ Bulleen Art and Garden
May 18 @ 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 [...]
Knockout gnocchi 10:00
Knockout gnocchi @ Kitchen Warehouse
May 18 @ 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
May 18 @ 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.
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Flavor Full cooking class 11:00
Flavor Full cooking class
May 19 @ 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 [...]
Foolproof french macarons 11:00
Foolproof french macarons @ Kitchen Warehouse
May 19 @ 11:00 – 12:30
These delicate patisserie cookies have a reputation for being finicky. But worry not – they will help you to get the technique down pat, from the fundamental techniques to creating flavour combinations to troubleshooting.
Olive curing 101 11:00
Olive curing 101 @ Kitchen Warehouse
May 19 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Learn how to cure olives from scratch. Gain the know-how of matching different olive varieties with the right curing method and brine.
Thai inspired vegan cooking class 12:00
Thai inspired vegan cooking class @ The Beet Retreat
May 19 @ 12:00 – 16:00
A selection of Thai inspired dishes will be demonstrated, plus practical staples, including cashew yoghurt, plant-based milk and nut parmesan sprinkle. Everything will be vegan, based around the core staples of fruit, veg, starches, whole [...]
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Flavor Full cooking class 11:00
Flavor Full cooking class
May 22 @ 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 [...]
Introduction to Turkish cooking 11:00
Introduction to Turkish cooking @ Clota Cottage Neighbourhood House
May 22 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Join Arzu Yilmaz for a cooking and cultural adventure. Learn how to make four different vegetarian dishes: a lentil soup, a meze, Turkish borek and a dessert. Arzu will also talk about her experiences as [...]
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Cheese class 19:00
Cheese class @ Organic Fix
May 23 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Learn how to make bocconcini, mozzarella, ricotta, haloumi and mascarpone. Vegan walnut cheese tasting. Includes a $40 cheese making kit so that you can get started as soon as you are home. Book by phone [...]
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Cook Indian by the creek 18:00
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
May 24 @ 18:00 – 19:45
Menu: lamb rogan josh with flat bread. 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 [...]
Cooking master class – healthy Winter warmers 19:00
Cooking master class – healthy Winter warmers @ Gourmet Living
May 24 @ 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: Winter minestrone; spiced chicken medallions; and spiced fruit compote.
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Basic bakes 10:00
Basic bakes @ Kitchen Warehouse
May 25 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Learn how to get the consistent results you’ve always dreamed of! They will share with you the tips and tricks behind a successful bake, from monitoring oven temperatures to choosing the ideal equipment. They will [...]
Fermented beverages 10:00
Fermented beverages @ CERES
May 25 @ 10:00 – 12:00
What you will learn: Do’s and don’ts of fermenting beverages. The process of fermenting beverages. What you will get: Recipes to take home. A jun scoby to take home. Samples in class of all three [...]
Mexican – tortilla making 10:00
Mexican – tortilla making @ Living & Learning Nillumbik
May 25 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Ana and Gaby are Mexican Aussies with a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience in cooking Mexican dishes. Immerse yourself in Mexican cooking techniques and culture. This workshop will cover making fresh tortillas and tacos [...]
No Waste Cook Club Carlton 10:00
No Waste Cook Club Carlton @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
May 25 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Learn how to be creative with veggies and more adaptable in the kitchen so you can save money and reduce food waste. Participants will cook and enjoy a delicious vegetarian lunch with others. Free and [...]
Petit gateaux 12:15
Petit gateaux @ Kitchen Warehouse
May 25 @ 12:15 – 13:45
Level up your pastry skills and learn how to assemble little French cakes using mousses and cremeux. Learn show to put a brownie base, raspberry gel insert, chocolate mousse, and glaze together.
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Flavor Full cooking class 11:00
Flavor Full cooking class
May 26 @ 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 [...]
Vegan brunch cooking class 11:00
Vegan brunch cooking class @ The Beet Retreat
May 26 @ 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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Rezza cook’s club 10:00
Rezza cook’s club @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
May 28 @ 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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Flavor Full cooking class 11:00
Flavor Full cooking class
May 29 @ 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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Cook Indian by the creek 18:00
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
May 31 @ 18:00 – 19:45
Menu: street food (chaat) + gulaab jamun. 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 [...]
Cooking master class – ‘a British affair’ 19:00
Cooking master class – ‘a British affair’ @ Gourmet Living
May 31 @ 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: healthy Winter root veg soup; beef & red wine stew; and [...]