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Feb
3
Fri
Chinese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 3 @ 18:30 – 21:30

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Chinese cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink.

The menu: sichaun wontons; chilli and sesame oil sauce; sichaun eggplant; tofu with chilli bean paste; braised pork belly; and chilli oil.

Feb
4
Sat
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Feb 4 @ 09:00 – 14:00

Every Saturday except during January.

Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 4 @ 10:00 – 12:30

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 a wide range of spices, seasonings, vegetables, meats and seafood.

Collingwood Food Swap @ Collingwood Children's Farm
Feb 4 @ 10:30 – 11:30

No swap in December.

Fitzroy Urban Harvest Food Swap @ Smith Reserve
Feb 4 @ 10:30 – 12:00

 

Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Feb 4 @ 13:00 – 14:00

Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”.

It appears that there are some months when the meal doesn’t happen so check their website calendar before going.

Cooking with Australian ingredients master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 4 @ 14:00 – 17:00

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about some bush foods, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink.

The menu: smoked kangaroo tenderloin or lamb racks; murray cod or barramundi steamed in banana leaf; damper ‘flatbread’ with mountain pepper; and bush pesto and goat’s cheese dip.

Flavours of Latin America cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 4 @ 18:30 – 21:00

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Latin American cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink.

The menu: Venezuelan arepas (corn bread pockets with fillings); Argentina chimichurri (churrasco steak); Colombian green plantains or papas bravas; and Mexican jicama and avocado salad.

Feb
5
Sun
Beginners bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Feb 5 @ 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 for lunch, which you make, eat and take home.
  • An embroidered apron made from 100% Fairtrade cotton.
Feb
8
Wed
Milk kefir magic @ The Fermentary
Feb 8 @ 18:30 – 20:30

They will show you how to easily incorporate this little SCOBY into your daily routine. You will make some milk kefir and then move onto flavouring, making butter, labneh, catching the whey and then making a naturally fizzy and gut-loving soda. You’ll go home with: a milk kefir SCOBY in a jar and ready to feed when you get home; a whey soda flavoured with fresh fruit of your choice to finish fermenting at home; milk kefir cultured butter; and an illustrated recipe card.

Feb
9
Thu
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 9 @ 18:30 – 21:00

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 a wide range of spices, seasonings, vegetables, meats and seafood.

Sourdough basics @ Work-Shop Melbourne
Feb 9 @ 18:30 – 20:30

The Fermented Mumma will discuss ingredient selection, starter care, and the processes of sourdough fermentation and baking. At the end, you will take your fermenting dough home to bake in the morning.

Feb
10
Fri
Korean cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 10 @ 18:30 – 21:30

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Korean cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink.

The menu: kimchi, Korean style spicy chicken; haejanggguk (beef, cabbage and spice paste stew); and spicy dipping sauce.

Feb
11
Sat
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Feb 11 @ 09:00 – 14:00

Every Saturday except during January.

Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 11 @ 10:00 – 12:30

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 a wide range of spices, seasonings, vegetables, meats and seafood.

Urban wine walk @ Various around Richmond
Feb 11 @ 12:00 – 16:00

This is a self-guided wine tasting experience, where you choose the order in which you visit the various venues. The ticket includes 30 complementary tastings, a $10 food voucher, a $25 voucher for wine orders and a tasting glass.

The participating venues and winemakers:

 

Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Feb 11 @ 13:00 – 14:00

Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”.

It appears that there are some months when the meal doesn’t happen so check their website calendar before going.

Thai cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 11 @ 14:00 – 17:00

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Thai cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink.

The menu: fish sauce dressing; green or red curry paste; fried corn fritters; green papaya salad; and green curry chicken or red curry duck.

Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 11 @ 18:30 – 21:30

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Japanese cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink.

The menu in odd numbered months: sushi rolls; miso soup; tempura (mixed fried vegetables, prawn and soba noodles); and seaweed salad).

The menu in even numbered months: fish with citrus soy sauce; ramen (noodles); seafood stock; fried chicken; and fried and marinated eggplant.

Feb
12
Sun
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 12 @ 10:00 – 12:30

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 a wide range of spices, seasonings, vegetables, meats and seafood.

Feb
15
Wed
Gut brain connection with Dr. Carol Gubert @ The Fermentary
Feb 15 @ 18:30 – 20:30

Dr. Gubert will talk about how the bugs that inhabit our gut can communicate with the brain and the therapeutical potential that targeting this ecosystem (e.g. with diet) can have in neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders.

Feb
16
Thu
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 16 @ 18:30 – 21:00

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 a wide range of spices, seasonings, vegetables, meats and seafood.

Feb
17
Fri
Lacto-fermented cherry tom bomb M.O.B. @ The Fermentary
Feb 17 @ 18:30 – 20:30

Learn how to ferment your cherry tomatoes.

M.O.B. stands for ‘mingling over bacteria’.

Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 17 @ 18:30 – 21:30

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Vietnamese cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink.

The menu: fish sauce; mango/papaya salad; rice noodles with aromatic chicken broth; fried fish with dill and turmeric; and Vietnamese spring rolls.

Feb
18
Sat
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Feb 18 @ 09:00 – 14:00

Every Saturday except during January.

Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 18 @ 10:00 – 12:30

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 a wide range of spices, seasonings, vegetables, meats and seafood.

Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Feb 18 @ 13:00 – 14:00

Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”.

It appears that there are some months when the meal doesn’t happen so check their website calendar before going.

Indian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 18 @ 14:00 – 17:00

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Indian cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink.

The menu: chicken tikka masala; naan, mint raita; and palak paneer (cottage cheese and spinach curry).

Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 18 @ 18:30 – 21:30

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Japanese cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink.

The menu in odd numbered months: sushi rolls; miso soup; tempura (mixed fried vegetables, prawn and soba noodles); and seaweed salad).

The menu in even numbered months: fish with citrus soy sauce; ramen (noodles); seafood stock; fried chicken; and fried and marinated eggplant.

Feb
19
Sun
Beginners bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Feb 19 @ 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 for lunch, which you make, eat and take home.
  • An embroidered apron made from 100% Fairtrade cotton.
Sri Lankan cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 19 @ 10:00 – 13:00

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Sri Lankan cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink.

The menu: fried pea cakes with chutney; chicken curry; dhal lentil vegetarian curry; coconut sambol; and flavoured rice.

Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 19 @ 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 with a glass of sparkling wine or beer. Depending on the month, the menu will include street food from Thailand, Vietnam, China or Japan.

Feb
23
Thu
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 23 @ 18:30 – 21:00

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 a wide range of spices, seasonings, vegetables, meats and seafood.

Feb
24
Fri
Farmhouse sake / doburoku night @ The Fermentary
Feb 24 @ 18:30 – 20:30

Make your own sake using rice, koji and water and time. This is a 3 step process and you’ll take home stage one in a 3 litre jar – with koji for step 2 – and a couple of bottles for the final bottling step. They will also cover amazake – the sweet, more immediate (overnight) drink.

Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 24 @ 18:30 – 21:30

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Japanese cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink.

The menu in odd numbered months: sushi rolls; miso soup; tempura (mixed fried vegetables, prawn and soba noodles); and seaweed salad).

The menu in even numbered months: fish with citrus soy sauce; ramen (noodles); seafood stock; fried chicken; and fried and marinated eggplant.

Feb
25
Sat
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Feb 25 @ 09:00 – 14:00

Every Saturday except during January.

Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 25 @ 10:00 – 12:30

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 a wide range of spices, seasonings, vegetables, meats and seafood.

The Prosecco Festival @ Abbotsford Convent
Feb 25 @ 11:00 – 20:30

There will be around 30 different proseccos to taste and all tastings are included in the ticket price. There will also be food and music.

Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Feb 25 @ 13:00 – 14:00

Open Table “take surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into nutritious meals to share with the community, in order to reduce food insecurity and food waste”.

It appears that there are some months when the meal doesn’t happen so check their website calendar before going.

Mexican cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 25 @ 14:00 – 17:00

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Mexican cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink.

The menu: tacos de guisado (stewed beef); tortillas; salsa rojo + salsa verde (roasted tomato and tomatillo sauces); ceviche con tostadas (lightly cured seasonal fish); and sopa de tortilla (tortilla soup).

Greek cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 25 @ 18:30 – 21:30

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Greek cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink.

The menu: handmade pita bread; stuffed eggplant with lamb and cheese; lamb and chicken souvlaki; tzatziki; and zucchini fritters with feta.

Feb
26
Sun
Artisan bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Feb 26 @ 08:00 – 14:00

What you will learn: experimenting with bread; the bread baking process with each step explained; and how to replicate the process at home.

What you will get: 1 kilo of organic flour to take home; and savoury calzone for lunch, which you make, eat and take home.

The focus will be on ciabatta and turkish breads.

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