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Sep
25
Sun
Carlton Farmers’ Market @ Carlton North Primary School
Sep 25 @ 08:00 – 13:00

Enter via O’Grady Street.

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

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.

Growing oyster mushrooms at home @ The Fermentary
Sep 25 @ 14:00 – 17:00

This hands-on workshop will focus on a couple of easy ways to grow mushrooms – growing from cardboard and then growing from sugar cane mulch. You will be invited to try your hands at preparing your own mushroom grow using the materials provided, before discussing what you can do next in case you catch the fungi bug!

Presenter: Caine.

Sep
27
Tue
Vegetarian cooking class @ La Cucina di Sandra
Sep 27 @ 18:30 – 22:30

What you will learn:

  • Vegetarian recipes with simple ingredients.
  • How to use leftovers to prepare creative and ingenious dishes.
  • How to cook delicious meals on a budget.

What you will get:

  • A three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, plus finger food before the meal.
  • A full set of recipes for all dishes.
Sep
29
Thu
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Sep 29 @ 18:30 – 20:30

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.

Sep
30
Fri
Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Sep 30 @ 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.

Thai cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Sep 30 @ 18:30 – 21:30

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: phrik nam plaa (fish sauce dressing); kaeng khiao wan (green curry paste) or kaeng phet (red curry paste); tod man khao pod (fried corn fritters); som tam (green papaya salad); and kaeng khiao wan kai (green curry chicken) or kaeng phed phet yang (red curry duck).

Oct
1
Sat
Abbotsford Farmers’ Market @ Abbotsford Convent
Oct 1 @ 08:00 – 13:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Oct 1 @ 09:00 – 14:00

Every Saturday except during January.

Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Oct 1 @ 10:00 – 12:00

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.

Collingwood Food Swap @ Collingwood Children's Farm
Oct 1 @ 10:30 – 11:30

No swap in December.

Fitzroy Urban Harvest Food Swap @ Smith Reserve
Oct 1 @ 10:30 – 12:00

 

Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Oct 1 @ 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.

Pink hands @ The Fermentary
Oct 1 @ 14:00 – 16:00

This is a gorgeously messy class where you will get your hands pink and learn how to best love your guts. You will make a ruby pink sauerkraut and a wild rhubarb fizz. Go home with 2 jars full plus a couple of bottles for second fermenting.

Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Oct 1 @ 18:30 – 21:30

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine.

The menu in odd numbered months: makizushi (sushi rolls); miso shiru (miso soup); tempura (mixed, fried vegetables, and prawn); and wakame goma ae (seaweed salad). The menu in even numbered months: tataki ponzu (fish with citrus soy sauce); ramen (noodles); dashi (seafood stock); kara-age (fried chicken); and nasu miso itame (eggplant miso stir fry).

Oct
2
Sun
Carlton Farmers’ Market @ Carlton North Primary School
Oct 2 @ 08:00 – 13:00

Enter via O’Grady Street.

Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Oct 2 @ 10:00 – 12:00

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.

Vegan cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Oct 2 @ 18:30 – 21:30

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. Depending on the month, the menu will include dishes from Japan, Korea, Vietnam or India.

Oct
4
Tue
Pasta e basta! @ La Cucina di Sandra
Oct 4 @ 18:30 – 22:30

What you will learn:

  • How to create, mix and match different types of pasta and sauces.
  • How to incorporate Australian ingredients into classic Italian dishes.

What you will get:

  • A three-course meal with a complementary glass of wine, plus finger food before the meal.
  • A full set of recipes for all dishes.
Oct
6
Thu
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Oct 6 @ 18:30 – 20:30

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.

Oct
7
Fri
Pizza making party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Oct 7 @ 14:00 – 16:00

Learn to craft your own pizza dough from scratch. Taste a variety of topping combinations. Eat together at the end with a couple of glasses of wine.

Oct
8
Sat
Abbotsford Farmers’ Market @ Abbotsford Convent
Oct 8 @ 08:00 – 13:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Oct 8 @ 09:00 – 14:00

Every Saturday except during January.

Condell Growers and Sharers Community Garden working bee (Fitzroy) @ Condell Growers and Sharers Community Garden
Oct 8 @ 10:00 – 12:30

Across the road from Fitzroy Town Hall.

Click here to read about the garden.

Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Oct 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00

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.

Rushall Community Garden open day @ Rushall Community Garden
Oct 8 @ 12:00 – 15:00

See community gardening in action and pick up some homegrown goodies. The activities will include: seedling and fresh garden produce for sale; baked good, homemade jams and preserves; a workshop on gardening is small spaces; gardeners working their plots and sharing tips; and a BBQ, homemade lemon cordial, coffee and tea.

Click here to read about the garden.

Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Oct 8 @ 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.

Oct
9
Sun
Beginners bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Oct 9 @ 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.
Carlton Farmers’ Market @ Carlton North Primary School
Oct 9 @ 08:00 – 13:00

Enter via O’Grady Street.

Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Oct 9 @ 10:00 – 12:00

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.

Italian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Oct 9 @ 18:30 – 21:30

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: insalata (seasonal salad); pappardelle (fresh egg pasta); ragu al Genovese (stewed beef chuck); and ricotta gnocchi (potato dumplings).

Oct
12
Wed
Sourdough basics @ Work-Shop Melbourne
Oct 12 @ 18:30 – 20:00

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.

Oct
13
Thu
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Oct 13 @ 18:30 – 20:30

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.

Oct
14
Fri
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Oct 14 @ 14:00 – 17:00

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine.

The menu in odd numbered months: makizushi (sushi rolls); miso shiru (miso soup); tempura (mixed, fried vegetables, and prawn); and wakame goma ae (seaweed salad). The menu in even numbered months: tataki ponzu (fish with citrus soy sauce); ramen (noodles); dashi (seafood stock); kara-age (fried chicken); and nasu miso itame (eggplant miso stir fry).

Doburoku workshop @ The Fermentary
Oct 14 @ 18:30 – 20:30

Did you know you can make a simple, wild sake at home? They will teach you the Bodaimoto method – an ancient method relying on wild yeasts and a little nurturing. Take home your brew ready to ferment. Includes recipe, koji, rice and rice ball in jar.

Oct
15
Sat
Abbotsford Farmers’ Market @ Abbotsford Convent
Oct 15 @ 08:00 – 13:00
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Oct 15 @ 09:00 – 14:00

Every Saturday except during January.

Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Oct 15 @ 10:00 – 12:00

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.

Open Table, Fitzroy North @ Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Oct 15 @ 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.

Kraut, kefir, kimchi & kvass @ The Fermentary
Oct 15 @ 13:30 – 17:30

This is a fermenting ‘101’ class, where you will learn about salt, different preserving techniques, two of the most popular cabbage recipes (kraut and kimchi), a drink (kvass) and all about SCOBYs, with a focus on milk kefir.

You will take home everything you make during the course; a jar of kimchi, sauerkraut, milk kefir with SCOBY and a jar of kvass – including jars and airlocks for fermenting at home.

Thai cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Oct 15 @ 14:00 – 17:00

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: phrik nam plaa (fish sauce dressing); kaeng khiao wan (green curry paste) or kaeng phet (red curry paste); tod man khao pod (fried corn fritters); som tam (green papaya salad); and kaeng khiao wan kai (green curry chicken) or kaeng phed phet yang (red curry duck).

Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Oct 15 @ 18:30 – 21:00

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.

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