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Sep
18
Wed
Cooking master class – ‘can be vegetarian’ @ Gourmet Living
Sep 18 @ 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: chermoula spiced pumpkin salad; cheesy baked eggplant; and banana & caramel tart.

Sep
19
Thu
Maltese sweets @ Mill Park Library
Sep 19 @ 19:00 – 20:30

Author of Traditional Sweet Recipes from Malta, Sharon Spiteri will discuss the significance of traditional Maltese sweets with demonstrations and tastings.

Registration essential.

Sep
20
Fri
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Sep 20 @ 18:30 – 20:00

Menu: chicken saagwala/palak paneer – spinach-based tender chicken or veg option.

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 recipes and go through the step by step cooking process. The classes are held in a private kitchen.

Book by email.

Sep
22
Sun
Shio koji making and cooking @ Private address (address provided on booking)
Sep 22 @ 11:00 – 13:30

Shio koji is a Japanese fermented seasoning made with rice koji (cooked rice that has been inoculated with the fungus Aspergillus oryzae).

Book by email (hello.cookingwithkoji@gmail.com).

Vegan brunch cooking class @ The Beet Retreat
Sep 22 @ 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 smoothie bowls.

Sep
24
Tue
Cook Indian by the creek – kids special @ Private address
Sep 24 @ 11:00 – 12:30

Pack your own lunch – two hands-on dishes.

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 recipes and go through the step by step cooking process. The classes are held in a private kitchen.

Book by email.

Sep
25
Wed
Cooking master class – ‘foodie favourites of 2019’ @ Gourmet Living
Sep 25 @ 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: gnocchi pesto bake; quick simple chicken cacciatore; and chocolate mousse tart.

Sep
26
Thu
Nonna & Mum’s homestyle cooking class @ Furlan Club
Sep 26 @ 19:30 – 22:30
Sep
27
Fri
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Sep 27 @ 18:30 – 20:30

Menu: lamb kashmiri and naan bread – lamb simmered in spices with soft naan 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 will share their traditional recipes and go through the step by step cooking process. The classes are held in a private kitchen.

Book by email (cookindianbythecreek@gmail.com).

Sep
30
Mon
Lunchbox made easy in the Thermomix @ H-crib
Sep 30 @ 12:00 – 14:00

Learn how to make veg and cheese scrolls at a fraction of the cost, healthy muesli bars and muffins. Be a lunchbox warrior. Tastings available on the day. Kids are welcome they will have a playdough station set up on the day.

Oct
3
Thu
One meal many ways @ healthAbility
Oct 3 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Join healthAbility’s resident qualified chef Mel us for a cooking demonstration and find out how you can create a basic meal into multiple recipe options. Followed by morning tea.

Bookings by phone (9430 9100).

Eating for energy masterclass @ Chirnside Park Community Hub
Oct 3 @ 18:30 – 20:00

Led by Rosie Chehade. This class will provide an information session of the power of pure energy, clean eating 101, and 5 health hacks that will change your life. Learn about the power of real food as medicine, gain a balanced perspective of all things health and ditch the diet forever! Includes a mini smoothie demo.

Oct
4
Fri
Kids in the kitchen @ Under the Pickle Tree
Oct 4 @ 10:30 – 13:30

Facilitated by Kerry Meredith from Under The Pickle Tree. Get your kids in the kitchen for spring school holidays. Learn how to make delectable Vietnamese spring rolls ha noi style. Whereas southern rolls are slim, the northern version is fat and filling. Also make an authentic Vietnamese dipping sauce, homemade Vietnamese lime sodas and finish with a coconut ice-cream sundae. Your kids will learn about food safety and hygiene and cook you a delicious meal.

Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
Oct 4 @ 18:30 – 20:00

Menu: daal tadka and rice pulao – low calorie, gluten-free lentil masala with 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 session, they will share their traditional recipes and go through the step by step cooking process. The classes are held in a private kitchen.

Book by email.

All about cakes with Emelia Jackson ‘floral Spring style’ @ Gourmet Living
Oct 4 @ 19:00 – 21:00

Based on making sour cream & strawberry cake with hibiscus Swiss meringue buttercream & lemon curd, you will learn:

  • Cake recipe and baking.
  • How to fill and stack the cake so it is stable.
  • How to make Swiss meringue buttercream.
  • The watercolour technique.
  • Piping tips for rosettes.
  • Chocolate chards and decorations.

Antipasto, snacks, an entree and sparkling on arrival.

Oct
5
Sat
No Waste Cook Club @ North Fitzroy Library
Oct 5 @ 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 about the wonders of compost.

If you are not able to attend the workshop in the morning, you are welcome to share a free lunch with them afterwards at 1pm.

Cook and feast with Audra Morrice @ Kitchen Warehouse
Oct 5 @ 11:00 – 12:30

Join Audra Morrice, former MasterChef Australia finalist, as she cooks up recipes from her new book Cook and Feast.

Oct
6
Sun
Farewell Victoria – vegan cooking class party @ The Beet Retreat
Oct 6 @ 12:00 – 16:00

This is the final cooking class at The Beet Retreat because Jan is moving to Noosa.

They will be making a handful of my favourite recipes and then kicking back and enjoying a few hours together, talking, laughing, swapping stories and recipes, sharing food and wine, cuddling animals and each other! Please bring musical instruments if you play.

Jan will be teaching some of her house favourites, including: butterscotch cheesecake with choc peanut base; wonderland pancakes with roasted walnut and caramel ice cream; and walnut and black bean meatball spaghetti.

Oct
8
Tue
Thermomix eat well – demonstration-style cooking class @ Eltham Bowling Club
Oct 8 @ 18:30 – 20:30

The recipes to be demonstrated are all gluten free and will include: mango muesli with plain yoghurt; seeded tahini crackers; turmeric, lemon and ginger tea; either steamed salmon or hunters stew; white bean dip with chimichurri; quinoa with mixed greens and yoghurt dressing; smoky Mexican bean soup; carrot cake bliss balls; and ricotta and pistachio cheesecake. Tastings will be available throughout the evening. You will also receive a copy of all the recipes.

Cake decorating (6 sessions) @ Mitcham Community House
Oct 8 @ 19:00 – 21:30

6 consecutive Tuesdays from 8th October, each 7-9.30pm.

Learn how to cover a round or square cake in ganache and fondant, including tips and tricks.

Oct
10
Thu
Cooking master class – ‘festive faves’ @ Gourmet Living
Oct 10 @ 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: pesto pasta salad; honey citrus baked ham; and butterscotch mousse tart.

Oct
11
Fri
Cooking master class – ‘festive faves’ @ Gourmet Living
Oct 11 @ 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: pesto pasta salad; honey citrus baked ham; and butterscotch mousse tart.

Oct
12
Sat
Mozzarella and ricotta cheesemaking workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Oct 12 @ 09:00 – 11:30

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.
  • A tasting of the cheeses made.
  • Notes about the major steps of cheesemaking and resources for quality milk and supplies.
  • A 20% discount on cheesemaking kits and equipment purchased in conjunction with the workshop.

Join Jacqueline Bender as she demystifies the art of making two of Italy’s most beloved cheeses. You will make mozzarella and ricotta from bio-dynamic milk (or organic if unavailable) to be eaten at the conclusion of the class. Ricotta will be made from whole milk (paneer style), which you will roll in home-made dukkah (chopped nuts and spices).

Participants will be limited to 8 to maintain an informal interactive format.

Fermentation veg ferments and cultured condiments @ CERES
Oct 12 @ 10:00 – 14:00

What you will learn:

  • All about ferments.
  • How to ferment your own food.

What you will get:

  • Recipes to take home.
  • Samples of what you make.

Presenter: Monique Miller. Focusing on sauerkraut, fermented condiments such as lacto-fermented salsa, apple sauce, and also a broader range of fermented vegetables & fruits.

Creative Chinese vegetarian cooking @ Watsonia Library
Oct 12 @ 10:30 – 12:00

The EZ Veggie cooking group will show you how to make tasty, healthy, vegetarian dishes and will offer tastings during the session.

Registration essential.

Ombre cake decorating workshop @ Chirnside Park Community Hub
Oct 12 @ 13:00 – 15:00

In this class you will learn: the ombre buttercream icing technique; the colouring buttercream method; the smooth buttercream icing technique; and flower placement & arrangement. The class includes: double dark chocolate mud cake; buttercream & flowers; and a
box for transportation home.

Seasonal ferments: kimchi + kombucha @ Bee Sustainable
Oct 12 @ 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 will get:

  • Comprehensive workshop notes and references/further reading.
  • Your own vegetables ferments to take home.
  • A sampling of fermented food.

Presenter: Molly Bryson. Lacto-fermentation is a healthful, safe, low energy method of food preservation.

Participants will be limited to 8 to maintain an informal interactive format.

Oct
15
Tue
Diabetes and diet @ Hawthorn Community House
Oct 15 @ 19:00 – 20:30

Join their resident dietitian for increased knowledge, awareness and understanding about diabetes, the resources and tools to help prevent type 2 diabetes, and how to manage diabetes well.

Christmas hamper cooking @ Sharynvan Workshop
Oct 15 @ 19:30 – 21:00

Homemade goodies to give to teachers, coaches, friends, family or just for yourselves. This class will go through their personal favourites, new ideas, gift wrapping hamper items and how to cook these goodies. Get organised this year and make your Christmas gifts early.

Oct
16
Wed
Cooking master class – ‘festive faves’ @ Gourmet Living
Oct 16 @ 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: asparagus & ham puff tart; mustard roast pork loin; and pudding ice cream.

Oct
17
Thu
Artisan pasta with seasonal herbs @ Diamond Valley Library
Oct 17 @ 11:00 – 12:00

Join Marie Vasallo as she prepares artisan fresh pasta in a variety of flavours (sun dried tomato and cracked pepper) and fresh herb pesto from the library’s kitchen garden.

Demystifying bread @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Oct 17 @ 18:30 – 21:00

Nadine will demonstrate the technique of bread making and baking. Bring a container to take home your dough to bake at home. Suitable for beginners.

Cooking master class – ‘festive faves’ @ Gourmet Living
Oct 17 @ 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: asparagus & ham puff tart; mustard roast pork loin; and pudding ice cream.

Oct
19
Sat
Punjabi vegetarian food (N.W. India) with Taariq Hassan @ Living And Learning @ Ajani
Oct 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Learn how to make chappatti (wholemeal Indian Flat bread), daal tadka (spiced lentil stew), raita (natural yoghurt with chopped salad vegetables and seasoning) and seviyan (a milk-based dessert using short cut vermicelli). Printed recipes will be provided with suggested shops from which to obtain the ingredients.

Book by phone (9850 3687) or email (office@livelearnajani.org.au).

Pickling with Dayle @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Oct 19 @ 14:00 – 16:00

Join Dayle Barnett on a journey of microbiotic cultures. Learn how to enhance your food to unlock new healing powers which strengthen your immune system and improve your overall health and well-being. This class will give you a background of fermentation, introduce you to the concept of pickling and fermenting vegetables as well as provide you with easy recipes and a hands-on opportunity to make sauerkraut to take home.

Book by phone (9870 2602).

Oct
20
Sun
Vegan cooking Italian style @ CERES
Oct 20 @ 10:00 – 15:00

What you will learn:

  • Some new vegan dishes.
  • Hands-on learning.

Presenter: Michelle. You will be shown a selection of vegan dishes with an Italian flavour and you will finish with a feast. Menu: Napoli sauce; arancini; rosemary and olive focaccia; ricotta and spinach stuffed shells; and almond and cherry cake.

Oct
24
Thu
Cooking master class – ‘BBQ salads’ @ Gourmet Living
Oct 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: chilli sesame chicken salad; lamb fillet & roast veg salad; and banana, caramel & meringue salad.

Oct
25
Fri
Cooking master class – ‘BBQ salads’ @ Gourmet Living
Oct 25 @ 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 salad; lamb fillet & roast veg salad; and banana, caramel & meringue salad.

Oct
26
Sat
Knockout gnocchi @ Kitchen Warehouse
Oct 26 @ 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 every nook and cranny that makes this classic Italian dish a favourite.

Tapas – taste of Spain @ Kitchen Warehouse
Oct 26 @ 10:00 – 11:30

Learn how to prepare and perfect the flavours of a variety of Spanish tapas, from the traditional to the modern.

Handmade pasta workshop @ Kitchen Warehouse
Oct 26 @ 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.

Seafood paella @ Kitchen Warehouse
Oct 26 @ 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 indulge your senses in its flavours and aroma.