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Oct
2
Sun
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.

Seasonal home cooking: springtime classics (3 sessions) @ Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
Oct 2 @ 10:00 – 13:00

This is a three session workshop on Sundays, 2nd, 9th and 16th October, each 10am-1pm.

Prepare seasonal dishes using fresh spring produce. They will show you how to make the most of every part of the vegetables when cooking seasonally, thus reducing waste.

Presenter: Scott Hitchins.

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
3
Mon
Pizza masterclass with Antonio @ Platform 3095
Oct 3 @ 18:00 – 20:30

You will learn: how to make dough by hand; stretching techniques; how to use a pizza paddle; and pizza classico (classic style pizza in the oven) and pizze fritte (fried pizza). You will make both savoury and sweet pizzas, and you will get to cook and eat the pizzas.

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.
Hot chocolate workshop @ Koonung Cottage Community House
Oct 4 @ 19:00 – 21:00

Learn to customise your own mixes, explore new flavour combinations, and relax with fellow hot chocolate enthusiasts. Tastings and biscuits provided.

Oct
5
Wed
Seasonal home cooking: springtime classics (3 sessions) @ Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
Oct 5 @ 10:00 – 13:00

This is a three session workshop on Wednesdays, 5th, 12th and 19th October, each 10am-1pm.

Prepare seasonal dishes using fresh spring produce. They will show you how to make the most of every part of the vegetables when cooking seasonally, thus reducing waste.

Presenter: Scott Hitchins.

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
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.

Truffle and praline workshop @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
Oct 8 @ 18:00 – 22:00

Learn how to create handmade chocolates from start to finish using your creative influences to make unique flavours and shapes. They will cover flavour combinations, ganache based flavours, nut pralines, enrobing methods and finishes. You will take home all you make in the workshop along with the recipes and an instruction booklet.

Oct
9
Sun
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.

Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Oct 9 @ 10:30 – 15:00

Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com).

2022
11th December: Spinach gnocchi with napoli sauce; Tiramisu with homemade lady biscuits; and Crostoli.
13th November: Homemade lasagne bolognese; Ciambelle (Italian donuts); and Jam biscuits.
16th October: Arancini; Cartocci; and Gnocchi di ricotta with creamy mushroom sauce.
9th October: Homemade Bolognese Lasagna; Arancini; and Jam Biscuits.
2nd October: Fettucine w chicken & Mushroom Sauce; Cartocci Donuts; and Nonna Concetta Amaretti Biscuits.
25th September: Ricotta Gnocchi w Mushroom Sauce; Arancini; and Ciambelle (Italian Donuts w Italian Cream.
11th September: Potato Gnocchi w Napoli Sauce & Meatballs; Arancini; and Crostoli Biscuits.
28th August: Homemade Pizza; and Fresh Pasta w Bolognese & Basil Pesto Sauce.
21st August: Spinach Gnocchi w Spinach & Basil Sauce; Vegetarian Arancini; and Crostoli.
7th August: Homemade Fettuccine w Involtini; Arancini; and Peach Cream.
24th July: Potato Gnocchi w Napoli Sauce; Cannoli w Ricotta; and Tiramisu w Homemade Lady Finger Biscuits.
10th July: Homemade Lasagna w Bolognese Sauce; Cannoli w Italian Cream; and Cantocci- Italian Donuts.
26th June: Potato Gnocchi with Bolognese Sauce; Cannoli with Ricotta; and Angel Biscuits.
12th June: Osso Bucco with Polenta; ?Arancini; and Ciambelle.
29th May: Papadelle with Fresh Broccoli & Garlic; Tiramisu with Homemade Savoiardi; and Potato Croquette.
15th May: Tortellini with Chicken Brodo; Nonna Concetta Amaretti; and Cantucci.
1st May: Ravioli with Ricotta – Spinach, garlic & Chilly; Eggplant Croquetsl and Cannoli with Italian Cream.
3rd April: Potato/ Pumpkin Gnocchi with Gorgonzola & Sage Sauce; Vegetarian Arancini; and Cannoli with Ricotta.
20th March: Fettucini with Lamb Shanks; Arancini; and Peach with Cream.
6th March: Fettuccine with Chicken & Mushroom Sauce; Crostoil; and Angel Biscuits/ Almond Bread.
20th February: Cavettelli with Meatballs & Navoil Sauce; Corentti with Italian Cream; and Cantucci Biscuits.
6th February: Ravioli Di Ricotta with Ragu Sauce; Arancini; and Jam Biscuits.

2021
28th November: Parppardelle w/ Ragu Sauce; Arancini; and Crostoil.
14th November: Cavatelli w/ Meatball Sauce; Cornetti w/ Pasticcera Italian Cream; and Angel Biscuits.
31st October: Arancini; Gnocchi w/ Potatoes & Mushroom Sauce; and Canrocci w/ Italian Cream.
5th September: Fettucini w/ Invoiltini; Stuffed Eggpplants; Ciambelle (Italian Donuts).
29th August: Tortellini w/ Napoli Sauce; Eggplant Slice; and Cartocci w/ Italian Cream.
22nd August: Parppardelle w/ Ragu Sauce; Arancini; and Crostoil.
15th August: Cavatelli w/ Meatball Sauce; Cornetti w/ Pasticcera Italian Cream; and
Angel Biscuits.
8th August: Arancini; Gnocchi w/ Potatoes & Mushroom Sauce; and Canrocci w/ Italian Cream.
1st August: Arancini; Ravioli Di Ricotta; and Jam Biscuits.
25th July: Parppardelle w/ Ragu Sauce; Arancini; and Crostoil.
18th July: Tortellini w/ Napoli Sauce; Eggplant Slice; and Cartocci w/ Italian Cream.
11th July: Arancini; Potato & Pumpkin Gnocchi w/ Gorgonzola & Sage Sauce; and Crostoil .
4th July: Tortellini w/ Chicken Broth; Ciambelle (Italian Donuts); and Angel Biscuits.
27th June: Arancini; Ravioli Di Ricotta w/ Burnt Butter and Sage Sauce; and Canrocci w/ Italian Cream.
20th June: Fettuccine w Chicken & Mushroom Sauce; Arancini; and Cartocci w/ Cream.
13th June: Homemade Bolognese Lasagna; Potato Croquettes; and Cornetti w/ Italian Cream.
6th June: Tortellini w/ Chicken Broth; Ciambelle (Italian Donuts); and Angel Biscuits.
30th May: Arancini; Fettuccini w/ Ragu; and Cantocci w/ Italian Cream.
23rd May: Gnocchi with Mushroom Sauce; Crostoli; and Nonna Concetta Amaretti.
16th May: Fettuccine w/ Aubergine Arrabbiata Sauce (hot sauce); Ossobuco w/ Polenta; and Ciambelle.
2nd May: Homemade Meatballs w/ Napoli Sauce; Cavatelli w/ Mushroom Sauce; and Crostoli.

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
11
Tue
The ultimate biscuit class @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
Oct 11 @ 10:00 – 15:00

Learn about flours and how they interact with other ingredients. Learn a variety of techniques and textures to create many different types of biscuits from shortbreads, to fancy petit fours, wedged with ganache and dipped in chocolate. They will cover shelf life, storage, freezing and nutritional input. They will include gluten free, dairy free and nut free recipes. You will take home 1kg of assorted biscuits made in the class plus their recipes.

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
The cook program (9 sessions) @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Oct 13 @ 09:30 – 13:30

On Thursdays, 9.30am-1.30pm, starting 13th October and ending 8th December.

As well as enjoying delicious food and meeting new people, the objective of this course is to develop social connection and learn new skills – from knife handling to creating cost-effective meals. Cooking from different cultures and for different health considerations will be touched upon, as will planning and delivering a community lunch event. Presenter: chef, Tony Chiodo.

Enrol by either phone (9386 9418) or email (info@bnhc.vic.edu.au).

Prepare and share: dishes from around the globe @ Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
Oct 13 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Learn how to cook and then taste a mystery dish.

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
Blokes in the kitchen (3 sessions) @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Oct 14 @ 09:00 – 12:00

The three sessions will be on Fridays, 14th October, 11th November and 9th December, each 9am-midday.

Learn to prepare simple meals with other blokes under Shawn’s guidance. Enjoy a shared meal and conversation to finish the session.

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).

Oct
15
Sat
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.

Sourdough workshop @ Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House
Oct 15 @ 10:00 – 13:30

The Fermented Mumma will break down this traditional bread making method into simple easy-to-follow steps. You will take home a ready-to-bake sourdough as well as instructions, electronic and hard copy, a jar of bubbly starter (natural yeast), a proving basket and ongoing online support from The Fermented Mumma.

Cultural cooking – Indian condiments @ Alphington Community Centre
Oct 15 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Manu will show you how to make Indian condiments.

Rosa’s Saturday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Oct 15 @ 14:00 – 18:00

Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com).

2022
10th December: Homemade fettucine with involtini and napoli sauce; Arancini; and Peaches with cream.
26th November: Bolognese lasagne; Ciambelle (Italian donuts); and Cannoli with Italian cream.
12th November: Ricotta gnocchi with creamy mushroom sauce; Cartocci with Italian cream; and Crostoli.
29th October: Ravioli Di Ricotta w Ragu Sauce; Arancini; and Jam Biscuits.
1st October: Gnocchi Di Ricotta w Creamy Mushroom Sauce; Arancini; and Cartocci w Italian Cream – Italian Donuts.
24th September: Pappardelle w Ragu Sauce; Nonna Concetta Amaretti Biscuits; and Cannoli w Italian Cream.
10th September: Homemade Fettuccine w Meatballs; Cannelloni Pasta w Ricotta; and Ciambelle (Italian Custard Filled Donuts).
3rd September: Potato Gnocchi w/ Cream & Mushroom Sauce; Cartocci w Italian Cream- Italian Donuts; and Ciambelle- Italian Donuts.
20th August: Homemade Penne w Involitini & Napoli Sauce; Tiramisu w Homemade Lady Finger Biscuits; and Cannoli w Italian Cream.
6th August: Cavatelli w Napoli-Meatball Sauce; Cornetti w Italian Cream; and Arancini.
23rd July: Arancini; Ravioli Di Ricotta w Ragu; and Jam Biscuits.
9th July: Gnocchi Di Ricotta w Creamy Mushroom Sauce; Arancini; and Cartocci w Italian Cream – Italian Donuts.
2nd April: Arancini; Gnocchi w Mushroom Sauce; and Cartocci with Italian Cream (Italian Cone Shaped Donuts)
19th March: Homemade Penne Pasta w Meatballs w Napoli Sauce; Arancini; and Pistachio Amaretti Biscuits.
5th March: Ravioli with Ricotta & Spinach Garlic Chilli & Basil Sauce; Eggplant Croquettes; and Cannoli with Italian Cream.
19th February: Pappardelle with Fresh Broccoli w Garlic & Oil; Potato Croquettes; and Tiramisu w Homemade Savoriardi Biscuits.
5th February: Fusilli with Involtini; Angel Biscuits- Almond Bread; and Cornetti with Italian Cream.

2021
11th December: Penne w/ Meatball and Napoli Sauce; Arancini; and Eggplant Slice.
27th November: Arancini; Gnocchi Di Ricotta w/ Mushrom Sauce; and Cartocci w/ Italian Pasticcera Cream.
13th November: Fettucini w/ Chicken & Mushroom Sauce; Crostoli; and Ciambelle.
30th October: Fusilli w/ Involtini; Homemade Tiramisu; and Cantucci Almond Biscuits.
4th September: Potato Gnocchi w/ Cream & Mushroom Sauce; Potato Croquettes; and Sweet Ravioli w/ Chestnut Pure.
28th August: Traditional Arancini; Ravioli Di Ricotta w/ Ragu; and Nonna Concetta Armaretti.
21st August: Penne w/ Meatball and Napoli Sauce; Arancini; and Eggplant Slice.
14th August: Arancini; Gnocchi Di Ricotta w/ Mushrom Sauce; and Cartocci w/ Italian Pasticcera Cream.
7th August: Fettucini w/ Chicken & Mushroom Sauce; Crostoli; and Ciambelle.
31st July: Fusilli w/ Involtini; Homemade Tiramisu; and Cntucci Almond Biscuits.
24th July: Arancini; Homemade Penne w/ Meatballs; and Ciambelle (Italain Donuts).
17th July: Gnocchi Di Ricotta w/ Three Cheese Sauce; Ciambelle; and Cannoli Di Ricotta.
10th July: Home Made Bread; Spinach Gnocchi w/ Burnt Butter Sauce; and Cartocci w/ Italian Cream (Italian Cone Shaped Donuts).
3rd July: Arancini; Cavatelli w/ Meatballs; and Nonna Concetta Amaretti .
26th June: Gnocchi Di Ricotta w/ Mushroom Sauce; Crostoli; and Ciambelle (Italian Donuts).
19th June: Arancini; Crostoli; and Potato Gnocchi w/ Pumpkin Gorgonzola & Sage Sauce .
12th June: Gnocci w. Ricotta w/ Three Cheese Sauce; Cannoli Di Ricotta; and Ciambelle.
5th June: Home Made Bread; Spinach Gnocchi w/ Burnt Butter Sauce; and Cannoli w/ Italian Cream.
29th May: Traditional Arancini; Nonna Concetta Armaretti; and Cavatelli w/ Meatballs.
22nd May: Ricotta Gnocchi w/ Mushroom Sauce; Crostoli; and Ciambelle (Italian Donuts).
15th May: Tortellini w/ Chicken Brodo; Ciambelle; and Angel Biscuits.
8th May: Arancini; Gnocchi w/ Fresh Pesto; and Crostoli.
1st May: Home Made Focaccia; Cavatelli Pasta w/ Mushroom Sauce; and Nonna Concetta Amaretti Biscuits.

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.

Oct
16
Sun
Artisan bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Oct 16 @ 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.

Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Oct 16 @ 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.

Triple cream brie cheese @ CERES
Oct 16 @ 10:00 – 16:00

What you will learn: how to make your own triple cream brie and gourmet feta cheeses; how to make ricotta cheese; and about different cheeses.

Presenters: Janet Clayton and Charlene Angus from Cheeselinks.

Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Oct 16 @ 10:30 – 15:00

Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com).

2022
11th December: Spinach gnocchi with napoli sauce; Tiramisu with homemade lady biscuits; and Crostoli.
13th November: Homemade lasagne bolognese; Ciambelle (Italian donuts); and Jam biscuits.
16th October: Arancini; Cartocci; and Gnocchi di ricotta with creamy mushroom sauce.
9th October: Homemade Bolognese Lasagna; Arancini; and Jam Biscuits.
2nd October: Fettucine w chicken & Mushroom Sauce; Cartocci Donuts; and Nonna Concetta Amaretti Biscuits.
25th September: Ricotta Gnocchi w Mushroom Sauce; Arancini; and Ciambelle (Italian Donuts w Italian Cream.
11th September: Potato Gnocchi w Napoli Sauce & Meatballs; Arancini; and Crostoli Biscuits.
28th August: Homemade Pizza; and Fresh Pasta w Bolognese & Basil Pesto Sauce.
21st August: Spinach Gnocchi w Spinach & Basil Sauce; Vegetarian Arancini; and Crostoli.
7th August: Homemade Fettuccine w Involtini; Arancini; and Peach Cream.
24th July: Potato Gnocchi w Napoli Sauce; Cannoli w Ricotta; and Tiramisu w Homemade Lady Finger Biscuits.
10th July: Homemade Lasagna w Bolognese Sauce; Cannoli w Italian Cream; and Cantocci- Italian Donuts.
26th June: Potato Gnocchi with Bolognese Sauce; Cannoli with Ricotta; and Angel Biscuits.
12th June: Osso Bucco with Polenta; ?Arancini; and Ciambelle.
29th May: Papadelle with Fresh Broccoli & Garlic; Tiramisu with Homemade Savoiardi; and Potato Croquette.
15th May: Tortellini with Chicken Brodo; Nonna Concetta Amaretti; and Cantucci.
1st May: Ravioli with Ricotta – Spinach, garlic & Chilly; Eggplant Croquetsl and Cannoli with Italian Cream.
3rd April: Potato/ Pumpkin Gnocchi with Gorgonzola & Sage Sauce; Vegetarian Arancini; and Cannoli with Ricotta.
20th March: Fettucini with Lamb Shanks; Arancini; and Peach with Cream.
6th March: Fettuccine with Chicken & Mushroom Sauce; Crostoil; and Angel Biscuits/ Almond Bread.
20th February: Cavettelli with Meatballs & Navoil Sauce; Corentti with Italian Cream; and Cantucci Biscuits.
6th February: Ravioli Di Ricotta with Ragu Sauce; Arancini; and Jam Biscuits.

2021
28th November: Parppardelle w/ Ragu Sauce; Arancini; and Crostoil.
14th November: Cavatelli w/ Meatball Sauce; Cornetti w/ Pasticcera Italian Cream; and Angel Biscuits.
31st October: Arancini; Gnocchi w/ Potatoes & Mushroom Sauce; and Canrocci w/ Italian Cream.
5th September: Fettucini w/ Invoiltini; Stuffed Eggpplants; Ciambelle (Italian Donuts).
29th August: Tortellini w/ Napoli Sauce; Eggplant Slice; and Cartocci w/ Italian Cream.
22nd August: Parppardelle w/ Ragu Sauce; Arancini; and Crostoil.
15th August: Cavatelli w/ Meatball Sauce; Cornetti w/ Pasticcera Italian Cream; and
Angel Biscuits.
8th August: Arancini; Gnocchi w/ Potatoes & Mushroom Sauce; and Canrocci w/ Italian Cream.
1st August: Arancini; Ravioli Di Ricotta; and Jam Biscuits.
25th July: Parppardelle w/ Ragu Sauce; Arancini; and Crostoil.
18th July: Tortellini w/ Napoli Sauce; Eggplant Slice; and Cartocci w/ Italian Cream.
11th July: Arancini; Potato & Pumpkin Gnocchi w/ Gorgonzola & Sage Sauce; and Crostoil .
4th July: Tortellini w/ Chicken Broth; Ciambelle (Italian Donuts); and Angel Biscuits.
27th June: Arancini; Ravioli Di Ricotta w/ Burnt Butter and Sage Sauce; and Canrocci w/ Italian Cream.
20th June: Fettuccine w Chicken & Mushroom Sauce; Arancini; and Cartocci w/ Cream.
13th June: Homemade Bolognese Lasagna; Potato Croquettes; and Cornetti w/ Italian Cream.
6th June: Tortellini w/ Chicken Broth; Ciambelle (Italian Donuts); and Angel Biscuits.
30th May: Arancini; Fettuccini w/ Ragu; and Cantocci w/ Italian Cream.
23rd May: Gnocchi with Mushroom Sauce; Crostoli; and Nonna Concetta Amaretti.
16th May: Fettuccine w/ Aubergine Arrabbiata Sauce (hot sauce); Ossobuco w/ Polenta; and Ciambelle.
2nd May: Homemade Meatballs w/ Napoli Sauce; Cavatelli w/ Mushroom Sauce; and Crostoli.

Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Oct 16 @ 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: nuoc cham (fish sauce); goi du du (mango/papaya salad); pho ga (rice noodles with aromatic chicken broth); cha ca thang long (fried fish with dill and turmeric); and cha gio (Vietnamese spring rolls).

Oct
19
Wed
Miso making evening @ The Fermentary
Oct 19 @ 18:30 – 20:30

You will learn how to make miso, shio koji and shoyu koji. Squish and mix for yourself a large jar of miso to take home and ferment for as long as you like. Start the evening with a warm bowl of miso and some nibbles.

Oct
20
Thu
Intro to nutrition and food (8 sessions) @ Bridge Darebin
Oct 20 @ 10:30 – 13:30

8 sessions on Thursdays, starting 20th October, 10.30am-1.30pm.

You will explore nutritional theory, healthy eating concepts and gain hands-on culinary skills. You will learn about the nutrients specific to each food group and their benefits, including how energy is balanced to maintain a healthy weight. The course will also cover how to decipher labelling on food packaging to build a healthy meal plan on a budget. Hands-on cooking and eating.

The sessions will be led by a certified nutritionist.

Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Oct 20 @ 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
21
Fri
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Oct 21 @ 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
22
Sat
Sourdough bread workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Oct 22 @ 09:00 – 11:30

What you will learn: ways to create and look after your own sourdough starter culture; the flour to use for the best nutrition and results; ways to knead sticky high hydration dough for a more authentic sourdough loaf; the equipment needed to produce a great looking and tasting sourdough tin loaf at home; and ways to bake sourdough bread using a bread tin in a home oven.

What you will get: comprehensive workshop notes; sourdough starter culture; and a discount on a professional quality bread tin.

Join Rick Lavender of The Life We Want as he demonstrates this age old process and introduces you to the equipment and skills required to get started baking at home.

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

Beginners cheese making class @ That's Amore Cheese
Oct 22 @ 10:00 – 15:00

What you will learn: how to make hand-stretched fresh mozzarella and create bocconcini; how to make primo sale; and how to make fresh ricotta.

What you will get: Italian style lunch; and primo sale and freshly made mozzarella to take home.

Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Oct 22 @ 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.

Sourdough bread making @ Living And Learning @ Ajani
Oct 22 @ 10:00 – 12:30

Learn all the steps to make your own sourdough at home with this simple recipe. You will take home a sourdough starter and some home dough to bake. Take a 2 litre container with a lid and an apron.

Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Oct 22 @ 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: nuoc cham (fish sauce); goi du du (mango/papaya salad); pho ga (rice noodles with aromatic chicken broth); cha ca thang long (fried fish with dill and turmeric); and cha gio (Vietnamese spring rolls).

Oct
23
Sun
Beginners bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Oct 23 @ 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.

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