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May
28
Sat
Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 28 @ 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.

May
29
Sun
Camembert and gourmet fetta cheese @ CERES
May 29 @ 10:00 – 16:00

What you will learn: how to make your own camembert and fetta cheese; how to make ricotta cheese; and about different cheeses.

Presenters: Janet Clayton and Charlene Angus from Cheeselinks.

Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 29 @ 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
May 29 @ 10:30 – 14:30

Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com).

2022
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
May 29 @ 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).

Indian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
May 29 @ 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. The menu: chicken tikka masala, prawn curry masala, naan, mint raita and palak paneer.

May
31
Tue
The ultimate biscuit class @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
May 31 @ 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.

The mighty booch – DIY kombucha @ Work-Shop Melbourne
May 31 @ 18:30 – 20:00

The Fermented Mumma will discuss the process and benefits of fermentation, the problems with pre-packaged kombucha, and the endless flavour combinations for your custom booch. She will introduce you to a scoby (which stands for ‘symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast’), the low-pH ‘mother’ from which your kombucha will spring. First, black tea and sugar are brewed together to make the starter tea. This is then poured over the scoby, covered in a cheesecloth, and left to ferment. The yeast consumes the sugar, excreting alcohol, which is processed by the bacteria into vinegar, providing a natural carbonation and tangy zing. New scoby babies form in the process.

Jun
1
Wed
Truffle and praline workshop @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
Jun 1 @ 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.

Jun
2
Thu
Ladies day in the kitchen @ Yarra Glen Living & Learning Centre
Jun 2 @ 09:30 – 12:00

Jill Bowen Hess will discuss warm hearty soups with tasty savoury additions. Also, something sweet to complete the meal.

On the enrolment form, enter class/workshop code ‘CJ’.

Italian kids cooking class @ Balwyn Community Centre
Jun 2 @ 16:30 – 18:30

Your child will learn how to make Italian pasta from scratch. When they are finished cooking, the group will sit down to enjoy their home-cooked dinner. The class is taught by Carmela.

Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 2 @ 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.

La cucina Toscana @ La Cucina di Sandra
Jun 2 @ 18:30 – 22:30

What you will learn:

  • How to prepare authentic Italian food from Tuscany.

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.
Jun
3
Fri
Cooking with Australian ingredients master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 3 @ 14:00 – 17:00

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Make a 3 course meal using local and native ingredients, including learning their health benefits, and then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. The prepared dishes will comprise: cheddar cheese dumplings with warrigal greens
smoked kangaroo tenderloin or lamb racks with taro and beurre rouge; murray cod or barramundi steamed in banana leaf; and damper ‘flatbread’ with mountain pepper.

Gnocchi in tutta l’Italia @ La Cucina di Sandra
Jun 3 @ 18:30 – 22:30

What you will learn:

  • Explore the less known varieties of gnocchi.
  • Make gnocchi of different kinds, not just from potatoes.

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.
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 3 @ 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).

Middle Eastern cooking @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Jun 3 @ 18:30 – 21:30

Learn about the flavours of Middle Eastern cooking. Try out recipes and cooking methods while preparing a three course menu. Stay and share your freshly prepared dinner with the group.

Jun
4
Sat
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 4 @ 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.

Chinese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 4 @ 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 beer and wine. The menu: dan dan mian (chilli oil and sesame noodles with ground pork); la mian (fresh wheat noodles); ganbian sijidou (dry fried green beans); mapo tofu (tofu with chilli bean paste); dong po rou (braised pork belly); and la yu (chilli oil).

Fire cider tonic making @ CERES
Jun 4 @ 14:00 – 16:30

Fire cider is a winter warming digestive and immune system boosting tonic made from commonly available kitchen ingredients.

What you will learn: the history and beneficial properties of fire cider; how to prepare and preserve your ingredients; and how to incorporate fire cider into other recipes.

Presenter: Naabi Methe.

Indonesian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 4 @ 18:30 – 21:30

This is a hands-on Indonesian Bali 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: bumbu merah (fragrant spice paste); kecap kachang (peanut sauce with sweet soy sauce); ayam satay (grilled turmeric chicken skewers); rendang daging sedap (beef stewed with toasted coconut); gado gado (steamed vegetables with sweet soy peanut sauce); and nasi kuning (turmeric rice).

Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 4 @ 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).

Jun
5
Sun
Artisan bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Jun 5 @ 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.

A master class in Thai cooking on charcoal @ Under the Pickle Tree
Jun 5 @ 10:00 – 14:30

Presenter: Kelly Meredith from Under The Pickle Tree. Learn how make: Thai jungle curry (barramundi or vegetarian); char-grilled isaan chicken with three sisters spice paste; green papaya salad; sticky rice and Thai dipping sauce; and laarb chicken or mushroom.

Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 5 @ 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 Italian style @ CERES
Jun 5 @ 10:00 – 15:00

Presenter: Daniele. 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; cavatelli pasta; and chocolate cake.

Gnocchi making masterclass @ 113Eatery
Jun 5 @ 11:00 – 13:30

Edoardo Nicita, from Shop 225, will show you have to make and shape gnocchi dough plus two accompanying sauces. At the end, you will eat the creations with your new found foodie friends!

Asian cooking with parents and kids @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 5 @ 14:00 – 16:00

This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Depending on the month, the menu will include dishes from Thailand, Japan, Vietnam or China.

Korean cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 5 @ 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: kimchi, Korean style spicy chicken; haejanggguk (beef, cabbage and spice paste stew); and Korean pancake with seasonal ingredients.

Jun
6
Mon
Men in the kitchen @ Yarra Glen Living & Learning Centre
Jun 6 @ 18:30 – 21:00

Jill Bowen Hess will discuss will discuss warm hearty soups with tasty savoury additions.

On the enrolment form, enter class/workshop code ‘MK’.

Jun
7
Tue
Masterclass – make your own pizza and pasta @ Coburg Library
Jun 7 @ 18:30 – 20:00

Learn how to make pizza and pasta. You will learn how to stretch and roll the dough and also how to make fresh spaghetti.

Jun
8
Wed
Indian cooking – Punjabi (two sessions) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Jun 8 @ 18:30 – 20:30

This is a two-session workshop, with the two sessions being on Wednesday, 8th June and Wednesday, 22nd June, both 6.30-8.30pm.

Tutor: Taariq Hassan. Learn how to cook a healthy North West Indian vegetarian meal from scratch using authentic ingredients.

Jun
9
Thu
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 9 @ 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.

Sourdough basics @ Work-Shop Melbourne
Jun 9 @ 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.

Jun
10
Fri
Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 10 @ 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.

Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Jun 10 @ 18:00 – 22:00

Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com).

2022
24th June:Ravioli Di Ricotta with Ragu; Arancini; and Cantucci.
10th June: Fettuccine with Involtini; Potato Croquettes; and Angel Biscuits.
27th May: Cavatelli with Meatballs; Arancini; and Peach with Italian Cream.
13th May: Pappardelle with Ragu Sauce; Eggplant Slice; and Ciambelle.
29th April: Gnocchi with Ricotta Mushroom Sauce; Arancini; and Jam & Nutella Biscuits
1st April: Beetroot Pappardelle with Pesto & Goats Cheese; Cantocci Biscuits; and Nonna Concetta Amaretti.
18th March: Gnocchi with Ricotta Mushroom Sauce; Arancini; and Jam Biscuits.
4th March: Cavatelli with Meatballs; Eggplant Slice; and Cornetti with Italian Cream.
18th February: Tortollini with Napoli Sauce; Arancini; and Ciambelle.
4th February: Pappardelle with Ragu Sauce; Arancini; and Crostata di Ricotta with Chocolate.

2021
10th December: Homemade Bread; Fusilli w/ Mushroom Ragu; and Cartocci w/ Italian Cream.
26th November: Pappardelle w/ Ragu Sauce; Arancini; and Crostata di Ricotta w/ Chocolate.
12th November: Ravioli Di Ricotta w/ Burnt Butter & Sage Sauce; Arancini; and Crostoli.
29th October: Gnoochi w/ Mushroom Sauce; Angel Biscuits; and Cannoli w/ Pasticceria Cream.
3rd September: Ricotta Gnocchi w/ Mushroom Sauce; Tiramisu w/ Homemade Savoiardi Biscuits; and Ciambelle- Italian Donuts.
27th August: Homemade Bread; Fusilli w/ Mushroom Ragu; and Cartocci w/ Italian Cream.
20th August: Pappardelle w/ Ragu Sauce; Arancini; and Crostata di Ricotta w/ Chocolate.
6 August: Ravioli Di Ricotta w/ Burnt Butter & Sage Sauce; Arancini; and Crostoli.
30th July: Gnoochi w/ Mushroom Sauce; Angel Biscuits; and Cannoli w/ Pasticceria Cream
23rd July: Pappardelle w/ Ragu Sauce; Arancini; and Crostata di Ricotta w/ Chocolate.
16th July: Fettuccine w/ Involtini; Angel Biscuits; and Jam and Nutella Biscuits.
9th July: Potato Gnocchi w/ Chicken & Mushroom Sauce; Crostoli; and Pistachio Amaretti.
2nd July: Ricotta Gnocchi w/ Mushroom Sauce; Tiramisu w/ Homemade Savoiardi Biscuits; and Cantucci.
25th June: Pappardelle w/ Ragu Sauce; Arancini; and Cannoli w/ Italian Cream.
18th June: Stuffed Calamari; Tomato Pappardelle w/ Homemade Pesto and Goats Cheese; and Cannoli w/ Ricotta.
11th June: Ravioli Di Ricotta w/ Burnt Butter and Sage Sauce; Nonna Concetta Armaretti; and Cannoli w/ Italian Cream.
4th June: Ravioli Di Ricotta w/ Porcini Mushroom Sauce; Eggplant Croquettes; and Crostata di Ricotta w. Chocolate (Italian Tart).
28th May: Home Made Farfale Pasta w/ Pork Fennel Sausage; Cantucci; and Crostoli.
21st May: Pappardelle w/ Homemade Pesto; Arancini; and Cannoli Di Ricotta.
14th May: Fettuccine w/ Chicken & Mushroom Sauce; Cartocci w/ Italian Cream (Italian Cone Shaped Donuts); and Arancini.
7th May: Fettuccine w/ Involtini; Angel Biscuits (Almond Bread); and Jam and Nutella Biscuits.
30th April: Potato Gnocchi w. Chicken and Mushroom Sauce; Pistachio Amaretti; and Crostoli.

Thai cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 10 @ 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).

Jun
11
Sat
Become a junior chocolatier @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Jun 11 @ 09:00 – 09:45

In a 45 minute ‘parent-free zone’, children aged 6–12 years can learn from their chocolatiers how to make their very own chocolate creations. Includes personalised badge, chef’s hat and apron, graduation certificate plus take home three chocolate creations to enjoy.

Become a junior chocolatier @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Jun 11 @ 10:00 – 10:45

In a 45 minute ‘parent-free zone’, children aged 6–12 years can learn from their chocolatiers how to make their very own chocolate creations. Includes personalised badge, chef’s hat and apron, graduation certificate plus take home three chocolate creations to enjoy.

Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 11 @ 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.

How to create almost vegetarian recipes @ Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
Jun 11 @ 10:00 – 12:30

Not quite ready to give up meat, but you’d like to reduce its significance in your family’s diet and budget? In this cooking and tasting demonstration, Scott Hitchins will show you how to feed four with one sausage, make three family meals from one chicken and make a lentil bolognaise. Learn tips and tricks to reduce meat in recipes, or remove it altogether, without compromising on flavour.

Indian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jun 11 @ 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 or beer. The menu: chicken tikka masala, prawn curry masala, naan, mint raita and palak paneer.

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