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May
22
Wed
Flavor Full cooking class
May 22 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Take advantage of the spices and herbs found in your local grocery store and warm up your food with natural flavours. You will be shown how to use spices in simple ways, alongside a variety of grains, legumes and flours that you might not even know exist but are actually available in your local store. You will also learn eco-friendly methods of cooking that will help you to reduce your gas/electricity usage.

Introduction to Turkish cooking @ Clota Cottage Neighbourhood House
May 22 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Join Arzu Yilmaz for a cooking and cultural adventure. Learn how to make four different vegetarian dishes: a lentil soup, a meze, Turkish borek and a dessert. Arzu will also talk about her experiences as an Istanbul girl and her Turkish identity.

Book by phone (0403 046680).

May
23
Thu
Cheese class @ Organic Fix
May 23 @ 19:00 – 21:00

Learn how to make bocconcini, mozzarella, ricotta, haloumi and mascarpone. Vegan walnut cheese tasting. Includes a $40 cheese making kit so that you can get started as soon as you are home.

Book by phone (9424 1861) or by person at Organic Fix.

May
24
Fri
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
May 24 @ 18:00 – 19:45

Menu: lamb rogan josh with flat 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.

Cooking master class – healthy Winter warmers @ Gourmet Living
May 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: Winter minestrone; spiced chicken medallions; and spiced fruit compote.

May
25
Sat
Basic bakes @ Kitchen Warehouse
May 25 @ 10:00 – 11:30

Learn how to get the consistent results you’ve always dreamed of! They will share with you the tips and tricks behind a successful bake, from monitoring oven temperatures to choosing the ideal equipment. They will also show you how versatile butter cake can be by turning it into a apple-flavoured dessert and a chocolate marble creation.

Fermented beverages @ CERES
May 25 @ 10:00 – 12:00

What you will learn:

  • Do’s and don’ts of fermenting beverages.
  • The process of fermenting beverages.

What you will get:

  • Recipes to take home.
  • A jun scoby to take home.
  • Samples in class of all three beverages.

Presenter: Monique Miller. You will learn the basics of fermenting kombucha and jun kvass (a relative of kombucha) at home.

Mexican – tortilla making @ Living & Learning Nillumbik
May 25 @ 10:00 – 12:30

Ana and Gaby are Mexican Aussies with a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience in cooking Mexican dishes. Immerse yourself in Mexican cooking techniques and culture. This workshop will cover making fresh tortillas and tacos y quesadillas.

No Waste Cook Club Carlton @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
May 25 @ 10:00 – 14:00

Learn how to be creative with veggies and more adaptable in the kitchen so you can save money and reduce food waste. Participants will cook and enjoy a delicious vegetarian lunch with others. Free and open to all, with lunch and workshop materials provided. Presented by Open Table.

Petit gateaux @ Kitchen Warehouse
May 25 @ 12:15 – 13:45

Level up your pastry skills and learn how to assemble little French cakes using mousses and cremeux. Learn show to put a brownie base, raspberry gel insert, chocolate mousse, and glaze together.

May
26
Sun
Flavor Full cooking class
May 26 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Take advantage of the spices and herbs found in your local grocery store and warm up your food with natural flavours. You will be shown how to use spices in simple ways, alongside a variety of grains, legumes and flours that you might not even know exist but are actually available in your local store. You will also learn eco-friendly methods of cooking that will help you to reduce your gas/electricity usage.

Vegan brunch cooking class @ The Beet Retreat
May 26 @ 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.

May
28
Tue
Rezza cook’s club @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
May 28 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Go along and help choose a new recipe for each class. Teach or be taught how to cook the food you’ve always wanted to know how to cook.

Call to confirm attendance (9462 4611).

May
29
Wed
Flavor Full cooking class
May 29 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Take advantage of the spices and herbs found in your local grocery store and warm up your food with natural flavours. You will be shown how to use spices in simple ways, alongside a variety of grains, legumes and flours that you might not even know exist but are actually available in your local store. You will also learn eco-friendly methods of cooking that will help you to reduce your gas/electricity usage.

May
31
Fri
Cook Indian by the creek @ Private address
May 31 @ 18:00 – 19:45

Menu: street food (chaat) + gulaab jamun.

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.

Cooking master class – ‘a British affair’ @ Gourmet Living
May 31 @ 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: healthy Winter root veg soup; beef & red wine stew; and raspberry scones.

Jun
1
Sat
Sourdough bread workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Jun 1 @ 09:00 – 11:30

What you will learn:

  • Ways to create and look after your own Sourdough starter culture, flour to use for the best nutrition and results.
  • Ways to knead sticky high hydration dough for a more authentic sourdough loaf, equipment needed to produce a great looking and tasting sourdough tin loaf at home.
  • Ways to bake sourdough bread using a bread tin in a home oven, bread dough looks and feels like at its various stages of preparation and development.

What you will get:

  • Comprehensive workshop notes.
  • Sourdough starter culture.
  • A discount on a professional quality bread tin.

Join Rick 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.

No Waste Cook Club @ North Fitzroy Library
Jun 1 @ 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.

Preserving fruit with Kat Lavers @ Private address
Jun 1 @ 10:00 – 11:30

View Kat Lavers’ permaculture garden and explore her walk-in pantry used to store preserves throughout the year. Kat will discuss tips and tricks for preserving with a focus on fruit.

This event is part of the Darebin Homemade Food And Wine Festival. View/download the full program.

Home winemaking in the garage @ Private address
Jun 1 @ 13:00 – 14:00

Ever wondered how Italians make wine at home? Tour of Vince’s garage, where Vince will talk you through his craft, honed over 55 years of winemaking, while showing you the crushing machine, wine press, fermentation tanks and other equipment that his uses. Shiraz and Cabernet that are his specialities.

This event is part of the Darebin Homemade Food And Wine Festival. View/download the full program.

Jun
2
Sun
Flavor Full cooking class
Jun 2 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Take advantage of the spices and herbs found in your local grocery store and warm up your food with natural flavours. You will be shown how to use spices in simple ways, alongside a variety of grains, legumes and flours that you might not even know exist but are actually available in your local store. You will also learn eco-friendly methods of cooking that will help you to reduce your gas/electricity usage.

Jun
3
Mon
Local legends – Gary Campanella, Danny Cappellani and Mario Fantin – raspberry winemaking @ Darebin Arts Centre (Kitchen)
Jun 3 @ 18:30 – 20:30

Join Gary, Danny and Mario from Eltham & District Winemakers Guild as they take you on a step-by-step journey through the age old process of winemaking, covering fermentation, racking, adjustments and bottling techniques. Plenty of tips and tricks for creating raspberry wine. The workshop will include the opportunity to sample finished wines and a mini raspberry winemaking kit to take home.

This event is part of the Darebin Homemade Food And Wine Festival. View/download the full program.

Jun
4
Tue
Local legends – Luul Aligas – tastes from a Somali kitchen @ Darebin Arts Centre (Kitchen)
Jun 4 @ 18:30 – 20:30

For Luul Aligas, cooking has always been about generosity and sharing with her community. In this workshop you will learn how to make sambusas – a stuffed pastry that is a common appetiser in Somali cuisine – plus an accompanying chilli sauce. All food will be vegetarian and Luul’s chilli sauce will be available for purchase.

This event is part of the Darebin Homemade Food And Wine Festival. View/download the full program.

Learn to make baklava @ Preston Library
Jun 4 @ 18:45 – 19:45

Arzu Yilmaz will demonstrate how to make traditional Turkish baklava. Includes tastings and a copy of Arzu’s recipe.

Bookings essential.

This event is part of the Darebin Homemade Food And Wine Festival. View/download the full program.

Gluten free FODMAP (thermomix) @ Sharynvan Workshop
Jun 4 @ 19:30 – 21:00

Learn how to make your delicate high tea items in your thermomix. Sip away on a cup of tea and taste all their recipes whilst they show you how to create them at home. They will demonstrate at least 6 different types.

Jun
5
Wed
Flavor Full cooking class
Jun 5 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Take advantage of the spices and herbs found in your local grocery store and warm up your food with natural flavours. You will be shown how to use spices in simple ways, alongside a variety of grains, legumes and flours that you might not even know exist but are actually available in your local store. You will also learn eco-friendly methods of cooking that will help you to reduce your gas/electricity usage.

Local legends – Ben McMenamin – cook for the planet @ Darebin Arts Centre (Kitchen)
Jun 5 @ 18:30 – 20:00

Ben McMenamin, founder of The Social Food Project, will discuss the EAT-Lancet Planetary Health Diet – a science-based plan to re-shape global food systems and change the way that we eat for both our health and our planet. You will learn how to make meals based on EAT’s weekly menu plan.

This event is part of the Darebin Homemade Food And Wine Festival. View/download the full program.

Jun
6
Thu
Cooking master class – ‘high tea inspired’ @ Gourmet Living
Jun 6 @ 19:00 – 21:00

Tomato tartlets, smoked chicken sandwiches, ham sandwiches, passionfruit curd tarts, vanilla scones and frangelico choc mousse.

Jun
8
Sat
Cooking seasonal produce with Julie French @ Diamond Valley Library
Jun 8 @ 11:30 – 12:30

Join Julie French as she shows you how to best use the produce in your garden to reduce food waste, save money and enjoy the tasty food that she prepares in the library’s kitchen garden.

Jun
9
Sun
Flavor Full cooking class
Jun 9 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Take advantage of the spices and herbs found in your local grocery store and warm up your food with natural flavours. You will be shown how to use spices in simple ways, alongside a variety of grains, legumes and flours that you might not even know exist but are actually available in your local store. You will also learn eco-friendly methods of cooking that will help you to reduce your gas/electricity usage.

Tapas -taste of Spain @ Kitchen Warehouse
Jun 9 @ 11:00 – 12:30

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

Seafood paella @ Kitchen Warehouse
Jun 9 @ 13:00 – 15:00

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.

Jun
11
Tue
Rezza cook’s club @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
Jun 11 @ 10:00 – 13:00

Go along and help choose a new recipe for each class. Teach or be taught how to cook the food you’ve always wanted to know how to cook.

Call to confirm attendance (9462 4611).

Mediterranean diet @ Hawthorn Community House
Jun 11 @ 19:00 – 20:30

The Mediterranean diet is considered one of the world’s healthiest diet with its abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, olive oil, yogurt, goats’ cheese, fish, poultry and small portions of meat. This workshop will provide you with a background on the diet and its health benefits, affordable ways of shopping, and cooking delicious meals that are also easy to prepare.

Jun
12
Wed
Flavor Full cooking class
Jun 12 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Take advantage of the spices and herbs found in your local grocery store and warm up your food with natural flavours. You will be shown how to use spices in simple ways, alongside a variety of grains, legumes and flours that you might not even know exist but are actually available in your local store. You will also learn eco-friendly methods of cooking that will help you to reduce your gas/electricity usage.

Jun
13
Thu
Cacao, cocoa and chocolate @ Sisko Chocolate Eastland, Shop 2126, Eastland Shopping Centre
Jun 13 @ 18:30 – 19:30

What you will learn:

  • The process of bean to bar chocolate making. Where does chocolate come from? How is it made?
  • What makes fine couverture so special.
  • Various flavour characteristics in single origin chocolates sourced from around the world.

What you will get:

  • 20 varieties of chocolate to taste and a box of your favourite chocolate to take home.

You will taste chocolate made with cacao beans grown in countries such as Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Madagascar, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Vietnam and even Australia. You will look at the process of turning cocoa beans into chocolate.

Cooking master class – ‘some winter favourites’ @ Gourmet Living
Jun 13 @ 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: warm winter veg salad; chicken gnocchi pesto bake; and fig & almond galette.

Jun
15
Sat
Pickling basics and techniques @ Kitchen Warehouse
Jun 15 @ 10:00 – 11:30

They will show you food preservation, canning, and brine making. Save on food costs while adding new layers of flavour to your dishes with tips and tricks from this workshop.

Power puff – pastry favourites @ Kitchen Warehouse
Jun 15 @ 10:00 – 11:30

Learn how to make quick and easy puff pastry that you can recreate at home. Also learn how to transform your basic laminated dough into buttery and delicious twists, turnovers, tarts, and more.

Pies, pies, pies @ Kitchen Warehouse
Jun 15 @ 12:15 – 13:45

From lining the right pie dish to blind baking to making a lattice top, learn the skills you need to bake a perfectly cooked pie every time.

Jun
16
Sun
Flavor Full cooking class
Jun 16 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Take advantage of the spices and herbs found in your local grocery store and warm up your food with natural flavours. You will be shown how to use spices in simple ways, alongside a variety of grains, legumes and flours that you might not even know exist but are actually available in your local store. You will also learn eco-friendly methods of cooking that will help you to reduce your gas/electricity usage.

Homemade preserves and jams @ Kitchen Warehouse
Jun 16 @ 12:30 – 14:00

Learn the fundamental canning techniques you need to master to make homemade jams, pastes, and jellies you can enjoy year-round.