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Asian fusion cooking demonstration 13:00
Asian fusion cooking demonstration @ North Ringwood Community House
Aug 2 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Learn how to cook an Asian inspired 3 course meal in just 2 hours. Modern, gluten-free, nut-free and easy recipes that cook in minutes.
Cookbook roadshow 14:00
Cookbook roadshow @ Carlton Library
Aug 2 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Join Tim White from Books for Cooks, Australia’s only bookshop dedicated to new and old books about wine, food and the culinary arts, as he talks about how cookbooks document social history. Bring along any [...]
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No Waste Cook Club Fitzroy 10:00
No Waste Cook Club Fitzroy @ Fitzroy Community Food Centre
Aug 4 @ 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 [...]
Taste of Thomo Food Festival 10:00
Taste of Thomo Food Festival @ Thomastown Library
Aug 4 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Taste of Thomo Food Festival @ Thomastown Library | Thomastown | Victoria | Australia
The Taste of Thomo Festival will showcase foods made in Thomastown. Meet local producers such as Jalna Yoghurt and Bertocchi Smallgoods, and sample their products. Also, say hello to Links Community Garden Lalor and other [...]
Cooking demo with Dani Venn 11:00
Cooking demo with Dani Venn @ The Village Green, Level 1, Greensborough Plaza
Aug 4 @ 11:00 – 11:40
This cooking demo will take place three times, at 11am, midday and 1pm. Dani Venn will cook some dishes for all to try.
David Holmgren – ‘RetroSuburbia: Aussie Street’ 11:00
David Holmgren – ‘RetroSuburbia: Aussie Street’ @ Thomastown Library
Aug 4 @ 11:00 – 12:00
See David Holmgren, permaculture co-originator, deliver his latest presentation RetroSuburbia: Aussie Street. His presentation will be followed by Q&A, book signings and a meet & greet. Free but bookings essential. This presentation will be part [...]
Cooking demo with Dani Venn 12:00
Cooking demo with Dani Venn @ The Village Green, Level 1, Greensborough Plaza
Aug 4 @ 12:00 – 12:40
This cooking demo will take place three times, at 11am, midday and 1pm. Dani Venn will cook some dishes for all to try.
Growing microgreens at home 12:30
Growing microgreens at home @ Edendale
Aug 4 @ 12:30 – 14:00
Richard Lee, from KABUU, will teach you everything you need to know about how to successfully grow you own healthy micro greens at home. Whether you are new to growing food, live in an apartment [...]
Cooking demo with Dani Venn 13:00
Cooking demo with Dani Venn @ The Village Green, Level 1, Greensborough Plaza
Aug 4 @ 13:00 – 13:40
This cooking demo will take place three times, at 11am, midday and 1pm. Dani Venn will cook some dishes for all to try.
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Grafting and tree sales day 10:00
Grafting and tree sales day @ Pettys Orchard
Aug 5 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Learn techniques for grafting or budding fruit trees. Select suitable rootstocks. Have new trees grafted or budded by Heritage Fruits Society members. Buy heritage fruit tree scion wood for home grafting. Buy one-year-old grafted trees. [...]
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Nillumbik Garden Club 19:00
Nillumbik Garden Club @ Metzner Hall, St Vincent's Care Services
Aug 6 @ 19:00 – 22:00
At all meetings, doors open 7pm for a 8pm start. There will be plants for sale, raffles, door prizes and supper. 2018 topics 5 Feb 2018: summer vegetables by Alan Richmond. 2017 topics 6 Feb [...]
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Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club 19:15
Hurstbridge Sow & Grow Garden Club @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Aug 7 @ 19:15 – 21:15
2018 Speakers and topics 6 Feb 2018: Lydia Heap on re-creating Indigenous Panton Hill; Julie Temple on growing yam daisies. 6 Mar 2018: Michael Tanner on soils – pH and restoration. 3 Apr 2018: Paul [...]
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Plant-based midweek cooking class 18:30
Plant-based midweek cooking class @ The Beet Retreat
Aug 9 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Participants will experience: 90 minutes of hands-on cooking and creating with mostly organic and unrefined/unprocessed foods. 30 minutes plus of relaxing over a meal created during the 6-person class. A pdf of recipes and resources [...]
Screening: Edible Paradise, Growing the Food Forest Revolution 18:30
Screening: Edible Paradise, Growing the Food Forest Revolution @ Edendale
Aug 9 @ 18:30 – 21:00
Screening: Edible Paradise, Growing the Food Forest Revolution @ Edendale | Eltham | Victoria | Australia
Incredible Edible Eltham invites you to what they believe will be the Australian premiere screening of the brand new ‘Edible Paradise’ documentary! Captured over five years as part of the Localising Food Project, Edible Paradise [...]
Cooking master class 19:00
Cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
Aug 9 @ 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: roast Moroccan veg tart; chicken ‘salty sweet’ satay; and salted caramel [...]
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Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces 09:30
Growing fruit and veggies in small spaces @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Aug 11 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: Which produce plants are suitable to grow in small areas. Coping with shade and sun for produce growing. How to make the most of any available space for growing produce. What [...]
Tea appreciation 101 10:00
Tea appreciation 101 @ Work-Shop Melbourne
Aug 11 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Presented by the winner of the 2017 World Tea Brewers Cup. Immerse yourself in the steamy world of tea, from its roots in China around 59 BC to its contemporary iterations. Discover how one plant [...]
Green at Kathleen: preparing for spring harvest 11:30
Green at Kathleen: preparing for spring harvest @ Kathleen Syme Library
Aug 11 @ 11:30 – 13:00
How to prepare for a spring harvest including: garden maintenance and preparation; selecting what to plant and when to plant it; and growing spring veggies in pots. Bookings essential.
Farmer to table dinner 19:00
Farmer to table dinner @ The Merri Table, CERES
Aug 11 @ 19:00 – 22:00
The dinner comprises share-style courses which highlight 3 ethical local producers, namely Somerset Heritage Produce, Ray-Monde Deux and The Practical Beekeeper. The evening will include a panel Q&A with the three producers. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic [...]
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Healthy lives plant-based cooking 12:00
Healthy lives plant-based cooking @ The Beet Retreat
Aug 12 @ 12:00 – 16:00
The classes are 3 hours of creating and 1 hour of eating mostly organic and healthy vegan food. A good part of the class’s content and style is conversational. The class is for up to [...]
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Preparing your spring vegetable garden 11:00
Preparing your spring vegetable garden @ Fawkner Library
Aug 13 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Find out how to prepare your soil and which vegetables to plant in your spring garden with Diana Cotter, who has been introducing people to the benefits and delights of gardening for over 30 years.
Invisible Farmer project 11:30
Invisible Farmer project @ Whittlesea Library
Aug 13 @ 11:30 – 13:30
Invisible Farmer is the largest ever study of Australian women on the land. It aims to create new histories of rural Australia, reveal the hidden stories of women on the land and document the diverse, [...]
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‘Spring sensations’ cooking master class 19:00
‘Spring sensations’ cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
Aug 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: chilli beef salad; rigatoni pesto pasta; and blueberry jam tart.
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‘Spring sensations’ cooking master class 19:00
‘Spring sensations’ cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
Aug 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: chilli beef salad; rigatoni pesto pasta; and blueberry jam tart.
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Indigenous plants for food and medicine 09:30
Indigenous plants for food and medicine @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Aug 18 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: Traditional Indigenous lifestyles and healing practices pre European settlement. Traditional ways of using various Indigenous plants for medicinal purposes. Promising new research into their potential medical applications. What you will get: [...]
Cellar beer masterclass 12:30
Cellar beer masterclass @ 3 Ravens Brewery
Aug 18 @ 12:30 – 14:30
What you will learn: Taste your way through the beers from The 3 Ravens range under the guidance of one of their brewery team. See behind the scenes of a fully functioning craft brewery. Learn [...]
Creating a food forest in your backyard 14:00
Creating a food forest in your backyard @ Watsonia Library
Aug 18 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Join permaculture designer and avid home food grower Ian Culbard for a presentation about the benefits of having a food forest in your garden and how to get one started.
Set up and maintain a worm farm 15:00
Set up and maintain a worm farm @ Edendale
Aug 18 @ 15:00 – 16:00
A worm farm can be one of the best ways to dispose of food scraps and, at the same time, produce vermi-juice (worm tea) and vermicast (worm castings) for use on the garden. Learn how [...]
3 Ravens Brewery tour and tasting 16:00
3 Ravens Brewery tour and tasting @ 3 Ravens Brewery
Aug 18 @ 16:00 – 17:00
What you will learn: See behind the scenes of a fully functioning craft brewery. Taste your way through the The 3 Ravens range under the guidance of one of their brewery team. Learn what goes [...]
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What’s in your green bin? 10:30
What’s in your green bin? @ Warranwood Primary School
Aug 19 @ 10:30 – 11:30
You can make nutritious compost from everything in your green bin if you really want to. It’s up to you to decide how much time and space you have to do this – Marina Bistrin [...]
Edible weeds walk 11:00
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Aug 19 @ 11:00 – 13:00
What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What if some of these free, all-too-easy-to-grow uninvited guests were so nutritionally dense that they [...]
Edible weeds walk 14:00
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Aug 19 @ 14:00 – 16:00
What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What if some of these free, all-too-easy-to-grow uninvited guests were so nutritionally dense that they [...]
Marmalade making workshop by Convivial Kitchen 14:00
Marmalade making workshop by Convivial Kitchen @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Aug 19 @ 14:00 – 16:00
This is an event for local Darebin people to come together and connect while learning some new home cooking skills. All ingredients will be supplied and participants will receive tuition and a small jar of [...]
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Permaculture Design Course (12 sessions) 09:00
Permaculture Design Course (12 sessions) @ Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House
Aug 21 @ 09:00 – 16:30
Upon successful completion of this 80 hour class, students will receive the International qualification of PDC Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC). Completing a PDC is the only way that you can teach, design and use permaculture [...]
Diamond Valley Library Food Garden Club 11:30
Diamond Valley Library Food Garden Club @ Diamond Valley Library
Aug 21 @ 11:30 – 12:30
2018 events October 16 Raspberry winemaking Gary Campanella, Danny Cappellani, Wayne Harridge and Mario Fantin from Eltham and District Winemakers Guild will introduce the basics of country winemaking and demonstrate the steps to make a [...]
Lakeside Good Earth Group presents: creating a permaculture garden for beginners 14:00
Lakeside Good Earth Group presents: creating a permaculture garden for beginners @ Lilydale Library
Aug 21 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Permaculture is an organic and eco-friendly way of gardening that helps to minimise your effort in the garden while maximizing your harvest. Go along to hear Claire from Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap talk about permaculture.
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Grafting workshop 09:30
Grafting workshop @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Aug 22 @ 09:30 – 12:30
John Pinniger of the Heritage Fruits Society and Transition Darebin will run a ‘masterclass’ in grafting for anyone who would like to improve their skills – or learn the basics of fruit tree grafting. This [...]
Grafting workshop 13:00
Grafting workshop @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Aug 22 @ 13:00 – 16:00
John Pinniger of the Heritage Fruits Society and Transition Darebin will run a ‘masterclass’ in grafting for anyone who would like to improve their skills – or learn the basics of fruit tree grafting. This [...]
Our wildlife are doing it tough! 19:00
Our wildlife are doing it tough! @ St Francis Xavier Parish Hall
Aug 22 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Hear about novel ways to make a difference from urban ecologist Dr Rodney Van Der Ree. Jane Oldfield and local zoologist Richard will then talk about the Banyule Sugar Glider Project and the Banyule Biodiversity [...]
Breads, jams and chutneys in your Thermomix 19:30
Breads, jams and chutneys in your Thermomix
Aug 22 @ 19:30 – 21:30
They will share their favourite recipes and tips for making jams and chutneys in the Thermomix, including how to do jams with little sugar. They will also give you tips and recipes for making different [...]
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Plant-based midweek cooking class 18:30
Plant-based midweek cooking class @ The Beet Retreat
Aug 23 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Participants will experience: 90 minutes of hands-on cooking and creating with mostly organic and unrefined/unprocessed foods. 30 minutes plus of relaxing over a meal created during the 6-person class. A pdf of recipes and resources [...]
Ultimate cheese and wine matching masterclass 18:30
Ultimate cheese and wine matching masterclass @ Vinorium Wine + Food
Aug 23 @ 18:30 – 21:30
When you combine the expertise of a master cheese maker (Giorgio Linguanti, from That’s Amore Cheese) together with that of a food and wine matching expert (Anthony Nania), you have the recipe for a really [...]
Cooking master class 19:00
Cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
Aug 23 @ 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: roast tomato tart; spring vegetable curry; and lemon curd Eton mess.
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Miso paste making 10:00
Miso paste making @ Private address (address provided on booking)
Aug 24 @ 10:00 – 12:30
This workshop will take place 8 times on: Saturday, 19th May, Saturday, 26th May, Friday, 15th June, and Saturday, 16th June, each both 10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm. Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting [...]
Miso paste making 14:00
Miso paste making @ Private address (address provided on booking)
Aug 24 @ 14:00 – 16:30
This workshop will take place 8 times on: Saturday, 19th May, Saturday, 26th May, Friday, 15th June, and Saturday, 16th June, each both 10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm. Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting [...]
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Winter fruit tree maintenance 09:30
Winter fruit tree maintenance @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Aug 25 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: Pruning – formative and maintenance of new and established fruit trees. Also, selection and planting of new fruit trees. Winter fruit tree maintenance practices for pest and disease prevention, control and [...]
Become a junior chocolatier 10:00
Become a junior chocolatier @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Aug 25 @ 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 [...]
No Waste Cook Club Carlton 10:00
No Waste Cook Club Carlton @ Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Aug 25 @ 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 [...]
Plant propagation 10:00
Plant propagation @ Joe’s Market Garden
Aug 25 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Spring is approaching. Learn how to sow seeds and take cuttings for your Summer garden. Participants will make their own seed raising mix, sow five different vegetables punnets and make four different herb cuttings to [...]
Growing mycelium (mushrooms) in the city 10:30
Growing mycelium (mushrooms) in the city @ Seedwell Brunswick
Aug 25 @ 10:30 – 16:30
Take home two mycelium mushrooms kits, one pre-made and another on waste coffee grounds that you make yourself in the workshop. This workshop will give you the skills to grow your own mushrooms at home [...]
Edible weeds walk 11:00
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Aug 25 @ 11:00 – 13:00
What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What if some of these free, all-too-easy-to-grow uninvited guests were so nutritionally dense that they [...]
Edible weeds walk 14:00
Edible weeds walk @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Aug 25 @ 14:00 – 16:00
What if many of the weeds in our garden were just as edible as the vegetables we tend beside them? What if some of these free, all-too-easy-to-grow uninvited guests were so nutritionally dense that they [...]
Beeswax wrap workshop 15:00
Beeswax wrap workshop @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Aug 25 @ 15:00 – 17:00
Book by phone (9870 2602) and pay at the door. Join Ben Moore from Ben’s Bees to make your own ecofriendly alternative to plastic wraps.
Annual agribusiness dinner 18:00
Annual agribusiness dinner @ Growling Frog golf course
Aug 25 @ 18:00 – 22:30
It’s again time to gather the City of Whittlesea farming community together, celebrate a successful year and look forward to a fruitful Spring ahead. Enjoy an evening of local food and wine, conversation and music. [...]
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Food forest workshop 09:00
Food forest workshop @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Aug 26 @ 09:00 – 17:00
Learn how to create an edible forest garden in this hands-on workshop. You will be actually implementing a forest garden, getting your hands in the soil. You will learn: Assessing the site of your food [...]
Grafting workshop 09:30
Grafting workshop @ Precise location to be given upon booking
Aug 26 @ 09:30 – 12:30
John Pinniger of the Heritage Fruits Society and Transition Darebin will run a ‘masterclass’ in grafting for anyone who would like to improve their skills – or learn the basics of fruit tree grafting. This [...]
Hurstbridge Wattle Festival 10:00
Hurstbridge Wattle Festival @ Hurstbridge
Aug 26 @ 10:00 – 16:00
The Hurstbridge Wattle Festival has its roots firmly planted in our early rail history and is a celebration of our heritage, environment and community. Festival goers view the wattles in a blaze of glory along [...]
Miso paste making 10:00
Miso paste making @ Private address (address provided on booking)
Aug 26 @ 10:00 – 12:30
This workshop will take place 8 times on: Saturday, 19th May, Saturday, 26th May, Friday, 15th June, and Saturday, 16th June, each both 10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm. Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting [...]
Planting traditional indigenous food, fibre and medicine plants 10:00
Planting traditional indigenous food, fibre and medicine plants @ Bunjil Reserve
Aug 26 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Help support the Wurundjeri Tribe and Friends of Panton Hill Bushland Reserve System to restore the entrance to Bunjil Reserve and create a cultural education trail. The site will be re-vegetated with indigenous food, fibre [...]
Healthy lives plant-based cooking 12:00
Healthy lives plant-based cooking @ The Beet Retreat
Aug 26 @ 12:00 – 16:00
The classes are 3 hours of creating and 1 hour of eating mostly organic and healthy vegan food. A good part of the class’s content and style is conversational. The class is for up to [...]
Miso paste making 14:00
Miso paste making @ Private address (address provided on booking)
Aug 26 @ 14:00 – 16:30
This workshop will take place 8 times on: Saturday, 19th May, Saturday, 26th May, Friday, 15th June, and Saturday, 16th June, each both 10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm. Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting [...]
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Mooroolbark Growers & Weeders present: all about composting, worm farms and reducing food waste at home 14:00
Mooroolbark Growers & Weeders present: all about composting, worm farms and reducing food waste at home @ Mooroolbark Library
Aug 28 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Learn about the best composting system for your home and how to care for it. Also learn about how to improve an existing compost system to make sure you get the best end-product for your [...]
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Heidi garden club 10:00
Heidi garden club @ Heide Museum of Modern Art (Heide I kitchen garden)
Aug 29 @ 10:00 – 12:00
A monthly (last Wednesday of the month) gathering of like-minded people who enjoy chatting about all things garden, in particular productive gardening. Set in the Heide I kitchen garden, join them for a chat and [...]
Bees on the move 18:00
Bees on the move @ The Honey Thief Bakery
Aug 29 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Whether you’ve ever dreamt of keeping bees in your own backyard, or you’re new to beekeeping and want to prepare for spring, meet local apiarist Peter Dyer and learn the basics from him. Includes honey [...]
Summer-proof your garden 19:00
Summer-proof your garden @ Kew Library
Aug 29 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Our weather is becoming warmer with more frequent dry spells and extreme heat events and even a relatively short stretch of hot weather can quickly destroy all your hard work. Now is a great time [...]
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Mycelium mushroom growing in the city (5 sessions) 10:30
Mycelium mushroom growing in the city (5 sessions) @ Marist 180
Aug 30 @ 10:30 – 16:30
5 sessions on consecutive Thursdays, from 30th August to 27th September, each 10.30am-4.30pm. You will: Create your own take home mushroom grow kit. Grow oyster mushrooms on coffee grounds and waste paper. Understand how mycelium [...]
The art of espalier 18:30
The art of espalier @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Aug 30 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: Growing espaliered fruit trees. Different techniques to make the most of all available space for espalier. Improve your general gardening skills. What you will get: Detailed notes on the topic. Discount [...]
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Amazake making and cooking 10:00
Amazake making and cooking @ Private address (address provided on booking)
Aug 31 @ 10:00 – 12:30
This workshop will take place 2 times on 29th June, at 10am and at 2pm. Amazake (aka ama koji) is a traditional Japanese fermented energy drink. Rich in digestive enzymes and nutrition, amazake is also [...]
TKW cooking school – winter wonders 12:00
TKW cooking school – winter wonders @ Private address
Aug 31 @ 12:00 – 14:30
Join The Kitchen Whizz for an interactive class where they will be showcasing seasonal Winter produce in an intimate environment, learning how to cook the recipes as well as enjoying a three course meal whilst [...]
Amazake making and cooking 14:00
Amazake making and cooking @ Private address (address provided on booking)
Aug 31 @ 14:00 – 16:30
This workshop will take place 2 times on 29th June, at 10am and at 2pm. Amazake (aka ama koji) is a traditional Japanese fermented energy drink. Rich in digestive enzymes and nutrition, amazake is also [...]
Cooking master class 19:00
Cooking master class @ Gourmet Living
Aug 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: grilled asparagus bruchetta; rose harissa chicken ragu; maple sugared banana tart.