Italian cooking classes for winter

Escape to Europe with an Italian cooking class this winter at the Essential Ingredient Newcastle.

School holiday cooking fun

Teens can learn to make a Middle Eastern feast including spicy chicken skewers, hummus, tzatziki, flat bread and tabbouleh at The Essential Ingredient Newcastle Cooking School this Easter.

Banish school holiday boredom with our classes for kids and teens at The Essential Ingredient Newcastle Cooking School this Easter break. Don’t be alarmed but Friday April 7 is the last day …

Explore. Discover. Indulge

Good food and good cooking are the beginnings of a happy day, the makings of a balanced meal at the end of it and a beautiful way to connect to those we love.

Every year we have the honour of developing a cooking school program in Prahran that gathers great culinary minds who offer their skills and insights to make you the …

Recipe: Crostata di Ricotta e Pere Coscia by Emiko Davies

This recipe by Emiko Davies was presented in our first cooking class for 2017 and comes from her latest book, Acquacotta.
Ricotta crostata is loved throughout Maremma and in summertime you find baby pears (pere coscia) in all the local markets.  This simple tart is not overly sweet and will be an instant favourite.

Makes one tart – serves 8

Ingredients:

1rcpe                     Sweet …

The growing culture of “I don’t know how to cook”

Written by Syd Weddell, Managing Director of The Essential Ingredient Franchise Group
We have long admired Stephanie Alexander and her work with children in encouraging them to experience food grown from the earth and how to cook and combine flavours. These experiences may be the first time that these children have handled raw food and created a meal.

Since the 1960s there has …

Change the date to join Mr Carsisi

 
 Our dinner with chef Matt Fegan of Mr Carsisi has     had a date  change. 
Kyneton is now coming to Prahran on Monday September 12 when Matt will cook and serve a five-course dinner upstairs in our cooking school and talk you through the layered cuisine of the Ottoman Empire.

Join Matt for the degustation menu that draws on …

The Roasting Class

For many Australians, it’s almost a rite of passage to experience a good roast dinner – lamb, pork, chicken, beef – with crunchy potatoes, loads of veg and gravy. We create a routine around how we cook a roast but what if you could make it even better? Small details can make a big difference, add a herb you haven’t used before, change your timing slightly with delicious results….