• If you aspire to be a perfect roaster, presenting perfectly pink beef, crunchy pork, juicy chicken and crispy potatoes every time, this class is for you.  A good roast is simply unbeatable, and Joe will show the techniques guaranteed to produce outstanding flavours, delicious sides and traditional sauces. This cooking class is a hands-on workshop…

  • Conquer your fish fears with Dylan as he discusses the all-important facts of seasonality and sustainability, showing how to buy, prepare and cook fish with confidence. He’ll include filleting both round and flat fish, pin boning and scoring, plus cooking methods such as pan frying, steaming, curing, or simply serving raw. This cooking class is…

  • Prepare fragrant curries and accompaniments including spicy Tasmanian salmon, tomato, tamarind and turmeric curry; red chicken curry with Thai basil and lychee; spiced coconut rice with saffron, cardamom and star anise and turmeric pickled vegetables whilst learning to balance the hot, sweet, sour and salty flavours so typical of Thai food. This is a hands-on…

  • Bryce champions winter vegetables with the respect and enthusiasm they deserve. Dishes will include salt-baked swede with capers, shallots, parsley and buffalo cheese; red cabbage roasted with cider glaze; semolina gnocchi with black trumpet mushrooms; marinated raw cauliflower with spice-roasted chick peas and tahini, and a divine celeriac and apple remoulade with currants and mint….

  • The food of India is, quite simply, astounding. Here vegetarian dishes star; turmeric and mustard potatoes as a stand-alone dish, or wrapped in pastry for tasty samosas, palak paneer, cottage cheese and spinach, with chilli, ginger, garlic and coriander can be spicy (or not), and chickpea masala and yellow dahl are also deliciously wholesome. Naturally,…

  • Learn the secrets to making perfect pastry using Australian ingredients and heirloom flours, combined with impeccable technique and attention to detail. Turn puff into a tart of asparagus, zucchini flowers, ricotta and leeks, sweet pastry into raspberry and lemon verbena tarts and choux into a chocolate and wattleseed cream puff. Like most things, practice makes…

  •   “Making with our own hands is what enlivens us and makes us feel human.” Share the care, precision and passion for bread and baking in this hands-on workshop with the world-renowned authority on baking, Dan Lepard. This class will include an introduction to different types of sourdough starter; the most up-to-date methods of bread-making;…

  • South Yarra’s artisan bakery, Tivoli Road Bakery, is known for its sourdough bread, doughnuts and pastries. Join Michael James, the owner and head baker, as he explains and demonstrates the use of natural yeast and bakers’ yeast, including his infamous sourdough, delicious doughnuts and a spelt flour gallette. This is a hands-on workshop & involves…

  • The Essential Ingredient Prahran is pleased to be a part of Wicked Festival this Sunday 6 May and host a Open Day for the Cooking School. There will be tastings throughout the day, starting at 10:30am with a Decadent Hot Chocolate, a recipe from the makers of Lindt Chocolate. A free cooking class session at…