• Emiko describes her recipes as soul food, Italian style. Rich in nostalgia, this is comfort food as prepared by generations of her family. From the Mediterranean port city of Taranto, to the elegance of Turin and, of course, her home in Tuscany, dishes will include anchovies baked with buratta, stuffed baby cuttlefish, and walnut grissini….

  • Like all cooking methods, the more you learn of the fundamentals of roasting the more successful your finished dish will be. Join Brad as he looks at different meats and cuts, the essential requirement of brining, achieving perfect crackling, roasting full-flavoured beef or preparing the great Australian leg of lamb, with sides and sauces to…

  •   Discuss the all important facts of seasonality and sustainability while learning to handle fish with ease and confidence. Hear what to look for when buying fish, how to fillet, pin bone, and score, plus cooking methods such as pan frying for crispy skin, steaming, or curing, or simply serving raw. This cooking class is…

  • Janella has been treating digestive concerns for over 20 years and will discuss ways to maintain optimum gut health with simple and delicious foods that support good gut bacteria. Learn the differences between pro-biotic and pre-biotic foods, and the reasons we need them more than ever in these times of widespread antibiotic use. This cooking…

  •   We all crave a little sweetness in our lives. That these luscious desserts just happen to be vegan is almost irrelevant: macerated strawberries, coconut yoghurt; hibiscus jelly, vanilla meringue, strawberry sorbet; dark chocolate mousse, cumquat jam, honeycomb, buckwheat; orange pudding, pistachio and white chocolate ganache, tarragon soil, rosemary icecream. This is a hands-on workshop…

  •   Whether you’re a dedicated home cook or a professional chef, knife skills are a kitchen essential. Learn how to choose the best knife for each purpose and master its use. Learn to bone, fillet, slice and dice plus how to sharpen and maintain your investment. Limited to 10 places. This cooking class is a…

  • Make the flame your friend by exploring the original cooking method with Daniel, preparing charred wagyu tataki with wild mushrooms, black garlic and ponzu, charcoal roasted chicken, tea smoked duck breast with soba noodles and yakitori cooked over an hibachi, even a charred Caesar salad. This is a hands-on workshop & involves working in small…

  • 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…

  • Dumplings: bite-size balls of flavour with myriad variations. While we all enjoy the traditional fillings, Brad promises to excite your taste buds with new combos, plus a variety of wrappers and cooking methods including steamed, fried and boiled – the possibilities are endless. What’s not to love? This cooking class is a hands-on workshop &…

  • Join Miss Katie to prepare comforting southern classics; recipes, stories and traditions from her home state of Maryland. There’ll be crab boil, chat potatoes, corn on the cob, spicy kransky, fried chicken, cornbread and a true classic – whole crab boiled in beer. This is a hands-on workshop & involves working in small groups to…

  • Rebecca gets creative with an exciting selection of salads that are perfect for the summer days ahead. Learn how to balance the hot, sweet, sour and salty flavours so important to Thai food while creating deliciously light and fresh salads. This is a hands-on workshop & involves working in small groups to learn, cook &…

  • Learn how contemporary Turkish food celebrates the rich food traditions of the Ottoman Empire, with not a kebab in sight! Coskan will prepare two dishes – one vegetarian and the other fish – plus cilbir, a snack of smoked yoghurt with poached egg and brown butter crumble. If time permits, there’ll even be dessert. This…