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April 2019

LUNCH & LEARN: Sourdough Bread by Sonya Gammal

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join Sonya Gammal for this popular sourdough bread baking workshop! Using organic hard wheat and spelt flours, you'll learn about the history of sourdough and its health benefits, how to create and maintain a starter, and be led step-by-step through the process of preparing and forming your dough ready to be baked off into a beautiful, hand-crafted artisanal — and very tasty! — sourdough loaf. Everyone will get to try some freshly baked bread, and take home their very own freshly-baked loaf, plus additional…

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LUNCH & LEARN: Sausage Making with Amber Farrell

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Discover the fundamentals of sausage making with Chef Amber Farrell. Learn some tricks, get your hands dirty and have fun learning how to make 3 different kinds of pork sausage. At this workshop you will be making: Breakfast Sausage made with pork, sage, brown sugar, nutmeg; Polish Sausage made with pork, marjoram, paprika, garlic; and German Hunter Sausage filled with fine and coarse ground pork, mustard seed, coriander seed, garlic, coarse black pepper, and nutmeg. The class will teach you…

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May 2019

LUNCH & LEARN: Middle Eastern Mezze by Mary Freij

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mezze are kind of like the Middle Eastern version of tapas, flavourful small plates often found in abundance at the beginning of a family lunch or dinner, or combined with fresh flatbread into a satisfying meal of their own. In this fun, hands-on workshop Chef Mary Freij, of The Depanneur's popular Mazeh Brunch will introduce you to the flavours of the Levant — aka the Eastern Mediterranean. You will learn how to make classic mezze dishes like herbed chickpea falafel…

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LUNCH & LEARN: Mexican Sauces by Erika Araujo

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

A big part of Mexican cooking is built around a handful of familiar staple ingredients: corn, beans, rice, meat and vegetables, prepared in myriad ways. But some of the secret of the amazing colours and flavours of the Mexican table is the many different delicious sauces that enliven and diversify these staples. One notable example is the humble enchilada, literally meaning “cooked in a chile sauce”; a simple tortilla, rolled around a variety of ingredients, can be transformed into many…

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LUNCH & LEARN: Arabic Cheesemaking by Rahaf Alakbani

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Arabic Cheesemaking The Middle East has a rich and varied tradition of working with dairy products, with roots reaching back as far as 5000 BC in Mesopotamia. In this fun, hands-on workshop, Rahaf Alakbani will be sharing some of he4 favourite family cheese recipes. This class will cover the basics of 3 kinds of cheese popular in Syria: yogurt-based Labneh, ricotta-like Kareshi, and a fresh curd cheese known as Jibneh Arabieh Labneh لبنة‎ is an extremely simple cheese made by…

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LUNCH & LEARN: Classic Stuffed Pastas by Laura Guanti

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join Laura Guanti at The Depanneur for a fun, hands-on stuffed pasta making class! You will start by learning how to make a simple and versatile pasta dough sheets from scratch. Then, working with two delicious fillings — ricotta with spinach, and goat cheese with squash — you will learn a variety of techniques for making beautiful stuffed pastas like Ravioli, Agnolotti, Mezzaluna, Tortellini and Cappelletti Your finished pasta will be cooked up in a choice of delicious sauces and you will enjoy a light…

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LUNCH & LEARN: Polish Pierogies with Maria Rozynska

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Every culture has their comfort-food dumplings, and warm, hearty Polish pierogies are right up there with the best of them. In this fun, hands-on workshop, Maria Rozynska leads you through the process of kneading & rolling, filling & shaping, and boiling & frying homemade pierogies from scratch. You’ll start the class with a warm borscht broth, then dive into learning how to make several fillings including: classic dry cottage cheese & potato, savoury sauerkraut, mushroom and onion, as well as…

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LUNCH & LEARN: Knife Skills with Sonya Gammal

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Knowing how to choose, use and care for knives is one of the most essential parts of any cook’s skill set. Join Chef Sonya Gammal for a solid primer on knife fundamentals, including selecting the best knife for the job, as well as knife safety, storage and maintenance including sharpening and honing. In addition to learning about the knives themselves, participants will get ample opportunity to practice a range of different hands-on knife skills as part of the preparation of…

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LUNCH & LEARN: Sourdough Bread by Sonya Gammal

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join  Sonya Gammal for this popular sourdough bread baking workshop! Using organic hard wheat and spelt flours, you'll learn about the history of sourdough and its health benefits, how to create and maintain a starter, and be led step-by-step through the process of preparing and forming your dough ready to be baked off into a beautiful, hand-crafted artisanal — and very tasty! — sourdough loaf. Everyone will get to try some freshly baked bread, and take home their very own freshly-baked loaf, plus additional…

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June 2019

LUNCH & LEARN: Middle Eastern Mezze by Mary Freij

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mezze are kind of like the Middle Eastern version of tapas, flavourful small plates often found in abundance at the beginning of a family lunch or dinner, or combined with fresh flatbread into a satisfying meal of their own. In this fun, hands-on workshop Chef Mary Freij, of The Depanneur's popular Mazeh Brunch will introduce you to the flavours of the Levant — aka the Eastern Mediterranean. You will learn how to make classic mezze dishes like herbed chickpea falafel…

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