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December 2019

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LUNCH & LEARN: The Art of Challah by Alissa Kondogiannis

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

SOLD OUT! 2nd Date Added: SUN Dec 15, 12-2:30pm Challah — a golden, egg-enriched bread that is often braided, and typically eaten on ceremonial occasions such as Shabbat or Jewish holidays — has adorned tables since biblical days. It is an easy, forgiving bread to make; a versatile yeasted dough that can be made sweet or savoury. Ideal for French toast and bread pudding, challah is also the perfect bread with dips like hummus, to mop up soups and stews…

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January 2020

LUNCH & LEARN: Indian Treats — Samosas & Naan by Jaina Kapadia

January 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join Jaina Kapadia for an exploration of some of the most popular Indian treats - crispy Samosas and fresh Naan! You'll start with a hands-on demonstration of one of the most beloved Indian flatbreads - the pillowy naan! Using simple ingredients, you will create a quick yeasted dough, and learn how to roll and shape a naan. There will be options to make a few variations, including garlic-herb, and stuffed naans. Next up, you'll be making Samosas; after quick demo…

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LUNCH & LEARN: Winter Soups with Chef Doris Fin

January 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Vegetable soups are fast, flexible, forgiving, and encourage endless improvisation — and winter is the perfect time of year for warm and comforting homemade soups. Winter produce and a bit of creativity can still create delicious soups that are flavourful and nutritious, freeze beautifully and offer incredible value. Join Chef Doris Fin for a fun, hands-on class focussing on the practical skills that will save you time, money and effort while adding 3 new, delicious and healthy recipes to your…

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February 2020

LUNCH & LEARN: Sourdough Bread by Sonya Gammal

February 3, 2020 @ 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: Traditional & GF Handmade Pastas by Nicole Di Nardo

February 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

There is little more satisfying than making and eating hand-made fresh pasta! Italian-Canadian chef and nutritionist Nicole Di Nardo will guide you through making easy and versatile pasta doughs, for both traditional egg pasta as well as a healthy, highly nutritious, full of fibre and protein gluten-free pasta dough from chickpea flour. There will be plenty of expert tips for techniques from rolling pasta dough sheets, to cutting tagliatelle ribbons and shaping elegant stuffed mezzaluna ("half-moon" ravioli). Participants will be…

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LUNCH & LEARN: That’s a Wrap! Wonton Hacks by Carole Nelson Brown

February 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

If you think that pre-made Asian dumpling wrappers are for potstickers only, you are missing out. Sure, they are perfect for making a traditional Chinese-style dumpling but did you know that you use them in all kinds of other cool ways? You can deep fry them up for a quick, crispy treat, or they are also a perfect cheat for stuffed pasta, or they can be baked with either sweet or savoury spices for a quick, last minute crisp to…

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LUNCH & LEARN: The Art of Challah by Alissa Kondogiannis

February 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Challah — a golden, egg-enriched bread that is often braided, and typically eaten on ceremonial occasions such as Shabbat or Jewish holidays — has adorned tables since biblical days. It is an easy, forgiving bread to make; a versatile yeasted dough that can be made sweet or savoury. Ideal for French toast and bread pudding, challah is also the perfect bread with dips like hummus, to mop up soups and stews or just to eat hot and tender, straight out…

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