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December 2019

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LUNCH AND LEARN: Holiday Preserves by Camilla Wynne

December 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join master preserver Camilla Wynne of Preservation Society spread holiday cheer with homemade edible gifts! In this workshop we cover the basics of water bath canning, from selecting your produce to proper sterilization. We then move to the kitchen and prepare one marmalade recipe (such as a Three Citrus-Ginger marmalade) and one chutney (like a Cranberry-Tamarind chutney), both of which make amazing stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, or a pantry arsenal perfect for complementing cheese plates or cozy morning breakfasts. You…

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LUNCH & LEARN: The Art of Challah by Alissa Kondogiannis

December 16, 2019 @ 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

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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

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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

SOLD OUT — 2nd Class Added 2-5pm 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…

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March 2020

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LUNCH & LEARN: Bosnian Cabbage Rolls by Ksenija Hotic

March 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Dep is excited to welcome Ksenija “The Boz” Hotic back to our kitchen for a fantastic foray into the heart of Bosnian cuisine and culture. This fun, hands-on class will focus on sarme (cabbage rolls)— pickled cabbage leaves stuffed with meat, rice and spices. Ed — As someone of Eastern European descent, I can tell you that these are the best I have ever tasted! A classic dish across the Balkans, Bosnian cabbage rolls (Sarme) are stuffed with a mix of…

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LUNCH & LEARN: Mexican Tamales by Erika Araujo

March 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Outside of Mexico, not many people know that on St. Patrick’s day, Mexicans honor the San Patricios, Irish soldiers of the St. Patrick's Brigade who switched sides to fight and die alongside their Catholic Mexican compatriots in the Mexican-American War of 1846 -1848. Interesting tidbits of Mexican culture and history are just a part of this fun, hands-on workshop with Chef Erika Araujo, who will walk you through the traditions and recipes of two classic Mexican dishes associated with this holiday:…

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