Not sure what to cook for dinner tonight? Don’t stress. These masterclass streams hosted by Melbourne chefs will have you cooking up a storm in no time.
Master boozy milo and more
Fed Square’s foodie experts are running a bunch of free online masterclasses throughout June and July. Chat to an ice cream slinging robot from Niska, take an ice bar cocktail class and master the art of boozy Milo with bartenders from Riverland. Check the Fed Square website for dates.
Thai at home with Bangpop
Think Thai cuisine, and two dishes spring to mind: pad Thai and green papaya salad. Now you can learn how to cook these two classic dishes with Bangpop’s head chef. sharing everything you need to know in a series of online classes.
All ingredients are included in the hour-long Bangpop masterclasses, delivered to your door. All you need to bring to your Zoom cooking class is your appetite and enthusiasm, some basic equipment and a reliable internet connection. And once you’ve mastered the Thai essentials, you can learn the secrets to Thai-style pork skewers, fish cakes and stir-fried beef.
Bangpop’s online cooking schedule is updated monthly.
Make your own sausages
What’s better than firing up the barbie and grilling your very own handmade snags? Find out how to mince, stuff, flavour-pair and more as you master the art of sausages in the Common Man’s sausage-making masterclass.
Choose flavours including Wagyu and herbs; Greek lamb with red wine and Vietnamese beef. Your chosen ingredients will be delivered to your door, along with the sausage making essentials. You can also select from a range of wines to pair with your sausages.
Common Man’s sausage-making classes are held monthly. This month’s class will be held on Saturday 24 June, from 10am to midday.
Kid friendly cooking
Save your bank balance from the UberEats order now button. Pop on a free podcast and spend Sunday arvo cooking. Or check out the Sandro Demaio Foundation’s free, easy peasy recipes that the kids can try too. Get Healthy at Home with banana bread, flatbread pizzas and cauliflower korma.
Looking for ways to love leftovers? Join chef Ben Mac in a zero-waste cooking class. Learn how to be creative with surplus supplies and Sunday roast remnants. Then gain tips on pickling, preserving, affordable shopping and more.
Ben’s free online class is on Saturday 27 June at 4.30pm.
Break out the Quaran-tinis
Jump online to join Recipes after Dark and say chin-chin with your very own homemade cocktails.
Be guided through the shaking and stirring of three gin-based cocktails, led by an expert mixologist from Bar 1806. Learn to master the East 8 Hold-up and an espresso martini, plus a surprise drink designed by the event’s in-house comic.
Your Quaran-tini cocktail class is scheduled for Friday 26 June at 7.30pm.