Want to make your own sourdough bread at home? in this three-part workshop, chef and baker Brian McAlister will teach you the skills you need to be a confident baker of delicious sourdough breads. 

Brian guides you through making your own starter from flours and fruits. You learn how to feed and maintain your starter, how to make and tend to your doughs, and how to shape your loaves. Finally you learn how to bake your beauties in a home oven to achieve optimal results.

Each class involves making, shaping and baking dough into different types of breads, ensuring that you get repeated practice and maximum confidence to continue baking your sourdough at home.

Wednesdays 7, 14 and 21 August, 6.30-8.30 pm, $270 the series, including antipasto and wine on arrival and lots of take-home bread!  

This year Foodish is once again a proud member of the Canberra Region Truffle Festival.

The Festival provides lots of opportunities to taste truffles. At Foodish we teach you how to cook with them!  

Truffle Magic is a hands-on class on how to incorporate truffles in your cooking in a way that showcases their exquisite flavour. Truffles are expensive so learning how to get the most out of them is essential.  

In the class you use the freshest truffle sourced from Blue Frog Truffles in Sutton. You can even take part in a hunt at Blue Frog Truffles in the morning and come to the cooking class for lunch!

We begin with a sublime truffle soufflé, followed by Beef Wellington with port and madiera jus, truffled gratin dauphinoise potatoes and seasonal vegetables, and conclude with truffle ice-cream and a decadent chocolate chestnut roulade.

At the end of your hands-on class you sit down to dine on the three courses you have created accompanied, if you wish, by paired wines.

Sunday 7 July - SOLD OUT - 12.30-4.30pm. $140 with paired wines; $120 without.

Sunday 4 & 11 August, 12.30-4.30pm. $140 with paired wines; $120 without.

Foodish and Norton Road Wines in Womboin are combining forces to bring you a brilliant truffle extravaganza at Norton Road Winery.

Eat three courses of totally truffled dishes (including dessert!) using the freshest truffle from Blue Frog Truffles in Sutton.

Dine on Paul Churcher's stories about his winery and Churcher wines, and view some of his parents, Betty and Roy Churcher's artworks, particularly some lovely vineyard pieces.

Indulge all your senses in this special collaboration of truffles, wine and art at Norton Road.

Saturday 20 July, 12.30 pm. $95 (child's menu available).

 

Put some pizazz into your weekends by cooking exciting dishes with excitable foodies!

Cook up a storm, learn new techniques, meet great people, and enjoy the Foodish vibe.

Woodfired Pizza Making with Alex the Pizza Guy, Saturday 24 August  

11:30-2:30pm. Cost $110, including wine, antipasto on arrival and a very delicious pizza meal.

Frankie's Very Vegan Middle-Eastern Banquet, Saturday 27 July

2-5pm. $110 including vegan antipasto and wines on arrival, and the Middle-Eastern meal.

Fish Fashion with chef Brian McAlister, Saturday 31 August

2-5 pm, including a tour of the Belconnen Market fishmongers, and an inspiring seafood supper with wine.

Ravioli, ricotta & limoncello, Sunday 1 September

2-5 pm. Cost $110, including dinner and dessert, chianti & limoncello tastings 

Sweet Dreams, Sunday 23 September

2-5 pm. Cost $110, including nibbles on arrival and bubbles.

A Cocktail Party! Sunday 24 November

2-5 pm. $110, including canapes and mixology.

Foodish is running its kids' holiday cooking program during the Winter holidays.

We have a variety of themes you can choose from - Christmas in July, Italian and Japanese.

During the day at Foodish, the kids will:

  • go on a tour of the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets to source key ingredients
  • set up their own cooking stations at the beginning of cooking and clean up at the end
  • have morning and afternoon tea
  • cook and eat a delicious meal that they can then cook at home (with varying levels of supervision)
  • play games about food 

The classes are well supervised by experienced educators and take place in the Foodish Kitchen at the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets.

Each class is $140 per child. 

Thursday 11 July - Italian - SOLD OUT

Wednesday 17 July - Japanese- SOLD OUT

Friday 19 July - Christmas in July

Pastry making is such a versatile art! With the essential principles of pastry work under your belt, you can tackle the full range of pastry options, from shortcrust, to puff, to choux, to danish.

Accompanying each of these types of pastry are classic fillings, such as frangipane or crème patissière. Top your frangipane with fresh fruit, and you have one of the most delicious tarts you could possibly imagine. Or, you might just want your pastry plain. Imaging being able to make your own croissants!

You will learn to do all this and more in this four-part workshop that runs over four consecutive Tuesday evenings from 3 September through to 24 September.. In each class you will be making a selection of tarts and pastries that you will then take home to share. We'll also make sure that you make something very delicious to eat in the class.

The cost of the workshop series is $350 for the four classes. You can take the classes individually, but we recommend you do all four, as each class will build on knowledge and techniques taught in the previous class. The cost of individual classes is $99

Time for big, hearty cooking! Warm the body and soul with fabulous winter fare from around the world.

Big Asian soups, Indonesian curries, Moroccan tajines, Thai comfort food, French, Spanish and Italian classics--lots to learn and enjoy in the winter months.

Cook together, dine together and warm up with a drink or two.

Mondays 6.30-8.30pm, $99 per class (includes dinner and drinks).  

Mastering Macarons - 22 July

Winter Italiano - 29 July

Winter Vietnamese - 5 August

Mexican and Margaritas - 12 August

Ottolenghi inspired Vegetarian Winter - 19 August

Traditional Chinese Dumplings - 26 August