• Cooking with the Impressionists: Vincent Van Gogh

    Crave Cooking School

    A$99.00

    In this workshop, we’ll explore Van Gogh’s life in Paris, Arles and Auvers. We’ll make two dishes Van Gogh ate while living at the Auberge Ravoux at the end of his life. We’ll make a roast, stuffed, rolled lamb dish as a main, an easy but impressive dish that looks great on the plate. And for dessert, chocolate rum truffles. When you've finished cooking we will all sit down for a relaxed decadent lunch together! SOLD OUT!! PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A FEE FOR THIS CLASS. YOUR SPOT WILL NOT BE CONFIRMED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED. BOOK HERE: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/cooking-with-the-impressionists/wellington?_ga=2.129841804.1050486258.1560038820-425800212.1558051898 $99pp - price includes 3-hour class, introductory talk about Van Gogh, all ingredients and recipes.

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  • Cooking with MONET-SOLD OUT

    Crave Cooking School

    A$99.00

    If you love French impressionist painting and cooking, join our class on Claude Monet! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Recreate dishes straight from the recipe collections of the French Impressionist painters and, while you cook, learn more about their life and works. Price includes short visual presentation, glass of wine, all ingredients and recipes. CLASS LIMITED TO 14: 10 spots already taken as of May 27. Please book via the website below! You’ll explore French Impressionism, and celebrate the good life so joyously captured by the Impressionists, with hands-on cooking classes led by professional chef and art historian, Dr. Wendy Nolan Joyce. Join one workshop or all four over the course of the year—once you’ve done one, you’ll be sure to want to do more! This year’s series includes all-new material and new artists after previous years’ sell-out workshops. NOTE: There is a fee to pay through www.savour.org.nz

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  • Ottolenghi Feast: Recipes from his new cookbook SIMPLE

    Crave Cooking School

    A$99.00

    SOLD OUT A hands-on Middle Eastern vegetarian cooking class that celebrates delicious recipes from Israeli-British Chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s new cookbook SIMPLE. During the class you will make a selection of vegetarian dishes to create a Middle Eastern feast of at least 10 dishes (dips, flat breads, raw and cooked vegetable dishes, a rice pilaf, and a sweet). When you've finished cooking we will all sit down for a relaxed lunch together, accompanied with a glass of fine NZ vino! PRICE $99 pp. TO BOOK email [masked] or BOOK HERE: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/ottolenghi-simple-and-sweet-middle-eastern-cooking-class2/wellington?_ga=2.175192101.647259042.1557778889-1803640078.1549498667

  • Parisian Belle Epoque short course 3-part series May 11-25 (on Saturdays)

    Victoria University of Wellington School of Law

    A$162.00

    Description: 3-part lecture series at Victoria University (booking link: https://ce.victoria.ac.nz/courses/630-la-belle-%C3%A9poque-in-paris-art-culture-and-progress) La Belle Epoque, or Beautiful Era, designates a golden age in the history of France between the close of the Franco-Prussian War and the beginning of World War I [masked]). You will learn about this period of optimism, elegance and progress - both in the arts and sciences - through the eyes of pioneers such as Monet, Manet, Lautrec, Rodin, Debussy, Picasso, Sarah Bernhardt, Oscar Wilde and their friends. While these revolutionaries paved the way for an extraordinary blossoming in the arts, Gustave Eiffel was challenging architectural tradition with his iconic tower, and César Ritz (‘the King of hoteliers’) was changing the face of modern gastronomy. Target audience: This course will appeal to anyone interested in French history, European art history, culinary history, and the ‘golden age’ between the Franco-Prussian war and the onset of World War I. Learning objectives: By the end of this course you will have: Gained a better understanding and appreciation for this fascinating period in French history Enjoyed an armchair journey through Paris around the turn of the 19th century Increased your knowledge about inventions particular to this era (the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, the Paris Metro, the Basilica of Sacre Coeur, sewers and water fountains) Learned about the importance of Paris World Fairs (Expositions Universelles) Gained a better understanding and appreciation of the key avant-garde art of the period (painting, sculpture, literature, music) Course outline: Each session will include lecture presentation with time for questions and group discussion. Topics to be covered include: Artists of the Avant-garde during and after the Prussian siege of Paris 1870 (Monet, Hugo, Morisot, Pissarro) and the communards exiled in New Caledonia The first ‘Impressionist’ exhibit Expositions Universelles, the construction of the Eiffel tower and France’s gift of the Statue of Liberty Paris food markets at Les Halles, Zola’s Le Ventre de Paris, César Ritz, gastronomy and restaurants Opera Garnier, cabarets, new music, new forms of entertainment and theatre Creative geniuses: Picasso, Matisse, Debussy, Ravel, Cocteau, Isadora Duncan, Satie, Stravinsky. Inventions: electricity, moving sidewalks, early cinema, and the discoveries of Marie Curie There is a short break half-way through each session, and tea/coffee is provided. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments if you wish. Teacher: Wendy Joyce has a PhD in French studies from Princeton University and is an expert in 19th- and 20th-century French culture and art history. Her fields of expertise include the history of Paris, French Impressionism and post-impressionism, French literature, and culinary history. Testimonials: "I always enjoy Wendy's courses. She has a delightful personality and she is both informative and interesting", Painting the French Mediterranean: Monet to Matisse participant (2107) "The lecturer has an enviable breadth and depth of knowledge of these French painters as well as the enthusiasm to inspire: a great educator!", Painting the French Mediterranean: Monet to Matisse participant (2107) Relevant links: Wendy Nolan Joyce For further information: Continuing Education, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140. Phone[masked], Email: [masked] Please note: Courses need a minimum number of enrolments to go ahead. If your course doesn’t reach the number required, we’ll have to cancel it. If this happens, we’ll contact you by phone or email about a week before the scheduled start date and arrange a full refund. Please check your emails regularly. TO BOOK: https://ce.victoria.ac.nz/courses/630-la-belle-%C3%A9poque-in-paris-art-culture-and-progress

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  • WILD FOOD hands on cooking class

    Crave Cooking School

    A$99.00

    Can’t make it to Hokitika for the Wild Food festival? But keen to learn more about how to forage and make something tasty from those hunks of venison or shellfish your spouse took so much trouble to hunt and gather? Join us for a special Wild Food hands on cooking class with award-winning chef MacLean Fraser of the Bolton Hotel. We’ll use edible plants foraged by expert forager Demetri who supplies some of Wellington’s best restaurants, learn about what plants you can safely forage and cook with, and make some tasty recipes. At the end of the class, we’ll sit down together with the chef and enjoy a two-course meal* with a glass of NZ vino or kawakawa tea! *menu details to follow: Don’t worry we won’t be cooking Mountain oysters or Huhu grubs! COST is $99 pp TO BOOK: https://pro.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/wild-food-hands-on-cooking-class/wellington

  • Ottolenghi Feast: Recipes from his new cookbook SIMPLE

    Crave Cooking School

    A$99.00

    A hands-on Middle Eastern cooking class that celebrates delicious recipes from Israeli-British Chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s new cookbook SIMPLE. During the class you will make a selection of vegetarian dishes to create a Middle Eastern feast (dips, flat breads, raw and cooked vegetable dishes, a rice pilaf, and a sweet). When you've finished cooking we will all sit down for a relaxed lunch together, accompanied with a glass of fine NZ vino!

  • Fermentation workshop with Jo Kempton of Happy Belly Ferments

    Join us as we get involved in the delicious art of fermentation with Jo Kempton (www.happybellyferments.co.nz). Fermented foods are enjoying a surge in popularity and along with this comes the great health benefits they offer. In this 2.5 hour demonstration style workshop Jo will show you how easy it is to include naturally fermented foods in the diet that are tasty and simple to prepare. Learn to make a selection of naturally fermented foods and beverages to support digestive health, boost the immune system, increase energy and enhance nutrient absorption for the whole family. Jo will show you how to make: Kimchi (traditional Korean fermented vegetables) Kombucha (the fermented drink of the moment) Fermented Herbal Cough Mixture (even better than the bought one) Water Kefir (a delicious refreshing fermented drink with many possible flavour variations) + Samples of the recipes prepared & recipe folder to take home. + bring a small jar to take home a kombucha scoby to get you started. Jo's fermentation story began on her kitchen benchtop making fermented foods and drinks to improve the health of her family. Including these fermentations made such a difference to their health Jo was inspired to take it to the next level and build her passion into a business. Her products will be available for participants to taste and purchase. TO BOOK this event ($110 pp), please go to EVENTFINDA:https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/fermentation-workshop/wellington

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  • Ottolenghi Feast: Recipes from his new cookbook SIMPLE

    Crave Cooking School

    A$99.00

    A hands-on Middle Eastern cooking class that celebrates delicious recipes from Israeli-British Chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s new cookbook SIMPLE. During the class you will make a selection of vegetarian dishes to create a Middle Eastern feast (dips, flat breads, raw and cooked vegetable dishes, a rice pilaf, and a sweet). When you've finished cooking we will all sit down for a relaxed lunch together, accompanied with a glass of fine NZ vino!

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  • Artisan Chocolate Tasting with Luke Owen Smith from The Chocolate Bar

    Crave Cooking School

    A$35.00

    Looking for a unique way to enjoy this Valentine's Day? How about joining us for a tasting of some of the world's finest chocolate? Join Luke from The Chocolate Bar for a guided tasting of ten world-class single origin chocolate bars, including rare varietals of cacao and unique flavour combinations, plus learn about the craft chocolate movement. BOOK HERE:https://thechocolatebar.nz/products/valentines-day-chocolate-tasting

  • French Champagne tasting and canapés

    Crave Cooking School

    A$89.00

    Join award-winning French champagne producer Garance in a tasting of different varietals of their stunning champagne and learn easy, delicious recipes for party canapés: bite-sized amuses-bouche perfect for the festive party season. $89pp - price includes 2-hour class, champagne tasting, all ingredients, and recipes.

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