The Good Kitchen Cooking Program

Fair@Square 2017

Sustainable eating and good health go hand in hand.

That’s right, you can do a lot of good for yourself and the planet by creating meals with local, in season, fresh produce. Less packaging, less waste, less additives and more goodness.

Reduce waste at home, get creative, support local business and feel good about your health and how your choices are making a difference. At the Fair Food Forager Good Kitchen tent you will learn about cooking with indigenous ingredients, reducing food waste, being flexitarian with some meat free goodness, mmm making chocolate, and how to put the real “social” in food.

Cooking Demonstrations


Natif

11:30am – 12:30pm | ‘NATIF Australian Native Superfoods and Dumu Balcony Cafe’

‘How to use’ and ‘health benefits’ of Australian native foods.
Julie Merlet, owner of NATIF will show you how easy it is to use native foods. Native foods have shown superior health benefits over other common foods. Using native foods supports Australian native food farmers and Indigenous harvesters around the country. Come and explore the new flavours and aromas of these unique foods of Australia. Indigenous Students from Dumu Cafe will be showing how to use these foods, whilst Julie will be talking about their health benefits, where these foods come from and why we should use these foods.


easy ways to make healthy treats Sue Knox

12:30pm – 1:30pm | ‘InnerOrigin’

Christmas treats they won’t suspect are healthy
Robyn Harris, an advocate for InnerOrigin will demonstrate 2 recipes which can replace your sugar laden Christmas treats. Robyn will explore the ingredients, where they come from and the nutritional value of making changes compared to common Christmas treats. Be inspired to change how you shop so you can provide simple, healthy options for your family while supporting local businesses and communities.


Ben Mac Social Food Project

1:30pm – 2:30pm | ‘Social Food Project’

Join this interactive cooking workshop to hear Ben Mac’s 5 top tips for reducing your food waste at home. Participants will get to learn (and taste) two great recipes that help to use up leftovers.
Ben McMenamin is a chef, sustainability professional and founder of the Social Food Project. After working as a chef for more than 10 years and gaining a degree at RMIT, Ben has realised the power food has at bringing people together and catalysing social change.

Ben has cooked with a number of great social initiatives including the Food Know How project, Scarf Community Dinners, Give a Fork Sustainable Seafood lunch, OzHarvest and more! His work as a food educator has taken him all over Australia presenting at sustainability conferences and community festivals.


Anjali - Animal Justice Party

2:30pm – 3:30pm | ‘Animal Justice Party – The benefits of a plant based diet’

Choosing a plant based diet does not only greatly benefit your health and the environment, it is also one of the best things you can do to reduce harm to animals. Anjali Nambissan who featured on the SBS cooking show The Chefs Line and who spends much of her free time volunteering for the Animal Justice Party, will be cooking up a vegan Indian storm.

Come along and learn how you can cook delicious authentic Indian cuisine while being kind to the planet and the animals.

Born in Kerala, south India, Anjali grew up in New Delhi and moved to Australia in 2014. The 29 year old home cook won over the SBS program’s executive chef Dan Hong with her “no butter, no chicken butter chicken”, southern Indian rice pudding and fearless cooking combos that never compromised on flavour.


Angela's Kitchen Cooking School

3:30pm – 4:30pm | ‘Angela’s Kitchen Cooking School’

Using fruit and vegetables that are in season, this demonstration will showcase easy and healthy Greek dishes including, ‘kolokithokeftedes’ zucchini fritters, roast eggplant wth feta and herbs and for a sweet treat, grilled stone fruit with thick yoghurt.
The Mediterranean Diet with its health giving benefits is at the heart of Angela’s Kitchen Cooking School.
After spending her early years cooking traditional food in Greece and Cyprus, Angela has gone on to cook at Melbourne’s Journal Canteen, Rosa’s Kitchen and at Annie Smither’s Bistro in Kyneton. Angela’s cooking classes encourage home cooks to focus on fresh, ethical, local produce and to practice recipes that have been passed down from Mediterranean traditions.

For the past ten years, Angela has been leading cooking classes in Melbourne and more recently running Angela’s Kitchen Cooking School in Northcote.


Natif

4:30pm – 5:30pm | ‘Natif – Australian Native Superfoods’

‘How to use’ and ‘health benefits’ of Australian native foods.
Julie Merlet, owner of NATIF will show you how easy it is to use native foods. Native foods have shown superior health benefits over other common foods. Using native foods supports Australian native food farmers and Indigenous harvesters around the country. Come and explore the new flavours and aromas of these unique foods of Australia. Indigenous Students from Dumu Cafe will be showing how to use these foods, whilst Julie will be talking about their health benefits, where these foods come from and why we should use these foods.


ethical chocolate made from scratch Sue Knox

5:30pm – 6:30pm | ‘InnerOrigin’

Making Tasty Ethical sugar free chocolate
Learn how to make chocolate from scratch and see how you can still enjoy this amazing product while making better choices for the environment.


Sustainable Kids

6:30pm – 7:30pm | ‘Sustainable Kids ‘

Making Tasty Ethical sugar free chocolate
Come and enjoy a freshly made organic Papaya Salad and a detox drink from kids who understand that taking care of our planet and our bodies is the key to happiness. Watch as two local 13 year old’s show us how easy being sustainable can be.