Carriageworks has partnered with Smeg to deliver a series of virtual masterclasses with renowned chefs including Peter Gilmore.
If you’re loving learning new skills from your home, we’ve found an upcoming series of free masterclasses to keep on your radar. The team behind Sydney institution, Carriageworks Farmers Markets, has teamed up with leading appliance brand Smeg to deliver a jam-packed program of cooking experiences starting Thursday, 7th of October. The lineup of celebrated chefs will be sharing their kitchen knowledge, where to source fantastic produce and what’s the best way to cook it to maximise flavour. You’ll put your laptop down feeling inspired and ready to take on new recipes in lockdown and beyond.
The program for the monthly digital masterclasses will be shared on the Carriageworks website at the beginning of each month from October 2021 through February 2022. The series will explore five key elements including sweet, salty, bitter, sour and umami. Each episode will be assigned a chef to discuss the most relevant topic to their cooking style.
Masterclass 1 (7th October 2021): Peter Gilmore – Umami
World-class chef Peter Gilmore will discuss his thoughts on umami and its importance in his kitchen at home and Quay. The masterclass will be presented alongside Lizzie Hewson, author of Saturday Night Pasta, as Gilmore shares his secrets to umami-enriched chicken broths, purple corn polenta, bone marrow pasta and more.
Masterclass 2 (3rd October 2021): Nadine Ingram – Sweet
Honoured baker and founded of Flour and Stone, Nadine Ingham, will be joined by award-winning publisher Julie Ginns to discuss Ingram’s favourite sweet recipes. Ingram is set to share her techniques to prepare an old-fashioned vanilla layer cake, pear tarte tatin and chocolate tart.
Masterclass 3 (1st December 2021): Palisa Anderson – Sour
Farmer, chef and restaurateur from Chat Thai, Palisa Anderson will share her love of the sour flavours that are synonymous with Thai cuisine. She will be joined by iconic food writer Lee Tran Lam and showcase her recipes including Nahm jim jaew and an ume mochi cake with matcha glaze and native raspberries.
Masterclass 4 (5th January 2022): Evan Stroeve – Bitter
Bartender of the year who has opened the world’s first zero-waste bar RE Bar, Evan Stroeve, will discuss the element of bitterness. He will use seasonal produce found at the Carriageworks Farmers Market to unpack the important role that bitter flavours play in stimulating the appetite and aiding digestion. Expect to see his famous Summer Americano, a classic Negroni and The Obligatory, a decadent after dinner cocktail.
Masterclass 5 (1 February 2022): Luke Powell – Salty
Chef and founder of LP’s Quality Meats and Bella Brutta, Luke Powell dives into the world of salty flavours. He’ll discuss all things curing and preserving meats.
Find out more about the program here