Lunch ‘n’ learn: regular workshop
Lunch only, no workshop: join at 12:45, 10-15 CHF (Richtpreis)
Each workshop is stand-alone, and forms one part of the monthly topic. The information does not overlap, so attending both workshops of the month gives the opportunity for wider exploration.
Past workshop notes can be found on the Past events page.
March 15 and 29, 2018: Pantry staples
What do you really need? In the kitchen, as in life, a question many of us constantly grapple with. Your stock of basic staples is the culinary palate which you use to create magic in the kitchen, from the humblest one-pot dinner to the most decadent of feasts. Unlike those special black walnuts you got excited about at some fancy food shop once, and that now sit sad and unused in the back of your shelf, these basics — grains, pulses, seeds, nuts, flours, spices, oils, fridge staples and so on — are your family and community. They should have your trust and respect, therefore it is worth considering their journey to your kitchen — what they are exactly, how they were produced, where and by whom. We will pay particular attention to these questions as we go over suggestions for culinary building blocks.
How many types of lentils do you really need, what are those favourites that you really cannot live without, do you have components to build a 15-minute meal as well as a leisurely weekend feast? There is no “right” objective answer, and it takes some self-reflection to choose a solution that is right for you in your current context; and the flexibility to continually balance exploitation of what you know and exploration of the undiscovered. This process of pantry maintenance is the most basic and most important step you can take to cooking and eating sustainably, and I hope the workshops will guide you to get started and stay on track.
Monthly vegan brunch
A brunch buffet celebrating simple, good, sustainable food — brunch classics, amazing Sunday braided bread and seasonal dishes with fresh, organic and Demeter quality fruits and vegetables sourced directly from local farmers. Enjoyed in a relaxed, cosy space that is open for all — poor students, hipsters with great beards, families with bouncy babies or teenagers, your boss or your best friend, grandmas who spray-paint or knit.
- 18 March
- 29 April
- 27 May
- 1 July