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Cooking class something to raw about

by Joanna on July 24, 2012 in Events, Food & Drink

Urban Harvest has been doing really interesting tastings/cooking classes for a while out of their Mount Victoria shop. We went along to a Pacific Harvest seaweed class, and were deliciously surprised, It was a fun night as well, so I thought I’d give you a heads-up about the next class coming up.

They’re having a raw food tasting (cooking?) with Megan May from Little Bird on Thursday 2 August at 7.30pm at the Elements Cooking school, which sounds both curious and delicious.

“Focus will be on beauty from within, creating dishes with fresh produce that will enhance your natural glow. Giving information on the nutrional value of the ingredients that we use and why we use certain things and what’s the point in activating and sprouting things.”

It’ll be basically a raw food dinner degustation focussed on food for your skin. The menu’s in draft right now, but the following is likely:

  • Start – Taster of spreads and dips (made using fresh produce and nuts that Urban Harvest has) with Little Bird crackers –  such as rocket parsley pesto, pine nut cheese etc
  • Salad – Marinated onion and winter greens salad with little bird salad clusters.
  • Main – Beet ravioli
  • Dessert – Apple crumb cake using Fig & Ginger Grawnola
  • Dessert – Chocolate hazelnut mousse.

There’s not a huge amount of raw food on offer in Wellington, as far as I’m aware (feel free to prove me wrong in the comments) (and obviously, there’s a lot of raw food in shops, but not like, Raw Food Restaurants, if you get the distinction), so if it’s something you’re into, you’re interested in trying it, you’re a foodie or you just want to get out of the house, get a ticket from the Urban Harvest site now. Tickets are $35 and there’s only 20 places available.

Joanna McLeod

Joanna McLeod has started calling herself the Empress of the Internet because she can. As well as wrangling the other site contributors and Getting Shit Done, she likes to eat, drink and write in equal amounts. Yes, she would love to be invited along to your event in order to do those things. Joanna's also the best person to talk to if you're interested in advertising on the site.

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