Let local artisans teach you forgotten crafts at Real Food Project’s Newrybar workshop
We’re all for slowing down, taking in our surroundings and enjoying the simple things in life. Sometimes there’s nothing more relaxing than creating something with your hands, be it food or more tangible everyday items. If you’re keen to step back from the hustle and bustle (for one day, at least) then Real Food Project’s cooking and craft workshop in the quaint township of Newrybar on November 19 could be just what you need.
The workshops see Kate Walsh from Real Food Projects, a local company that aims to give people the skills to get back into the kitchen and cook from scratch, team up with local artisans to teach (or re-teach) people basic and forgotten skills. We’re talking activities like preserving, soap making, basketweaving, natural dying and more. These are the skills that were always passed down from generation to generation … but if you somehow missed that boat or want to brush up your knowledge with a hands-on approach, then this is for you.
The workshop on Sunday November 19 will be a full-day event held in the Newrybar Hall. The day will feature time in the kitchen cooking traditional basics from scratch, like pickling and making yoghurt, nut butters, granola and kombucha – aka the things we often buy packaged, but should totally be making ourselves! Following the kitchen session, you’ll be able to relax at a long-table lunch brimming with seasonal produce. In the afternoon, you’ll be exposed and enlightened to the art of traditional basket weaving with local artisan Ellie Beck – and you’ll even go home with your own hand-woven basket (along with a full tummy).
Keen to fine-tune your skills in a dreamy setting like Newrybar? Head online to Real Food Projects for the details and to book your spot.
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