Dessert Bar Master Classes

We have 2 more dates for you for our popular Dessert Bar Master Classes. Booking here

These classes will have you working alongside Jodie Childs who is renowned Dessert Chef. Jodie’s love for desserts was kindled during her apprenticeship at the Hilton which culminated in her becoming the pastry chef at the Hiltons Grange Restaurant. From there she went on to make desserts at The Sugar Club in London and subsequently ran the pastry kitchen at COMO Resorts Cocoa Island in the Maldives. She has traveled extensively, worked with the best in the industry and is a most sought after dessert Chef by the likes of Simon Bryant,Karena Armstrong and Cheong Liew. We are super excited that she has time to teach some classes for us.

There are 2 menus to choose from.

Menu 1 on Sep 25th 6pm

1.Chocolate delice, peanut butter mousse and salted sesame brittle.

2.Chai Brûlée tarts.

3. Brown butter, star anise and pear friands.

4. Raw raspberry and lemon cheesecake.

Menu 2 on 6th Nov

1.Espresso soufflé, Dark chocolate sorbet and Frangelico ganache.

2.Caramelised white chocolate and banana cheesecake.

3.Mango jelly, coconut mousse, pineapple and mint salad.

4.Raw hazelnut and vanilla tart with berries.

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School Holiday Kids Classes

Bookings are now open for our October School Holiday kids classes. We have 2 classes /menus to choose from this time. Cost $65pp

Bookings here

Oct 3rd 2018 2pm

Beef Satay with ajar dressing.

Pad Thai noodles with chicken.

Asian coleslaw salad with sesame and soy dressing.

Sticky Rice w Seasonal fruit and sesame.

Oct 10th 2018 2pm

Twice cooked Pork and Vegetable Gyoza dumplings with soy dipping sauce.

Japanese Egg Fried Rice with vegetables.

Japanese Crispy Chicken served with Japanese mayo.

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Team Building in Adelaide

Sticky Rice Cooking School is an award winning, purpose built, hands on cooking school situated 14km from Adelaide’s CBD in the picturesque Adelaide Hill’s township of Stirling.

Established in 2008 we are a specialist in team building and corporate events that can be tailor made to fit your focus. We have over a 100 corporate clients that use us for their team building and client entertainment programs including Electrolux, Coca Cola, Adelaide Bank, NAB, CBA, Badge, Baulderstone, Benson Radiology, BHP, Centacare, Deloitte and Elders.

Our standard cooking classes are 4 hours and are priced at $1250 +GST which allows up to 10 people. Extra people in a class is priced at $125+GSTpp  max 30 people. We can abbreviate classes to 3 hours if time is short. All class times include time to dine and we offer complimentary wine, beer and juice with the class so that there are no add-ons.

In terms of the experience, the class is hands on cooking for everyone and there is plenty of opportunity for fun group interaction. We can format your private class as a fun competition, a collaborative group effort or team orientated tasks from start to finish.

Your class will be led by one of our top professional Chefs and we can also offer take home aprons for everyone for $10 each if requested.

In terms of dates we can accommodate a private cooking class for you where we have no other classes booked in. Here is a link to our live calendar. We can run the class at a  time to suit your itinerary day or night.

We do lots of corporate classes at the school and we guarantee a fun filled, professionally run cooking and dining experience which is ideal for team building and staff entertaining.
We specialise in Asian cuisine and you can choose to have the menu of your choice. We can accommodate dietary requirements and most food allergies within the menu if we know the details in advance but with severe allergies we may have to narrow down the menu options. Please note for 3 hour classes there is no entrée break so the menus do get abbreviated. Please note if you prefer Spanish or Moroccan classes we would just need to check chef availability for you and these classes are the standard 4 hour classes only.

Our example class menus are as follows and you can inquire or book via email or tel E-admin@stickyricecookingschool.com.au- Tel 8339 1314


Tasting Thailand

Tender slow cooked duck, shredded and wrapped in betel leaves with a fresh coconut paste dressing. Crispy Salt and pepper soft shell crab with green shallot and chilli, lime, pepper. Master the art of Crispy Salt and Pepper Crab. Stir fried beef with Kaffir lime and Thai eggplant. This is a handmade red curry paste ( made in class) which is used to create a Thai aromatic beef stir fry enhanced with kaffir lime. Lemongrass chicken salad with sesame peanut dressing. A deliciously light Thai chicken salad like you have never had before! Quick Mango sorbet.

Thai Feast

Wonton dumpling soup (wontons filled with prawn and pork with coriander paste in homemade chicken broth with fish sauce, mountain pepper and lime juice.) Yellow Curry of Chicken, Turmeric and Potato served with Cucumber relish and pink pickled ginger. Fresh Rice Noodle rolls stuffed with pork, caramelised golden shallots, roasted peanuts and sweet oyster sauce. Warm salad of Crispy Salmon with Lemongrass, Mint and Ground Roast Rice. Pandan and coconut slice made from rice and mung bean flour with an extract of pandan leaves and coconut milk.

Taste of Asia

A culinary journey around South East Asia where you will master key dishes from each country. Spicy Malaysian Laksa Noodles w Coconut Milk, Chicken and Fried Beancurd served with homemade Chilli Sambal. Vietnamese Salt and Pepper Squid . Thai Crispy Pork Belly with green mango salad and nam jim dressing. Vietnamese shredded chicken and cabbage salad w lemon and chilli dressing.

Asian Adventure

A real culinary adventure with all the favourite dishes from around South East Asia. We are off to Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and more! Malay-Beef Satays with peanut sauce; Thai- Red curry of Chicken with kaffir lime leaf; Vietnamese lemongrass pork with caramel soy, black pepper and sesame; Cambodian chargrilled calamari with crispy fish and pomelo salad and red chili Nahm Jim; Brunei Darussalam- baked coconut slice.

Essential Thai

This class is all about great Thai food that you know and love but have never had a good recipe for. Tom Yum Prawn (the famous hot and sour lemongrass Thai soup. Fragrant, cleansing and satisfying.) Green Curry of Chicken. Stir Fry Beef with fresh spice paste, lemongrass and Thai ginger. Thai Fish cakes w cucumber and mint salad. Sticky Rice w Mango.

Essential Asian

Vietnamese Chicken rice noodle soup; Poached chicken fillet in the aromatic stock served with round rice noodles with fresh herbs, sliced chilli and lime juice. Steamed Thai style Chicken dumpling served with light red curry sauce; Stir-fried crispy pork belly with Chinese broccoli and deep fried Thai basil, seasoned with oyster sauce, palm sugar and fish sauce. Grilled lemon grass beef served with tangy Papaya salad and Vietnamese herbs.

Entertaining Thai

Coconut stuffed King prawns with chilli jam and lime dressing. Tempura Oyster w green nam jim dressing. Crispy barramundi with green mango and chilli. Char grilled lime and coconut chicken. Sweet spring rolls with red bean paste and almond.

Vietnamese Feast

Vietnamese crispy pancakes with pork and shrimps. Vietnamese Chicken and lemongrass curry (Learn the differences between the Thai and the aromatic curry paste of Vietnam; Simmered in coconut milk and chicken broth for the perfect finish.) Steamed Barramundi with ginger and sizzling spring onion oil. Hot and Sour Stir fry Beef.

Taste of Vietnam

BBQ Pork Skewers w Vietnamese Mint and Hoi Sin dipping sauce (Traditional Vietnamese Pork balls, skewered, steamed then char grilled on the BBQ. Served with Vietnamese mint, crisp iceberg cups and hoi sin dipping sauce.) Char grilled Prawns with Lotus root salad and Vietnamese dressing (Char grilled prawn cutlets w Shiso and pickled Lotus root and daikon salad.) Marinated grilled beef served w nuoc Cham and Vietnamese Herb Salad. Chargrilled Chilli lemongrass Chicken. (Chicken thigh marinated with aromatics and rice wine. Think lemongrass, chilli, garlic, ginger and five spice with a smoky chargrill finish and served with dipping sauce.) Salty Sticky Rice w sesame and peanut paste

Thai and Vietnamese Banquet

A fabulous class with Top Chef Yukiko Anschutz cooking outside in our our Bali Hut cooking area. Learn these dishes full of fresh vibrant flavours and aromatic dressings plus homemade chargrilled beef and peanut sausages perfect for BBQs. Homemade Beef and Peanut Sausage on Betel Leaves with Onion Jam;, Char Grilled Prawn and Zucchini Flower Salad w Hot and Sour Dressing; Aromatic Chicken in Penang Spice Paste w Tamarind and Fresh Coconut; Whole Snapper in Lotus Leaf with Lemongrass, Turmeric and Chilli. Char Grilled Pineapple w rum and coconut syrup.

Spice Adventure

Spicy Prawn with Lemongrass and Green Paw Paw Salad.(Fresh Prawns and Paw Paw salad with a dressing of tamarind, lemongrass, lime leaf, mint and chilli Jam.) Chang Mai Chicken Curry with Cinnamon, Star Anise and peanuts. (Marinated chicken in a Northern Thai red curry paste- Nam Prik Gaeng Phed- simmered with spice, ginger, anise and peanuts-you will love this curry which is made without coconut milk). Warm Salad of Pork and Chilli Eggplant w Lemongrass, Fried Shallots and Garlic. Traditional Drunken Rice Noodles w Chicken( fresh flat rice noodles stir fried with chicken, sweet soy, kaffir lime, holy basil, Chinese broccoli and baby corn);Tapioca Coconut dessert w palm sugar syrup.

Stars of Siam

All the essentials of Thai cuisine are taught in this class in a menu full of favourite dishes for easy entertaining or every day dinners. Crispy Spring Rolls w Sweet Chilli sauce; Green Curry of Prawn with Thai Basil. Stir-fry Chicken and Cashew with Dried Chilli and Baby Corn and Thai Beef Salad w Hot and Sour Dressing. Banana Fritters with Palm Sugar Syrup.

Quick and Healthy Thai

Steamed prawn and pork dumplings w peanut nam jim. Stir-fried prawns with pineapple and sweet chilli bean paste with cashew. Steamed salmon with lime and kaffir lime. Pad Thai noodles with nam pla prik. (Traditional stir fried rice noodle sticks w chicken, tamarind , soy and pickled white radish served with the traditional accompaniment of spicy nam pla prik.) Quick Mango mousse.

Japanese Banquet

Japanese tasting plate (Marinated Atlantic Salmon sashimi. Natural oysters served with ponzu sauce and chilli radish. Grilled Japanese Hokkaido scallop served with sweet miso paste. Fish Escabeche.) Braised Pork belly with plum wine sauce. Kari kari yaki Chicken. (Twice cooked tenderised chicken. Marinated and pan-fried until crispy. Braised in sake and served with ginger soy sesame dressing.) Octopus and avocado salad served with citrus dressing. Agedashi Dofu (deepfried tofu with potato starch served with Tempura sauce, white radish and ginger with chilli powder).

Asian Banquet

A delicious combination of dishes which cover curry paste making, stuffing, steaming and stir frying techniques. Crispy Stuffed King Prawns. Thai style Bamboo Steamed Lemon Chicken. Massaman Curry of Beef with Pickled Ginger and Peanuts ( Tender beef simmered in a roasted spice curry paste with cinnamon and peanuts and garnished with pickled pink ginger). Stir Fried Seafood Noodles (King prawns, Scallops, squid and fish) on Puffed Egg Noodles with chilli jam, water chestnuts and Asian greens.

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Sticky Rice Cooking School – Electrolux Back to Basic Cooking Masterclass

Electrolux Australia and the Sticky Rice Cooking School at Stirling, in the Adelaide Hills, hosted an exclusive ‘Back to Basics’ Masterclass on Wednesday. It was an incredibly enjoyable day, and interactive cooking class which showcased state of the art Electrolux appliances – like the multifunction steam oven – with some of the best chefs in Australia. Electrolux Ambassadors, Massimo Mele from Sydney’s famous Salt Meets Cheese joined us, as did Stewart Wesson, esteemed Adelaide chef behind Whistle & Flute, and the newly established Port Admiral Hotel. Sharing their insights, and nifty cooking tips, they helped us utilise the Electrolux cookware for a fabulous feast with recipes designed specifically for these appliances.

We started with a dip platter of freshly made deep fried focaccia bread, accompanied by an insanely delicious smashed zucchini dip. This starter, beyond a question of a doubt, will make any dinner party you host an absolute smash hit. Separated into teams of four, we all took turn concocting some fragrant and delicious meals with local produce. The Masterclass featured Thai style Crispy Eggplant, my personal favourite of the day, Mamma Mia’s Pickled Carrots, Steam John Dory with pippies, chorizo, olives and parsley, and of course followed by a dessert of Ernie’s Chocolate Soufflé Cake which was served with peppered strawberries and homemade honeycomb. The class was both informative and fun, enough so that we will be wanting to recreate the recipes at home.

The Sticky Rice Cooking School, which traditionally focuses on Asian cuisines, was the perfect venue for the Masterclass. The serene ambience makes you feel like you’ve been transported to a five-star Balinese resort, but with the benefit of exquisite South Australian produce – so there’s no chance of catching Bali Belly here. The cooking school is open daily, and has released its cooking school class schedule through to 2018. Gift a loved one with a memorable Sticky Rice cooking class this Christmas, it’s sure to go down a treat!

Words by Erin Gear

WHERE: 96 Old Mount Barker Rd, Stirling

https://adelaidefoodcentral.com/2017/10/26/sticky-rice-cooking-school-electrolux-back-to-basic-cooking-masterclass/

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Getting Back to Basics with Electrolux at Sticky Rice Cooking School

Sticky Rice Cooking School – 96 Old Mount Barker Road, Stirling SA 5152

Situated in the charming Stirling in the Adelaide Hills, Sticky Rice Cooking School is an award-winning venue specialising in Asian inspired cooking classes such as Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese, and even dabbling in Spanish and Moroccan.

Described by owner Claire Fuller as ‘delivering a wealth of knowledge and fun along the way’, the classes offered at Sticky Rice Cooking School are truly unique and full of character – something that is oddly hard to find at all cooking schools. The whole experience at Sticky Rice Cooking School is educational and inspiring, and it is obvious that real thought, passion and knowledge has been put into crafting each and every moment.

Mamma Maria’s pickled carrots (left) and Thai style crispy eggplant (right)
Photo: Josh Geelen

Each four-hour class concludes with a full banquet style meal in the dedicated dining area of all the dishes students have cooked throughout the class. The dishes are also thoughtfully matched with local Adelaide Hills wines for students to enjoy. Another one of the reasons that Sticky Rice Cooking School is such a thorough and quality experience is due to the use of superior cookware appliances in their classes. The Sticky Rice kitchens are fully fit out with Electrolux appliances, who are global leaders in cooking appliances not only for home, but for professional use too.

On The Chopping Board (OTCB) was recently invited to Sticky Rice Cooking School for the ultimate Back to Basics Cooking Masterclass with Electrolux Ambassadors Massimo Mele from Salt Meats Cheese and Stewart Wesson from Whistle & Flute. All food and drinks were provided on behalf of Sticky Rice Cooking School and Electrolux.

The Back to Basics Cooking Masterclass with Massimo and Stewart consisted of many tips and tricks, specifically focusing on six flavour packed recipes perfect for entertaining this Summer. Our group of keen cooks was divided into smaller groups, each focusing on one or two recipes in order to prepare everything for a sit down lunch.

Amongst the mix were recipes created especially for Electrolux by Massimo and Stewart, including Mamma Maria’s pickled carrots, Thai style crispy eggplant, steamed John Dory with pippies, chorizo, olives and parsley and a chocolate soufflé cake with chocolate coated honeycomb.

Chilli paste we made for the Thai style crispy eggplant salad
Photo: Josh Geelen
The group that I (Taylor) was in were in charge of preparing the Thai style crispy eggplant served with bean sprouts, sesame seeds and copious amounts of fresh coriander. After being lightly coated in a corn and rice flour batter, we deep fried the strips of eggplant until golden in colour and perfectly crunchy. Just before serving, we tossed the eggplant in a home made chilli paste that burst with flavours of garlic, lime and ginger which added a real kick to the dish.
Alongside the eggplant dish we enjoyed Massimo’s recipe for Mamma Maria’s pickled carrots – a refreshing accompaniment to the spicy salad. I found the carrot pickle to be a particularly interesting dish, as the carrots were perfectly steamed before being marinated in a pickling liquid of white vinegar, garlic, oregano and olive oil. To serve, the pickled carrots were topped with tangy goats curd and chopped fresh parsley. This dish was a perfect example of a back to basics recipe that was packed full of flavour, colour and texture, and could easily be achieved with ingredients commonly found in the kitchen at home.
John Dory being barbecued
Photo: Josh Geelen
Steamed John Dory with pippes, chorizo, olives and parsley (right)
Photo: Josh Geelen
The main dish of the day was steamed John Dory with pippies, chorizo, olives and parsley, which was a real crowd pleaser around the table. The flavour combination of this dish was impossible to fault – smokey chorizo, salty green olives and fresh herbaceous parsley all encompassed in a rich, buttery sauce.
The John Dory was cooked in two stages. Firstly, the whole fish was quickly barbecued to introduce a charred flavour (pictured above), before being steamed with all other components of the dish in an Electrolux steam oven. There are many benefits of using a steam oven, as the function enables the original moisture to be retained in food while cooking and helps things to cook more evenly. This is also particularly useful when cooking seafood like whole John Dory, as whole fish can easily dry out or overcook in a conventional oven. The John Dory we enjoyed at lunch was exceptionally well cooked, and had a fresh, clean flavour. I will definitely be trying to re-create this dish at home!
Ernie chocolate soufflé cake with chocolate coated honeycomb
Photo: Josh Geelen
We finished our lunch on a sweet note with another recipe using the Electrolux steam oven – Stewart’s Ernie chocolate soufflé cake with chocolate coated honeycomb. The extra moisture in the steam oven creates the perfect environment for a soufflé cake to bake – resulting in a moist but light cake that was rich in chocolate flavour. Everyone needs a go-to chocolate cake recipe that is simple and fail-proof, but impressive for any occasion at the same time – and this chocolate soufflé cake definitely ticks those boxes!
The Sticky Rice Cooking School dining room
Photo: Josh Geelen
After a fun few hours of cooking Massimo and Stewart’s back to basics recipes that highlighted some of the great benefits of the Electrolux appliances, it was fantastic to sit down and enjoy all of the dishes we created as a group. The large, light filled dining room is definitely one of the aspects that sets Sticky Rice Cooking School apart from other schools in Adelaide. Sticky Rice Cooking School still have some classes available before the end of the year, but are always adding to their exciting schedule – make sure you check out their website to see what’s new! To discover more fantastic recipes from Electrolux Ambassadors, check out their directory here.
http://www.onthechoppingboard.com/2017/11/getting-back-to-basics-with-electrolux.html
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Luke Nguyen cooking demonstration at Sticky Rice Cooking School

He has long been considered Australia’s master of Vietnamese cuisine and on Oct 10th 2013 Luke Nguyen return to Sticky Rice Cooking School for the 3rd time in as many years. His visit coincides with the Adelaide Hills cooking school’s 5th anniversary and promises to be a memorable day of celebrations and great food and wine as guests enjoy a cooking demonstration by Luke and five star wines by Battle of Bosworth.

For Luke it is a great opportunity to visit the Adelaide Hills again and showcase his brand new book the Food of Vietnam.  In The Food of Vietnam Nguyen has created his opus; a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated, endearing, compassionate and thoroughly researched ode to the food of his homeland.
Boasting over 350 pages of lavishly illustrated recipes, divided by region, The Food of Vietnam is part cookbook, part love letter to the people, the flavours and the culture of Vietnam.

About the book:
Chef, restaurateur, TV host and author Luke Nguyen traverses the length of his homeland — from Saigon to Sapa — in this comprehensive guide to Vietnamese cuisine. From the authentic street food of the country’s busiest cities to the simple seafood dishes of the coast, The Food of Vietnam is a journey to the heart of a rich and diverse culture.

To book this great experience visit the website here

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d’Arrys Verandah Head Chef Peter Reschke

Sticky Rice Cooking School is hosting a hands on cooking class with d’Arrys Verandah’s Head Chef Peter Reschke and legendary winemaker Chester Osborn from d’Arenberg wines on Saturday 1st December 2012.

All participants will cook alongside Peter in preparation for dinner service that evening when their invited guests will arrive. It’s ‘My Restaurant’ style with a top professional Chef and wines from a legendary winemaker.

Head Chef d'Arrys Verandah

Wine Maker Chester Osborn- d'Arenberg Wines

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Corporate Christmas Entertaining

Sticky Rice Cooking School is an award winning Cooking School in Adelaide only 14 km from the CBD and as seen on TV we provide a dedicated facility for cooking classes all year round.

Getaway

For smaller groups our public classes are scheduled on our online calendar.

Groups of 10 + can have a private class tailored for them. A choice of menu and class format ensures that the classes suit many corporate needs including Christmas staff dinners, financial year end celebration or mid year team building activities.

Sticky Rice cooking classes are a unique and exciting adventure. Hands on classes are fully interactive for participants or you can chose to sit back and enjoy a degustation of courses prepared by one of our top professional Chefs. Dining and wine is all inclusive.

Awarded a Top 6 best Food Experience in the whole of Australia the Sticky Rice Cooking School guarantees to deliver a fantastic corporate or social group activity. For a copy of our corporate brochure email us at admin@stickyricecookingschool.com.au or give us a call 08 8339 1314 .

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Miguel Maestre at Sticky Rice Cooking School

We are very excited about our upcoming cooking class with Celebrity Chef Miguel Maestre on Saturday 24th November 2012. Bookings can be made on our calendar page here.

MIGUEL MAESTRE

There are chefs who work for many years in various kitchens around the world refining their craft and making a name and then there is Miguel Maestre, a Spaniard who has made Sydney his home, and powered his way up the ranks.

Miguel was always destined to cook, from a family who lived and breathed good food and wine, his destiny was pre-determined from a young age.
Miguel first began cooking when he was 21 when he moved to Scotland to experience the world. It is also where he learned to speak English. His progression was quick, after working his way up through the ranks at Indigo Yard, Montpelier’s Partnership (biggest monopoly of restaurants in Edinburgh). Miguel then returned to Spain, before moving to Australia 6 years ago.

He has been fortunate to work in some of Sydney’s premier kitchens including Bather’s Pavilion, Bel Mondo and Cru, before taking up the position at Minus 5 at Circular Quay. At 27 years of age, it was a big test, but the reviews and customer feedback proved it was worth the leap of faith. Miguel became, Head Chef of Tony Bilson’s Number One Wine Bar in Sydney’s Circular Quay. Working under his friend and mentor Manu Feildel, he impressed the Sydney food scene with his authentic Spanish Tapas and energy.

In January 2010, Miguel opened his first restaurant, El Toro Loco (The Crazy Bull) and in the same year, he was appointed consultant and creative chef of the Argyle’s Bazar by Miguel Maestre in the Rocks, Sydney. Now in his own catering business, offering a Personal Chef experience, Miguel is enjoying the opportunity to create bespoke dining experiences for people wanting to entertain at home.

Miguel’s TV credits include co-hosting the hit series of “Boys Weekend”, alongside friends Gary Mehigan, Manu Feildel and Adrian Richardson. The show has aired in over 100 countries worldwide. His first series of ‘Miguel’s Tropical Kitchen’, aired on Lifestyle Food Channel in early 2010 and was sold around the world. Miguel has appeared on Channel Ten’s “Masterchef”, “Junior Masterchef”, has been a regular on “The Circle” and “9am with David & Kim”, Channel Seven’s “Better Homes and Gardens”, Channel 9’s “Kerrie Anne Kennerly Show” and “Today.” He has also been on cooking spots for MixFM in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Miguel launched his own Cooking and recipe Ipad & Iphone App’s in 2011 in both English and Spanish.   Currently Miguel is filming and appearing on Network 10’s new lifestyle show “The Living Room” with Amanda Keller, Chris Brown and Barry DuBois.

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Luke Nguyen Cooking Demo

A very special event at Sticky Rice Cooking School on Monday 19th November 2012 3.30pm.

Book now for a very limited and special chance to meet Celebrity Chef Luke Nguyen again in the Sticky Rice Cooking School kitchen and watch him prepare several stunning dishes from his brand new book. This event is a cooking demonstration by Luke ( not a hands on class) and the price includes a signed copy of Luke’s brand new book thanks to our friends at Matildas bookshop in Stirling. Tastings of every dish with a glass or 2 of complimentary wine is all included. Come and meet Luke, watch him create mouth watering dishes and take away a personalised signed copy of his book to help you create these masterpieces in your own kitchen. A very special event! 3.30pm-5.30pm

Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong

A culinary journey from China to Vietnam

Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong is an evocative culinary adventure that explores Asia’s most famous river. Starting in south-west China and journeying through Myanmar, northern Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, before meandering down to the vast Mekong Delta in Vietnam, Luke immerses himself in the cultures and communities who depend upon this life-giving river. Along the way he discovers the local cuisines and learns the heart-warming stories from the people he meets.

Filled with stunning photography and authentic recipes from each region, Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong captures the true essence of this magnificent river: its people, food, culture and beauty.

With over 70 recipes – including chargrilled pork grilled in bamboo from Thailand, steamed lemongrass and dill fish from Laos, tea-infused sesame dumplings from China or, for the more adventurous, clay-pot cola chicken from Cambodia – Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong is a visual and culinary adventure.

About the author:

Luke Nguyen is the owner of Sydney’s famous Red Lantern restaurant. He has written three previous cookbooks and is the presenter of several SBS cooking shows, including Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong. Luke currently splits his time between Sydney and Vietnam.

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