Inspired by summer days in Britain, Damian will show you delicious, make-ahead recipes that are perfect for a picnic feast or any portable outdoor meal. Join Damian to learn how to make: traditional English pork pies, hand formed with hot water pastry and filled with a lightly seasoned minced pork filling; scotch eggs – golden-yoked eggs encased in a perfectly seasoned sausage mix, then crumbed and fried till golden brown; traditional pickled onions and piccalilli; and to finish, small round eccles cakes – light and flaky butter pastry filled with a spiced currant mix.
The Perfect Summer Picnic
A make-ahead feast
Whether you want to explore a new cuisine, learn some new techniques or simply expand your cooking repertoire, our highly experienced instructors will show you how to prepare delicious dishes that are guaranteed to impress. Click here for more information the class format.
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About the Chef
Owner/Chef, Piper Street Food Company
Growing up the son of chefs and restaurateurs, it now seems inevitable that Damian would end up in the kitchen as a career. After starting his apprenticeship in the nineties in his mother’s restaurant, Erica’s Brasserie, he quickly found himself at home in the familiar surrounds of a busy kitchen, and thrived in the high pressure environment. After completing his apprenticeship and working his way up the ranks through various restaurants in Adelaide, he set off for a 12 month stint in Europe, travelling and working his way around western and Eastern Europe. Arriving back in Australia, Damian moved to Melbourne to take up a position at one of Melbourne’s most renowned restaurants, Il Bacaro. In 2006 Damian moved his small family to Kyneton to open his own restaurant, the award-winning Pizza Verde. The restaurant was sold in 2010, allowing Damian to establish The Piper St. Food Company, a beautiful picnic shop and cooking school based on traditional cooking around a shared table. More