Join us on a journey with local connoisseurs to deepen your culinary knowledge through nine exclusive hands-on workshops. As our local food economy has grown stronger and more connected than ever, we realize the value in getting back to the basics. Over the past ten years, Eat Drink Local has served to encourage support for farm-to-table restaurants and home cooking with local, seasonal ingredients. We can’t wait to embark on another local food exploration with our community. This year features ice cream, preserves, cheese, tacos, beer and more! All such great reasons to #eatdrinklocal.
Crack Open a Cold One with The ABGB
Thursday, February 15
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Join us for a family-style dinner and a behind-the-scenes look at the ABGB: This private, limited-seating dinner will take place in The ABGB brewery. Over the years, The ABGB and Johnson's Backyard Garden have developed a special relationship, and the stories and the meal will serve to highlight the result of this local partnership—great food! Dig into a spread of appetizers, salad and pizza featuring in-season ingredients from Johnson’s Backyard Garden, alongside some classic ABGB goodies. Profits from the evening will benefit Austin Habitat for Humanity's The House that Beer Built.
Preserving Texas with confituras
Thursday, March 22
confituras little kitchen
If you’ve ever tried the jams from confituras, you’ve experience how fabulously owner Stephanie McClenny preserves local bounty. Here’s your chance to learn about canning from the best, in the brand new confituras little kitchen. The demo will use local, seasonal fruit and you’ll leave with both your own delicious handmade creation and some priceless knowledge on preserves.
Tacos & Tap with Austin Taco Project
Thursday, May 17
Austin Taco Project
Dive into the world of street food with Austin Taco Project! Chef Kevin Spencer will talk about the ingredients, methods and global importance of street food. Of course, there will be some eating involved as well! Tastings of foods from three different regions of the world will be provided along with recipes, so you can make the dishes at home yourself.
Pick Your Flavor with Lick Honest Ice Creams
Sunday, July 15
Lick Honest Ice Creams
Summer in Texas is prime for consuming tons of ice cream, so our July class with Lick Honest Ice Creams couldn’t come at a better time! Join Edible Austin and the Lick co-founders for a workshop on creating irresistible ice cream at home. Participants will get a chance to churn their own ice cream and leave with a fantastic frozen treat. A portion of the proceeds from this class will benefit the Rondald McDonald House Charities.
Make Whey with Dos Lunas Artisan Cheese
September 2018; More information coming soon!
Dos Lunas Artisan Cheese
See the cheesemaking process from milk to the final tasty product at our class with local raw cheesemaker Dos Lunas Cheese. Owner Joaquin Avellan will also walk us through how he turns whey from grassfed cows into a beloved beverage—Beer! Here’s your chance to learn the ins and outs of cheese while tasting Dos Lunas artisan varieties.
Mix It Up with Cannon + Belle
Saturday, October 20
3 p.m.–5 p.m.
Cannon + Belle
Join us at Cannon + Belle for a barbecue experience like none other. Executive Chef Yesica Arredondo will guide us through the differences in barbecue sauces from the various regions in the United States. Guests will then be divided into teams and have 20 minutes to handcraft their very own barbecue sauce in this culinary throw down. Sauces will then be tasted and all guests will be able to take home some of their own sauce!
All Things Cookie with Make It Sweet
Thursday, December 6
6:30 p.m.–9 p.m.
Make It Sweet
Cookies are a staple of the dessert world; they’re perfect for potlucks, parties and when you’re just craving something sweet. With so many kinds of cookies to master, finding the best recipes can be overwhelming. Join us at Make It Sweet for a class on all things cookie, where you will be provided with the tools to make and bake multiple types of cookies, and then take your treats home to share.
MORE CLASSES COMING SOON!