GlobalFest has created a safe and fun way to bring its celebration of culture and food straight into Calgarians’ kitchens through GlobalFest Flavours. The new 10-episode cooking mini-series showcases dishes from around the world during hands-on cooking classes that will help expand both your cultural knowledge and culinary skills.
The live Zoom sessions are one hour long with 45 minutes of dedicated cooking time. Each episode will feature a different cuisine usually available at GlobalFest’s OneWorld Festival, including Indigenous, Indonesian and Vietnamese cuisine, and will feature guests like chef Alrey from Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park and chef Kartini from Indonesian Kitchen. Before the cooking portion, each episode delves into the background, traditions and cultural influences of the chosen culture. Once the featured chef is introduced, the live cooking tutorial begins with the chance to ask questions and interact with the chef throughout.
A list of ingredients and stores to buy any specialty ingredients is provided ahead of time. Participants can also tune in for videos of Ken Goosen, COO of GlobalFest, doing brief virtual walkthroughs at the stores or markets to help pick out the ingredients in advance.
GlobalFest Flavours begins April 20, with the first five episodes running every second Tuesday until June 15. Event tickets are $10 each or $25 to add a limited spice and dry goods box. To learn more, visit globalfest.ca.