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Wild Food Forest Trail
May
27
10:00 PM22:00

Wild Food Forest Trail

Join Kevin Thornton on our forest trail where we will identify, pick and cook wild, edible wonders with co-host Dr Bill Schindler of National Geographic's show - The Great Human Race. Limited number of places. Meet at KOOKS at 10am and head off from there. Own transport required. Venue TBC.

Location & Contact Details

Tel: 00353 87 2050602
Email: info@kevinthorntonskooks.com
63 Moyne Road, Dublin 6, Ireland Beechwood Luas nearby

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Urban Foraging Tour with Google
May
24
3:30 PM15:30

Urban Foraging Tour with Google

For Googlers Only:

Come take a walk through the Dublin City streets you thought you knew on a search for edible wild plants!  Wild plants are significantly more nutrient dense than any domesticated plant available at the market.  And, humans have subsisted on a diet of wild plants for 99% of the time we have been on this planet.  However, very few of us have ever eaten a wild plant, much less are able to identify them.  You don’t need to drive hours and get lost in the middle of the woods to find edible wild plants.  In fact, they are all around us – even in the city!  This guided urban foraging tour through Dublin will completely transform the way you look at the weeds you pass by every day on your way to work!

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Fermented/Cultured Butter Workshop for Google
May
15
3:30 PM15:30

Fermented/Cultured Butter Workshop for Google

For Googlers Only

Ireland has one of the oldest butter making traditions in the world! However, the butter that was produced here over 5,000 years ago was a very different food than that available today.  The butter of the past was alive with a full range of live probiotic cultures, stored longer and possessed a flavor/terroir made possible only through the wild fermentation process.  Participants will learn how to transform both raw and pasteurized cream into nutrient dense, alive, probiotic cultured butter and its by-product, buttermilk.  Students will leave the course with cultured butter and buttermilk they made themselves and a wild clabber culture they can use to create their own cultured butter at home.

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Food Research in Kenya
Apr
4
9:30 AM09:30

Food Research in Kenya

Dr. Bill Schindler and Mr. Jason O'Brien will travel to Kenya to learn some of the earliest traditional dietary methods from indigenous tribes including ash yogurt, honey wine, and milk/blood drink.

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Advanced Bread Baking - Sprouted Grains, Heritage Wheat & Rye Course
Feb
19
to Feb 23

Advanced Bread Baking - Sprouted Grains, Heritage Wheat & Rye Course

  • The School of Artisan Food (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dr. Bill Schindler will be attending the Advanced Bread Baking - Sprouted Grains, Heritage Wheat & Rye week-long course through the School of Artisan Food in Nottinghamshire, England. 

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Edible Insect Research in Thailand
Feb
9
to Feb 12

Edible Insect Research in Thailand

Bill Schindler and his family will be traveling to Thailand to partake in edible insect research, also known as Entomophy.  They will:

  • Explore traditional markets in Bangkok to see insects are sold,
  • Eat at Insects in the Backyard to taste insects prepared with a modern culinary approach
  • Travel to Phitsanulok to see a traditional weaver ant farm
  • Visit a cricket farm in Phitsanulok

Follow Bill on Instagram and Facebook to see how their adventure unfolds.  Blog posts will be published upon their return!

 

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Food Evolutions Workshop to Master Chefs
Jan
13
9:30 AM09:30

Food Evolutions Workshop to Master Chefs

Dr. Bill Schindler kicks-off the Italian Culinary Institute's Master Chef class by providing all chefs with a thorough understanding of our ancestral diet.

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Mayo Site Visit with Culinary Students of the Dublin Institute of Technology
Jan
9
to Jan 10

Mayo Site Visit with Culinary Students of the Dublin Institute of Technology

A two-day adventure tasting the delicacies of County Mayo and learning about the unique archaeological history of the area for future chefs of the Dublin Institute of Technology

Seamus
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Think Tank at Italian Culinary Institute
Oct
29
to Nov 3

Think Tank at Italian Culinary Institute

  • Italian Culinary Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dr. Schindler will once-again join Chef John Nocita to develop an innovative hands-on course that connects modern chefs with a comprehensive understanding of their ancestral dietary past.  This is the 1st time anything has ever been done like this at a culinary school.

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Fermented Shark Research
Oct
3
8:30 AM08:30

Fermented Shark Research

Dr. Schindler might have been in Iceland for a cheesemaking course, but he drove eight hours to try hákari, the traditional Icelandic fermented Greenlandic shark at the Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum.

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