Residents to experience the taste of Dandenong

April 11, 2013 by  

The brand new demonstration kitchen at Dandenong Market is complete, and renowned chef Russell Bald is already showcasing healthy, tasty food. The kitchen was created using a $68,000 Federal Government grant. The purpose is to give patrons the opportunity to experience the taste of healthy meals made from local produce.

Cooking has become increasingly popular in the last few years, with prime-time television shows, celebrity chefs and the health industry all jumping on the bandwagon. The trend shows no sign of abating any time soon. Bald focuses on simple, 20-minute meals. He displays his versatile cooking techniques and explores a variety of health options suited to people of varying dietary regimes.

Healthy is the new tasty these days, and if the two can be combined it is a win for everyone. It is a great opportunity for market patrons to step outside their culinary comfort zone and attempt to conjure succulent dishes using a variety of methods.

Mayor Angela Long is excited about the project; she said:

“We have a world class market with incredible facilities, amazing produce and a multicultural flavour second-to-none. There are also recipes to take home.”

Russell Bald is very familiar with Greater Dandenong food. He also leads food tours of the Afghan Bazaar and works as a food consultant with local businesses. He has 20 years of experience as a chef overseas and in Australia.

The cooking demonstrations take place at lunchtime every Tuesday. Visitors are encouraged to bring along a pen and notepad. Stationery printers in Dandenong can provide up and coming chefs with materials for personalising their own culinary journey.