Demos, Workshops and Talks

Cork on a Fork at Marina Market

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11am-9pm, Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th August, The Marina Market

The Marina Market has Cork on a Fork festival fever this year with a host of events taking place on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th August. Look forward to The Marina Kitchen, which will have some fantastic cooking demos and talks at the pop-up Cork on Fork stage; Eat Cinema, an interactive food cinema experience; and Feastival, a night celebrating all the best of the Marina Market with a festival atmosphere.

The events will be live soon but please register your interest here - https://www.marinamarket.ie/cork-on-a-fork-marina-market

Pizza-Making 101 - how to make pizza at home for beginners

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11.45pm-1.00pm, Thursday 15th August, Pompeii Pizza at Franciscan Well

Learn how to make pizza at home, using ingredients you can get in the supermarket. Participants will make their own dough & learn how to shape & top a pizza. Everyone will get a pizza on the day and you'll also bring home dough to practice at home. This is an ideal workshop for a family group.

Price:  €20 per adult, €10 for U18s (min age 8 years & children must be accompanied by an adult).   Book here.

English Market cooking demo renowned Cork Chef Orla McAndrew

Cork on a Fork Thursday

12.30pm-2.00pm, Thursday 15th August, Outside the English Market on Grand Parade

Award-winning Cork Chef Orla McAndrew will indulge visitors to the English Market with a cookery demonstration and sampling outside the building on Grand Parade. Committed to sustainability and a 'zero-waste ethos' Orla will be using a range of fresh, local ingredients from the stalls of the renowned English Market to create seasonal tasting and sharing plates - perfect for summer gatherings.

FREE. No need to book.

Holly Hill Community Garden Cork on a Fork Summer Festival

1-4pm, Thursday 15th August, Knocknaheeny, Hollyhill Community Garden (behind Apple Green garage)

Join Knocknaheeny Community Garden for a delightful day where you can pick fresh produce from the garden, enjoy live music and much more. This event is open to everyone.  Come together to celebrate the spirit of community and the joy of gardening.

No pre-booking is required and the event is free of charge.

Handbuild an Empty Bowl with sculptor Martha Cashman

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2.30pm, Thursday 15th August, Living Commons Arts studio Shandon St

Discover your inner artist, and learn about the ancient craft of hand building with clay in this 2.5 hour ceramic workshop. You will design, create and build a unique, contemporary bowl or platter that you can use daily in your kitchen, safe for food use or simply hung on the wall as your very own personal art piece or even frame it after. You will learn the fundamental techniques of hand building, sculpting and texturing a slab of clay. Martha will fire the work twice, once to bisc, I will then glaze it and fire again to a high fired glaze finish. The work will be ready in 3 weeks for collection or postage can be arranged. In this workshop Martha will address two of our Sustainability Goals 2: Zero Hunger and 16: Peace and Justice and Strong Institutions.

Price:  €65. Note, a percentage of the fee goes to Doctors without Borders.   Book here.

Sensory Cooking Class with the Cool Food School (3-7 years)

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11.00am-12.00pm, Friday 16th August, St. Peter's

Join Deirdre Doyle from the award winning The Cool Food School for a fun, interactive pop-up cooking class for kids at St Peter's. Deirdre is a master at getting kids to have fun in the kitchen and promotes healthy eating in a fun and interactive way. From smelling to chopping to dancing and tasting, kids are sure to get lots out of these engaging cooking classes with simple, whole food recipes. In this class kids will learn to make lunchbox carrot cake powerballs.

Price: €15.00. Book here.

Make Lunchbox Carrot Powerballs with the Cool Food School (7-12 years)

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12.30am-1.30pm, Friday 16th August, St. Peter's

Join Deirdre Doyle from the award winning The Cool Food School for a fun, interactive pop-up cooking class for kids at St Peter's. Deirdre is a master at getting kids to have fun in the kitchen and promotes healthy eating in a fun and interactive way. From smelling to chopping to dancing and tasting, kids are sure to get lots out of these engaging cooking classes with simple, whole food recipes. In this class kids will learn to make lunchbox carrot cake powerballs.

Price: €15.00. Book here.

Smoothie Making Demo with the Cool Food School

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2.30pm-3.30pm, Friday 16th August, St Peters

Join Deirdre Doyle from the award winning The Cool Food School for a fun, interactive pop-up cooking class for kids at St Peters. Deirdre is a master at getting kids to have fun in the kitchen and promotes healthy eating in a fun and interactive way. From smelling to chopping to dancing and tasting, kids are sure to get lots out of these engaging cooking classes with simple, whole food recipes. In this class kids will learn to make homemade healthy smoothies.

Price: €15.00. Book here.

Sourdough and Wine Harvest

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5.30pm-7.00pm, Friday 16th August, Callanan's Bar, Georges Quay

Immerse yourself in a captivating event dedicated to the art and science of sourdough bread-making, natural wine, and sustainable agricultural practices, and hear about the challenges facing farmers and tillage farmers this year as a result of climate change. Discover a new approach to baking that enhances digestibility, elevates nutritional content, and celebrates the rich flavors of this ancient culinary tradition and indulge in an exquisite tasting experience of artisanal sourdough bread. Pair these delightful bread creations with exceptional natural wines, lovingly crafted from sustainably grown grapes. Engage with experts in the field who will share their knowledge, insights, and experiences. You'll see how one Cork producer, Benjamin Lebon @seeds_bakery_kinsale is bringing back bread to its holy standard. Dr. Fanny Leenhardt-Cohalan @wellbread.ie will bring you through heritage wheat varieties, which are freshly harvested just 15km from Cork city! Pascal Rossignol @lecaveauwinemerchants will take you on a journey from the bountiful fields of sustainable agriculture to the fermentation process that gives rise to the unique characteristics of natural wine.

Price: €30 (€50 for two). Book here.

Street Food Demo from Different Cultures

6.30pm, Friday 16th August, Cork City Library

Enjoy cooking demonstrations from different cultures featuring Brazilian Tapas and Sushi with Esther and Maria from the Marina Market. There will also be a gorgeous colllection of cookery books available to borrow.

FREE. No Registration Required.

Cork on a Fork Cooking Demo Marquee - Saturday

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10.00am-5.30pm, Saturday 17th August, Festival Marquee, Emmet Place (outside Crawford)

A 100-seat Festival Cooking Demo Marquee and Festival Market will take place on Emmet Place (outside the Cork Opera House) all day with a host of exciting talks, demos and tastings. The events are MCd by Irish Examiner food writer Joe McNamee and food writer Kate Ryan from Flavour.ie/ The Echo.  Sponsored by Fáilte Ireland, Ireland's Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way.

11am:  Pasta Making with Hell's Kitchen US Winner Ryan O'Sullivan

12pm: Bread and Fishes with Aishling Moore (Goldie) and Ryan Hoy (Pike Deli)

1pm:  A Taste of Ballymaloe Cooking School with Rachel Allen

3pm: Full of Beans! - the bountiful and beautiful world of beans with #BeansIsHow champion Ali Honour and Cork Rooftop Farm's Brian McCarthy

4pm: Learn How to Cook for Restrictive Diets with Rob Fitzpatrick, Market Lane 

4.45pm:  How to Make the Perfect BBQ Sausage with Harrison SharpeElbow Lane Smokehouse & Brewery

ALL FREE. No need to book but limited places.  See the Festival Marquee tab for full details.

Kids Pizza Making Demo

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11.00am, Saturday 17th August, Il Padrino

Kids will have lots of fun at this hands on pizza making demonstration at Il Padrino, serving the families of Cork for 24 years. Your little masterchefs will have the opportunity to roll their own fresh dough and put on toppings before enjoying their own creation. The price includes a drink and ice-cream.

Price: €10 per child. Book here.

Sourdough and Wine Harvest

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3.30pm-5.00pm, Saturday 17th August, Callanan's Bar, Georges Quay

Immerse yourself in a captivating event dedicated to the art and science of sourdough bread-making, natural wine, and sustainable agricultural practices, and hear about the challenges facing farmers and tillage farmers this year as a result of climate change. Discover a new approach to baking that enhances digestibility, elevates nutritional content, and celebrates the rich flavors of this ancient culinary tradition and indulge in an exquisite tasting experience of artisanal sourdough bread. Pair these delightful bread creations with exceptional natural wines, lovingly crafted from sustainably grown grapes. Engage with experts in the field who will share their knowledge, insights, and experiences. You'll see how one Cork producer, Benjamin Lebon @seeds_bakery_kinsale is bringing back bread to its holy standard. Dr. Fanny Leenhardt-Cohalan @wellbread.ie will bring you through heritage wheat varieties, which are freshly harvested just 15km from Cork city! Pascal Rossignol @lecaveauwinemerchants will take you on a journey from the bountiful fields of sustainable agriculture to the fermentation process that gives rise to the unique characteristics of natural wine.

Price: €30 (€50 for two).  Book here.

Cork on a Fork Cooking Demo Marquee - Sunday

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11.00am-5.30pm, Sunday 18th August, Festival Marquee, Emmet Place

The 100-seat Festival Cooking Demo Marquee and Festival Market will return on Sunday.

11am:  I Soiled My Plants! With CUSP, My Goodness and Green Cities for Health

12pm:  More Than Curry with Meeran Manzoor (Rare 1784)

2pm:  Cork on a…Stick! – Cork Chef Cook-Off with a twist!  

3pm:  A Michelin Mash with Chestnut and Ichigo Ichie  

 FREE.  No need to book but limited spaces.  See the Festival Marquee tab for full details.

Eat With The Seasons - Mindful Eating Talk & Food Tasting Event

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2.00pm-3.30pm, Sunday 18th August, Hideout Café and Art Galley on Wellington Road

Get a taste of mindful eating and discover how it can transform your approach to food. Enjoy a delicious autumn season food tasting experience at the Hideout Café and Art Gallery on Wellington Road, Cork City, which boasts stunning views of the city! Cathy Fitzgibbon aka The Culinary Celt will give insights into Mindful Eating and offer Sustainable Living Tips from a food perspective, to help our local natural environment and improve our wellbeing. Event Highlights: Culinary Adventure: Indulge your senses with a variety of food tastings, crafted to provide a delightful autumn season eating experience. Food Exploration: This event this event is designed for anyone who appreciates the benefits of good food and wants to explore the concept of mindful eating as a non-diet approach to food. Mindful Eating Insights: Learn how to embrace a seasonal eating approach using her CELT Mindful Eating Matrix, CELT Mindful Eating Model & Culinary Compass Tool, and integrate these practices into your busy day-to-day lifestyle. Get ready to savour local flavours and discover new favourites. Mark your calendars and embark on a Mindful Eating journey... Cork style!

Price: €30.  Book here.