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The Agrarian Kitchen

#1 of 1 things to do in Lachlan Features Animals
650 Lachlan Rd, Lachlan, Tasmania 7140, Australia
+61 3 6261 1099
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Tomato Gluttony

I love tomatoes. I always have. In an action packed day we navigated: 1. Tomato chutney 2... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Archipeligo
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The best day EVER!

Cannot rave about this experience enough. To spend a day with someone who is clearly so passionate... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
500debj
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Magnetic Island, Australia
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The Agrarian Kitchen Cooking School is set on a 5-acre farm offering paddock-to-plate experiences in a 19th century schoolhouse at Lachlan, 45 minutes from Hobart in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley, Australia. The Agrarian Kitchen was established by Rodney Dunn and his wife, Séverine Demanet who moved from Sydney to Tasmania in July 2007 to transform the schoolhouse into Tasmania’s first hands-on, farm-based cooking school. Cooking classes commenced in November 2008. Set on five acres, The Agrarian Kitchen Cooking School includes a working farm and incorporates an extensive vegetable garden, orchard, berry patch and herb garden, all grown using organic principles. Also in residence are Berkshire pigs, Barnevelder chickens, milking goats, a flock of geese and honeybees. The Agrarian Kitchen Cooking School grows and uses heirloom varieties of fruit, vegetables and rare breed animals in its cooking experiences and also sources ingredients from local farmers, fishermen, gardeners and artisan producers. Cooking experiences are led by Rodney Dunn, former Food Editor of Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine and one-time apprentice to Australian chef, Tetsuya Wakuda, as well as a supporting cast of Tasmanian cooks and producers.
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650 Lachlan Rd, Lachlan, Tasmania 7140, Australia
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+61 3 6261 1099
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I love tomatoes. I always have. In an action packed day we navigated: 1. Tomato chutney 2. Ketchup 3. Passata 4. Pickling 5. Paste Beautiful kitchen, kitchen garden and surroundings. Group of 10 people. Lots of space in kitchen to be cooking. Beautiful dinning room....More

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Cannot rave about this experience enough. To spend a day with someone who is clearly so passionate about his craft is a privilege. We gained so much knowledge and had a hoot of a time cooking and creating the most beautiful meals with other like...More

Thank 500debj
Reviewed 25 February 2017

One of the most fun, worthwhile days I have spend on any holiday. Frankly I don't know how Rodney does it "up to 4 long lunches in a week" I won't go into too much detail as it will take the surprise factor out of...More

Thank coutaboy
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Inspiring garden and such support from Rodney Dunn. He was brilliant and so were my other 8 students...so many tricks and tips that had evaded me for years ..it was a wonderful day and I was nervous about attending but it was fantastic and fascinating....More

Thank SammiRose777
Reviewed 14 January 2017

From the minute you walk through the door, every thing is a delight at this cooking school, from the warm welcome you'll receive in the stunning kitchen, the garden tour, the classes and the actual cooking class, everything is magical and totally faultless. A delicious...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The day begins exploring and tasting as you go. Rodney and his wife Severine have established a magical working farm with herbs, vegetables, orchards, chickens, goats, sheep and pigs and a few ducks. All produce is grown or produced right there ready for the guests...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Wow! An amazing experience that re-connects you with food. You can harvest, prepare, cook and then enjoy the local produce coupled with local wines. Well worth booking ahead and making a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of city life!

Thank Canadaussie
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The true meaning of paddock to plate ! Went with work had the best day ever Got to see all the animals , grab a basket and a pair a secetures and go into the garden to hand pick fresh herbs and vegetables . Then...More

Thank Jo D
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Everyone who likes food, cares where it comes from and how it is prepared should have this experience. And it is just a great day out!

Thank Justin M
Reviewed 12 May 2016

I spent a day here for a cooking class with Rodney and a group of lovely people. The whole day was focussed on fresh produce in a sustainable environment. Rodney was fabulous with explaining his garden and how he operates it and the ethos behind...More

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