This is not just another cooking class!
This is a traditional cooking experience to indulge your senses.

The taste sensations that fresh, seasonal and local ingredients can bring to your cooking can be amazing. There is something special about these tasty dishes that excites our tastebuds, makes us feel good and energises us to create more healthy and delicious meals.

Here at Back 2 Basics Traditions, we have grown up surrounded by wonderful fresh and seasonal foods. These foods along with the influences of our family’s rich southern Mediterranean heritage, has inspired our cooking and passion to pass on traditional recipes & food experiences to you.

We are excited to show you how to transform the abundance of fresh seasonal produce that can be sourced locally, into amazingly simple, easy and delicious meals. Seemingly boring or overlooked ingredients like wild fennel or broad beans can be made into something the whole family will enjoy and love.

Our philosophy is to teach you how to ‘be a cook, not a chef!

Check out our upcoming Traditional Cooking Experiences

Be a cook not a chef

Our cooking experiences are carefully planned to match your needs and experience in cooking.

Are you:

  • looking for simple recipes to please a fussy family;
  • taking the first steps towards learning how to create simple and tasty meals;
  • wanting to spice up your next special occasion with a few authentic traditional dishes;
  • gluten free, vegetarian, celiac or paleo;
  • or simply looking to create healthy meals to help on your optimal health journey

Then our Cooking Experiences are just for you!

During our Cooking Experiences, we will discuss what fresh ingredients are in season, the history of foods, which ones to use and how to best select, prepare and use in your cooking. You will be involved in both the preparation and cooking of meals and finally, we all enjoy the fruits of our labour as we sit down to share the meal together. All this is also available as a mobile service, so we come to you – whether it be your home, office or school!

You will learn various dishes and food preparations including entrees and mains, to breakfast and snacks as well as pickling and preserving – we’ve got you covered!

Back 2 Basics Traditions Cooking Experiences suited for group sizes up to 12 ppl – for larger groups, please Contact Us

Take a peek at our highlights from our Tomato Sauce Cooking Experience

Tomato Saucing Cooking Experience Itinerary

Wine: The Black Chook Sparkling Cuvee NV

Basic bread making
The simple formula to create any type of bread

How to make traditional egg pasta – Part 1
Time to get your hands dirty

Making Tomato Sauce – Part 1
Coring tomatoes and mincing
Wine: The Black Chook Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Riposo (rest)
Time to enjoy some freshly baked bread
Infused oil tasting
Wine: The Black Chook Pinot Grigio 2016

Making Tomato Sauce – Part 2
Bottling and sealing
Cooking fresh sauce for lunch

How to make traditional egg pasta – Part 2
Rolling, cutting and drying
Wine: Penny’s Hill ‘Malpas Road’ Merlot 2014

Additional Feast Preparations

Shared Table Experience
Pasta Napolitana
Lettuce and Tomato Salads
Baked Figs with Vino Cotto and Cream
Coffee/Tea & Biscotti
Penny’s Hill ‘Cracking Black’ Shiraz 2015
Penny’s Hill ‘The Veteran’ Very Old Fortified NV