~ mEat your Sausage Maker ~
This unique dining experience will take place on Monday 25 August 2014 at Mister Bianco Restaurant in Kew, Victoria. Participants will be delighted with an instructional workshop by Mister Bianco's Joseph Vargetto and our very own Frank Bovezza, followed by a sumptuous shared-table dining experience of antipasto and fresh sausages. You'll get to an opportunity to meet the winemakers, Christian and Michael Dal Zotto from Dal Zotto Wines as well as enjoy their premium wines from the King Valley.
Places will be limed, so book early. The cost of $95.00 per person includes the instructional workshop, a Home Make It workshop notes booklet with recipes, dinner, wine, a signature apron and a fresh batch of homemade sausages to take home. You can book directly online by following the link.
~ The Mortadella Sessions ~
The Melbourne Salami Festa, together with Ombra Salumi Bar and Home Make It are bringing back "The Mortadella". If you missed out on a place at the last session, there is still one more session available on Saturday 26 July 2014. Learn how to make homemade mortadella with an instructional workshop by Ombra's Chefs Dom Marzano and James Vardis. Participants will also receive a bonus demonstration in making homemade Capocolla and Pancetta by Home Make It's very own Frank Bovezza and Steve Lamberto. You'll then sit down to an authentic Italian 2 course lunch.
Check out some highlights from the day....
~ Melbourne Salami Festa ~
Be sure to save the date in your diaries for the 2014, Melbourne Salami Festa which will be held on Sunday 26 October 2014 at the Northcote Town Hall & Civic Centre, located at 189 High Street, Northcote.
If you think you've made the 2014 "Winning Salami" then be sure to enter this years' salami competition. Entry forms are now available. Click here for more details about the 2014, Melbourne Salami Festa and competition.
Check out some highlights from the 2013 Melbourne Salami Festa in this cool YouTube clip.
To read more about the Melbourne Salami Festa, check out this great blog/article titled 'For the love of salami: bringing an Italian family tradition to Melbourne' written by Christina Wylie, Editor-in-Chief at The Great Aussie Bite.
~ New Analysis Service for Beer and Wine ~
Home Make It are proud to announce a new analysis service for beer and wine, now offering an offsite testing service that will be able to perform the following tests;
- Beer Colour
- Beer Alcohol
- Beer PH
- BEER TA (pH 8.2 Endpoint)
- BEER TA & PH (pH 8.2 Endpoint)
- Beer Bitterness
- TA (pH 8.2 Endpoint)
- Malic Acid
- Sulfur Dioxide (Free)
- Sulfur Dioxide (Total)
- Sulfur Dioxide (Free & Total)
- VA (Acetic Acid Only)
To take advantage of this great service all you need to do is bring in you beer and wine samples, these can also be delivered or posted to our stores as follows;
Clayton Home Make It Store located at:
Phone: (03) 9574 8222
Reservoir Home Make It store located at:
Phone: (03) 9460 2777
Samples for analysis requirements:
- Beer samples will need to be provided in 2 x 375ml bottles
- Wine samples need to be provided in 100ml bottles
- 100ml sample bottles can be purchased for $1.30 if required
- All samples must be in by Thursdays at 5pm for the following analysis run
Please contact our stores for more details and pricing.
~ Weekly Specials ~
Click on the banner below to see our weekly Specials. With only a few weeks left in the 2014 'salami season', take advantage of these GREAT salami-making supplies and equipment!
Please remember, you can keep up to date with all the news from the Home Make It team by following us on Twitter or Facebook. Check out our Food & Beverage Courses that we are running at our Reservoir and Clayton stores. You can also shop with the convenience, ease and security of Paypal with our ONLINE store.
Now, for those of you who don't share our passion for homemade salami, but have stuck with us, the salami season is nearly over for another year. It won't be long now til we'll be bringing you news, recipes, and courses about homemade cheese, homebrew, pizza, pasta, preserves, wine and much more.
Have a great weekend!