Matt Moran teams up with Harris Farm for weekly virtual cooking classes

Given we’re all trying to be pro chefs right now, as lockdown continues despite slight easing of restrictions, one of Australia’s finest culinary minds is about to lend us his considerable talents. Teaming up with Harris Farm, Matt Moran is pushing forth with weekly virtual cooking classes every evening, aimed at helping viewers up their kitchen skills along with pre-made ingredient boxes available for delivery.

The boxes will come straight to your door from Harris Farm ahead of the classes, loaded with all the ingredients one would need to follow along with Matt’s interactive step-by-step cooking classes. Meals will be inspired by recipes from his best-selling cooking books.

“I know the first thing I’m going to be doing as restrictions ease across the country is inviting a few mates over, and cooking up a few of my favourite dishes,” said Matt. “So, whether you’re cooking with the kids or having some mates round for dinner, Cooking at Home with Matt Moran is designed to help make those meals easier so you can spend less time stressing in the kitchen and more time relaxing with your friends and family.”

Each Harris Farm ingredient box contains fresh local Australian produce to re-create two hearty menus to serve four that include one main and two sides. Both menus can be cooked on Friday night alongside Moran, or customers can choose to cook one option and leave another dish for a meal over the weekend. For those who can’t cook the dishes live, or want to cook along while purchasing their own ingredients, there is an option to sign up to access Moran’s cooking demonstrations at their leisure.

All recipes will be kept simple enough so cooks of any level can join in. The first week will feature BBQ’d flank steak with chilli and coriander relish, roasted baby corn, dill and pine nuts, as well as burrata with beanettes and mint. The second recipe will be for chicken schnitzel with butter lettuce, goat’s cheese, pea and preserved lemon salad, served alongside tomato salad with pickled onion and a basil dressed

$200 will net you two menus designed to serve four, all ingredients, delivery and access to Moran’s cooking classes (one live, one recorded). Those who just want access to the cooking class without having the ingredient box are looking at $20 per week, with two classes added to the platform each week.

Ingredient boxes are available to order Saturday to Thursday evening from Harris Farm online and delivery can be scheduled between Wednesday and Friday afternoon. You can also order a wine pairing box for each meal, which Harris Farm and Moran have curated in collaboration with local and international suppliers. Those start at $70 for two bottles.

All information can be found HERE.

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy-Editor-At-Large of the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.