L-Plates is your opportunity to learn great techniques, for delicious food, from some of Adelaide's best foodies. Each class focusses on a particular cuisine or skill, where you'll be taught by the expert of that field. Some of the notable names include Poh Ling Yeow, Simon Bryant, Saskia Beer, and Andre Ursini.
If you've ever had a failed batch of home brew, then why not take the Brew Your Own class with Chuck Hahn and Mike Gribble. Chuck Hahn has been brewing beer for over 30 years, and Mike Gribble is the Advertiser beer writer. The class involves a lot more than just picking out a can of Coopers home brew mix, you'll learn all about creating your own blends with grains and hops. The beer takes a month to brew, but don't worry, you'll be able to come back and collect your very own craft beer.
If you're not so sweetly inclined why not try A Street Cart Named Desire with Jordan Theordoros, where you'll learn to cook some of the tastiest street food found in Asia, or get Andre Usrini to teach you all about the power of polenta in The Corn of Supremacy. Even if you're already quite talented in the kitchen, hone your specialty skills in one of these classes.
L-Plates: Learn From the Masters is part of a bigger Tasting Australia event for 2012. Running from the 26th of April till the 3 of May it's a chance to learn about food in Adelaide from every angle.
Tickets are on sale now through Ticketek, and get in quick because some of the classes have already begun to sell out. Classes range from $45 to $65 and are held over two days, on the 26th and 27th of April. Check out the full list of classes on the Tasting Australia website.
To find out more about the full Tasting Australia program head to their website. There are a range of events throughout the festival, and some are even free.