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MMCC events, 2018

ORANGE, NSW : Saturday 28 July, Orange Readers and Writers Festival.

SYDNEY (Alexandria): Saturday 4th August, ‘Jewish Comfort Food’, Simon Johnson Providore.

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And what’s been and gone…

MMCC events 2018

Tuesday 12 June: The Morning Show on 7 ‘Winter Warmers’

SYDNEY (Eastern Suburbs): Tuesday 20 March, Planning for Pesach, 7.30 pm 

SYDNEY (Lindfield): Sunday 25 March, Planning for Pesach – Feeding Family and Friends, 4 pm

SYDNEY (Mosman): Wednesday 16 May, Accoutrement Cooking School “Brunch with the Sisterhood”. SOLD OUT.

SYDNEY (Annandale): Saturday 2 June, Cornersmith Picklery, ‘JEWISH COMFORT FOOD’, 2 pm. SOLD OUT.

Thursday 1 March, The Morning Show

MMCC events, 2017

Thursday 19th October, 10 am – National Gallery of Victoria Womens Association Garden Day.

Thursday 12th October, Sydney –  MMCC Private Kitchen and Lunch Experience

Saturday 16 September, 10 am – 4 pm – Food and Words Writers’ Festival 

Sunday 27 August, 5.45 pm – Lisa and Merelyn, with Yaron Finkelstein, ‘Story Tasting’, Sydney Jewish Writers Festival.

Tuesday 15 August, 2.00 pm – We’ll be chatting to Claire Bowditch on ABC 774 afternoons

Wednesday 16 August – Private Charity Event, Melbourne, SOLD OUT.

Thursday 17 August, 11.00 am – Gewurzhaus cooking class, MelbourneSOLD OUT (waiting list only)

Thursday 17 August, 6.00 for 6.30 pm – Q & A with Corrie Perkin. Book your tix here.

Sunday 20 August, 11.00 am – We’ll be chatting to Simon Marnie on ABC 702.

Saturday 5 August, 11.00 – 11.30 am – We’ll be at the brand new David Jones Food Hall Bondi to celebrate its opening. With something delicious to share…

Monday 7 August, 6 am – 9 am Watch out for a segment on us on today’s show on ABC News Breakfast.

4 – 9 June – Los Angeles:

Sunday 4 June, 10 am – 1 pm – Join us to launch our book in the U.S at Joan’s on Third, STUDIO CITY12059 Ventura Place, Studio City. 

Monday 5 June, 10 am – 12 noon – Join us, together with Chef Melissa Mayo, at a charity event to support Chabad of Brentwood. 644 Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Wednesday 7 June, 10.30 am – Cooking Class with Dana Slatkin at Farmgirl 90210. SOLD OUT.

Thursday 8 June 5 pm – 7 pm – Book launch event at Joan’s on Third, THIRD STREET, 8350 West Third Street Los Angeles

Friday 9 June, 10.30 am – Cooking Class with Dana Slatkin at Farmgirl 90210. SOLD OUT.

Friday 9 June/Monday 12 June – Cooking segment on Home and Family TV on the Hallmark Channel, USA.

Monday 22 May, 10.00 am. All the girls will be on Channel 10’s Studio 10 whipping up something delicious. Tune in on the day, or wait till we share the video.

Friday 26 May, 10.00 am – Sydney Writer’s FestivalLisa, Merelyn and Natanya in the Sydney Dance Lounge with fabulous interviewer Caroline Baum. Free event.

3 May, 10.30 am – Accoutrement Cooking School (Sydney). SOLD OUT!  Call the store if you want to be on the waiting list.

4 May, 6 – 7 pm  – David Jones Sydney (Food Hall, near Godiva) Girls Night Out.
Merelyn, Natanya and Lynn will be there with cooking demos, tastes of delicious things and book signings. 

15 May –  Lisa, Merelyn and Natanya will be on The Morning Show on Channel 7 with Kylie and Larry.

5 – 7 April – Brisbane launch events 

6.00 p.m, Wednesday 5 April, we will be appearing at a joint charity event with Maccabi Queensland and WIZO. Email [email protected] for more info and tix.

7.00 a.m, Thursday 6 April, Riverbend Books breakfast, Bulimba.

27 March 2017 – Sydney launch week

6 – 8 pm, Thursday 30 March, author talk at Berkelouw Books, 708 New South Head Rd, Rose Bay. Call 93715500 to book a spot.

20 March 2017 – Melbourne launch week

10.30 a.m, Tuesday 21 March, we will be appearing at WIZO Masada (VICTORIA)’s book launch event. Click here to buy tickets.

6.45 pm for 7.00 pm, Wednesday 22 March, Avenue Bookstore, 434 Glenhuntly Rd, Elsternwick. Click here for booking info.


November 2016 It’s Always About the Food, our third book, heads off to be printed. WOOHOO!

August – October 2016 Design phase of It’s Always About the Food with our fabulous new designer Daniel New. What fun!

March, May, July 2016 Photoshoots for It’s Always About the Food with our amazing photographer Alan Benson, and brilliant food stylist David Morgan. Always the most enjoyable days of all!

15th – 18th March 2016 The girls will be shooting the first lot of pics for their new book, on the shelves March 2017. Watch out for some sneak photos posted online that weeek.

Tuesday 22nd June 2016, 10.30 a.m: Accoutrement Cooking School, Sydney
Join us for a really fun and TOTALLY delicious class at Accoutrement where Lisa, Merelyn and Natanya will be sharing new recipes and stories from the third Monday Morning Cooking Club book which they are working on at the moment. The book is due out March 2017.

Thursday 17 December 2015, 10.30 am – 11 am – The girls will be chatting to Linda Mottram on 702 ABC  about all things food. Tune in and call up!

Tuesday 10 November 2015, 6.30 – 8.00 p.m. The girls will be at David Jones Bondi, signing books and chatting about delicious recipes!

Monday 21 September, 7.30 – 9.00 a.m. Breakfast to launch The Great Australian Cookbook, Four Fourteen, Surry Hills. The girls will be preparing one of the courses for this delicious breakfast.

Tuesday 12 May 2015, 10.30 a.m – 1 p.m. Accoutrement Cooking School, Mosman

Saturday 2 May 2015. The girls will be on the Market Chef Stage at the Sydney Morning Herald Growers Market at Pyrmont. 8.30 and 10 a.m.

Tuesday 4 November, 2014, 12.30 p.m. We will be heading to St. ives for a WIZO lunch where we will be doing a cooking demo and sharing the story of our MMCC journey. Contact WIZO for more info.

Thursday 20 November, 2014 7.00 p.m.   We are SO excited to be hosting on a private fundraising dinner for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. It will be an intimate dinner with the extraordinary Dr. Charlie Teo, for only 30 people, held at a beautiful waterfront home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. We’ll be in charge of the food and it will be a delicious and tantalising journey through Jewish food . Click here for more details.

Sunday 9 November, 7.30 p.m. Lisa is heading over to New Zealand and will be doing a cooking demo and MMCC chat fundraiser.

Tuesday 11 November, 5.00 – 7.00 p.m. Lisa, Merelyn and Jacqui will be in the David Jones Bondi food hall signing copies of both our books AND sharing some delectable treats. Please come and say hi and tell us what you’ve been cooking!

Tuesday 1st April 2014, Australia-wide : IN STORES TODAY! Official launch date of Monday Morning Cooking Club – The Feast Goes On

Saturday 3rd May, Sydney Join Lisa, Merelyn and Natanya at the SMH Growers Market for a pre-Mothers Day cooking demo. The newly released Monday Morning Cooking Club – the feast goes on will be for sale and the girls will happily sign your copy. The book makes the MOST wonderful Mothers’ Day present!

Tuesday 13 May 2014, 10.30 a.m: Accoutrement Cooking School, Sydney Lisa, Merelyn and Natanya will be sharing new recipes and stories from the newly released ‘Monday Morning Cooking Club – the feast goes on’

Monday 2 June 2014, 10.00 a.m – 1.00 p.m Anneka Manning’s Bake Club, Sydney Discover precious family favourite recipes of the Australian Jewish community, renowned for their baking prowess. From Birdseed Slice to Custard Chiffon cake, from Prune and Chocolate Cake to Poppyseed Beigli, by the end of this session you’ll understand why Nigella Lawson calls our book “Pure Cosy Joy”.

June 2014Monday Morning Cooking Club – the food the stories the sisterhood‘  released in the U.K. YAY!!

Thursday 17 July 2014, 10.30 a.m. Lisa and Natanya will be chatting to Linda Mottram on ABC 702 Sydney about all things pastry.

Thursday 24 July 2014, 7.30 p.m. Join Lisa and Merelyn at a charity event (Sydney, East). We will demo a couple of fabulous quick and easy recipes from The Feast Goes On and then (along with a special guest from the book!) tell our story, giving unique insight into the MMCC and all the wonderful recipes and stories we’ve collected along the way. And of course, there will be plenty of drinks and delicious tastes from the book! If you would like to come along and need more information, please contact us through this website.

Friday 25 July, 10.00 a.m – 11.00 a.m. Lisa and Merelyn will be at Woollahra library, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, for a ‘Tea Topic’ talk. Entrance is free but bookings are essential.

Monday 11th – Wednesday 13th August

The girls will be in the MMCC kitchen with the crew from Broken Yellow filming a series of videos for online use. Follow us on instagram and twitter to keep up with all the goings on!

Thursday 14 August

The girls will be chatting to Linda Mottram once again on 702 ABC about the wonderful and iconic chicken soup. And all the trimmings! We’ll be on just after 10.30 a.m. listen in and call up with your questions and ideas!

Thursday 21 August 2014

The girls are doing a private cooking class and lunch in the Monday Morning Cooking Club kitchen – all proceeds go to charity!

Sunday 24 August 2014 Lisa and Merelyn will be speaking at the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival. More details soon.

2 September 2014 The Feast Goes On will be released in the U.S.and the U.K. Yay.

Thursday 16 October, 2014 National Gallery of Victoria Womens Association Garden Day. Come along and meet Jacqui (and her daughter Lexi) who will be there to talk all things MMCC and will be selling (and signing) books with all profits going to the NGVWA.


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