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Carlton Kitchen Library

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Photograph: Jen Curcio

Time Out says

A zero-waste library for cooks

If you’ve always wanted to be a zero-waste hero in the kitchen, then allow us to introduce you to Melbourne’s first-ever kitchen library.

Based at Carlton’s Neighbourhood Learning Centre, the Carlton Kitchen Library is basically a Narnia-like walk-in-pantry for foodies, stocking over 300 kitchen appliances and cooking items. Not only will you be winning at reusing and recycling, but you can also tick off expanding your multicultural cooking repertoire, too. For example, there's an injera maker, a ravioli mould, and an ice cream machine.

Ready to be the hostess with the mostest? You can save on supplies, space and waste by borrowing glasses, cutlery, crockery, and even tablecloths. Led by the non-profit Cultivating Community, and supported by Melbourne city council, the library is an initiative even Greta Thunberg would be proud of. Cultural cooking workshops and community meal events are coming soon, too.

The Carlton Kitchen Library is open Tuesdays 3pm to 6pm and Fridays 9:30am to 12:30pm. Memberships start from $20 via their website.

By: Jen Curcio

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Address: 480 Lygon Street
Carlton
Melbourne
3053
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Opening hours: Tue 3-6pm; Fri 9.30am-12.30pm

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