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Cooking with Mushrooms

$29

with David Spahr

Calendar Oct 5, 2021 at 6 pm

Learn about using wild mushrooms. The various mushrooms are like vegetables. They have different flavors and widely varying textures, colors, moisture content and water absorbency. Hence, the various species respond to cooking processes differently. We will learn about matching mushroom species to cooking techniques. Also discussed will be the appropriate foods and wines to match with wild mushrooms and which species may be mixed together in a recipe.

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Cooking the Tastes of West Africa 10.18.21

$49

with Jordan Benissan

Calendar Oct 18, 2021 at 5 pm

Learn a new cuisine as you join Togo native Jordan Benissen as he teaches you how to cook dishes from West Africa. Among the dishes you may be preparing are West African Chicken in Peanut Sauce, Jollof Rice (West African Paella), Gusi Dessi (Spinach, kale, and collard greens, cooked with melon seeds, cooked in a reduced tomato sauce; served with white rice), and West African tapioca pudding cooked in lemongrass broth with choice of vanilla or chocolate ice cream.Registration fee includes all ingredients.

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Cooking Sourdough Bread 10.19.21

$20

with Bill Babb

Calendar Oct 19, 2021 at 5 pm

There is nothing like the aroma of freshly baked sourdough bread unless it is enjoying a slice of freshly baked bread with butter shortly after coming out of the oven! Students will learn how to care for a sourdough starter, how to knead using two different techniques, and how to mix, shape and score the bread for baking. The instructor will demonstrate two ways to bake a loaf, using a cloche or a stone with steam in the oven, followed by a taste testing. Students will then shape, score and bake a loaf of their own in class. They will take home some sourdough culture (bring a 32 ounce container) for bread baking at home. A $5 ingredients fee is payable to the instructor at class.

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Cooking Sourdough Bread 10.21.21

$20

with Bill Babb

Calendar Oct 21, 2021 at 5 pm

There is nothing like the aroma of freshly baked sourdough bread unless it is enjoying a slice of freshly baked bread with butter shortly after coming out of the oven! Students will learn how to care for a sourdough starter, how to knead using two different techniques, and how to mix, shape and score the bread for baking. The instructor will demonstrate two ways to bake a loaf, using a cloche or a stone with steam in the oven, followed by a taste testing. Students will then shape, score and bake a loaf of their own in class. They will take home some sourdough culture (bring a 32 ounce container) for bread baking at home. A $5 ingredients fee is payable to the instructor at class.

Full Course

Cooking the Tastes of Cajun and Creole 10.25.21

$49

with Jordan Benissan

Calendar Oct 25, 2021 at 5 pm

Have you ever been curious about Cajun and Creole cuisine? It has amazing origins from several cultures. Jordan Benissen of Me Lon Togo recently added these cuisines to his menu to great success. You will learn the history and culture of this food with possible dishes such as Whole Red Snapper with Red Beans and Rice and Jambalaya, Gumbo, Cioppino (a stew which can include lobster, scallops, king crab legs, shrimp, basil, parsley, fennel, oregano, crushed red pepper, shallots, garlic, a vegetable white wine broth with tomato paste and fresh tomatoes), or the classic New Orleans dish, Étouffée. Registration fee includes all ingredients.

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Cooking the Tastes of West Africa 10.27.21

$49

with Jordan Benissan

Calendar Oct 27, 2021 at 5 pm

Learn a new cuisine as you join Togo native Jordan Benissen as he teaches you how to cook dishes from West Africa. Among the dishes you may be preparing are West African Chicken in Peanut Sauce, Jollof Rice (West African Paella), Gusi Dessi (Spinach, kale, and collard greens, cooked with melon seeds, cooked in a reduced tomato sauce; served with white rice), and West African tapioca pudding cooked in lemongrass broth with choice of vanilla or chocolate ice cream. Registration fee includes all ingredients.

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Cooking the Tastes of Cajun and Creole 11.3.21

$49

with Jordan Benissan

Calendar Nov 3, 2021 at 5 pm

Have you ever been curious about Cajun and Creole cuisine? It has amazing origins from several cultures. Jordan Benissen of Me Lon Togo recently added these cuisines to his menu to great success. You will learn the history and culture of this food with possible dishes such as Whole Red Snapper with Red Beans and Rice and Jambalaya, Gumbo, Cioppino (a stew which can include lobster, scallops, king crab legs, shrimp, basil, parsley, fennel, oregano, crushed red pepper, shallots, garlic, a vegetable white wine broth with tomato paste and fresh tomatoes), or the classic New Orleans dish, Étouffée. Registration fee includes all ingredients.

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Cooking - Sushi Rolls 11.8.21

$39

with Namdol Kalsang

Calendar Nov 8, 2021 at 5 pm

Have you always wanted to learn how to make simple sushi? You will learn to make delicious and beautiful hosomaki (thin roll) futomaki (thick rolls) and inside out rolls. We will work with vinegar, rice, carrots, cucumber, avocado, salmon and crab. You will learn lots of different sushi styles you'll be able to recreate at home. The ingredients fee includes a bamboo sushi rolling mat and seaweed nori for sushi. Bring containers for leftovers and a sharp knife. Registration fee includes all ingredients.

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