Winter Cooking Classes Available

It is very exciting to be offering cooking classes for our second year through

Southeast Community College.

On the docket for this winter:

Pasta, pasta and more pasta!Pasta Making in progress

February 11

What a versatile food, and so tasty! We’ll review the history of pasta, the three typical types of pasta dishes and prepare fresh pasta (and accompanying sauces). From short shapes to long shapes, sheets or filled, the varieties are endless. And which sauce goes best with which pasta? Believe it or not there is a general rule, and we’ll cover that, too. You can make it by hand or with gadgets, and we’ll show you how. You even get to take home some pasta to prepare at home!

Winter Comfort I: Breads, fresh from the oven

February 25

Basil and 3 cheese scones

Heat up that oven or plug in that bread machine! We’ll cover the basics of breads and baking them. There is nothing like the smell of fresh bread baking or the taste of warm bread as you pull it apart and the steam releases. We’ll introduce you to the versatile artisan bread that can be used in so many different ways. You’ll learn that Biscotti is easy, and scones can be sweet or savory. And we’ll cover flat and quick breads. You take a “boulle” of dough with you so you can create your “choice” bread at home.

Winter Comfort II: Soups – Comfort in a bowl

March 11

A chilly winter day is the perfect time to set a pot on the stove to simmer all day or put a stew in the oven on low and slow. We’ll give you the basic techniques you’ll need to create a variety of tasty seasonal soup and stews. We’ll cover broths, stocks and “roux,” as well as other options for thickening a soup. Is there really a difference between braising and stewing? Making a homemade stock is easy, and what is “Mirepoix?” We’ll touch on the classics and share some new and unique recipes to get your creative juices flowing.

Register for a class now.

Or, if you can’t make these dates, classes are offered anytime for parties of four or more.  Check out all cooking classes available.