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Italian-Style Cook School! 3-Part Series with Chef Glenys Morgan **1 SPACE LEFT
January 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
*SIGN UP ENABLED ON JANUARY 8TH POSTING.
The world has a love affair with Italian food and we all have our favourite dishes. From Tuscany to Sicily, the techniques and skills that come from Italian kitchens make anyone a better cook. The rich-wine laced braised dishes- osso buco, ragù Bolognese- are lessons if building flavours and slow cooking. Skilled grilling gives yields the the perfect biftecca or a crispy-skin “chicken under a brick”. Italy’s been ahead of the rest of us when it comes to kale and the “dark greens” and there’s never a dull vegetable: the hot olive oil and garlic dip “bagna cauda” for crudités, spicy greens with raisins, Tuscan potato cakes, and bright beautiful salads. Soups- smoky white bean with prawns, classic minestrone, Tuscan ribollita packed with vegetables- endless possibilities. Of course there’s the pasta dishes from simple to sublime. Pizza and focaccia, those flatbread wonders we love- and so deliciously easy, even if you’ve never used yeast in your life. The desserts are as diverse as the pasta! The dense rich Torta di Modena- a chocolate cake like no other. Zabaglione (a cousin to the French sabayon) and necessary for the wonderful Tirami sù. Biscotti? Balsamic caramel gelato?
While preparing and cooking each night’s roster, the lessons include fine tuning knife skills, using a mandoline, understanding all the great ingredients, sautéing, grilling, roasting- and creating the healthy foods that are Italian cuisine.
Each evening will begin with several antipasti items before the “menu”.
Monday January 8 630-930
- Smoky White Bean Soup with Prawns and Parmigiano
- Arrosto- Tuscan Pork Loin Roast with Fresh Herb Rub
- Sicilian Sweet and Spicy Greens
- Torta di Modena
Monday January 15 630-930
- Linguine with Greens, Walnuts and Raisins
- Trattoria Chicken Stuffed with Fennel and Italian Sausage
- Tuscan Potato Cakes and Seared Greens
- Zabaglione and Tiramisù
Monday January 22 630-930
- Margherita Pizza and Rosemary and Caramelised Focaccia
- Minestrone Genovese with Pesto
- Ragù Bolognese with Pappardelle
- Strawberries in Red Wine Sauce with Vanilla Panna Cotta
To register for this series please scroll down to book online and enter information below. Please have credit card ready as payment is required to secure your space. No seats can be held. Gift cards cannot be redeemed online but you can reserve with credit card and exchange for gift card in store the day of the class or before. All class cancelations receive store credit, however ABSOLUTELY NO CREDIT GIVEN WITHIN 72 HOURS OF SERIES STARTING. You may send someone in your place or forfeit your seat and we will send the recipes. Don’t forget you receive 10% off your shopping the day of your class! Excludes sale items,gift cards, and future classes. Any inquiries can also be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.