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Travel the Southern Mediterranean for inspiring ideas to add some brightness to your menu. Sureyya will be your tour guide as she demonstrates some regional specialties, including Ades (Coriander and Ginger-spiced Lentil Soup) from Syria; Zesty Broad Bean Hummus from Egypt; Quinoa Salad with Dates, Dried Apricots, Kale and Almonds from Lebanon; Cabbage Slaw with Grilled Cauliflower and Tahini Drizzle from Jordan; and a Marrakesh Root Vegetable Curry from Morocco. Vegetarian; no dairy or eggs.
Eating a Mediterranean-style diet that includes a variety of vegetables, fruit, fish, nuts, seeds, and healthy oils shuts down inflammation and can prevent chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Michelle is a dietitian and author of “Anti-Inflammatory Eating Made Easy.” She’s ready to teach you how an anti-inflammatory diet can help ease joint pain, improve digestion, address skin issues and much more. Sample delicious dishes like Mediterranean White Bean Soup; Warm Winter Salad with Beets and Sweets; and Hazelnut-encrusted White Fish. With seafood; no dairy, eggs or gluten.
Discover the unique depth of flavors and textures in whole-grain flours such as spelt, amaranth, buckwheat, whole wheat, rye and emmer farro. Learn to adjust your own recipes to include a variety of whole-grain flours. Laurie will demonstrate both sweet and savory recipes that will delight the palate with complex flavors, including Whole Wheat Onion and Gruyère Hand Pies; Walnut Amaranth Thumbprints; Buckwheat, Rosemary and Orange Shortbread; Caramel Apple Cake with Rye and Whole Spelt; and Emmer Farro with Roasted Grapes. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.
Many of us think of summer as herb season, but heartier winter herbs have their time for the limelight, too! From comforting to sophisticated, learn new ways to appreciate oregano, rosemary, thyme, marjoram and sage. You’ll enjoy Spicy Roasted Chicken with Marjoram and Tomatoes; Creamy Sunchoke Soup with Rosemary and Smoked Salt; Grapefruit and Fennel Salad with Thyme; Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Oregano and Lemon; and Broiled Apples with Sage and Gruyère. With poultry and dairy; no eggs or gluten.
There’s nothing like a steaming bowl of chowder to warm you up on a cold and rainy day. Join Chef Erin to chow down on some classic and contemporary chowders. She’ll demonstrate a Manhattan-style Clam Chowder; rustic, warming Turkey Chowder with Wild Rice and Mushrooms; Northwest-inspired Salmon Chowder; and Hearty Potato Chowder. Round it all out with a Winter Greens Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette, and you’ll have fabulous recipes for many occasions. With meat (bacon), poultry, seafood and dairy; no eggs or gluten.
Yary will share kitchen stories from her homeland of Cuba as she applies her professional chef skills to preparing healthy, exciting dishes from Cuba and the Caribbean. We’ll start with a refreshing Avocado, Onion and Grapefruit Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette. The main course is a Cuban specialty — Enchilado de Mariscos (spicy tomato seafood stew) served with Arroz Caribeño (Caribbean rice with coconut, lime and peppers). Flan de Coco (coconut flan) is a soothing finish to this marvelous meal. With seafood, dairy and eggs.
Tanmeet is an Integrative Family Physician with a passion for using food as medicine. We’ll get the perfect pairing as Becky combines her amazing cooking skills with Tanmeet’s knowledge of food’s medicinal qualities for overall health and chronic conditions. Learn in depth about ingredients as Becky does her handiwork to transform them into Creamy Cashew, Cardamom and Parsnip Soup with Homemade Apple Butter; Mushroom Tikka Masala with Homemade Mango Pickle; and Toasty Saffron-scented Rice Pilaf with Turmeric and Cinnamon. You’ll feel empowered to make positive food choices and truly enjoy dishes that can contribute to wellness. Vegetarian with dairy; no eggs. (NOTE: Edmonds date has changed to 2/11 from 1/28 date printed in catalog.)
Rediscover the joys of baking — without the gluten! Maria has received much praise for her decadent gluten-free treats. She’s dipped into her recipe box to find some sweet favorites that are naturally gluten-free or adapt well to flour substitutions. She’ll show you different approaches for successful gluten-free baking, including using nut flours, custard-based desserts, and substituting alternative flour blends. You’ll love her Apple Tart; naturally gluten-free Hazelnut Cake; Portuguese Milk Tarts (Mini Custard Pies); and Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs; no gluten.
February is officially “Heart Health Month” and a great time to focus on recipes that are beneficial to cardiovascular health and general well-being. The old ticker is hard at work 24 hours a day year-round, so let’s give it some love! Nutritionist Ami will talk about the heart-healthy advantages of ingredients as she demonstrate some delicious recipes for you to enjoy, including Amazing Ancient Amaranth Salad; Greek Fassoulatha White Bean Stew; True Blue Buttermilk Corn Muffins; and Pomegranate Power Snack. Get tips on how to please your taste buds and help you on your way to a happy, healthy heart. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.
Join one of PCC’s own cake experts to learn the tips and techniques to transform cake layers into structures of art. Nicole will begin with how to create the smoothest frostings, one buttercream and one vegan, and show you how to apply smooth sides and tops with both round and square cakes. Then comes the fun part — creating different looks with a variety of piping tips, filigrees and decorations. Using the tools provided, you'll get to practice decorating your own Red Velvet or Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes. Vegetarian and vegan options.
In this steakhouse cooking class, learn how to get professional results at home with proper seasoning and temperature control. We will explore how brining, homemade stocks and two-zone cooking can make all the difference for those who want to make perfect steaks, chops and poultry. Darin will demonstrate Buttermilk-brined Pan-fried Chicken with Shallot and Thyme Jus; Ribeye Steak with Bordelaise Sauce; Cider-brined Pork Chop with Fig Glaze and Spicy Sautéed Broccolini; and Brown Sugar Ice Cream with Pistachio Brittle. With meat, poultry, dairy and eggs.
Nourish your body and move toward new goals in the post-holiday season with rejuvenating plant-based dishes. Whether you’re a fan of “Meatless Monday” or have been vegetarian for years, this class is an excellent resource for how to maintain a nutritionally balanced plant-based diet. Shauna will discuss meal planning, answer questions about vegan nutrition and demonstrate simple, delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. She’ll prepare some foundation recipes for a complete day, including Spiced Coconut-Apple Quinoa Breakfast Cereal; Fresh Vegetables with Zesty Ranch Dressing; Kale and Portobello Tostados with Chipotle Cashew Cream; Roasted Cauliflower with Chickpeas and Lemon Tahini Dressing; and a Creamy Banana Peanut Butter Shake. Vegetarian; no dairy or eggs.
Birgitte has a gift for transforming a few simple ingredients into vibrant, flavorful vegetable-based dishes. She’ll show you how to create some new dishes with seasonal produce and give you suggestions for a variety of combinations. You’ll head straight over to the produce aisle after you sample Fennel and Watercress Salad with Orange and Lime Ginger Dressing; Yam Ginger Miso Sauce over Sautéed Vegetables; Beets and Greens with Creamy Horseradish Dressing; Root Vegetable Hash with Green Sunflower Seed Sauce; and Coconut Quinoa Stir-Fry. Vegetarian; no dairy, eggs or gluten.
As a personal chef, Rachel knows how to prepare delicious dishes that her clients can pull out of the freezer and enjoy any night of the week. You’ll get plenty of tips of the trade as you learn to prepare entrees for later use. We’ll focus on four of Rachel’s go-to chicken dishes: Asian 5-Spice Chicken Lettuce Wraps; New Orleans-inspired Chicken and Sausage Gumbo; Italian Chicken Cacciatore; and the French connection — Coq a Vin. With poultry; no dairy or eggs.
Come join us for a trip to Oaxaca, home of the seven moles! Jennifer, who lived in Mexico for years, will teach you simple shortcuts to make mole a more doable recipe in the middle of a busy life. You’ll start by learning how to prepare tender chicken and homemade broth to be used in the prep of three different mole sauces: Mole Coloradito (Red Mole), Mole Almendrado (Almond Mole) and Mole Negro (Black Mole), all enjoyed with tortillas or rice. With poultry, dairy and eggs.
Pranee will demystify Thai cooking using essential Thai ingredients and techniques. She’ll guide you step by step in preparing three classic Thai standards while discussing the balance of primary flavors (sweet, sour, salty and spicy). Enjoy Phad Thai (stir-fried rice noodles with Phad Thai sauce, tofu, peanuts and green onion); Tom Yum Goong (spicy sweet and sour soup with lemongrass, galangal and lime leaves); and Gaeng Phed Gai (red curry with chicken, bamboo shoots and lime leaves.) With poultry, seafood and eggs; no dairy.
Pair your love of cheese with deeper knowledge to expand your appreciation for the world of cheese. PCC Cheese Specialist Diana will share her expertise and show you techniques and tips for putting together an impressive, well-balanced cheese plate. You’ll taste and experiment with a variety of cow, goat and sheep cheeses and learn how to better recognize their flavors and nuances. Diana will also supply ideas and samples for complementary foods to pair with different cheeses (we heard rumor of Bacon Jam!). After this informative class, you’ll be ready for your next gathering with an irresistible cheese plate and your new title of “Turophile.” With dairy and optional meat; no eggs.
Becky and Lynne are two of the nicest people you will ever meet, but that won’t keep us from putting them in the ring again for a head-to-head culinary combat. With the same list of core ingredients, they’ll each conjure their own amazing creations. Round 1 will have everyone cheering with cardamom, chiles, parsnips, apples and pork. Round 2 will continue with French lentils, prunes, radicchio, anchovies and winter citrus. Regardless of where your allegiance lies, a tasting of each dish with beautifully paired wine samples will be a win-win for everyone! With meat, seafood, dairy and eggs. Please limit your registration to two seats.
Pressure cookers are valuable kitchen time savers that create incredibly flavorful dishes. With this quick cooking technique, meals that would normally be reserved for more leisurely weekend days can easily be prepared on weeknights. Denise will show you the language of the pressure cooker as she prepares Rich and Easy Chicken stock for Tortellini en Brodo; a one-pot meal Jambalaya; deconstructed Ham and Cheese “Soufflé”; and Triple Chocolate Flourless Cake (yes, in the pressure cooker!). With meat, seafood, dairy and eggs.
According to Ayurveda, the ancient Indian scripture of medicine, winter brings a predominance of earth and water elements. In this season, it is traditional to eat foods seasoned with warming spices like ginger, cardamom, cloves, cumin and cinnamon to keep the five elements in balance. Archana will share recipes for delicious, comforting soups infused with these Indian spices: Creamy Curried Tomato Soup; Spiced Almond and Roasted Cauliflower Soup; and Mung Bean and Kale Soup. For a special treat, enjoy Cardamom-infused Kheer (rice pudding). Vegetarian with dairy; no eggs.