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Chronic inflammation in the body can leave you feeling fatigued, achy and out of balance. The good news is that there are delicious, nutritious foods to shut down inflammation and protect against diseases and unhealthy aging. Michelle is a dietician and author of “Anti-Inflammatory Eating Made Easy.” She’ll teach you how an anti-inflammatory diet can help ease joint pain, improve digestion, address skin issues and much more. Sample delicious dishes like Caramelized Carrot and Ginger Soup; Wilted Kale Salad with Shredded Beets; and White Fish with Basil-Walnut Pesto. With seafood; no dairy, eggs or gluten.
Join Chef Yary as she shares her sunny personality and traditional dishes from her homeland of Cuba, where Caribbean, Spanish and African influences have combined to create a unique tropical cuisine. She’ll show you how to make some of her favorite family recipes, including Mama’s Authentic Cuban Black Bean Soup; Cilantro Cumin Brown Rice; Pescado al Monte (Pan-fried Halibut in Tomato Pepper Sauce) and Flan de Queso (deconstructed Cuban cheesecake). With seafood, dairy and eggs.
Nothing warms up the night like a tête-à-tête with your sweetie and a wonderful menu to bring out the best in rainy weather hibernation. Lynne will show you the way to someone’s heart (and suggest wine, too!) with Dungeness Crabmeat BLT Cocktail with Sizzling-from-the-Oven White Truffle and Manchego Puff Pastry Pirouettes; Creamy Wild Chanterelle and d’Anjou Pear Bisque with Toasted Coriander-Jalapeño Crème Frâiche Float; Cognac-flamed Herbed Lamb Loin Chop with Cipollini, Fig and Balsamic Jam; and Extremely Dark Chocolate Decadence with Cayenne Caramel and Cameo Apple Pixie Dust. Sounds magical, doesn’t it? With meat, seafood and dairy; no eggs.
Make the holidays more personal by creating gifts with your own hands tailored to the culinary interests of the friends and family on your holiday list. Denise will demonstrate a stocking full of doable ideas, and you’ll sample Lavender Honey, Chili Lime Cashews, Coconut Granola and Apple Cranberry Jam. She’ll also talk about some bonus gift ideas — Zippy Hot Sauce, A Trio of Flavored Salts, Dilly Beans and Quiet Spirit Tea. You’ll go home with great plans for checking names off your list, plus a gift for you of one of the examples from class. Vegetarian; no dairy or eggs.
If you ask a sampling of PCC Cooks students what they make every year at the holidays, many will tell you, “Iole’s Biscotti!” These twice-baked Italian cookies are delicious on their own and a perfect companion to afternoon tea or coffee. Best of all, they make wonderful (and eagerly anticipated) holiday gifts. This year, Iole will demonstrate three fabulous flavors: Chocolate Almond; Cardamom; and Hazelnut Orange dipped in Chocolate. She’ll also demonstrate easy, beautiful and elegant ways to wrap and present your gifts to the special people on your list. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.
Brining is a sure-fire way to make your pork and poultry more flavorful and moist, and a good technique to bring on board with holiday meals on the horizon. Darin will show you everything you need to know to use liquid brines, dry brines and long brining as he demonstrates four complete recipes: Pan-fried, Buttermilk-brined Chicken with Spicy Cabbage Slaw; Cider-brined Pork Chops with Apple and Radicchio Salad and White Cheddar Grits; Dry-brined Roasted Chicken and Bread Salad with Pine Nuts and Currants; and Citrus-brined Turkey with Pickled Cranberries and Mushroom Dressing. With meat, poultry, dairy and eggs.